Not many people have delved into the cartooning world of sailing and hence, Mike Peyton was surely a name that stood out in this segment. He was dubbed as the world’s greatest when it came to yachting cartoons. He passed away on January 25th which was five days after he turned 96. He was known as a modest and shy man who stayed away from the spotlight and did not seem affected by the esteem that many held him in as part of the sailing world.
With Mike passing away much comes to light about his life. Being from a mining family of Durham in England, he joined the Army at a young age and that is where his sketching skills were discovered. He spent time in a prisoner of war camps, but has sketched skills remained with him. He was inspired by graphics that were popular in the thirties in British comics.
Hence, his work is much influenced by such styles. However, when it came to sailing, Mike did not simply see boats and sketch them. He experienced sailing when he bought a sailing canoe about 12 feet and sailed it down the river Thames. Continue reading “Mike Peyton Passes Away”
Marion Bermuda Race has started taking entries for the event and it is getting excellent response from all over the world.
During the first 15 days of opening the entry 30 boats registered themselves for the event. As the days are growing number of entries are increasing. Till date 48 boats have registered themselves in which 18 are a first timer into the race. The number is two more than last year final count. The race for Marion Bermuda will take place in Massachusetts on June 9 2017.
Marion Bermuda Race has taken place since 1977 and since that time it is the premier ocean race of 645-mile. It is one of the events that attract enthusiast of racing and cruising.
The popularity of the race comes from its spirit that is fun and family. The yachts that join this race come here for some fun, sailing, competition and pleasure. Continue reading “Marion Bermuda Race Entry Open”
Team New Zealand did not finish the opening day of the America’s Cup World series in Toulon, France like the way they started. This meant that they were pushed to the third position after day one of the World Series race. The Glenn Ashby’s New Zealand team was placed behind Sweden’s Artemis Racing and Team France.
There were great expectations from the New Zealand team as they had the Olympians gold medalists Blair Tuke and Peter Burling in their ranks. The New Zealand team was relatively happy with their show that they had put up on the first day of the Toulon America’s Cup World Series. They finished runners up in the first two races, then came sixth in the third race and closed with a third position in the final race of the day.
Ray Davies, the tactician of New Zealand team and owner of Croatian Yacht Charter said that the conditions were light, but testing. A wobbly third race from the team put them on the wrong end of the table, but the team came back nicely in the 4th race to reach an overall third position. He feels that the team is in good shape to take advantage of the Super Sunday when the points go double. Continue reading “New Zealand Sit Third At Toulon”
The US team in the Women’s World Match Racing championship gained an early lead on September 23rd.
There were three women’s matches that started off at Sheboygan on September 23rd
. These included the Women’s World Match Racing championship, 2016 WIM series and the Buddy Melges Challenge
. All three competitions started off on September 23rd
. About 12 or more flights have sailed the waters and Stephanie Robie, a Wisconsinite has taken the lead. She currently leads her team in Lake Michigan. She stated that the first matches were fun and close sailing for them.
There had been delay in starting the matches previously as there had been no wind and with fog conditions. The sailors were put to the test as they wandered about the shore, waiting for wind and waves to happen. The morning of 23rd September was beautiful as the sun rose clear and there was a northerly breeze. That gave the sailors; wind about 12 to 14 knots about the race course that lined the Sheboygan South Pier. Continue reading “Women’s World Match Racing September 23rd”
This is a race that is held between Victoria and Maui and it is held every summer in the month of July. This year it is being hosted by the Lahaina yacht club as well as the Royal Vancouver yacht club. The race will span a distance of 2308 nautical miles. The fleet that would be participating in the race would comprise of 22 boats. The staggered starts of the race have already begun in four stages.
As per the progress of the race the existing record has been smashed by Valkyrie, which is TP-52 which was representing the Royal Vancouver Yacht Club. It was skippered by Gavin Brackett and Jason Rhodes, who has smashed the record that has existed for about 16 years now. Continue reading “Victoria To Maui Sailing Race”
Tough racing situations offered a tactical 1st day of racing at Star Sailors League Lake Grand Slam arranged by Cercle de la Voile de Grandson in Switzerland. Clouds emerging above Jura Mountains meant that the arrival of the chill northerly wind, which is known as La Bise, interpreted as ‘the kiss’ that funnels down the valley between the Jura Mountains as well as the Swiss Prealps.
The first 2 races were arranged in a puffy 12-16 knots of breeze, but it was really not a lingering kiss, the last 2 races were battled out in lighter flukier situations that tested the concentration as well as will strength of 68 teams from twenty-two different nations.
There were several general recalls sorted out by Black flag starts as well as big-name offenders included Johannes Polgar & Markus Koy and Torben Grael & Guilherme De Almeida, both were declared to be on grade side in Race 2. The Brazilian pair scored 2 bullets today, and after counting a cast aside, are placed 4th following the very first days of racing.
Continue reading “La Bise greets SSL Lake Grand Slam”
National Offshore One Design Regattas (also known as NOOD) have released their schedule for next year. This is its 28th consecutive year after starting in the year 1988. This is the most popular or the longest running sailboat running series in the Northern America.
Over seven-hundred yachts as well as thousands of sailors took part in the National Offshore One Design 2015 season. Sailors in racing yachts – both large and small – took to the waters around United States to contend in the 5-stop racing series for a scope to win a spot at the championship in British Virgin Islands back in October. One group came straight from having rented a yacht Greek Islands! Continue reading “National Offshore One Design Regattas 2016”
All the negotiations would go on the disputatious Red Wing Yacht Club lease along with the city after City Council action Monday night. The board sanctioned a resolution continuing the lease postscript in question, all set to go into effect from 1st May, contingent upon the city as well as club dealing with some pieces further. These include rates, inspections as well as other facets, some of which have already been talked about in ongoing talks.
Again, the yacht club members packed the City Hall for all the talks that followed a followed a closed session where the council members spoke regarding legal issues as well as probable lawsuit if the city does not respect the present lease.
Lisa Bayley, a council member, told that they were very much wanted to resolve this. They really are not interested in going into litigation over something like this. But they are also looking at trying to be fair to the whole city as well as other clubs who have leases. Continue reading “Yacht club lease questions still there”