The annual Youth Sailing World Championships started in 16th July with 382 sailors aged between 16 and 19. The sailors took part from 66 nations of Corpus Christi Bay in Texas. The competition is a pinnacle event mainly for young sailors aspiring to reach Olympics or pursue a career in America’s Cup. Some of the winners in the past have reached greater heights and they are Ben Ainslie of Great Britain, and Russell Coutts and Peter Burling from New Zealand.
Among the 9 events, there are few medalists from last year in the regatta this time. One of the most renowned competitions includes the Boy’s Laser Radial. It is indeed the largest as there are 58 entrants at the regatta. Guido Gallinaro, the bronze medalist from Italy returns, this time to go on top of the podium as he finished 6 points off the victory last year. In addition, there are others from top 10 namely Josh Armit from New Zealand and Tiago Quevedo from Brazil.
Continue reading “Countdown For Pinnacle Youth Event Begins”
As the seven competing teams race to the finish line in Cape Town, Team Brunel opted to go into stealth mode. The Dutch crew cloaked their position for up to 24 hours. They were behind leaders MAPFRE by 35 nautical miles but then they decided to switch tacticals and go hidden around 0700 UTC.
The southerly boat crew benefitted from being the furthest from the Brazilian coastline as they rose in rankings from the last to the second place. The team decided to take the gamble just as MAPFRE is set to face the easterly-moving cold front. The northerly winds are expected to be around 30 knots as the team comes within a few hundred miles from their target. Towards Cape Town, there should be ideal conditions for fast sailing.
Eventually, Brunel switched tactics at 2200 UTC as the team navigator Andrew Cape earlier wanted a southerly route. The stealth move that was supposed to help them get past MAPFRE into the lead rather ruined their rankings as they dropped into fourth place.
MAPFRE continued strongly in the lead while Dongfeng entered second place. The race director for the team Bruno Dubois said their summer experiences helped them know how to make a boat go faster in the breeze. It helps them with half a knot in performance but it is crucial. Dubois said the MAPFRE team was doing the same thing to maintain their lead.
Vestas 11th Hour placed third while AkzoNobe finished behind Brunel after Leg 2. Scallywag and Turn The Tide On Plastic followed, in that order.
The 123 meter Project Jupiter of Lürssen superyacht has been spotted on sea trials, holding her official name “Al Lusail”. The delivery of the yacht is expected to take place soon by the end of this year.
This was the highly secretive project of Lürssen superyacht and it features architecture of in-house naval. The exterior work of the yacht has been done by the British studio H2 Yacht Design. The flowing lines present at the yacht blur the boundaries, which is present between the yacht’s upper four decks to create a dynamic look
Although, very few information is present about March & White interiors of Al Lusail or the engine set-up, however, so far it is understood that the Jupiter project was created according to the standards of Lloyd’s Register.
The full-displacement steel hull present on the yacht supports the aluminum superstructure of the yacht and the teak decks. When the yacht will be delivered to her owner this year, it will be officially ranked as one among the largest superyachts in the world. Continue reading “Al Lusail Successfully Completed Her Sea Trials”
To raise funds for the Cystic Fibrosis, A STONE, son and father have been taken on the sailing race that is the worlds biggest.
Cliff Goodwin the son and Michael Goodwin the father will join the yacht race Round the Island in the honor of his brother Dan. Dan died after suffering from Cystic Fibrosis disease.
The race will take place on July 1, and it will go around the Isle of Wight coastline.
Talking about the race, Cliff said: “Dan is found of sailing and his love for sailing gets double when he is with me. He used to enjoy sailing with my Dad and his grandfather until his health didn’t allow him to go on the water. We have undertaken this challenge and hoping to raise a good amount of funds for the work of charity. This challenge is going to be hard and there is no possibility of mistake. Continue reading “Son And Father Team Up For Raising Fund”
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”