Women’s World Match Racing September 23rd

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”

Victoria To Maui Sailing Race

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”

La Bise greets SSL Lake Grand Slam

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.

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National Offshore One Design Regattas 2016

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.

National Offshore One Design
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”

Yacht club lease questions still there

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”

Kiwi yacht makes emergency stop in Bluff

A yachtsman from New Zealand is onboard a across the world ocean race boat which has had to make an emergency halt in Bluff. Spirit of Hungary is in the last in the fleet. And, Bluff is approximately halfway in the race and has offered a scope for repairs.

It was really a slow entry into Bluff Harbor for Spirit of Hungary. Sailors were at the sea since New Years Day and they were looking for fresh food. The co-skipper Conrad Colman from New Zealand told that he believes that they were looking for a pizza. A pizza three times the size of our head would be good.

The sixty-footer is participating in Barcelona World Race non-stop across the world from Spain and this docking pushed by the gear breakages. Colman told that Nandor and he have been running up and down the mast in quite tough situations attempting to deal with this trouble. And both of them have been been wounded in the whole process.

The yacht’s builder, designer and owner Nandor Fa required 4 stitches on his head after being flung across at the top of thirty meter mast. Therefore, when he was up on the mast, it was a bit choppy conditions. In fact, higher weaves also came across the boat. Continue reading “Kiwi yacht makes emergency stop in Bluff”