Marion Bermuda Race Entry Open

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”

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”

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”