Rhys Lewis, the promising Welsh sailor is all set to achieve the best as he would represent Great Britain at the Youth Sailing World Championships. Lewis, who is 17 years, has taken part in the British Youth Sailing Team at the weeklong regatta in Corpus Christi this year. The Youth World Championships is where participants often take part to represent their nations at the Olympic Games. Lewis is all geared up to follow the footsteps of some of the biggest sailing performers. Some of the other contestants include Sir Ben Ainslie, who is the most renowned Olympic Sailor, gold medalists of Beijing, Sarah Ayton and Pippa Wilson and Chris Draper and Iain Percy, sailors of the America’s Cup.
Lewis achieved his position in the British Youth Sailing Team post his victory in the Youth National Championships which was held in March. He was accompanied by Drew Wright from Much Wenlock. As Lewis represents Cardiff Bay Yacht Club this time, he said he is excited and looking forward to the Youth Worlds. It is indeed a big event which has been a prime motto of the team to qualify since the beginning of the 420 series. The main objective while preparing for the competition is to get well versed with the equipment you would use in the Youth Worlds. This is important as they are entirely different from the existing ones that the team is already used to. The techniques and setup of the boat has to be altered from time to time so as to get accustomed to the new kit as per Lewis.
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This organization would be adopting a fair process to decide whether a boat should be penalized if a rule is broken by a coach. An annual conference was held in Mexico end of 2017 where the meetings had delegates coming in from the different sailing communities and countries. Proposals were put in to modify racing rules that were discussed and voted upon. The proposals that were accepted were decided to be put into effect from January 1st 2021.
There were certain changes that were deemed urgent and needed to be given effect from an earlier date. There is one definite change that has been implemented and three rules. These have become effective from January 2018. The primary reason is to ensure that a fair method is in place if a coach, support person or a parent breaks a rule. The effective change in the rule would include penalizing a boat without having to hold a hearing. US Sailing wrote to all concerned judges to urge them to impose penalty that can be done as per the revised rules without having to hold a hearing.
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Delta one, the fresh 36 meter flagship of the fleet of Mulder Shipyard has successfully completed her sea trials.
During the sea trial, she achieved the top speed of 16.8 knots. The yard of Dutch informed that, Delta one delivered comfortable cruising experience, despite facing the force six winds.
This yacht has been built in RINA standard with all-aluminum structure and she is known for her transatlantic cruising range. To make her public debut, Delta One will move to south. She will make her first public debut in the Monaco Yacht Show.
Talking about the exterior design of the yacht, then it has been designed by the British studio Claydon Reeves. It collaborated with Vickers Studio to design the interior of the boat. Delta One has a Fast Displacement Hull created by the Van Oossanen Naval Architects, which ensures easy sailing and save fuel at all speeds, according to the designer. Continue reading “Yacht Delta Successfully Completes Her Sea Trials”
The Teralba Amateur Sailing Club to host the 26th Australian Championship on 5th, 6th and 7th of May for 10 foot skiffs. It will take place in Lake Macquarie and the action will most likely begin in the waters of Warners Bay and Cockle Bay around 3 pm on 5th May. There will be a good fleet of skiffs taking part from Lake Macquarie, Sydney. The handicap series will be held along with the scratch event and Brisbane has made an entry there.
Michael Chapman would be sailing the crack Sydney skiff Wrecker. He is the NSW champion all geared up to defend his title against the Lake contingent, which includes Dale Jacobson of South Lakes in Miss Marlene as well as Grant Sheldon of Teralba aboard Ramona II. He was awarded a medal of the Order of Australia for sailing services. He has been actively involved in maritime organizations for several years, which includes the President of the Boat Owners Association of NSW and was also acknowledged as a member for life in the year 2011. The Australian Sailing President has always appreciated Chapman as he has been an active sailor for many decades. He is a renowned and dignified person within the maritime as well as in the legal circles of New South Wales.
In addition to racing skiffs for several years, Chapman has ensured that the skiffs legacy continues with his involvement with numerous historical associations. As far as the 26th Australian championship goes, Truant II from Queensland will be carrying the maroon flag. The seasoned crew has a competitive skiff and will offer a great completion where the NSW blues is concerned. The highlight of the race is the Commonwealth II, which is a replica of 1907, the renowned 10 foot champion skiff from none other than the Brisbane River. If viewers wish to have the best view of this event, they can do so at Speers Point or Sailing club.
Gary Jobson is a multi-times winner of the America’s Cup understands this match very well and connects with it efficiently.
Jobson shared his vision about the America’s Cup and spoke about action that should be taken in this tournament in the future.
He said, since 1962, he is witnessing this championship and thus have got wide eyes on it and he has never been amazed with it. Talking about the 34th America’s Cup he said, “The fascinating thing about 34th event was not the boats. But, it was the sailor’s comeback; the show was of more of the people then of boats. US made a comeback after a lot of struggle that was quite impressive.”
Talking about the 35th America’s Cup, which is going to take place in Bermuda, Jobson said, “When I heard Larry Ellison has taken this event to Bermuda, I was getting disappointed. It is not like there is any problem with Bermuda, it is a nice place and wonderful for sailing, I have sailed here so many times. But, the place does not come in the United State and this is a disappointment for me.” Continue reading “Work For America’s Cup Future”
Sailing industry has some good sail boats launched in the year 2016. The boats are both high on performance as well as good in looks. Five boats that have topped the list of 2016 best boats are Black Pearl, Barong D, Shamanna, My Song and Sybaris.
Dykstra Naval Architect is the creator of this wonderful boat and Nuvolari is the designer. Technically, this is the largest yacht in the world. The boat was launched in September 2016 and it will be seen sailing in 2018 early month. It will be empowered by DynaRig system.
This is one of the best looking boats launched in the year 2016, the boat is the creation of Frers Naval Architect, and is currently based in Lefkas. It was launched in April of 2016. It attracted attention because of its deck design that has clean exterior and on-board system functional. The boat is made exclusively for Wally owners who are experienced. Continue reading “Top 5 sailing yacht launches of 2016”
Tom Slingsby will be taking over the role of the skipper for the Oracle Team USA when they take to the waters at the Louis Vuitton America’s Cup World Series in Toulon. The regular helmsman of the Oracle team Jimmy Spithill is suffering from the after effects of the surgery he had on his elbow and therefore cannot take part in the event. He does not want to risk another injury and therefore has decided to pass on the skipper’s baton to Olympic gold medalist Tom Slingsby.
The tactician Slingsby will find the going tough helming the Oracle team as he has not got any practice session with the team and sailing the AC45F catamarans before this weekend’s big event. The start is one of the most critical parts of the race and Slingsby will have to be on his toes to get the perfect start. He acknowledged that it was going to be a tough after having just a couple of few short practice sessions and two Scotland yacht charters. You should have the right feel of when you need to pull the trigger and he says that it needs practice to master the pull. Continue reading “Slingsby Leads US At Toulon World Series”
Vendee Globe has been looking into their sail inventory as well as their boats and taking stock of the same.
The agenda for the 2016 Vendee Globe involves new technology, boats and sailors. Much of the focus has remained on lateral foils. This has been a pre-race hype. However the last four years they have focused on sails and boat equipment. Sail inventory has been one of the secrets that they have closely guarded. That is because every skipper includes his or her strategy for round the world tour in the quiver. Sail inventory depends on the experience of the skipper and how transitions are handled. Some of the skippers like to work with high pressure systems, while others like to go around it. For instance, some like to travel the Southern Ocean at a faster speed
. Others like to get to the bottom end of South Atlantic ahead of time and then bridge in the gap.
The fleet will be provided new sail material. The downwind sails will be out of 3Di Force. This material will provide bigger range, would be more stable and lightweight. The sailing crew can press the sails at hotter angles. The sails will help vary the degrees as well as make use of the foil and find the righting moment. The material would be more durable that will ensure that the sails sustain rough weather conditions for long. Continue reading “Vendee Globe Adds New Sails”
With the help of these sailing tips, you will literally enjoy sailing in the safest and fun way. You might really be surprised to know that it starts before you step into your sailboat. These are the little-known secrets for weekend cruising, day sailing or for offshore and coastal sailing.
Take Your Grab Bag
Carry your own ‘must have’ grab bag. Match the contents to the sailing type you do. This bag is the one thing you can have in emergency. If you want to leave the boat, you need some basic items like wallet, extra keys, change, cell phone, and ID to get your home safely. Pack your own belongings for safe sailing. Continue reading “Secrets for Sailing You Should Know”
The new seventy meter sailing yacht Sybaris, from Perini Navi, has left the shed today – revealing her magnificent design – as construction phases go on the 2nd biggest Perini ever made.
The dynamic and powerful lines of Sybaris – projected in house by Perini Navi Technical and Design office – are all set to boast unequaled sailing prowess thanks to Philippe Briand’s perceptivity into the sail plan and naval architecture. Continue reading “Sybaris ‘comes out’ from Perini Navi Shed”
A retired Navy personnel whose US$ 100000 uninsured yacht was ruined by fire told that those onboard left to save themselves as huge flames engrossed the vessel He added that other yachts that were sailing past did not offer them to help.
Sixty-four year old Graham Marr was out on a sail along Port River with his family friends when the thirty-six foot yacht became engulfed in fire in the Barker Inlet, near St Kilda channel north of Adelaide, Australia.
The coastguard got a distress call around lunchtime that a yacht caught huge fire. The Metropolitan Fire Service sent their patrol vessel Gallantry to deal with the blaze. Mr Marr told that the timber caught alight in the engine room and a young lady onboard – a little girl – first noticed it and she rushed in and gave them warning that there was smoke. The shut the engines down immediately and they went straight to anchor, got everybody off. There was nothing they could do, they set off all the fire extinguishers they had on board.
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