Mule a Speedy Workhorse for American Magic Sailing Crew

It is the combination of an awesome looking test boat named Mule and the technology from Airbus, aviation giant is giving the NYYC American Magic a flying beginning toward trying to win America’s Cup in two years.

When Mule that has the height of 38-foot reaches to a specific speed, it undergoes a visual transformation. The yacht gets this as it lifts up on slices and hydrofoils across the waves’ top. The American magic has confirmed that this week it is sailing “dry laps” in Florida at its winter base. The hull of Mule never touches the water; instead, it flies on foils, it all the way around sailing course, which is roughly about two miles across and six miles long.
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Training Organized To Train Disabled Sailors

Now, it is substantiated that the fourth edition of annual Oakcliff/Clagett Match Race Clinic and Regatta for disabled sailors will take place in September 2019 the dates are 20-22, 2019. It will be hosted in yacht club Sagamore located in Oyster Bay. And this is the second time this event is taking place here.

In the third edition of this race, Dave Perry and Dave Dellenbaugh who are the world recognized coaches of match racing passed on the skill and knowledge of sailing to the sailors who participated in the session from all over the United States. In the first edition of this race, many sailors participated in the race; however, the winners were mostly the new sailors. Those who took home the honors were Kevin Holmberg and his crew Noah Barrengos and Jeff Long.

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Rhys Lewis – The Best Welsh Sailor

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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World Sailing Organization Makes Rule Changes For Fairness

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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Yacht Delta Successfully Completes Her Sea Trials

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”

26th Australian Championship

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.

Work For America’s Cup Future

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”

Vendee Globe Adds New Sails

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”

Yacht on fire, no loss of life

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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Yacht club arranges open house

Astoria Yacht Club is arranging an open house from 1pm to 4pm, on Sunday, in their clubroom on West Mooring Basin at 300 Industry, Suite 201. Those who are interested in learning more regarding the Yacht Club as well as their boating activities is invited to meet with present members as well as other interested boaters.

Anyone interested in specific areas of activity, bands would meet with the following schedule – 1:30 pm, Sea Scouts, which is open to young adults – i.e. age 14 and older, 2 pm, Cruising and Power Boating, cruises and where to go on river, 2:30 pm, Small boats/Kayaking, for those enthusiastic about group paddling and 3 pm, Sail Racing.

Meanwhile, those who drives through the Fort Myers and Cape Coral is set to cross a bridge over Caloosahatchee River before a whole lot of miles have passed. Even though the bridges give breathtaking views, there are other ways to relish this nearly seventy mile long river that stretches westward from western edge of Lake Okeechobee to the San Carlos Bay. Continue reading “Yacht club arranges open house”

The M2M2B Yacht Rally to be held

This interesting yacht race allows the amateur crews as well as cruising yacht to participate in an exciting race for the joy and pleasure of sailing. This race will start the next year the Buzzards Bay of Marion from the 19th of June, 2015 and will end at St. David’s Head Bermuda.

In fact to mark the beginning of this spectacular event, the Marion Bermuda Cruising Yacht Race. Inc and the Harraseeket Yacht Club which is the event host will be organizing a cruising yacht rally named the M2M2B. This rally will help the yacht skippers based in Maine to sail from Maine to Marion as they prepare their boats for the 2015 grand race.

This rally that will be sponsored by The Hinckley Company, Points East Magazine, and Brooklin Boat Yard, will commence with a welcome reception and dinner on the 14th of June, that will be hosted at the the Harraseeket Yacht Club. The first yacht to complete the rally at the stipulated period of time will be awarded a trophy. Continue reading “The M2M2B Yacht Rally to be held”