Oman Sail successfully finished their Tour Voile of 2019 adventure on Sunday with 2 of the 4 teams securing a place in the Super Final race at Nice. Towards the end of the seventeen-day marathon even in France that saw 5 long coasted and over 40 high-intensity races in the stadium at 7 different venues, the exhilarating Super Final double points saw the one leading the race and also the overall results of the tour to change hands many times.
Stevie Morrison, Quentin Ponroy, and Abdul-Rahman Al Mashari, the skipper of the team of Renaissance Services had been the people to lead the final at a particular point. Moreover, they along with Hussein Al Jabri, Corentin Horeau, and Pierre Pennec, the crew of skipper of EFG Private Bank Monaco had also been able to secure an overall competitive result for celebrating the 10th
anniversary year of Oman Sail.
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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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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 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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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”
Lipton Cup 2015’s Day 1 started in San Diego Bay with contestants from yacht clubs throughout the United States excited to be taking part in the lovely weather. The Race Committee was able to start the first race underway after an hour postponement with reproducible winds out of the Northwest at 5-10 knots.
St. Francis Yacht Club, the defending champ, leaped to an early lead with magnificent boat speed. They were able to cruise across the end line for the Race 1 victory. The second race shook up things as San Diego Yacht Club snatched the first spot, when New York Yacht Club made grand improvements from tenth in the 1st race to third in the 2nd. Newport Harbor Yacht Club was not able to keep their strong fourth spot from the 1st race as they fell back to twelfth in the second.
The winds went up for the third race, gusting at 12 to15 kts and kept steady the rest of the day, which helped the Croatia Bareboat charter team.
San Diego made on their success with a 2nd win. Larchmont jumped into the race with a second place end, improving from their earlier 7 and 4, when St. Francis ended strong again with a third spot. California Yacht Club revealed their skills in the fourth race by taking the lead at the 1st windward mark rounding as well as keeping it through the endline. San Francisco jumped up to second from the back of the fleet in the first 3 races and San Diego Yacht Club fell to third.
Gyeongnam Province is all set to see the 8th Yacht & Boat Korea and Sports Fair (i.e. the 2015 Yacht & Boat Korea) at the Changwon Exhibition Conventional Center. The event will take place from 30th April to 3rd May.
The event started its journey in 2007. The Yacht & Boat Korea’s contract performance built up to over 100 billion won. Previous year, as it joined International Federation of Boat Show Organizers, it turned into a certified as an international boat exhibit. Continue reading “Yacht & Boat Korea starts at Changwon”
The Australian National Maritime Museum has launched a photographic exhibition in the Tasman Light Gallery to honor the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia and to celebrate the 70th edition of the Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race.
This exhibition brilliantly highlights some magnificent images captured of the 69 year old race. It also shows the advancement that has been brought about in the designs of the yacht and this has been revealed by Katherine Gillett’s sketch drawings to the 100 foot maxi yachts shown through CAD drawings. Continue reading “Sydney Hobart Yacht Race”
ISAF Sailing World Championships is the much awaited sailing event which was inaugurated in the year 2003. Ever since then, it is organized every 4 years. The 2014 ISAF Sailing World Championship is the 4th edition of this event. The city of Santander situated in Spain is hosting the championship this time from the 12th to the 20th of September, 2014.
This world championship is important for all the participating teams because the sailors and the teams will get the ultimate opportunity to quality for the Rio Olympics which are going to be held in the year 2016. Team New Zealand is surely looking forward to the sailing event so that more New Zealanders can enter the 2016 Olympics sailing competition.
On the inaugural day of the 2014 ISAF Sailing World Championship, Thomas Saunders was the only New Zealander who was able to perform exceptionally well. The Tauranga sailor stood in the 11th and 5th position because of which he reached the 15th position in the overall standing of the ISAF Sailing World Championships. He surely proved to be a remarkable sailor during the first day of the championship.
Along with Saunders, Sam Meech (another Tauranga sailor) also performed really well. Meech got the 12th and 6th position because of which he stood in the 17th position in the overall standing.
Andy Maloney got the 18th and tenth position in race one and two respectively and stood in the 35th position in the overall rankings. On other hand, another Kiwi- Mike Bullot stood in the 23rd and eleventh position in order to get an overall ranking of 43rd.
Women sailors like Sara Winther, Susannah Pyatt and Ali Nightingale have stood in the 20th, 23rd and 76th overall position respectively.
However the heavyweight sailors of Team NZ are going to be in action on 14th and 15th of September, 2014.
People are now talking about super yacht Serene, its a 440 foot yacht of Yuri Scheffler, Russian vodka titan, that is now being chartered by Microsoft’s Bill Gates and his family for US$ 5 million a week. The yacht as well as its Medina residents are now off the coast of Sardinia in Italy, as per recent reports.
This big US$ 330 million yacht, with its crew of fifty-two, cruised into port at Pier 90, Seattle, around a year earlier. It is undoubtedly one of the largest private yacht to ever to come to Seattle and it would not be coming this year. With its twenty four staterooms, large indoor saltwater pool, 2 helicopter landing platforms as well as storage for a huge submarine, this is a great place for someone who can spend a lot of money.
A post on the plain sailing.com facebook page revealed that it also has cold and hot Jacuzzi along with a jet stream exercise pool. The upper deck swimming pool is fifty feet long. There are bars, lounges, spas, a powder generating snow room for children, elevators, a cigar lounge, many galleys, wine cellars, a theater, hair salons and a room called Nemo which has a glass bottom to view the waters underwater. There is smaller dining areas, a plethora of grills and pizza ovens and a grand dining room. There is also a spiral staircase that reaches 6 out of 7 decks.