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 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”
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.
Continue reading “Yacht on fire, no loss of life”
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”
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”
The best of the yachting fraternity in the state came together in Hobart for the 2014 Tasmanian Yachting Awards on Sunday and Wynyard got the prestigious award of being the winner of the Club of the Year along with Sandy Bay.
The coastal club was awarded another award a few months ago. They got the award of Australian Yacht Club of the Year given by Yachting Australia and after a week of this, they were listen to be the winner of Medibank Active Tasmania Awards.
Neal Rodwell, the commodore of Wynyard Yacht Club said that the whole thing happened as if someone was claiming a trifecta. For all that they do, the whole thing became very rewarding. Their mission was never to win awards but wanted to solve many problems that a lot of people face and to be rewarded for that is a very nice feeling.
The secretary of the club Chris Symonds and Rodwell were present at Hobart to receive the award along with Greg Rowlings, the Tasmania executive officer who read out a very impressive account of the Club’s activities in the last year. Rowlings told the crowd about the small club that was created at the bank of Inglis River has become very successful today by engaging themselves with the local council, sporting clubs and schools to encourage more and more children to take up sailing.
Many of the clubs in the country face same problem but when they found some bigger problems, they found it best to involve the whole community to set up some partnerships so that they could survive. That later turned out to be the fortune for the club. The yacht clubs today need to be open to everything aquatic and not just be limited to races.
Andrew Hunn and Amelia Catt won the awards for top individual sailors of the year.