A cat from Italy, a mule from America mule and a pocket rocket of Britain all are infringing in new territory with an urge to create a new generation which is extraordinary of machines for America’s Cup 36th edition. So, now we are more to Monaco to dig out more. The fantastic start of a boat to the Route du Rhum was just the initiation of magnificent race across the Atlantic and now we are taking the story update where it ended last month.
The fleet of Extreme Sailing Series (ESS) in Mexico plus, took race results down the wire. We got to know from a medallist of Olympic and former winner of former Volvo Ocean Race about what is there in store when the Olympic Games comes to offshore. In addition to that, the dramatic Southern Ocean rescue of Susie Goodall was also an unforgettable moment of last month.
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The GC32 Racing Tour is on at Copa Del Rey Mapfre; August 2nd was the second day of this competition and the results of the second day turned out similar to the first one. The sunshine is intense here and temperatures are high at 33 degrees; however the south and southwesterly winds blowing at 10 to 12 knots have been identical for the first two days.
Among the competitors the two competing from the America’s Cup, NORAUTO of Team France and INEOS of ten UK by Sir Ben Ainsle have been in the forefront so far, having claimed two of five races. Team UK has been able to keep bow forward in midway stage and they have had a four point lead against the France team. There are ten more races to sail and these see the two teams being neck to neck.
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Jimmy Spithill has been known as a helmsman and skipper for many Australian crews.
He states that he has been looking for an opportunity to sail and participate in PIC Insurance Coastal Classic. He has gotten his chance to participate in this event this year, which will be taking place on October 20th
. He has not been without controversy among the Kiwis. But he is adamant and would like to participate in the race that would be going up the east coast of Northland. The boat would be provided by New Zealand and he would be heading a Kiwi crew.
Spithill has much to be arrogant about, having been helmsman and skipper with crews who have won the American Cup twice. He had also participated in the BMW Oracle Racing, the 2010 version as well as being part of Oracle Team USA in the year 2013. This year he was seen in action in Auld Mug which took part in June. He was unsuccessful, however and his team lost to Team New Zealand. This was the 35th America’s Cup that was held in Bermuda. Continue Reading »
Jackie Kiddle, the New Zealand rower emerged as the winner of lightweight single sculls at the World Cup Rowing Regatta.
The race at Poland saw the 22-year-old Kiddle from Star Boating Club in Wellington taking the win with her style of conservative start and slowly picking the way in the semi-final. Kiddle was competing in her first World Cup and with her convincing win in the earlier races; she proved that she will be a tough competition.
In the final, she had to compete with experienced rowers such as Joanna Dorociak of Poland, who is a local favorite as well as the former World Champion, Emma Fredh, The European champion from Sweden and Patricia Merz of Switzerland, European bronze medalist.
In the tightly packed finale, Kiddle played without any errors. She started from the sixth position at the 500-meter mark and in the last quarter gave the best show by crossing the line in a photo-finish. Continue Reading »
The final few nautical miles of the popular Vendee Globe around the world nonstop race look to be a treacherous path for the racers. After more than 90 days of sailing all over the world, the finish line for many sailors look near, but they feel that it is far off. The rough weathers and the damage to the mast are causing a lot of problems for the sailors.
The French skipper of the CommeUnSeulHomme
, Eric Bellion, has suffered a serious damage to his mast track. This happened when his boat was caught in a big storm over 70 knots on February 10 and 11. He is a first timer at the Vendee Globe race and he was in a very good position to finish the race in the 9th position. But, because of the damage to his mast, he had to drop his mainsail. He will be completing the final 450 miles of the race with just three reefs in the mainsail. Continue Reading »
Tong Yui-Shing is the newly elected sailing chief, has one of the biggest challenges in-front of him.
The challenge is the biggest of his 40-year sporting career. The veteran sailor has taken to a save the sport once again.
At Incheon Asian Games (IAG) in 2015, Tong, along with his partner Tong Kit-Fong won a bronze medal in the Hobie 16. This result helped the sport to score sufficient points status of tier a status at the Sports Institute of Hong Kong.
But after sailing Tong failed to fulfill the review requirements, now he is again in the fight to create popularity and respect for the game. This time not as a sailor, but as the president of Sailing Federation of Hong Kong.
After chosen for the top position, Tong said “Making sailing respectful and popular sport in the place is a big challenge, now after coming to this position; the challenge has become bigger that what I did in 2014 Asiad.” Continue Reading »
Viper 640 International championship regatta is going to start from 16 in November and before the start of this championship, royal Bermuda Yacht club in association with royal Hamilton amateur dinghy club hold a warm up match Viper 640 regatta.
26 vipers participate in this match. In this warm up match quartet Kendra Emhiser, Ted Ferrarone and Cardwell Potts and his wife Jennifer competed with others and won the match. They were from Larchmont Yacht Club.
The viper is accepted as an international class and thus the championship is being organized with everything taken to the international level. From the jury team to race officers, everybody in the event will be of international level.
The warm up match help for two days, however, the original match will go for three days from 16 of November to 19 of November.
Talking about the venue of event PRO of the event, Hank Stewart said “Bermuda is the best place for sailing and everybody is at home in the middle of November. So many players are already in place and this is going to be a big event for sure.” Continue Reading »
The legend of America’s Cup and the CEO of America’s Cup Event Authority, Sir Russell Coutts is of the opinion that it would be quality and not quantity that would provide the best America’s Cup in its long history.
Any of the five syndicates can win the America’s Cup
next year if they are able to showcase quality on the race days. He believes that the next year’s fight for the Auld Mug will be the tightest fights seen in the history of the Cup. There is no doubt that Bermuda will make this a great event and one to remember for many years. Continue Reading »
A yacht captain from New Jersey was blamed for a boat crash in 2015 that killed fishermen off the Rhode Island coast, said a report filed by the investigators. According to reports, the state Department of Environmental Management saw that seventy-six year old Cooper Bacon from Cape May, in New Jersey, United States, must have altered course or slowed down to avert the boat piloted by 80 year old Walter Krupinski of Stonington, Connecticut, reported Westerly Sun.
Krupinski had ended a morning of fishing and he was headed back to port on 22nd Sept., off Watch Hill, in Westerly, when the sixty foot Viking yacht
functioned by Bacon plowed over his twenty-three foot yacht, mashing and killing him. Continue Reading »
Just 4 yachts crossed the end-line in this year’s Tauranga Yacht Race in Auckland. Tough sea conditions as well as a serious lack of wind pushed most crews to adjourn on the first day. Graham Vincent, race organizer, said that they have had similar conditions just one tie before this. But this was not this bad. By the end of day one all Auckland yachts had pulled out.
On Thursday, while the wind was howling, the yachts saw themselves without the right wind to compete pretty soon after the beginning. It was only Team Vodafone that sailed into a soft breeze, coming out of the Hauraki Gulf. It was more than enough for them to make Tauranga within the assigned time.
Three other yachts – Open Country, General Jackson and Timewarp finally made it across the end line. As the yachts which withdrew decided to come back home, the prize offering did not have as many people there as in earlier years. Those who were there made the most of this.
Graham told that there was a great atmosphere at the after race event and those that won got dandy prizes, like life jackets and high powered torches.
Meanwhile, the Annapolis Yacht Club last December has stated that they are expanding their 2016 racing calendar. To take part in the events, every yacht should have a PHRF rating. The club would arrange a workshop this Saturday, 2nd April, at the their Dock Street Clubhouse where a sailors’ group would assist boat owners in taking part PHRF rating applications.