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Winter Sailing Advantages

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Winter sailing might sound too difficult in cold weather but for those who brave the weather at this times of the year experience several thrills from such events. Some advantages that winter sailing offers are fewer boats in the waters as most people tend to stay away from this sport at such a time of year. Winds are stronger and lessons at yachting clubs and from professionals come at a discounted rate.

The waters around Bowen Island can be stated as an example. The Indian arm of this region has green fjords that have deep waters as well as waves that toss about in Howe Sound. Even in Vancouver one can find winter sailing to be popular – though not quite as popular as it is in summer in Split. Continue reading

Bella Mente Wins Maxi 72 Worlds

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The 27th edition of the Rolex 72 World Championship and Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup has concluded and there was a steadier breeze of 10 to 12 knots on the final day to assist the sailors. Most of the division’s results were decided on the final day of the event.

The Maxi 72 World Championship title went to Hap Fauth’s Bella Mente. She had dominated right from the onset and gave another strong performance in the last day to win the title. She went on to register a third place in the final race and this was enough to get her name inscribed on the trophy for the second consecutive year. The second place went to Proteus with its owner George Sakellaris at the helm. The third place was bagged by Germany’s Momo. Continue reading

US Prepares For The Olympics

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With Rio games round the corner, there is much excitement and preparation in the air. For those who have already been part of such events and won accolades for the same, it is time that they inspire those who are getting ready for the epic battles.

One such authority figure is Josh Adams, who is managing director of the US Olympic Sailing Association. He has recently penned an open letter to all US sailors who have qualified for the event.

He states that the sailors who would be marching up the lines as part of the country’s Olympic sailing team need to be confident that they have put into rigorous preparations in order to be competent for the event. The Olympic quadrennial that was created by team Sperry helped the sailors to experience the kind of environment they would be facing in the Rio games. Continue reading

Inland Lake Yachting Association championship to come back

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The Inland Lake Yachting Association Annual Championship meet comes back to Lake Geneva this year, drawing in well known yacht racing captains and crew members from all across United States to participate in the country’s top lake sailing event of 2016.

The meet, the 2nd of a 3-year series at Lake Geneva, is prepared by the Inland Lake Yachting Association and hosted by the Lake Geneva Yacht Club (one of the oldest yacht clubs in U.S. founded in 1874), at the newly built Buddy Melges Sailing Center.

Inland Lake Yachting Association
The Inland Lake Yachting Association meet last year was the very first top sailing event that took place at the new sailing center. It drew in well known and experienced sailors from New Jersey, Colorado, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, New York, Minnesota, Iowa, Wisconsin and Florida. Continue reading