A team from Denmark is set to challenge crews from China, Japan, France, the United States, and Britain in the high-octane catamaran circuit SailGP next year. The winner of this competition will get prize money worth $1 million. The management from the SailGP has already said that Nicolai Sehested, 30 years of age, has been given the responsibility to helm the Danish team. The team will also get the backing of Rockwool which is an insulation manufacturer of Denmark. The manager of the team will be Jonas Hogh-Christensen who has also won a silver medal at the Olympics.
The entry for Denmark into the battle will regenerate a great rivalry in sailing with Britain. Hogh-Christensen was almost successful in proving Ben Ainslie of Britain wrongs his Olympic 2012 gold medal for the fourth time on home waters in the Finn single-handed class. Ainslie is considered to be a sailor who has seen the most number of successes in the Olympics.
The CYCR to Mackinac is reveled its trophy of the inaugural team race. The name of the trophy is Point Betsie. The (STC) Storm Trysail Club is sponsoring this way to take part in the Race to Mackinac.
The winners of the Point Betsie Trophy will be in good company. The same kinds of trophies are awarded in the Transpac and Transatlantic Races 2019 as well as Block Island Race Week (BIRW). The NBR too has a same kind of team competition.
The fate of the world will be decided by the youngsters and with the same belief; the Canadian youth have stepped in the CORK. They are about to participate in the 2019 Sail Canada Youth Championship which will be taking place at CORK International situated at the Portsmouth Olympic Harbor (POH) which is in Kingston, Ontario. The championship is scheduled to start from August 12 and will end on August 16. The event will be conducted for 4 days which include racing for 5 fleets and they are Laser 4.7, Laser Radial, i420, Club 420 and 29er.
The Sail Canada Youth Championships (SCYC) is an event which is held every year which brings together some of the country’s top youth sailors. The main purpose behind conducting the championship is to provide opportunities for development of youth sailors by means of racing experiences and training and the Youth National Champions are awarded for their performance and their officials are also developed.
It was a great achievement for Brenda Bowskill as she made it to the top not only in education but also at her favorite sport. The Olympian and Canadian Sailing Team crew did take part in the event with a lot of enthusiasm, especially after a long gap of not sailing. She mentioned that Long Beach is an excellent spot for sailing. During the training period, the weather was a bit too hot for the sea breeze to set in and hence they had to undergo some mild light air practice as the days were nearing to the regatta. The regatta finally took place on Thursday and the sea breeze started to kick and the team had the majority of races in 14-20 knots. This was indeed a good feeling for Brenda. She positioned to the top of the leader board and was followed by CST fellow crew Sarah Douglas as she was placed 1st and 2nd overall. The Laser Radial sailors did not move from their spots and continued to keep a steady pace throughout the week of the competition. Brenda was overjoyed with her victory and said a few words.
She said it was the best training, especially after her return as she finished her degree to start racing again. She was quite fortunate that things did work well for her and in the same week her results were announced for board examination. She passed as an RN and also won the regatta. Brenda had an excellent week of victory and learning and she is all the more excited about worlds which would come up in no time.
The 2018 Extreme Sailing Series is set to continue this yearas it has for the past 11 years. The organizers OC Sport have confirmed the 12th consecutive season as one that would feature eight major cities in three continents as part of a global tour.
The proposed continents are America, the Middle East and Europe. The first act is slated for Muscat, Oman in a month’s time. The 2018 edition would see foiling action begin on March 14-17.
Oman Sail CEO David Graham was excited to host the opening act for this campaign. He said they are happy to be the opening act for the eighth time. He was particular about their “world class stadium” that accommodates the hundreds of inbound travellers to see the “very accessible racing action.”
After the GC32 Racing Tour became recognized as a World Championship event last year, the Tour fleets and that of the second point scoring stage of the 2018 Extreme Sailing Series will combine in Lake Garda, Italy from 24 to 27 May. The next stop would be Barcelona, Spain. This is the second time for the host city. The fleet will be headed there from June 14-17 after a short rest.
The local organizers in Spain FNOB are hoping to pull more crowd than before to their end of the circuit. The fleet would then head towards Portugal from 5-8 July at yet to be named venue. The next target would be St Petersburg, Russia on 9-12 August. The venue is the iconic city centre stadium for the fourth time in the series.
As Wales celebrate the ‘Year of the Sea’ they would be the next host. As usual it would be part of the Cardiff Harbour Festival for the seventh time. Upon leaving Europe, San Diego would be the next destination of the fleet from October 18-21. The grand finale is set for Los Cabos, Mexico from November 29 to December 2.
The Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race 2014, a traditional yacht as well as one of the tiniest in the fleet, it is matching that S&S 34 Wilparina of Nick Cannar is the 80th entry to be experienced in Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race, the seventieth edition of Cruising Yacht Club of the famous annual event of Australia.
Among the crew of Wilparina would be Bill Ratcliff, who has combated the elements in forty five Hobart races crossing a long racing career, a number which is bettered by just 2 other yachtsmen and equaled by one other. Bill sailed ten of those races on his own S&S 34. Continue reading
Kerry Stokes, the well known Media magnate, has been a piracy victim in Papua New Guinea. Mr Stokes’ private vessel was taken over by thieves earlier on Friday morning when it anchored close to Krangket Island, near Madang on east coast of the country.
A spokesperson for Seven Network told that vessel was robbed at the week’s end, but Mr Stokes as well as his family members did not come in the region till Sunday. The thieves snatched a row boat out to reach the yacht.
The spokesperson reportedly stated that the yacht was robbed and the thieves were confronted by the boat crew. The family has been visiting up there for several years and the people up there are wonderful. This is out of character. Peter Barter, the former Madang governor, told that the yacht refueled at a local marina earlier on Friday before traveling out to Krangket.
Peter Barter said that they did not want to make an issue over this incident but they insisted that a report was made to police. Regretfully this incident is already known around Cairns and would deter motor yachts and tourists from the visiting Madang and PNG.
Mr Barter stated that Mr Stokes’ yacht went in to lockdown following the incident. According to reports, the PNG police in the Port Moresby told that they are more than aware of the incident and they are anticipated to comment later on Friday.
Olympic sailing star Ben Ainslie might be trying hard to get together Britain’s 1st triumphant America’s Cup squad -but he himself is not exactly sure whether he would be actually taking part in the 2017 season of the eminent race.
The 4-times Olympic gold winner was a pivotal support for Oracle in its phenomenal overturn of 8-1 deficit by defeating Team NZ with 9-8 last year at San Francisco. Ben is the first ever Brit sailor who has been a part of a winning America’s Cup squad.
Now, he has come up with his own endeavor under the title of “Ben Ainslie Racing” to focus on the prestigious America’s Cup trophy – however he has already admitted of his awareness of the immense challenge posed on a debutant entrant at the race. Continue reading
The Crocodile, led by Scott Ward, sailed to triumph at the forty first running of Governors Cup. Lt.Col. Scott Ward, as well as his crew sailed to in the St. Marys College Governors Cup (Annapolis route). The race took place on 1st August and 2nd August, 2014. Ending the race in just nine hours, six minutes and fifty seven seconds, the Crocodile along with their crew were named as the champs of Patuxent Partnerships trophy, and the coveted SMCM Alumni trophy.
The St. Marys College Governors Cup (Annapolis route) is the longest and oldest overnight race on Chesapeake Bay that started in Annapolis earlier on Friday afternoon and finishes on Saturday when the yachts arrive at the end line at SMCM.
The race this year was mainly challenging because of wind and rain. None the less, Skipper Scott Ward and his crew were able to brave out the storm and bring Crocodile to the end before 81 other contestants.
Avian, a Patuxent Partnership member, sponsors Crocodile and the races it takes part. The Patuxent Partnerships Executive Director Bonnie Green told that the company is very pleased to present the TPP trophy 2014 to Scott as well as the Avian team. It is great to their members taking part in so many different activities within the community. The Governors Cup is just one more example of Avians commitment to workforce retention and community involvement.
As the royal tour of the down under countries commenced many have held their breath and followed the action-packed royal tour. After their royal welcome ceremony on the 7 April in wellington this action-packed tour was scheduled to include many exciting events including a 50 mph white water racing, as well as a friendly but competitive yacht racing off the Auckland harbour. The prince and the duchess have been set to compete against each other in two team New Zealand America’s cup yachts, NZL41 and NZL68.
The team new Zealand skipper, Dean Barker will join the duchess of Cambridge against prince Williams and grant Dalton on 11 April 2014 for two matches. The races are pitting them against each other who are both expected to take a turn at the helm. This most awaited event will be open to the public. There will be 20 people on each yacht that will include members of all ages from the New Zealand’s yacht racing team from America’s cup. That will include dean barker, Dalton, Kevin Shoebridge, bowmen Jeremy Lomas and Richard Meacham, grinders Derek Saward and Winston MacFarlane, tactician Ray Davies and designers Nick Holroyd and Dan Bernasconi, the representatives from the Royal New Zealand yacht squadron’s youth program, the royal staff and the couple’s private secretaries.
There will be two short races on that day. Although the prince has tried his hand at sailing one of the yachts the last time he was here, it will be the first time for the duchess. Kate Middleton is keen on sailing and also quite competitive. With all the ingredients of a perfect friendly race, now people are hoping for an amiable weather to make it a perfect and memorable day although there is a forecast for light showers this Friday.