There were several changes incorporated in the opening leg of the World Cup Series. Hosted in Miami between January 24th to 29th, this series had several changes this year to make the competition experience close to that of the Olympics.
It is the best series for sailors around the world to take part in till the time the Olympics come by. The format of the opening series was kept same, whether it was for the entire fleet as well as for the top ten in the Medal Races. Continue reading
The final act of the very popular Extreme Sailing series will be held in Sydney from 8th to the 11th of December 2016.This news was confirmed by the organizer and Extreme Sailing Series owner OC sport. The final act will be held in association with the Royal Sydney Yacht Squadron in December in Sydney.
The organizers of the Extreme Sailing Series look to have a liking on Sydney as this is the third consecutive year that Sydney will be hosting the final act of the eight Act global tours. The locals visiting the event will get to catch a glimpse of the GC32 hydro foiling catamarans for the first time this year.
The race director Phil Lawrence said that the event will be taking place in a new location in Sydney. He said that he was very happy that the event is heading to Sydney for its culmination this year, with the guys at Yacht Charter in Kastela helping to show them how it should be done. This is a very great venue to host the event and everyone knows that Sydney is a great sailing city. The organizers have decided to carry out a small change in the format of the race with the first race day course to be of longer length. Continue reading
If you are thinking about competing in a regatta for the World Championship, there are certain challenges that one need to be prepared to take and that would need certain practice and preparation.
It is best to seek the advice from experts and hence there has been a recent forum of 24 experts whose views have been put together in order to help teams know the essentials on how to prepare for a regatta at world level. Continue reading
Tom Burton, 4 years ago, was training along with Tom Slingsby, making sure to save Australia’s one Laser London 2012 Games position, just to drop out as Tom went onto win the Olympic gold medal. Now, the twenty-five year old sailor would get his scope for the Olympic glory after he was today chosen on to the Australian Olympic Team for Rio 2016.
The Sydneysider joins 6 sailors on the squad: Will Ryan, Mathew Belcher, Nathan Outteridge, Iain Jensen, Jason Waterhouse and Lisa Darmanin. The present world No 1 Laser sailor, Tom Burton is rapturous to get Olympic selection. Continue reading
More than twenty yacht clubs from across the United States have asked for an invitation to the Resolute Cup 2016, a Corinthian Championship for United States Yacht Clubs. The regatta, an evolution of the United States Qualifying Series for Rolex New York Yacht Club Invitational Cup, would take place from 12th September to 17th September, 2016, out of New York Yacht Club Harbor Court, in Newport, R.I.
Yesterday, the start of the 3rd leg of Clipper Round the World Yacht Race from Cape Town (South Africa) to Albany (Western Australia) saw tough south-east winds of twenty knots and gusts of thirty-five knots on the start line, before some of the fleet contended with lighter, shifting winds in the shadow of Table Bay.
Still, the firmest weather was felt overnight with gusting wind overnight of forty-five knots as well as waves of three to four meters in places. The fleet is baffling upwind with few teams suggesting wind of up to fifty knots and big swells as a low moves quickly along the coast. The teams have taken different courses to ride out the storm; with few vessels heaving to while others were looking for shelter in False Bay. Continue reading