Brad Kellett is going to set a record in 72nd Sydney Hobart Yacht Race.
By racing in the event he will become the youngest sailor in 25 consecutive editions to compete.
“Doing 25 races is truly a milestone and I dream of achieving it when I started my sailing career as a young sailor. But, achieving this goal was easy; I had dreamt of it, but haven’t thought of doing it this way. When I started, I had targeted and it started to come up to touch the number of 25, I thought may I be will do it and now I am really happy and looking forward to do it.”
Brad said this will be a forever record and it could not be broken. Reason for the same is Brad very young when he did his first race. He was just 16 years old. Now, the criterion for racing in the event has changed, one cannot run the race before 18. 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
When the collision between Alinghi and Red Bull team occurred, Alinghi’s GC32 was towed back to the dock where their shore crew began work repairing it, but they face a race against time to get it ready for the Act 6 finale tomorrow.
Alinghi was awarded redress for the incident, which sees them retain the overall lead ahead of Oman Air, Red Bull Sailing Team and SAP Extreme Sailing Team. The Red Bull Sailing team was judged by the umpires to have been at fault for the incident. They have been given a penalty of fifteen seconds before they start their fourth race. However, even then they managed to retain third place between Oman Air and SAP Extreme sailing team
On the other hand Morgan Larson of Oman Air and the SAP Extreme Sailing team made the most of the misfortune that Alinghi suffered. Each team got two wins as a result. 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
The premises of the Pleasant Point Yacht Club suffered smoke and fire damage from a surmised arson at the South New Brighton Park container storage facility. Christchurch’s Pleasant Point Yacht Club’s old facilities at the Rat Island, located next to South New Brighton Bridge, were demolished in Canterbury’s earthquakes, around 5 years ago.
It made temporary facilities at the South New Brighton Park around 3 years back, utilizing 5 shipping containers for rescue boat and dinghy storage. Alastair Burgess, the club commodore, told that a suspicious fire earlier on Tuesday had induced between $10000 and $15000 of damage, and it happened as the club was attempting to save money for a brand new facility.
Burgess added that he believed that this is a pretty low-down thing to do for a community sports club who is attempting to establish a little bit of brightness and a bit of sparkle in the eastern suburbs. They have been working for the past 5 years to get them to the stage where they could make a new purpose-built yacht club in South New Brighton to back the local community as well as reinvest the funds which their club has gathered over the past ninety-five years actually in the area.
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