For those who have been following Act 2 of Extreme Sailing Series that was held in Qingdao, China last weekend, they will be pleased to know that Alinghi was able to get gold as it was predicted from their performance during the series.
This was their second successful annual stint as they swept the crown away in Act 2 of Extreme Sailing Series. The seven international teams that participated in Act 2 at Qingdao had been facing conflicting weather conditions which made sailing uncertain till the last day. On the final day there was a welcome breeze that developed at a speed of eighteen knots and helped the Alinghi team to lead in an impressive finish. The fleet is now on a break as they will resume the series at the archipelago of Madeira in Portugal from June 29th to July 2nd. (more…)Read More Here!
Wild Oats XI has stuck between the controversies because of its overall length before Sydney to Hobart super maxi length.
According to reports Wild Oats XI does not comply with the rules and overall length of the boat is more than what is required. However, the skipper of boat Mark Richards and Australian sailing both disagree with the view and says, boat complies all the laws.
The book of David Salter Ragamuffin Man questioned the Wild Oats XI and said its length is not according to the rules of the Sydney to Hobart. The bow added in the hull of the boat is an integral part of the boat and this increases the size of super maxi beyond the limit set for competition. According to eligibility of Sydney to Hobart, the boat shall have a maximum overall length of 30.48 meters and overall hull length should not exceed the maximum length of 100 feet (Measured from stern to stern) (more…)
After exclusion of sailing sports in Paralympic 2020 that will hold in Tokyo, Japan, entire sailing world and others in sports have joined hand to re-introduce sailing in Paralympic 2024. The fate of the sport will be decided in the annual conference of World Sailing 2016.
The conference will take place in Barcelona, Spain on 8 November 2016, with many sailing oacross to the conference on a Split Flotilla Charter. The conference will be shown live on the YouTube channel of World Sailing. Sports person associated with this game is hopeful and feeling motivated by the efforts of the Para World Sailing forum.
Those who want to participate in a conference of the Paralympic World Forum can follow the forum discussion from 14:30 – 17:30 local time on World Sailing’s YouTube Channel. The link to reach the program directly is here . The conference will held on 8 November at mention time. (more…)
The Evening Series of Walton and Frinton Sailing Club continued and the race 4 to be held in excellent weather conditions. John Sewell had all smiles as he achieved 1st place in fleet one of the handicap.
Overall, there were 14 dinghies that began at the Spit buoy to defeat Twizzle in 8 to 10 knots. And like always, the fleet 2 was first away. Sam Ward and Robin Cooper, the two champions had the best of the launch as they left the other modern dinghies to get closer. Fleet 1 had the faster boats and was set off within a few minutes, with the winners of that category being rewarded with a week’s yacht chartering in Greece courtesy of plainsailing.com.
Martin Jenkins was the one at the end of the line that achieved first, although John Sewell did make a strong attempt to beat him on starboard tack. The course had taken back both fleets to the Twizzle and reached up to Hedge End. This was done before they repeated the course for the 2nd lap. Chris Byford Smith was crewing for Cooper and he sailed splendidly with the slow fleet. (more…)
The teams of the America’s Cup come back to the course on 27th and 28th February, at Louis Vuitton America’s Cup World Series in Oman. Present leaders, Emirates Team New Zealand, would be looking to carry on their authority on the water in the 1 design baffling AC45 class.
In Oman, this is the middle of winter, but the temperature is topping thirty degree Celsius and the breeze is forecast to be light during the contest. Glenn Ashby stated that Muscat is really an interesting place, but more interesting would be the racing over the upcoming few days. This is really going to be on the lighter side of the scale. The present forecast has the breeze peaking at twelve knots over the weekend, so the style of racing as well as the tactics and techniques are going to be more like what they looked at in Gothenburg than in Bermuda, less foiling and more traditional light wind multi hull sailing.
In Gothenburg, the Kiwi squad dominated the pack in the light circumstances of the double points final day racing. This is exactly the thing that they would prefer to repeat in Muscat.
Earlier in July, the International 420 Class Association General Assembly, held in Karatsu, Japan, announced that the Fremantle Sailing Club had won the bidding to play host to Ladies World and U17 World Championships.
International 420 Class Association President Nino Shmueli has officially declared the dates of 420 World Championships as 15th and 23rd December, 2017. The Warm-Up event, which would take place from 12th to 14th December at the Fremantle Sailing Club, in concurrence with the WA as well as the International 420 Class Association.
Nino Shmueli told Rent a yacht Croatia that the year 2017 will mark the second time in history of the 420 Class that the World Championships have been arranged in Fremantle. Fremantle has a well known sailing and event pedigree and they are happy to come back 22 years after 420 Worlds were last arranged in this iconic sailing place. Sailors from all across the world who descend on Fremantle are ensured to relish world class racing and a unique scope to discover United States’ culture and history.
It is expected that teams from more than 20 nations will take part in this, with online entry starting in January 2017 on 420 World Championships site. 420 World Championships will start with 3 days of registration as well as equipment inspection, followed by a twelve race qualifying and a final series from 18th to 23rd December.
A lot of sailors see Fremantle Sailing Club’s conditions as one of the in the world, with consistent winds and controlled seas. FSC offers tremendous world class facilities for visiting sailors, with spacious green rigging lawns, numerous launching ramps and jetties that can accommodate support and coach boats. FSC has hosted many successful world and state events in recent years including the International 420 Class Australian Championships 2015, the Australian Youth Championships 2015, AIODA International Optimist Australian and Open Championships.
22 athletes from Japan will trial to join SoftBank Team Japan during the teams crew try-outs to take place from 27th to 29th November, at Riviera Zushi Marina outside Tokyo in Japan. The 3-day selection procedure would comprise intense fitness testing as well as sailing exercises with personal interviews to pin down the free-enterprise field with the target of inviting 2 athletes to become a part of the sailing team.
Dean Barker, the skipper, told that they want the best athletes Japan has to offer. He believes that pinning it down to a few candidates at the end of the try-outs will be an extremely difficult task. They are looking ahead to meeting as well as building relationships with the candidates and expect everyone to put their best.
The trial invitations followed a 3-month long open application procedure which saw hundreds of Japanese athletes give online resumes. The team was astonished at the caliber of applications with the final roster that included top Japanese rowers, sailors, as well as even professional basketball and ice hockey players.
Kazuhiko Sofuku, the team general manager and bowman, said that they have got an incredible amount of applicants, and they all look really great. For Kazuhiko Sofuku, this is an important milestone in Japans restoration to Louis Vuitton Americas Cup contest after having been absent for the last fifteen years. Having raced in 4 Louis Vuitton Americas Cup meets, he expects to pass on his experience and inspire the coming generation of Japanese sailors.