World Series In Japan

The inaugural event that is being held in Japan as the World Cup Series was conducted under wet conditions on Saturday at the Gamagori venue. There was a typhoon called Lan that was predicted to hit the coasts of Japan by the late part of 22nd October, Sunday. This was however well past the scheduled time for the competition that was concluded recently in Gamagori. However, there was torrential rain that was experienced before the typhoon.

The competition is known to go ahead no matter whether there is rain or shine as long as the conditions remain safe for the races. Hence, the medals for events like the skiff events for men and women as well as the medals for women in RS: X category was decided among variable breeze conditions where the wind ranged from 12 to 3 knots.

In the 49er category Stu Bithell and Dylan Fletcher obtained narrow victory while two women sailors from Argentina were able to gain victory for the first time in the World Cup category for sailing a 49erFX. Every race such as in the categories of 49erFX or 49er took about ten minutes with close calls happening within the fleet. Flynn Sterritt and James Peters were in a battle where they were locked in for the supreme win. At the end of the race the Brits were closed in by several boats. Bithell and Fletcher at the end were able to claim the gold and their compatriots came in for silver. The Poland team became eligible for a bronze. In the final race there was excitement in the air as five teams were competing for the gold. Every competitor in the race tried to stay in front so that they could gain a good position by the time the race ended. Overall, it was a close match between the contestants.

Bequia Wins 2017 Candy Store Cup

All eyes were on the 2017 Candy Store Cup Superyacht edition during the weekend.

Newport was given the mantle of hosting the most looked forward to and sophisticated luxury sailing yacht race during the last week of July 2017. The 2017 Candy Store Cup event was held in Newport, RI from July 27 to July 29 and it was an excitement filled event for all the fans as well as the sailors.

The wind was varying on all these days and this added more attraction to the event. The hosts also were fully prepared and geared up for the prestigious event that included social events apart for the superyacht racing. There were three races that were held on three days of the event and no one was able to predict the winner as the races were very close affairs. The superyachts covered a total of 12 to 26 miles on each of the race days. (more…)

One Meter Midwinter Regatta

There were close to 34 competitors that took part in a sailing race of the San Diego Argonauts Model Yacht Club.

It was the International One Meter regatta with radio controlled yachts that took place in the Mission Bay Model Yacht Pond. It was indeed an interesting to see the skippers from all over the United States came to take part in the annual mid winter regatta. IOM is also known as International One Meter is the renowned yacht racing class in the world. It has been raced in more than 30 countries. It was formed by Jan Dejmo in the year 1988 and has been growing steadily since its inception. The IOM class is run by the International Class Association. (more…)

Local Wins At Aon Youth Event

The Aon Youth Sailing World championships have been in the news recently as it was concluded this week in Auckland in New Zealand.

RS:X category was one of the races in this tournament. Patrick Haybittle was able to make the most of his experience and being part of a fleet of world class standards. He was sailing in home waters and having made the top ten in three races was definitely a crowning achievement for him, on the final day of the races. Patrick is a teenager who participated in the sailing events and represented Murrays Bay Sailing Club. The second race was a brilliant one that he ran in the afternoon when he sailed off the waters in Torbay. The scores ran at 8, 3, 8 and he was in seventh position before the final day. The wind went flat the next days, but Patrick states that this suited him better. He feels that the races went his way after that. (more…)

Local Fleet Racing Loses Shine

For those who are sailing enthusiasts will find that local fleet racing has suffered demise in modern times. You might be looking to get into the sail race. If you are unsure about what boat to choose you need to start with what is available and popular in your local place. You will find most activity as well as a rewarding experience when you make such a choice.

For boats of one design usually local fleets were chosen and the sport was popular as well. Racing was in the simplest form and was invited as well. With fleet racing it was possible for local people to participate even with limited budgets. People found a socially fulfilling recreation with local fleet racing. It was a sport that was localized and grew in several regions. Hence, every region has a responsibility to keep up the sport of local fleet racing. (more…)

Twins City Youth Club Regatta

A regatta was recently hosted by the Twin Cities Youth Rowing Club. There was an 8 plus race of the Men’s Varsity that was kicked off last weekend. The event was a popular one and drew in a large audience among the members and others of the Twin Cities Youth Rowing Club.

This club has not been new to hosting regattas. This was the seventh annual event that they hosted at the Bryant Lake. It was held on July 24th. (more…)

Gulfcoast Yacht & Boat Show

Gulfcoast Yacht & Boat show is all set to take place on two different weekends in the coming month. The event will take place on 8th to 10th April and on 15th to 17th April, at the Gulfport Harbor. Timings for the show is 10 am to 7 pm on 8th, 9th, 15th and 16th April; while the timing is 10 am to 5 pm on 10th and 17th April. Single day admission fee is US$ 12; and those ages 16 and below can enter free.

Termed as the biggest boat show in the Gulf region, the event is a 1-stop shopping center for the yachting season. More than seven-hundred yachts from 10′ to over 100′ in length are on display both on land and the water in one location. The yachts represent the best in Sail, Power, as well as Paddle Craft from the marine industry. (more…)

Clipper Race: Britain stacks at Scoring Gate

The fleet of the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race is flying along to Whitsundays with the top runners just more than a thousand nautical miles from the end line near the Airlie Beach with Da Nang – Viet Nam keeping a short lead with just thirty nautical miles separating the top 8 squads.
Great Britain was the very first through Scoring Gate at 18:16 UTC (January 3, 2016) followed only twenty-six minutes later by LMAX Exchange, taking 3 and 2 points respectively. The final point was snatched by Derry Londonderry Doire.
Peter Thornton, the Great Britain skipper, talked about the tense fight. He told that that little race for the gate previous night was a bit acute. He thanked LMAX Exchange for his increased number of white hairs, heightened blood pressure as well as general lack of sleep. He added that the forecast wind shift in the final stages did in fact come through in the nick of time and enabled them to stay ahead which ge was delighted with, as the people were working pretty hard in some challenging helming and trimming conditions – especially at night. (more…)

World’s largest sail-assisted vessel Sailing Yacht

A drone video of Sailing Yacht A, with the towering masts now stepped, reveals the jaw-dropping scale of the largest sail-assisted yacht of the world. A 25 second video, in which the yacht passes, actually make you realize how big it is. At 143m/470ft, the vessel is around 200ft longer compared to the Cutty Sark and the Maltese Falcon.

The video footage was shot during early seatrials near Kiel as well as Nobiskrug yard creditworthy for her construction in Germany. Called as the White Pearl while it is being made, Sailing Yacht A belongs to Andrey Melnichenk, an industrialist from Russia with a net worth of around US$ 9 billion. (more…)