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…)
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…)
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…)