The Ginger crew was over the moon after they won the MC38 Australian Championship for the fourth time in a row.
They won their record 4th consecutive title on Pittwater last Sunday. It was an unpredictable last day that saw final points score changing. Ginger had a good start to the race in the first two days and entered the final day on the defensive mode.
The Maserati skippered by Neville Crichton was able to get the hang of the breeze on the final day to move into the second position overall. They got the better of the Dark Star team. The race started with a 5 to 7 knots southwest wind and went on to increase as the race progressed. There was also a postponement between the races due to the fear of a thunderstorm looming. Continue reading Ginger Wins 4th Straight MC38 Australian Championship
49erFX, 49er, Men’s and Women’s RS: X, Formula Kite and Nacra 17 finished their competition week with Medal Races.
It happened in Stadium course, in front of St Kilda Sailing Precinct. During the entire competition there was a mix of breezes.
On Saturday, the foiling kite boarders were last to race and luckily team had the better of the conditions, the beautiful afternoon sunshine with 12-knot breeze. Those who had raced before foiling kite boarders faced tough time. They raced in shifting breezes of 6-7 knots.
Oliver Bridge participants from Great Britain took the lead of 14-point into three single-point. He shared his view about the race and said, “In first race plan did not turn into action, in upwind I wasn’t at my best and then I caught with something at windward second mark and it hit the deck. In realizing something hiccups on my foil I wasn’t in a position to get started again. The situation was annoying nevertheless, a couple of places I managed to catch up” Continue reading Fantastic Finish Of Foiling Race
The dismasting that the Swiss team suffered at the beginning of Act 6 of Extreme Sailing Series could not put them off from making an extraordinary comeback. Alinghi won the Act 6 even after being disarmed earlier in the race.
The Extreme Sailing Series has been taking part in the waters of the Madeira Islands in Portugal. The Red Bull Sailing team had collided at high speed with the Swiss team. This had resulted in the mast of the GC32 catamaran of the Swiss team being damaged. The damage had occurred in the third race, which had forced the crew of the team to stop from participating from the four races that remained – some of them even went off to Yacht Charter in Scotland instead!?
It also threatened to keep them from being on the waters on the final day of the race. However, their shore team helped them to get back to action. The sailors then repaid their shore team by winning a victory in both races in the final lap of the event. There were light winds, but even then the team was able to pull off a victory. Continue reading Alinghi Team Wins Act 6
The 52 Super Series 2015 champions, Azzurra showed their best performance in this season till now in the Bay of Palma where they had achieved the World Championship title last year. Smeralda, the Yacht Club Costa team achieved 2nd positions two times from the windward leeward competitions which were sailed in sea breeze conditions. On 26th July, there was the launch pad for competition victories. The main position towards the start line of the gun was what led to the victory of Provezza and Bronenosec.
The team Azzurra won the best in balancing on the line up without pushing very hard for the big reward title. They were in the 2nd position at the windward point and then kept it tight to achieve their 2nd places. The Puerto Portals 2016 Sailing Week will be the biggest as of now. Continue reading TP52 Super Series
A Flackwell Heath resident is getting all set to set off for a grueling yacht race to raise fund towards building a kids’ hospice. 65 year old Stephen Jones is getting ready to fly out to United States on 22nd April to join IchorCoal squad for 7th leg of Clipper Round the World Race, starting on 24th April, from Seattle to New York via Panama Canal as well as the Caribbean.
Broken into 8 legs and fourteen to sixteen individual races, the Clipper race that began in England on 30th August, previous year, involves twelve identical racing yachts, and each of them has a trained captain to safely guide the crew through the forty-thousand mile travel.
Mr Jones will be participating in the postulating race in the help of Alexander Devine Children’s Hospice Service, which is a charity assemble by Alexander’s parents, who was diagnosed with brain tumor aged 4 and he passed away when he was eight years old.
Now, the charity is working to construct and run a children’s hospice in the White Waltham that would alleviative care for kids in Berks and Bucks, respite care, backing for families as well as a community outreach team.
Continue reading Sailing enthusiast gets ready for hard yacht race to bring up money for new children’s hospice
Wally has declared the recent introduction of the 30.48 meters yacht in Galateia, England. With naval design by Reichel Pugh Yacht Design, she is the 3rd unit of wallycento design, and it features all the modern concepts of the box-ruled superyacht: a fully equipped family cruiser matching the speed of the latest maxi racer.
Boasting a while hull, Galateia has a super flush deck along with a roomy social cockpit amidships seating up to ten people as well as a wide sun lounge aft, along with the twin helm and navigation places in between. Interiors are both comfortable and luxurious from bow to stern. She fits up to 6 guests over 10 en suite double cabins in summation to the huge owner’s’ suite located forward. Continue reading Wally introduces Galateia
The break-up of the United States trade embargo against Cuba, country in the Caribbean, has contributed with it a wave of scopes for travelers as well as sports enthusiasts alike, among them the first offshore race between the nations in decades.
The first Pilar Regatta will start from Key West, Florida, to Veradero, Cuba, on 3rd Dec, 2015. The race committee, as well as the judges, is drawn up of representatives of the US SAILING and Cuban Sailing Federation. Registration for the regatta is ongoing, and it will end on 1st Oct, 2015. Continue reading Race from United States to Cuba