Vision Of World Cup Series 2017

With the World Cup Series having started in Miami and ended by January 29th, it is simply the beginning of several regattas that would be held through the year, with Biograd next on the list. The main aim of the series is to help sailors prepare for the kind of competition they will face at Olympic levels.

Hence, no matter what category of sailing event one participates in, there are several events designed in this series to help expose sailors to the structure as well as quality of competition they would face at the pinnacle of all international regatta events.

The vision of this series has been fine tuned for this year. The overall goal is to match the experience that sailors get at the Olympics. Changes were found from the first leg itself, where events offered different opportunities and helped elevate different aspects of the events. (more…)

Southampton Boat Show To Exhibit Ultra National 18

The Southampton Boat Show will be conducted from the 16th September to 25th September by the National 18 Class Association. The main attraction of the boat show will be the all new National 18 known as an Ultra. This boat is designed by Phil Morrison.

There has been a lot of changes and development that the National18 class has undergone over the past two years. The boat was in the wilderment for two years and now is ready to test the race waters. Two full seasons of testing and developments reveal that the boat is ready to meet the requirements and the expectations of the Class members. (more…)

America’s World Cup Series

There had been an inaugural event that had been held at Portsmouth, heralding the beginning of the America’s Cup World Series. Being sponsored by Louis Vuitton it is called the Louis Vuitton America’s Cup World Series.

The show that was held last year proved to be a big hit as it attracted spectators from around the region. The show that had been spectacular will be staged again and it happened on July 21st. There were the best sailors of the world showcasing their high tech sailing accessories and boats. It was held at Portsmouth in Hampshire, England. (more…)

Kiwi women sailors jumps on self funded campaign

Two sailors from New Zealand would go to other nations on self sponsored campaigns in order to get in the selection process in the Olympic team in what is anticipated to be the last round of announcements.

In spite of having qualified New Zealand in the 1st round of 2015 Olympic qualification at the ISAF World Championships in Spain, they were not listed in the 1st round of nominations by the New Zealand Olympic Committee on Monday. (more…)

Maine yacht wins well known Australian sailing race

A Maine-made boat has won an honored sailing race from Sydney, mainland Australia, to Hobart, the capital of the Aussie state of Tasmania, and back. The hundred foot Comanche is owned by Jim Clark, billionaire from Texas, who is also the co-founder of Netscape, along with his wife, Kristi. It ended the Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race earlier on Monday in 2 days, 8 hours, 58 minutes and thirty seconds.

Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race
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Four yachts retire from Pensacola a la Habana Race

Tough conditions in the first twenty-four-hours of the Andrews Institute Pensacola a la Habana race 2015 have ensued in four of the twenty-two starters needing to call it a day.

‘Surf Rider’, the home-made catamaran as well as Island Packet 27 ‘Island Sun’ came back to Pensacola Bay Saturday later this afternoon. ‘Makani U’l’, a Beneteau 40, went through damage to her jib halyard as well as roller-furler system and it is going to St. Petersburg, Florida for some repairs. ‘Midnight Sun II’, a Hunter 42, was dismasted and was taken back to Pensacola Yacht Club (PYC) by 8:30 AM CST. (more…)