Tracy Edwards and Her Maiden Journey

Tracy Edwards has made history with Maiden and even with an extensive sailing history with the boat; she continues to plan more tours and competitions with it. Edwards’s states that she wishes to man the boat with a crew comprising of all women. However, it was not an easy decision as she faced misogyny and sexism issues as a result.

However, she knows that being skipper is about having a vision and motivating her crew to see it through. She had been part of Whitbread Round the World Race. Popularly known as Volvo Ocean Race, she had been part of it in 1990. She had sold Maiden after that and the crew members, 12 in numbers, were scattered as well.

Stream Series In SORC Islands

The Stream Series will be held in SORC islands, the 2017-18 version to start off soon.

There has been a Notice of Series announced for the winters as well, which would be tropical and warm water races. The current season would start from South Beach. It would be the Nassau Cup Race that is being hosted by Coral Reef Yacht Club and others as well as managed by SORC. It would start on Thursday, 9th November of this year. There would be match racing as well as festivities in the post race period organized by the Nassau Yacht Club.

The races in December would be the Wirth Munroe Invitational, Palm Beach race, which would be hosted by several clubs like Biscayne Bay Yacht clubs and others, SORC managing the event overall. This race would include a course starting from Miami and ending at Palm Beach. This race, as always, would be held on the first weekend of December and would include buffet dinner at the Sailfish club. (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