QLD Match Racing Championships

The Mooloolaba Yacht Club will be organizing the Queensland Match Racing Championship from the 16th to the 18th September 2016. The best part about this event is that there will be nine talented teams on show at this year’s event. These new teams represent the clubs along the east coast of Australia.

The new teams are: Royal Yacht Club of Tasmania, Royal Sydney Yacht Squadron, Cruising Yacht club of Australia and Sandringham Yacht Club. They will be joining the likes of emerging teams like the Sunshine Coast Sailing team and Royal Queensland Yacht Squadron to take part in the three days Elliott 6s regatta event, with th first prize a week’s Bareboat Charter in Trogir, in Croatia.

Five of the above teams are relatively new to the sailing world and are unranked and the other four teams are just getting a foothold in the sailing arena and are increasing their ranking by taking part in the local competitions. The Sandringham Yacht Club skippers Phillipa Solly and Rhett Gowans are coached by James Sly, who has a lot of exposure to dinghy racing. The coach is happy with his team’s progress and they have been training every weekend from May. Continue reading “QLD Match Racing Championships”

Key West Race Week 2017

The Key West race week that is lined up for 2017 has entries coming in now.

There are about 6 categories decided and 40 boats which are lined up to compete in the Quantum Key West Race Week in 2017. Among the different classes decided for the event the J/111s would be a prominent class that will feature in this race week that is scheduled in 2017 at Key West.

There is a discount period offered for first entries that will end by the first of October. After this the entry fees will increase. This would be the 30th event which has 44 boats lined up. There are several classes of boats that will be competing in this event. These include Melges 24, J/70, J/111 and C&C 30 One-Design. Continue reading “Key West Race Week 2017”

Join the Annapolis Yacht Club Regatta

The Annapolis yacht club has a one design regatta to be launched this year as part of the J/8 class series. This category of a sport boat is known to flash several features. For instance, it is driven by a fleet that is strong in their sailing skills.

The boat would be changing its schedule and the AYC One Design Regatta is being added which would be held in the forthcoming weekend at the Chesapeake Bay. This regatta is on at full swing as it had previously conflicted with Screwpile Lighthouse Challenge but that is not happening anymore. Continue reading “Join the Annapolis Yacht Club Regatta”

Yacht show in Orange Beach

This weekend in Orange Beach, you can check out the newest yachts – not just one or two or a few, but hundreds of them. The Wharf Boat & Yacht Show, the largest boat show on the Gulf coast, is opening on Friday morning.

This is a full-fledged fest that is fun for the whole family along with live music and many other things. Children can relish free art learning sessions from well known artist Larry Rackley. Friday is Locals Day where people who stay in the region get a US$ 3 discount providing they have a local ID. Continue reading “Yacht show in Orange Beach”

New Zealand lifts NESPRESSO Youth International Match Cup

George Anyon, 20, representing the Youth Training Program of the Royal New Zealand Yacht, with his team of Josh Wijohn, Patrick Haybittle and Logan Andresen, has won NESPRESSO Youth International Match Racing Cup.
George Anyon beat Murray Jones of Cruising Yacht Club of Australia 2-1 in the best of 3 series. The Race Committee had to cut-short the racing today after no winds forced the crews to stay at docks till after lunch. The racing between Anyon and Jones was quite close all through the regatta and at the last start either team might have walked away with the victory.
In the fight of the wills, Royal Port Nicholson Yacht Club’s William Eastman won the third spot from William Dargaville. Anyon called the win today as down to the boat handling, keeping it effective and very simple big thanks to the team coach as well as graduate of Youth Training Programme Chris Steele.
Wijohn, Andresen and Anyon also won Centerport Youth International Regatta previous weekend, but Anyon appeared apprehensive that they would be able to take 3 victories in 3 weeks with Red Bull Foiling Generation arranged at Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron next week.

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Final 4 advance at the Busan Cup

Spithill, Le Berre and Groeneveld celebrated Halloween by making it to the semis of Busan Cup Women’s International Match Race, along with World #1 Ulrikkeholm Klinkby beating Women’s International Match Racing Series topper Shea of Epic Racing 3 – 1 for the last semi-final position.

Danish skipper told that Maggie pushed us a lot in the pre-starts, but they found the right shifts and had good boat handling. Now they are going for a win, in Busan and in the Women’s International Match Racing Series. They had really close races as well as most of them could have gone either way. They did the best they could, but now it is not in their hands anymore. Continue reading “Final 4 advance at the Busan Cup”

Taking Children on a Yacht

Sailing is a great hobby, and taking your children on a yacht to experience what it’s like out at sea can be an experience they’ll never forget. It may even instill in them a lifelong love of the sea and everything to do with sailing. However, when introducing your children to yachting and sailing, here are some things to remember.

  1. 1. Safety first

As the main yacht charter UK website says, it goes without saying that you should always put the safety of your children first. Even if you think they’ll be fine and they will be sensible on the yacht, you can never be too careful. Ensure that they all have life jackets which fit properly and make them aware that they need to be wearing their life jackets at all times while on board the yacht.

kids on a yacht

  1. 2. Talk to them beforehand

Lots of young children will think that going on a yacht is just a lot of fun, which it certainly can be! However, you do need to make them aware of the dos and don’ts when on a yacht. Tell them that they cannot mess around on the yacht, they cannot touch things without asking first and they need to make sure they stay safe at all times. Let them know that they have nothing to be worried about but that the water is very deep and you don’t want any accidents to happen.

  1. 3. Make sure the yacht is equipped properly

If you’re going to take very young children and toddlers onto the yacht – whether it’s your own or one of the

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