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Brisbane To Keppel Yacht All Set To Begin

The yacht race 11th Club Marine Brisbane to Keppel is sloped to be one of the closest in the event history following the withdrawal of Black Jack.


The race showed the participation of thirty two yachts on which 300 yachters were there. At 11am, the yachts were set out from Brisbane, however, one of the favorite Black Jack wasn’t able to register its presence, because of some technical difficulties that could not be remedied in time.

General Manager of Keppel Bay Marina, Kylie Smith said,” This race is going to be spectacular for the spectators, and also thrilling, if the Land Rover Sydney to Gold Coast race finish on time and Supermaxi Wild Oats XI got the chance to cross re-enact in the Brisbane to Keppel race.”

“Our expectations are to keep the competition fierce with the front runners, which included the 86 years old classic yacht designed by Sparkman & Stephens, the US competitor ‘Dorade’, Ms Smith said.

“The field of 32 yachts will travel the distance of 343 nautical miles, with the pack’s leaders anticipated to arrive in the bay of Keppel earliest by Sunday morning if winds permit.” Continue reading Brisbane To Keppel Yacht All Set To Begin

Slater Gets A Medal After Four Trail

As soon as Dan Slater crossed the finish line of the World Masters Games, final race, someone shouted out that Slater had picked up a Games medal finally. He got this medal after the fourth time of trying.


Slater has a tight battle with Matt Blakey over 10 races within the apprentice masters of the Laser fleet. The pair was separated by only two points going into the final day of the tournament and that was how Salter finished as they crossed each other within one position in both the races.

To qualify the event, Slater lost 7kgs, on which he explained, during the weight loss period, he eats like a Finn sailor and did not do exercise. He said all the efforts brought the results as one can see here.

He said, “It was a great fun, I enjoyed being back racing and that too in a big fleet like this. As far as the dieting is concerned, then it is just good for my health.”   Continue reading Slater Gets A Medal After Four Trail

Sailing Need Exposure In India

The ASAF International Regatta successfully concluded on 19 of December at in Chennai. Chennai is always a good destination for sailing lovers around the world, thanks to weather and air condition in the area.


ASAF championship too, the wind created a challenging atmosphere for sailors and gives them great adventure. Sailors from Thailand, Oman, and Indonesia participated in the tournament. In the championship Indonesia sailor Ramadhan Tito won the main category.

Telangana had big participation in the event and many Indian reach to the podium to receive prizes. However, as far as talent is concerned, then sailor Ashwin Murali from Tamil Nadu won the heart of spectators and give amazing performances.

He said “The weather at Chennai port was challenging and this added adventure in sport and made players to show their extraordinary skills. It added quality in a game of every player. Throughout the event was great and we enjoyed it a lot. We have learnt various things from this event.” Continue reading Sailing Need Exposure In India

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

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.

Continue reading New Zealand lifts NESPRESSO Youth International Match Cup

Phuket a top selection for the very first Thailand yacht show

Phuket has been called as a popular selection for launch of a Thailand Yacht Show, to be arranged by Ministry of Transport and Ministry of Tourism and Sports. The place for the new yacht event, programmed for this year’s end has been narrowed down to Pattaya and Phuket, said Deputy Minister of Transport Akom Termpittayapisit to the National News Bureau of Thailand.

This would give soe exposure for yacht makers same to what car makers are handed during Motor Expo, explained Prime Minister Gen Prayut Chan-o-cha. Yacht makers could exhibit their luxurious, new models at the program, and this would serve help to promote yacht tourism in Thailand, added he.

MOTS Phuket office’s deputy director Ratchadaporn Pattana told the Phuket Gazette this morning that he believes that Phuket is all set for this. Located on the Andaman coast, they have suitable marinas for this kind of event. If Phuket is selected as a place for yacht show, this would be more than helpful to the province, as it keeps itself to be an important port of call for yachts across the area. He told that along with this, they would attract more and more quality travelers, who would have higher per-capita expenditure in Phuket. Continue reading Phuket a top selection for the very first Thailand yacht show

Sir Robert Knox Johnston Gets The Third Place In A Transatlantic Solo Race

Sir Robin Knox Johnston finished third in Route du Rhume transatlantic race on 22nd November. Sir Johnston’s current age is 75 and he is the oldest competitor in the race that spanned over three thousand miles.

Sir Johnston became the first to sail around the world solo without stopping 45 years ago. He currently has five grandsons. The race started from France and ended at Caribbean. Sir Johnston said that he felt euphoric after getting the third place in the race. Sir Johnston sailed in the race in his Grey Power Open 60 Yacht. Sir Johnston is the founder of Clipper Round the World Yacht Race. He finished the race on Saturday after being at sea for more than twenty days. He last participated in this race in the year 1982 where he finished 14th. Continue reading Sir Robert Knox Johnston Gets The Third Place In A Transatlantic Solo Race