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Park City Sailing Women Series & Q & A With Barkow

The Park City Sailing Association is known to have sailed on Jordanelle for more than 10 years. The club has seen massive growth during that period. Casey Marsh, the association representative said they are totally focused to increase women’s participation. He said that their firm is at the Jordanelle for a long period, but it’s mostly dominated by men. Hence, they want to ensure that there are some women on the water too. Therefore, they are trying to organize a program which is suitable for any level. There would be some small lessons along with the involvement of some social aspects. The first lesson would be out from 6 to 8 pm which would be on the boats. Thereafter, they would be back at the picnic spot at the new building for some social hour.

Marsh also said that they would have Sally Barkow come out on this Wednesday. Barkow is a female Olympic sailor and also a part of the Volvo Ocean Race team. She is good and leads the charge as far as women empowerment is concerned. There cannot be any other sailor who would be perfect to involve other women. The Volvo Ocean Race is a yacht race across the world; Sally Barkow would take part in the Q&A in water lessons. Barkow has raced with the Olympics nearly for ten years and then moved on to the Volvo Ocean racing. It is indeed a large event.

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.”

Mylius 76FD, E Vai Launched

It has been announced by the Italian yard Mylius Yachts that in its flagship sailing yachts Mylius 76 series has been launched on 11th of and it has been named as E Vai.

The yacht has been constructed from the superstructure and fiber hull of carbon-fiber and it has been designed by Alberto Simeone. If said, this 25.25 meter sloop is the yacht of a true blue water, and then it will not be wrong. It has achieved the highest CE Category A rating according to the Croatian Bareboat charter website. The yacht has a lightweight construction and she displaces just 30 tones.

Moreover, it offers the comfortable accommodation for six guests that can be split between three staterooms. The yacht has a cabin of owner and two twin rooms, which is convertible and all of them are located in the bow area.

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.”  

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.”

Cape Town Race To Conclude Soon

There were different division races in Maserati Cape Town sailing week that was recently concluded. Hollard Jacana was able to gain victory in IRC 2 Division. The yacht that was their vessel was able to make the most of the wind conditions.

The crew made well calculated move as per the wind direction. On the second day of the races there was a south easterly wind blowing with a speed of 15 to 20 knots. This suited the crew members as they needed to have a good wind for the cruiser racer vessel. Indeed, the boat was able to make good speed in such conditions. The crew from Corfu also analyzed how the wind was and anticipated what might be coming forth. As a result, they recalibrated and adjusted their sails and speed. Such a strategy paid off.