The endmost day of the championship of Hempel Youth Sailing World in the year 2019 in Poland’s Gdynia saw 3 medals of gold being decided prior to the final races of Friday.
going to be a double celebration in 420 fleets after Blake McGlashan and Seb
Menzies from New Zealand and Yumi Yoshiyasu and Madeline Hawkins from the
United States had sealed the deal in Boy’s and Girl’s division with only 1 race
left. The gold medal of Mixed Nacra 15 had also been decided as Rebecca Hancock
and Will Cooley had a 9 points lead.
The 55th edition of the Congressional Cup went smoothly
for the Yacht Club of Long Beach.
The condition during the championship was good for
sailors, the weather was high 60s and some wispy clouds were visible in the sky
that not turned to train, but made the weather pleasant. And, after that, there
was a strong competition between American Taylor Canfield and Johnie Berntsson
coming from Sweden. The competition continued till 5th of April Friday. The cup
now has to set the event for a convincing weekend at the time when the finals
and semifinals will take place. It is a perfect and fitting start for what is
gearing up to be a great sailing season in 2019 summer.
This year there will be more sailing events with a
higher level of competition as the 2020 Summer Olympics taking place in Tokyo
is now at much distance from here. At event Congressional Cup, Ian Williams,
the world No. 1 has back to try to triumph the race all for the fourth time.
Dobbs Davis said “This is another event of world class.
The organizer for the Transpacific Race and having the sailing event of
international level in the Long Beach is surely a great thing.”
However, for the 2019 iteration, there is a difference.
Davis Said, “We are now having an astounding number of
entries. Over the 100 entries, probably there is some nostalgia for the same.” It
is the part of a trend because the sailing world now preparing for the upcoming
This is for the second time that the Brazilian crew has claimed the win in the final of Star Sailors League (SSL), however, on this instance; this wasn’t the choice of bookies.
Henry Boeing and Robert Scheidt, the legends of Olympic were the right choice for going into the event and subjugated the final four days of Nassau Qualifier rounds, but PedroTrouche and Jorge Zarif Jorge were the ones who triumph every stage today. Both the sailors are at the age of 26 and 27. Zarif is the Star World Champion and also the winner of Finn Gold Cup 2013, and the Trouche is the first sailing crew who is younger than 40 and have got the victory in the annual event. Theevent’s aim is to decide the sailing world top ‘star’.Zarif after the race said, “It is surprising for us that we had the type of dominance, and this is due to the high level of this event. Today, we sailed the best by putting ourall the efforts. Yes, we gave our 100%, pumping and hiking every time and I believe what made the difference. For us, it is an opportunity that we are here and also a great result that we managed to beat those experienced sailors.”
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. Continue reading Park City Sailing Women Series & Q & A With Barkow
The last four have emerged on the third day of the ongoing 2018 Nespresso Youth International Match Racing Cup, as per reports. James Wilson of RNZYS Youth Training Programme (YTP) led the pack that includes Leonard Takahashi from RNZYS Performance Programme Pacific Racing Team and another RNZYS YTP squadron leader Jordan Stevenson. Finn Tapper of Cruising Yacht Club of Australia made the final cut set to slug it out in the semis tomorrow.
The first two days of racing were very wet and windy. However the third day of Round Robin saw clear skies with wind of 10-15 knots. At the final Round robin, Jordan Stevenson made the biggest leap as he won his remaining three races to enter the top eight. Clare Costanzo and James Farquharson also made the cut as they also won their races.
It was quite disappointing for Trent Turigliatto from the Long Beach Yacht Club, John Lynch from the Darwin Sailing Club, and Tom Picot from Cercle Nautique Caledonien as they were one win short of reaching the finals. The three teams won six races but their overall ranking was not enough.
After the final Round Robin racing, eight finalists emerged. Wilson who led the Round Robin squared against Royal Prince Alfred Yacht Club’s Farquharson. RNZYS YTP’s Stevenson clashed with Nick Egnot-Johnson of RNZYS PP. Takahashi faced Frankie Dair from Kerikei Cruising Club while Tapper met Costanzo.
Wilson lost two rounds but ended up winning 3-2. Tapper was consistent to see off his rival 3-1. Takahashi was brilliant all through, seeing off Dair 3-0. Egnot-Johnson could not maintain his comeback rout as he crashed 3-2 to Stevenson.
The semis promise set for tomorrow promises more excitement with Wilson and Takahashi tapped to make the finale following some brilliant sailing.
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.
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.
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
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