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
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
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
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. Continue reading Cape Town Race To Conclude Soon
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
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
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
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
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