Category: Yachting

September 16, 2017 / by index / Yachting / No Comments

Davidson’s View Of Competitive Sailing

A designer syndicate which is based in New Zealand is hoping for a return to the old sailing styles when the Auld Mug is held here in 2021, the predetermined 36th edition of the America’s Cup.
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One of the pioneers of the old style of sailing is Laurie Davidson. He retired while being at the pinnacle of the sport. However, at the present age of ninety he stays abreast of the advances the sport has made, from boats with keels to catamarans that run on foiling technology.

Davidson currently lives in his home in Long Bay from where he can look out at the Hauraki Gulf. This is the location where the sport will see one of the oldest international trophy events being held, likely in a period of four years. His home has a coffee table that has nautical tomes. Even at ninety he has a sharp mind that understands the way the Emirates Team New Zealand has been operating in their latest yachting tournaments. Davidson made some commendable designs such as Black Magic NZL 32 which won in the San Diego sailing event held in 1995. It also helped team New Zealand to defend the trophy they acquired in 2000. (more…)

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May 16, 2017 / by index / Yachting / No Comments

Oracle Team USA’s AC50 Touched Water In Bermuda

Oracle team USA for America’s cup sailed their new boat christened ‘17’ touched the water for the first time in Bermuda.


After the training session, the skipper Jimmy Spithill said that the team had a successful day and the first impressions of the boat were very good and everyone in the team is happy with it.

On its first sail, the team completed the preliminary performances and the necessary safety tests taking four hours. The skipper added that they had an extended training session on the first sail. According to Jimmy Spithill, it was the perfect day for the first sail with 10-12 knots. The team was able to make full advantage of the condition and work out all the tactics.

It took the effort of 15 designers and more than 50 boat builders to design and construct ‘17’. 85,000 man hours were needed to build the boat. The in-house team was supported by partners like Oracle, BMW, Parker, Airbus, and Yanmar in providing technical expertise. (more…)

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March 11, 2017 / by index / Boat Trip, Yachting / No Comments

New Zealand Yachting Funds Increased

It is expected that Yachting New Zealand will regain its position and will be sent back in form soon.


It seems like Yachting New Zealand will uphold the momentum that it achieved at Rio Olympics and have a good chance of repeating things. Reason for this is increasing in funding of Yachting from (HPSNZ) High Performance Sport New Zealand. Yes, HPNZ has increased the funding of club considering its performance and need.

From this Olympic cycle Yachting will get 15.1 million NZD dollar from HPSNZ, the funding will remain continue for four years. Yachting, used to receive 12.45 million dollar, NZD from HPSNZ till the last Olympic cycle. But, considering the need of game the core funding of the game has been increased. (more…)

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November 11, 2016 / by admin / Yachting / No Comments

Milwaukee Area Sail And Trail

Sailing took on a fun element when MAST, Milwaukee Area Sail and Trail, was out up by a group of sailors who have similar interests in sailing. The Mast Yacht Club defined a motto for the event as well. They stated that the motto of the event was serious fun and not serious racing.

The club has just finished its forty first season and it does not seem to have lost out in spirit in any way. The last race for the season was just conducted by the club and the fun format was used by the club here. They have had other kinds of formats in previous races such as pursuit race. They also had a Frisbee race of the relay kind. This year they have a regatta dart race. It was a novel format that raised a lot of enthusiasm among the participants.

The race course in this format was a twice round the leeward or the windward with the use of PHRF handicaps. Those who finished the race then got onto the shore and tried to improve scores for their team by throwing in three darts. The score of the darts thrown were added to every boat’s handicap gathered during the race. This helped to add a new element to the usual boat racing. There was a fun element added to the race in this way, and it meant anyone could win the first prize of a week’s yacht chartering in Scotland. (more…)

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June 26, 2016 / by admin / Yachting / No Comments

March Madness at San Diego National Offshore

San Diego’s great conditions yielded a whole day of racing for over hundred teams contending in twelve classes on the 2nd day of Helly Hansen National Offshore One Design Regatta, the biggest national sailboating circuit in United States. Several races for the 1 design boats carried on as a face-off for the top position in the series championship in British Virgin Islands comes.

Today, the fight went on at the top of the J/70 fleet. This time, after 4 races, this is Jeff Janov’s Minor Threat slipping into the lead over Midlife Crisis of Bruce Golison. McLean told that Minor Threat’s Doug McLean told that they obviously had a magnificent day with a 2-1-1. He added that it was close racing all through day. (more…)

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