July 21, 2018 / by index / Uncategorized / No Comments

Sailing Enthusiasts Assembled At Annual Round Canvey Race

Several enthusiasts of sailing gathered at the Benfleet Yacht Club at the weekend to be the part of one of the premier rowing competitions of east coast that is taking place as competitors are raced around Canvey Island in the eighth.

In the competition, a total of twenty-eight boats participated and in the all stand in a line to start the 14.5-mile course. The course was all the way round Canvey Island, starting and finishing at the Benfleet Club.
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June 26, 2018 / by index / Uncategorized / No Comments

Gamagori Japan Sailing Venue

The World Cup Series that recently concluded in Japan was one of the Olympic events out of eight ones planned for Gamagori. The Men’s Skiff or the 49er was sent out on the day when there was no wind. However the conditions were not enough in a competitive race to be held. The scores hence remained the same after on day two as from the first day. This series in Japan suffered due to fickle winds. Gamagori is a coastal city that has about 80,000 people as its population. It has been suffering bad weather for quite some time.

 

Local sailors attribute the fickle wind conditions to the reason being between seasons. They state that this time of year is usually warm, but this year the current conditions have been different. Many local Japanese sailors were optimistic to sail in this venue and were hopeful to showcase some good achievements during the event.

Many were happy that outsiders were coming in to compete in this international event and getting to experience the local water conditions here. As the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games preparations are underway, this event will certainly give many a chance to acclimatize themselves to the waters by the coastlines of Japan. For the Japanese sailors it is also important that they get practice to compete with international teams over the three years that will lead to the next Olympic Games. There is a new sailing facility that has been built that is state of the art and where an international tournament called Tasar World Championships was held from 30th July to 6th August 2017.

Gamagori is being promoted as a sailing venue in Japan through Enoshima is the chosen venue for the 2020 Olympic Games. However the former has been chosen for the venue for the sailing competitions that would be part of the Asian Games which would be held in 2026. These games are quadrennial events which are held among Asian athletes and competitions here are valued as highly as the Olympics.

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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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August 18, 2016 / by admin / Uncategorized / No Comments

Saratoga Rowing Association New Center

The Saratoga Rowing Association has been expanded in order to allow the city to bring in more racing athletes to the city. There has been added, a new center for the regatta and training. The cost is estimated to be one million. The center will have elite athletes as crew members who would train the high school rowers who enroll in the center, about two hundred or more.

The new building is about 5000 square feet in dimensions and is scheduled for inauguration shortly. There would be more room for storage and display of equipments as well as adults and students to use the facility for enhancing their rowing skills. (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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