Ireland and sailing reached a pinnacle when Annalise Murphy received a silver medal in the Olympics in August 2016. Sailing received due attention in the country and the public interest as well. The Medal race was watched with great interest by most people of the Rio Olympic event.
Annalise Murphy had been received well with garlands and national award honors as well as elevated to the status of Volvo Sailor of the Year. The awards ceremony was held in Dublin on the last Friday of January. This helped to resurface some of the attention that had initially been grabbed after Rio was completed.
The awards ceremony brought in sailing professionals from different parts of the country and helped refresh the minds of people that much talent exists in the country in competitive sailing. For instance, Annalise Murphy as well as Ewan MacMahon was awarded who was acclaimed as Youth Sailor of the Year. The shared enthusiasm among professionals in the same sport made the evening special. (more…)
The Canada’s Cup was first competed in the year 1896. The 24th edition of the race has kicked started on the 10th of September 2016 and will be held till the 14th September. This challenge driven race is between Canada and United States of America. The defender of the race event is Royal Canadian Yacht Club of Toronto and the challenger team is the Sodus Bay Yacht Club of NY.
This prestigious and famous regatta and match race will be taking place in the Great Lakes region. The top sailors and yacht designers are attracted to this race because of its rich heritage and history. The key aspect of this regatta is the challenge that it poses for the boat and the sail design. This is a challenge driven race that has 5 race series and a fight between two boats. The defending boat this year is Hollandia from the Royal Canadian Yacht Club and the challenging boat is Yquem 1 from Youngstown Yacht Club. (more…)
There are norms that need to be followed in World Sailing events. Many consultancies and firms are involved in determining that the participants who apply are adhering to the rules, guidelines and parameters set. One Russian sailor has been excluded from the Rio Olympics as certain guidelines were found to be inconsistent as per the guidelines set for the Olympics.
Indeed, World Sailing plays an important role when it comes to deciding on the sailors from the different countries who wish to participate in the sailing Olympics. There have been a team of seven sailors from Russia who have applied to participate in Rio Olympics, but one participant was found to have not adhered to the requirements set for the 2016 Rio Olympics. (more…)
World Sailing is all set to take the sport to mass audience in the year 2016 with an advanced and forward approach that was offered today at London Boat Show at ExCel in Great Britain. World Sailing Vice President Gary Jobson, World Sailing Series Editor Matt Sheahan and World Sailing Chief Marketing Officer Malcolm Page were all present at the show to reveal the recent announcements given by the governing body.
In addition to that, Gary Jobson, the World Sailing Vice President, read out a report from the Executive Committee meeting that took place on 8th January regarding Youth Sailing World Championships. (more…)
Two-time Helly Hansen Caribbean NOOD defending champ Dr. Jim Sears is a known Viper 640 sailor from the Long Beach, California. Sears’ Team Viper, having secured its place to Caribbean NOOD Championship by snatching the Viper 640 class as well as the San Diego NOOD in the year 2013, has always gone for the zest.
For his very first NOOD championship, Jim rented a catamaran to shadow the squad around the course, loaded it with buddies, booze, girlfriends and wives. He won the party hands down, but ended 2nd overall.
However, Team Viper revenged its loss in the year 2014, this time as a full-freight “Open” challenger, racing against select NOOD champs. Once again, The Viper mothership shook the BVI’s sleepy-eyed anchorages, lit up with LED disco lights and more importantly light, casual laughter. A win in ’14 gave them an automatic defender’s spot this year (thanks to Sunsail), and Team Viper came in Tortola in October all set to defend its awards.
According to a report by a Yacht Charter in Greece company, there were a lot of probable spoilers in the championship group. However, including San Diego YC’s commodore, John Laun, who earned his place as the captain of the top J/120 team at San Diego NOOD. The Commodore is also rolled into Sunsail’s Road Town base along with an entourage as well as a mother ship stocked with friends and crew.
Corresponding Chicago NOOD was a foursome led by Colleen Feeny. Her captain, Ron Buzil, could not pay heed so he put her in the responsibility of carrying Vayu battle flag. Team Chicago came light and lean on crew, confident the Sunsail 41’s jib-and-main combo might be handled by 8 hands.