The Sailing World Cup was held in Qingdao and similar to the weather conditions in Sheboygan, the weather here also made the sailors wait for day three as the first two days the weather remained unfavorable for sailing.
This was similar to the conditions that were witnessed in 2008 when the Beijing Olympic Games were held. Sailors at Quindao had to meet with tricky weather elements such as currents and cloud cover. Not only did the visiting sailors suffer, but also those who were competing as part of the host nation. They also made mistakes and lost out points.
In the Laser men category Croatia remained on top of the fleet. Tonci Stipanovic was able to hold off Coccoluto who was trying to gain above the Olympic medalist. The Cyprus team made some bad starts in the beginning, but they recovered and finished in the second as well as the fifth place. The team admitted that they made certain mistakes in the beginning. However, when the current was strong they were able to move into fifth position. The forecast was said to be similar in the coming days with light winds and strong current. However, when the sailors went out to the waters, it was not found to be so. They found favorable conditions for sailing though cloud cover kept coming about and pressure and wind shafts kept moving up and down. (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…)
The absolute beauty of Costa Smeralda does not tell the whole tale about why the sailors come back every year to the Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup.
The third day threw up a dissimilar set of challenges to the first two days of contest, and this is the challenge of the unknown, how one could deal with the unexpected, which keeps these contestants coming back for more and more.
Shiftier, lighter breezes worked quite nicely for Momo, Dieter Schön’s new seventy-two-footer that won both today’s races to clutch the lead in Rolex Maxi 72 World Championships. Of the forty boats as well as five racing classes, Thomas Bscher’s hundred-and-seven footer Open Season is the one to have saved a clean sheet thus far, securing all her races in Wally Division.
Still, this is not just the newest boats that are fearing well in the blend of all conditions in Porto Cervo. New leader in Mini Maxi Racer Cruisers is Giuseppe Puttini’s vintage Swan 65 Shirlaf (of 1976), which is one of the most advanced yachts of her day and it is still gracing the world’s top regattas almost forty years later.
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.
If you believe that you have a whole lot to park your car, so attempt to look for a place for your yacht. Well, as if the boats were not really expensive enough, but Harbour 26, a new “dockominium” in Fort Lauderdale in Florida, is charging up to US$ 3 million for yacht parking spots, said to Battle Plan Capital, an Alabama-based investment group behind the development.
The twenty six totally covered, hurricane-rated boat slips each come with a 2-story storage adeptness along with an enwrapped garage as well as additional car parking. The harbor that is around 5 minutes from Fort Lauderdale airport, is also set to have a full club house on the place, with a pool, entertainment and fitness centers, barbeque as well as twenty four hour security, in case owners are bored aboard their very own yachts. (more…)