For all those who love sailing and competitions, well add them together and you get the sailing competitions wherein ARC, which stands for Atlantic Rally for Cruise happens to be the longest running cruising rally voyage of about 2,700 miles which started in the year 1986 with one direct route only that ran from the Las Palmas which is in the Canary Islands to the Rodney Bay and it lies in the St Lucia.
Now, after a while had passed, WCC, world cruising club decided on adding a second route that was termed the ARC+. This was a bit different than the original ARC wherein the sailing boats/ yachts came on the sailing waters two weeks earlier and then stopped in the place called Mindelo that is on the Verde Island of Sao Vincente and then finally stopped at St Lucia. The ones who participated in this route had an opportunity to swap the crewmates, repair and also get additional parts which were required on the board.
Continue reading “The Legacy Of Atlantic Rally Get Another Charm”
During the final race of Star Sailors League, USA sailors Brian Fatih and Mark Mendelblatt snatch the lead from Brazilian sailors Henry Raul Boening and Robert Scheidt. The final race is taking place at Nassau in The Bahamas.
Though, the second day was quite light and perhaps has favored lighter crews, heavyweights of US Brian Fatih and Mark Mendelblatt posted a solid 1-2 on third day of the final of Star Sailor League (SSL) of Nassau to take the overall lead.
Continue reading “Star Sailors League Finals-Defending Champions Edge Ahead”
British sailor such as Alex Thomson and Montel Fagan-Jordan received the recognition as Britain’s top Yachtsman and Young Sailor of the Year for the year 2017 in a recently held event.
Alex Thomson was privileged in an event for his extraordinary performances in 2017 Vendée Globe solo round, the world renowned race. This 43-year-old Welshman from Hampshire, set the highest record of his times from the beginning of Les Sables d’Olonne, France to Equator (9 days, 7 hours and 2 mins) and the Cape of Good Hope (17 days, 22 hours and 58 minutes) but a 24 hour solo monohull record of 537 nautical miles – an average of 22.4 knots.
Thomson’s firmness shone throughout Day 13 of the race in overcoming a near-terminal delay when his Open 60 yacht Hugo Boss badly smacked some mysterious object, snapping off yacht’s starboard foil. This damage affected the progress over the rest of the 27,000 mile course. However, in spite of these hurdles, with his autopilot, Thomson managed to complete the race with second fastest time record, say, 74 days 19 hours 35 minutes 15 seconds – he was just 16 hours behind French champion Armel Le Cléac’h, and set the new British record for East/West solo circumnavigation.
He was voted highest by so many members from Yachting Journalists’ Association; Alex Thomson’s nomination thrashed two other performances last year, including the world #1, 49er pair Dylan Fletcher and Stuart Bithell, who won gold at the World Championships in Porto, Portugal. He also left behind Paul Goodison, who was the winner of the Moth World Championships successively in the second year. The performance from him is this class attained great recognition because the caliber he has shown is just exceptional.
The popular trophy was inaugurated in the year 1955 via Sir Max Aitken and past holders include various successful names in sports.
For Class 40 team of Oman Sail, the final countdown has begun as they preparation for the beginning of the 4,350-mile Transat Jacques Vabre (TJV) from Le Havre to Brazil.
Now only a month has been left for the beginning of classic two-handed ocean race it will start from 5th
of November, Sidney Gavignet and Fahad Al Hasni his co-skipper are busy with final preparations of the match and focusing on every small and large detail that can hold a huge significance in the success and failure of the match.
Gavignet, French ocean racing veteran is confident and also proficient in their Oman Sail Class 40. Sharing his thought about the event after returning to the Lorient home port of yacht from the boat show Grand Pavois in La Rochelle, Gavignet reflected on some successful training.
He said, “With other boats, we did two sessions, I believe the best six which will be seen in the Transat Jacques Vabre are definitely packed”. Continue reading “Class 40 Team Of Oman Sail Confident Ahead Of Transat Jacques Vabre”
The Red Bull Youth America’s Cup with an objective to bring out the best youth teams in the nation to race in 2017 saw a great start on the first day.
The sailors aged between 18 to 24 years showed their best performance on the first day. The campaign of Red Bull Youth America’s Cup started on 12th
June 2017 at Great Sound in Bermuda. On the very first day, the 6 Pool B teams kicked off their best campaigns with 3 races. Every team was making best of efforts to book their place in the finals of Red Bull Youth Americas Cup.
The Pool B teams that took part in the competition on the first day had Team BDA. They are the hometown favorites that took on the Next Generation USA, Land Rover Bar Academy, NZL Sailing Team, Candidate Sailing Team and Spanish Impulse by Iberostar. It showed an impressive beginning to the competition for none other than the Land Rover Bar Academy. This team won the opening race in good style. Continue reading “Youth America Cup’s Good Start”
Sailing Yacht at the latest venture of Andrey Melnichenko the billionaire from Russian is the eighth tallest yacht in the world.
The yacht is ready and will go for final testing before being delivered to the owner.
The estimated cost of the yacht is $450 million, and according to the reports the yacht is taller than the Statue of Liberty. It has the length of about 143-meters. It has three masts of carbon masts and each has the measurement of over than 90 meters. This is the tallest of any boat. The best part of these masts is all three are able to withstand the wing of a commercial Boeing Dreamliner which is it’s twice the weight.
The boat has been designed for a speed of 16 knots (Cruising speed) (18 mph). The maximum speed of 21 knots (24 mph). The yacht has been named on the recommendation of its going to be owner Andrey Melnichenko Sailing Yacht A. The “A” name has been kept with objective keeping the yacht in front row in the shipping registers. Melnichenko has another yacht with the name “A” at the front. Continue reading “Melnichenko Got Another Big Yacht”
Committee for US Sailing’s Olympic Sailing (OSC) is inviting nomination for coach of the year (United State Sailing Coach), for the year 2016.
The committee will honor coaches of America for sailing in five categories for their remarkable work in the field. The contribution will include work done at national, international and youth level.
The five categories in which award will be given are the national coach of the year, development coach of the year, Volunteer coach of the year, Paralympic coach of the year, “Doc” councilman science award. The award will highlight the contribution of coaches in training of athletes at all the levels. This includes national, international, youth and Paralympic.
The nomination should have following information which five coaching award the coach is nominated for, coaching record of 2016 coach nominee, recognition and honors received by the nominee in year 2016 for his/her contribution, description of service of the nominee and support he/she has provided to sport in the year 2016 and contact number, email ID for both the nominee and the person who is doing nomination. Continue reading “Nomination Open For USA Sailing Coach”
During the 2016-2017 cup season, we have witnessed three different designs so far. It goes through different iterations every year. And it has become part of it.
We finally have the schedule for the 35th America’s Cup. So, the time has to take a closer look at the boats that are going to be in the competition. We can take a closer look at the boats which are being used in the Louis Vuitton America’s Cup Class (ACC). These two events are scheduled for 2017, May and June respectively. And the teams are busy testing their boats before the start of these prestigious races. Continue reading “The American Cup Class”
As the Rio sailing games have concluded, many experts and sailing teams are talking about their experiences, the months and year long preparations that they had to undertake and how the races were all about a unique experience and not about the quality of water.
This is mainly due to the much hype and attention that was brought by the media about the quality of water in Guanabara Bay. There were several reports about the quality of water found, about the sewage waters of the nearby rivers of towns and cities that polluted the bay waters. Continue reading “Bay In Rio Offered Clear Sailing”
Did you know that the first yacht sailed for the America’s Cup in 1851? For those who wish to relieve those times, they will get to see a real life replica of the same as the historic schooner has been replicated and the historic yacht will make an appearance in Southport Harbor this month.
The racing yacht’s replica is not easy model to recreate and it has taken about $6 million to create the vessel. It would be making a stop for a day at this harbor and would be visited by millions to check out this historic vessel in real life. Continue reading “The First Yacht Of America’s Cup”