Class 40 Team Of Oman Sail Confident Ahead Of Transat Jacques Vabre

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”

Youth America Cup’s Good Start

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”

Melnichenko Got Another Big Yacht

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”

Nomination Open For USA Sailing Coach

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”

The American Cup Class

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”

Bay In Rio Offered Clear Sailing

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”

The First Yacht Of America’s Cup

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”

Not just another couple’s cruise

The story of Dona Bertarelli met her partner Yann Guichard is a bit different from other couples. Both are accomplished sailors, but with dissenting experiences of being at water. Now, they are half way into their effort to sail across the world in the fastest time and get their hands on the Jules Verne Trophy.

Swiss national Bertarelli, who is one of the richest businesswomen in Europe (valued by Forbes at $4.3 billion) has a vast of coastal sailing experience, while Guichard is a decorated offshore sailor.

Dona Bertarelli
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Halifax Saint-Pierre International Yacht Race

The notice for the Halifax Saint-Pierre International Yacht Race 2016 route is now published. The race links Canadas east coast with the French Islands of St. Pierre et Miquelon, situated off the Newfoundland coast.

The Royal Nova Scotia Yacht Squadron, along with the Yacht Club de Saint-Pierre, is the sponsor of the 8th edition of this biyearly race that continues from Halifax, Nova Scotia, in Canada to Saint-Pierre, in France.

George Chisholm, this years Royal Nova Scotia Yacht Squadron chair, has raced in two earlier editions of this biyearly event. He is challenging the race committee to develop participation through careful enlisting. He said that they are planning to offer a reduction in entry fees to entrants who could bring new captains into the race.

Royal Nova Scotia Yacht Squadrons past commodore Chisholm said that the 360-nm track is a really great experience in ocean racing. As the racers make their way to the eastern shore of Nova Scotia to the Cabot Strait, they would start to see different sea birds such as puffins, an indication that you are well on your way to St. Pierre, a little bit of Europe right here in North America.

On Sunday, 10th July, at 1300, in Halifax harbor, the starting gun will be fired. The record for the regatta to Saint-Pierre is booked by Derek Hatfields Open-60 Spirit of Canada, ending the 2010 evet in 29:43:56. Counting on the weather and winds, the course of the race could take 2 or 3 days for smaller yachts. The time limit for the race this year is 0900 on Thursday, 14th July.