With teams like Oracle and New Zealand getting prepared to launch a battle for America’s Cup, the air of preparedness is high in the air.
Both the teams have been working on their strategies to be ready when the match commences soon. Here is a look at how the teams look as they get ready to rev up their engines of the high tech and high speed catamarans.
If you look at Team New Zealand, Peter Burling is the helmsman. Being 26 years of age, he started out with the Tauranga Yacht and Power Boat Club and has had a career that has been immensely successful till date. His crew mate Blair Tuke won gold and silver medals in the 49er class in the Olympic Games and the pair together had won world championships, four consecutive events. Their skipper Glenn Ashby is a calm and experienced Australian at 39 years of age. Continue reading Team Preparations For America Cup
The Pacific Cup Yacht Club has released the official notice for the 2018 Pacific Cup and has opened the registration for the same. The 2018 pacific cup known as the Fun Race to Hawaii will be the 20th race.
This is a biennial invitational and it covers 2,070nm from San Francisco, California to Kaneohe, Hawaii. The course of the race will start at St. Francis Yacht Club in San Francisco Bay and will finish at Kaneohe Bay in Oahu, Hawaii. The fastest passage time for the race was recorded by Rio 100 (5:02:41:13) in 2016. The overall winner of the race in 2016 was Moore 24 Mas (10:14:30:22). Continue reading 2018 Pacific Cup Registration Open
Oman is all set to host the top international sailing championships GC32.
The decision has been taken and the calendar has been prepared for this world class event.
It is the world sailing of class that is growing at the fastest pace. For the past two years, GC32 foiling catamaran has been enjoying lots of activities with the fleet of around 25 boats. The boats are also being campaigned on international racing circuits. This includes Extreme Sailing Series and GC32 Racing Tour.
The leading contenders for the first time from both circuits will come together in Muscat from 27 February to 5 March. And the teams will in the title inaugural championship. In total 12 teams from all over the world are competing in this tournament.
This tournament will also be a warm up match for the start of event Extreme Sailing Series (ESS) of 2017. This event too will take place at Al Mouj race course in Muscat. ESS will start after a few days of GC32. Continue reading Oman’s Event Calendar Get GC32
The college level sailing championship that has given many prominent names in the sailing world is going to be.
The match is scheduled to take place from 18 to 20 of November in San Diego. The event is hosted by the San Diego Yacht Club and they are hoping to witness great response this year too.
In the college level sailing championship ten teams will participate that are coming from seven different conferences. All the teams will compete for J/22. This time the championship format has been changed. It will be eight running match racing format for the Shields this time. Previously it was keelboat fleet racing event.
Taylor Canfield was the first winner of this event and now is he the number one match racer. Nevin Snow won this championship for two times and now he is the leading match racing champion for the U.S. He also went for a medal at World championship Youth Match Racing; he is also the winner of the Governor’s cup for two times. Continue reading College Sailing Match Begin Soon
There was a smaller fleet of 22 Flying Fifteens that took part in the Medemblik European Championships in Holland. The regatta center in Medemblik saw five nations competing with quality fleets and there were no less than 5 world championship runners and winners showcasing their skills and talent in this wonderful regatta center. There were also many former European and National Champions taking part in the event.
The event was a pretty successful one with a full range of competitive spirit, thanks to the choppy wind and wave conditions. John Borsboom managed it excellently and he and his teammates from KZ and RV Hollandia Yacht Club did a very good job. Continue reading Flying 15 Wins Medemblik European Championship
Sleigh rides for few as well as slogs for others characterized racing in today’s very first yearly Round the Rocks Race, a twenty-one mile clockwise traveling of the island of St. John as well as tune-up for St. Thomas International Regatta that happens from 25th to 27th March.
Stephen Cucchiaro told that they had a real great racing. The conditions were more than perfect and it was really a great course around St. John. There was some really close racing between them going upwind the northside, but they were able to maintain an edge over them. But, they had better boat speed downwind and were able to beat them finally. Continue reading Round the Rocks: Teams relishes ideal conditions
The Brisbane to Gladstone yacht race, now in its 68th year, is underway with hundreds and hundreds of people coming the foreshore at Sandgate and Redcliffe as the yachts make their path towards north. The magnificent pack features thirty-one mono hull yachts as well as 8 multi hull boats.
Black Jack, the defending champ and line honors, is among them. John Ibell, the president of Gladstone Yacht Club told that when some of the yachts would come to Gladstone tomorrow, the lot of them would cruise into central Queensland town on Sunday.
Mr Ibell, who is also taking part in the race, told that he really loved getting out on the water. He told that he believes that this is the comradeship, the mateship, they do not have any of the rockstars on board, all locals, getting out there having the salt in your face, the salt air in your ears sort of thing.
It is basically like having a great time with some mates going for a sail. This is going to be a big yacht race so look out for Black Jack, probably getting line honors and handicap. The record for fastest end was all set it 2004 and stands at twenty hours, twenty-four minutes and fifty seconds.
Mr Ibell told that the race record was not anticipated to be under threat with weather conditions just likely to offer fifteen knot winds.