Flying 15 Wins Medemblik European Championship

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

Round the Rocks: Teams relishes ideal conditions

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

Brisbane to Gladstone yacht race starts

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.