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
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