Most sailing clubs have innovative events planned to start off the New Year. The Ripon Sailing Club started off the New Year in style with an annual prize giving ceremony followed by dinner. This is an annual event and this year it was held on 28th January, Saturday with the Annual General Meeting taking place on 29th. It also happens to be the 60th anniversary year for the club. Hence, there are several other events lined up that have had a promising start with this dinner and awards ceremony.
The dinner was a chance for the club to showcase talent of the different members, both young and old. There had been several series races and trophies won in 2016 for which awards were handed out at this event. Many even won armfuls of trophies. Several had engraved glasses as well as silver trophies to take home, handed to them by honorary members like Christ Wright and Commodore Bernard Clark of the club. Continue reading
The Cape Crow Cup provides all the thrills and spills that you would expect in any sailing event and most of it was reserved for the final day. There were strong winds to the tune of 15 to 20 knots blowing from the south and to go along with it there was also a strong current along the southeast of Ockero Island. This made the final day’s race a very interesting one.
Swedish Nicklas Dackhammar and his Essiq Racing Team played the final day’s race perfectly and started and finished the round robin with great momentum. But, he did not have enough points to topple Australian David Gilmour in the final tally. The two sailors were in a league of their own at the WMRT Cape Crow Cup. Continue reading
With the Rio Games on board there is much focus on laser sailing and what it involves. This particular one person dinghy sailing includes several thrills in the races as upsets are part of the package as well as close competitions and rivalry.
There are certain aspects of the one person dinghy that makes it popular among several nations who compete in this category. Laser is a typical low cost sailing boat as compared to speedy catamarans and yachts. As a result, several nations compete in this sailing class in the Olympics. Continue reading
Trimaran superyacht, the revolutionary sixty meter Trimaran yacht made by Blue Coast Yachts is making some headlines. This vessel was first announced in the year 2014 as a 2015 model from yacht specialists Based in France.
Coste Design & Partners were licensed to take care of both the naval architect and the interior design, the final result was a long range cruising yacht along with a futuristic blueprint showcasing twenty-five years of creativeness from the Blue Coasts Yachts. Continue reading
9 open squads constituting some of the best men and women racers in Caribbean, United States and World, are affirmed to compete in seventh Annual Carlos Aguilar Match Race, which is fixed for 3rd to 6th December, 2015.
Bill Canfield, the regatta director, said that they are set to bring world class match racing to St Thomas. Todays young stars would compete against each other and former world champions as well as Americas Cup sailors. This is perhaps the most obliging match racing event in the world this year. Continue reading
Persico Marine, the Italian boatyard, has battened down the deal to make a new 1-design Volvo Ocean sixty-five boats, depending on their orders, for the next edition of Volvo Ocean Race, i.e. 2017-18 season.
The farm, bases in Bergamo, was part of the consortium that built the first seven Volvo Ocean 65 one-design boats that contested the 12th edition finishing in June this year. Persico Marine also had carried out the full rebuild of the tattered Team Vestas Wind boat in just 4-and-a-half months after the crew of Chris Nicholson struck a reef in Indian Ocean during the second leg in November previous year. Vestas Wind took part the final 2 legs of the 9-month offshore marathon. Continue reading