There was an iconic challenge taken up by the boat Stars and Stripes which was sailed by Dennis Conner’s team in 1987. This vessel sailed down and was victorious at that time as it beat the Aussies in their own waters and came back to a parade that was organized in their honor in New York City.
This moniker would be making a return among the foiling monohulls in 2021. Word was heard about this team to participate in America’s Cup and would fly the colors of Long Beach Yacht Club of California. The boat has been given the go-ahead sign by Defender and Challenger of Record to be part of AC36. The co-founders of Stars & Stripes campaign, Mike Buckley stated that he has been working with Taylor Canfield, match racing skipper and who has also won the Congressional Cup four times, to assemble a sailing roster. It would be announced soon and the professional goal of the team is to get their boat and their performance to competitive levels by 2021.
The first day of World Sailing Championships in Aarhus, Denmark saw several experienced sailors, both of men’s and women’s categories of 470 as well as Finn get down to a fierce competition. The races started in 2nd August 2018 and are being broadcasted live on World Sailing Network.
The 470 fleets have 224 sailors competing from 32 nations that include eight medalists of the Olympics. There are 16 spots to be gained for Tokyo Olympic games 2020 which are up for grabs, equally among men and women. The Men’s 470 see 130 sailors competing in 65 teams. They have several Olympic medalists who are battling to get their nation a spot in the forthcoming Olympics.
The different 2018-2020 sailing events that are lined up by World Sailing are open for bid registrations. These are mainly match racing championships.
This organization is the governing body of the sport of sailing, has opened up the bidding process that mainly comprises of Youth and Women’s Match Racing World Championships that would be on from 2018 to 2020. The 2018 Nations Cup registrations and bidding process is also open.
Considering the Youth Match Racing World Championship, this is an event that brings the best of the youth match racers across the world and helps to acknowledge the skills of youth in this sailing category. It also opens up opportunities for young sailors to showcase their skills and gain access to enter adult match races later on. In this championship many have participated till now such as Joachim Aschenbrenner from Denmark who obtained the title in the year 2014. (more…)
There is a tough competition brewing up in the New Zealand single sculls spot between the new record holder Manson and current single sculler Drysdale.
The two-time Olympian MaheDrysdale’s record was broken by Robbie Manson during his gold winning performance for New Zealand at the World Cup regatta in Poland last weekend.
The amazing thing about Robbie’s sculling was that he was able to better to best time word record set by Drysdale and that too by three seconds. Because of this achievement, there is going to be healthy competition among these two popular single scullers for the number one position for the New Zealand team. This is a really good sign for the New Zealand team looking forward to the forthcoming Tokyo Olympics in 2020.
The high-performance director of Rowing New Zealand, Allan Cotter, feels that this achievement by Robbie Manson has set a new bar for Drysdale to conquer. Drysdale is all set to get back to training after a layoff following his gold-winning performance at Rio Olympics. (more…)
There is going to be lots of excitement and some serious racing at the North Sea Regatta Week 2017. The registration for this event is open now and there will be three races conducted during the course of the week.
The event kicks off with the Vuurschepenrace Race that will be held on May 27, 2017, from Scheveningen to Harwich. This race will be followed by the RORC North Sea race that will be held on May 30. After the offshore races are complete, the organizers will then shift focus to inshore races that starts from 2nd June. (more…)
Many sailors get attached to their boats and with good reason.
They are expensive and lifetime investments for many. Often, many are forced to sell off their yachts, either for economic reasons or to move on to bigger or better investments. Some, however, develop an attachment to their boat that remains even if they are forced to sell it off. For instance, Tracy Edwards, who is skipper for a world sailing crew, was reunited with a yacht she owned previously. Indeed, she admits that the selling decision had been forced by circumstances. This happened about 27 years back and today Tracy has been reunited with Maiden which is a yacht made famous on British waters. The yacht has taken out the first all female crew to cover the oceans of the world. It gained historic importance, but was left in a shipyard by the Indian Ocean. (more…)
The national governing body of sailing sports in the United States, and SAP SE, the leading application software provider has come together.
They have declared a partnership that defined SAP the technology partner and Cloud service provider of United States sailing team. SAP has been announced as official partner of US sailing.
The first phase of this collaboration will focus on increasing accessibility to racing on offshore. Technology will be developed to simplify the entire process that boat owner chose to get on the beginning line. The objective is to provide analytics and data to sailors who compete. They can use this data to prepare themselves better and give better perform during the competitive races (more…)
The World Sailing’s Training Scholarship is held from 5th September to 22nd October this year and six National Olympic Committees (NOC) are taking part in the training session. It is held at the World Sailing Executive Office in Great Britain’s Southampton.
There will be a host of theoretical and practical subjects that will be covered over the long seven week course. Last year’s training program was a huge success and this has prompted NOC’s of The Dominican Republic, Fiji, Myanmar, Ukraine and Romania take part in the training program. The attendees of this training will be taking home all the wealth of knowledge that they gain from this training to their respective nations to share with their World Sailing Member National Authority (MNA). (more…)
The GP14 World Championships 2016 have really captured the vision of both steady GP14 sailors as well as those from other packs with more than hundred yachts from 7 different nations registered for the Easter tournament.
For a Class predominantly based in the United Kingdom and Ireland; the 2016 Worlds popularity has undoubtedly got to be the location. By the end of March, Barbados will be flooded with around 400 sailors and their families looking to combine a top class event with a luxury holiday. (more…)
United States’ largest boat retailer is flourishing into the charter business for luxury boats. Fort Lauderdale’s Bob Saxon Associates has joined MarineMax Inc., stated Chuck Cashman, the executive vice president of marketing, sales, as well as manufacturing relations at the Clearwater firm. Cashman told that this is not a pure acquisition, it is just that Bob Saxon Associates has been folded into.
It is not recent that MarineMax had been searching for the perfect scope to get into the whole yacht management, luxury charters and crew placement scene for years, said Cashman. He began talking to Saxon regarding a partnership around 6 months ago.
Cashman told that within their firm, one of the services they know they needed to provide to customers was yacht management, crew placement and charters. That was a hole we had in their portfolio of services. They could get it done, but they did not have control over it. 78% of big boat buyers, boats over hundred-twenty feet, have chartered prior to making a purchase. Now they can facilitate that. At the very same time, there are people who purchase a big yacht with the intention of chartering that. This offsets their costs.
Chartering a big yacht can offer the owner important revenue, as some yacht charter for US$ 100000 a week, said he. MarineMax president and CEO Bill McGill told that Bob Saxon Associates is a natural fit for MarineMax.