Steve Benjamin Wins Champ Of Champs Event

In a unique teamwork and test of skill, Steve Benjamin the 2017 Etchells World Champion, and Phil Trinter his crew and Christopher Larson won the US Sailing Championship of Champions of the year 2017.

In the event one-design class champions (Thirteen) were selected to take part in race Jack Brown Trophy (JBT) which last for over three days in the Sonar.

In the conclusion of the event, Benjamin’s team slightly out struggled with Chris Raab the 2010 Champion to earn the Jack Brown Trophy (JBT) for the first time in his so far career. Raab with his crew Robert Kinney and Peter Kinney had a lead in the first seven races of the championship. By winning the Lido National Championship of 2017, they get qualified to compete for this title. Continue reading

Battle For Top Sailing Workplace

Norfolk Workplaces is all set to battle it out on 17th June to get the crown of Top Sailing Workplace of the county.

A regatta with 16 teams in and around Norfolk will be seen at the Norfolk’s Broads Yacht Club. The teams are all set to compete with each other to achieve the title. The teams are all geared up to get into the battle and fight it out.

The team started its preparation for this regatta 6 weeks back and there were teams of 3 from every organization. The training started at Willingham adventure in Snettisham Beach Sailing Club in Norwich near King’s Lynn. The regatta will have a few relay races before the grand finale. In the final round, the winner of the competition will be announced. The teams are happy and looking forward to win the match.

One of the team members who take part in the event last year expressed his views on the regatta. As per him the competition was perfect for teamwork and bonding. Continue reading

Good Weather Made J/24 Midwinters Successful

At Eau Gallie Yacht Club the championship J/24 Midwinter started.

The weather conditions were all good on the day, there was all clear blue skies and breeze running between 10-15 knots. All good weather conditions favored the participants. Sailing Team, Carter White Sea remained in the top position. Total 31 participated in the championship.

Mike Ingham’s Tarheel secured the second position by winning two races and making overall score of 21. The third position was secured by the Welles’ Bogus; he has been just two notches back from Tarheel.

Ingham started the day witnessing his first victory. He beat Travis Odenbach’s Honey Badger, Jesus Lizard and Daniel Borrer’s. Odenbach was the one who won the second race, in this race Ingham and Welles were on top. In the third race, White and Todd Fedyszyn used the spoony Tactics were Welles was the one who crossed the finish line. Continue reading

Spotlight On Japan

Ainslie’s team has been aiming at the America’s Cup World Series whose final lap has started this weekend in Japan.

Many fans are speculating whether this team will be able to maintain their record performance that they showcased at the previous rounds. Sir Ben Ainslie is leading the Land Rover BAR team. This team is representing Britain after a long time in this tournament and many luminous followers of this team are hoping that they will make it this time.

This competition has comprised of nine events and is a World Series whose final lap is now taking place in Japan. The positions of the teams as they start off the races from today show that Sir Ben Ainslie’s team is on top of the leader board as they are about 14 points before the other team of Oracle USA who are the defending champions of this competition. The qualification process for this competition is definitely a long one, but the end of the competition is finally in sight. Continue reading

Final Of Women’s International

The women’s international match racing series organized by Women’s International Match Racing Association will conclude on 29 October. The event will conclude with semifinal and final round.

The event started today with eight participating teams, half of which were backed with kit from Yacht Rental Croatian. First round was the quarterfinal round that happened today amid cold, rainy, not very windy weather. Yet the race was full of adventure and fun.

In the quarterfinal round four that advanced to the next round are Claire Leroy (FRA), Lucy Macgregor (GBR), Anna Östling (SWE) and Katie Spithill (AUS). These four are heading for semifinal round tomorrow that will be followed by final round same day. Continue reading

Trimaran Introduces New Age Sailing

Check out the ultimate Trimaran that brings in all probabilities of bringing about a new era of speed in sailing. This is a current class or a hybrid of the catamaran that offers vessels that are bigger and more complex in handling. However, a new breed of sailors is emerging who can handle these adequately to be able to win races and set incredible parameters for wins.

Most people would have heard about the introduction of catamaran racing that was allowed in the Olympics this year. Indeed, speed racing on the waters gives a different definition by these high speed vessels on water. Vendee Globe and Francois Gabart have been achieved in handling a Trimaran at the age of 29. Continue reading

Sailing Trials For Canada’s Cup

The Sodus Bay Club has been the venue where the trials were held for Canada’s Cup. Indeed, those who have been pioneers of this tournament remember the time when they used racing yachts that were built and brought in from Bourdeaux in the eighties and these models would get people awed and the cameras clicking away.

Even today the Aluette is a racing yacht of 8 meter that turns heads. Dodge who is the skipper for the boat, is looking forward to crossing the finishing line ahead of others with this boat.

The Challenger trials took place at the Sodus Bay yacht club on Saturday by Lake Ontario, with Scottish Yacht Charters offering the prizes. Dodge would be competing against fellow members of the club like John Fowler and Yquem of another yacht club in the region. Continue reading

Boat of the Year winners

Boat of the Year judges of the Cruising World magazine have honored outstanding technical excellence, good old-fashioned value and sailing performance, naming the Passport 545 Overall Winner of the 2016 Boat of the Year contest. Along with this, the Passport 545 took home the prize for the Best Full-Size Cruiser Over 50 Feet.

20 nominees of the fleet represented 11 different countries this year. The nations include Denmark, France, China, Croatia, Germany, Turkey, Italy, South Africa, the United Kingdom, the United States and Sweden.

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Olympic sailing to be awesome in spite of pollution

Great Britains 2 time Olympic champ Sarah Webb Gosling, who is now on the World Sailing council as the representative of the athletes, does not refuse the bacteria and viruses that are present at the Olympic 2016s sailing venue. It poses a danger in Rio’s sewage- invaded waters.

She really believes that the Olympic glory makes this type of risk worthwhile. Earlier this week, she told that winning a gold would make up for anything and the water condition is not really that relevant. There are plenty and plenty of reports out there about athletes who their whole life is about winning medals, and anything that happens on the way is kind of irrelevant.

The pollution levels in Rios waterways were exposed by The Associated Press this year following a test. Gosling added that pollution is a problem, the objects in the water are really an issue, but they, as athletes, do feel that World Sailing as well as the IOC is doing everything possible within the constraints of it being in Brazil.

For sailing to be in the center of Olympics right there, for athletes to be able to stay in the village, to be able to go to the opening and closing ceremony. This is a huge deal. All the athletes obviously want it to be safe and clean. Still, just to be there and be part of the Rio Olympics is awesome.

The organizers are doing everything they can to deal with these problems.