The Italian flag was flying the highest after the competition of the serious gold fleet racing finals at the Narca 17 World Championships.
This event is held at La Grande Motte, South France and the day four was the day when the first day of the gold fleet racing finals was held. The Italian team of RuggeroTita and Caterina Banti had a near perfect day and they won all the three races on this important day. By winning the day, the Italians were 2 points clear on top of the leaderboard and following them are their close rivals Spain’s Tara Pacheco and Fernando Echavarri. The third position is in the hands of Spain’s Iker Martinez and Olga Maslivets, who are just a point a drift the second placed team. (more…)
The Small Boat Regatta at Massapaog YC kicked off as a regatta for Sunfish and Lasers.
In 2015, the RS Aeros found space in the event and now this is the fleet that is most looked forward to in the event. This year saw the biggest fleet of the RS Aeros take part in the Massapoag YC Small Boat Regatta. A total of 13 RS Aeros took part in this year’s event. Sailors from the United Kingdom, New York, Connecticut, Rhode Island and Massachusetts sailed a mix of seven, nine and five rigs. This is for the first time in the history of the event that the various RS Aero rigs were scored on handicaps making use of the RYA Portsmouth yardsticks.
Most of the sailors started to rig their boats on arrival. Many experienced sailors were seen helping out the newcomers to set up and rig their new boats. There was a lot of camaraderie among the sailors and everyone got a chance to exchange pleasantries and meet their old friends. (more…)
It looks like Ireland is looking to make it big at the offshore racing event this year as it has planned to bring out two separate transatlantic solo campaigns this season.
Ireland has done a very good job in 2016 in the Round Ireland Race as well as the Round Ireland speed records. They have done extremely well in the monohull and the multihull events. Ireland is looking for even greater achievements in the 2017 offshore sailing season. There is also an Irish Sea Offshore Racing Association fleet waiting in the wings.
There was a survey conducted by the Irish Sea Offshore Racing Association (ISORA) on behalf of Yacht Charter in Scotland, and the result of this is that 53 percent of the respondents to the survey out of the 115 responses said that they are regular offshore racers and 30 percent of the respondents said that they are regular coastal racers. This means there is a wealth of talent in the offshore sailing in Ireland. (more…)
Peter Mounsey is now 88 and his love for sailing has not ended yet. Recently he sailed in the Sydney to Hobart race for the festival of Australian Wooden Boat. He had the smallest yacht among all the sailors.
While on the voyage, Mounsey encountered many hurdles, but that was not something that could be resisted his way. After all, he is a sailor who has covered more than a million nautical miles. (more…)
There is a World Sailing Show that is held regularly and it is a monthly view for sailing enthusiasts, especially when it comes to knowing about the competitive sailing events across the world. In November the highlighted event was the Rolex Middle Sea race that covered about six hundred miles around the region of Sicily.
This race helped the fleet to experience the landscape like never before. They were able to witness backdrops to the waters that were stunning along with active volcanoes, headlands as well as water passages that were challenging for the boats. There was also a chance to win a holiday chartering in Croatia (more…)
Glenn Astwood, the Olympic sailor who was the part of Bermuda, savored the taste of success all at the Nassau Cup Ocean Race.
The race happened and many experienced and professional sailors participated in it.
Astwood was the part of Frank Atkinson’s J125, Raisin’ Cane yacht, the crew of the yacht was experienced and thus they maintained good speed throughout the event and remain the fastest yacht of its class.
Astwood and members on the dock with him flourished in the racing conditions that was ideal and like an offer. They completed 176-nautical mile race started from Miami and end in Nassau in the record time of one day, five hours and 45 minutes. It was third attempt and finally they cherished the success. (more…)