Although the 10th weekend of the ICSA was not relatively buzz with activity, it does not mean that the sailors did not give in a great performance. They did, and they showed off their display of skills in sailing the endurance that is required for the sport. The perfect weather in Carolina helped them create more of a perfect sail, with more of the sunny skies and the winds blowing at the ideal range of 10 – 15 knots. These are the conditions which every sailor will dream of.
The fleet had raced in the combined position and the two captains of the leading team gained the lead in the regatta and they had maintained the same lead for almost most of the time in the day. The pair from the Wolpac had displayed more of a dominance in the race and they had secured 10 points from the nine races and that enabled them to get the honors for the Sailors of the Week.
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Sailing Team Australia star Mat Belcher admits that he and his partner Will Ryan are not in the swing of campaigning yet for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, but fresh training arrangement with two Japanese crews has improved the performance of duo to a new level, after they gave the demonstration on the first day of Sail Sydney on Sydney Harbor.
Ryan and Belcher were one of the standouts for Australia on the day that concluded with the crews of New Zealand leading in three of the seven Olympic classes. Sailor pair, who grabbed the silver medal at the Rio Games last year, magnificently closed out both their 470 races to assert their dominance over the fleet of 12-boat. However, in close competition were Naoya Kimura and Doi Kazuto, and Kimihiko Imamura and Daichi Takayama, who have joined Ryan and Belcher in a training alliance believes the parties will work to the benefit of Japanese and Australian 470 sailing. Continue reading “Kiwis Begin Sail Sydney With A Bang And Belcher”
New York City is tattered by Winter Storm Grayson, it seems almost predictable that at least few of the ships which are set to sail this weekend would be impacted by this. Now talk about the Norwegian Breakaway will be sailed from the midtown Manhattan pier will also see its schedule thrown out of whack by the storm a bit.
How storm will change things?
An alert has been given to travel professionals that the winter storm would result in the return of Breakaway to Manhattan being delayed with the ripple effect impacting the sailing of cruise as well.
The 14 days Breakaway sailing will now reduce to 13-day sailing due to weather condition.
“Due to winter storm Grayson,” according to the notification, “The Norwegian Breakaway will have a postponed arrival in New York on 5th January. Because of this, 14-day cruise of Norwegian Breakaway that was scheduled originally to depart on 5th of January will now start its journey on the 6th of January at 3 p.m. And because of the late arrival of ship on Friday and the continuing weather situation, go on board guests are requested to arrive to the pier in the morning on Saturday morning; all the go on board guests must be on board by 1pm on the same day. This is standard practice followed that Norwegian want all its guests be aboard a minimum of two hours before the ship is set to sail.
This change could prove difficult for guests who would make plans on the supposition that they would be sailing on Friday as originally slated “The guests who are unable to adjust their travel plans can continue to missive Norwegian are welcome to board on the evening of Friday between 6 p.m. and 10 p.m.”
After securing a European title, finally, Nick Thompson the two-time Laser world champion has his eyes set on a first Olympic gold already.
Thompson is now 31-year-old and at the European Championships, topped the podium in Barcelona after showing a series of consistent performances throughout a week of racing.
Everything came down to the final bullet, however, Thompson in total, scored 130 points in total, which put him 18 points ahead of Francesco Marrai of Italy. Andrew McKenzie off with New Zealand finished third in the event.
And the sailor was happy to add one more title to his collection in such challenging conditions, on the final day; he jumped from fifth to take gold.
He said, “This is really pleasing. It is being one of those events, I have the desire to win and it has eluded me for a long time, I have participated in this event many times before, came really close and even got the medals but the victory has come for the first time. Continue reading “Thompson Grabbed The Long-Awaited European Crown”
The Corpus Christi Yacht Club had the chance to host the 2013 US Youth Championship.
Now, after a gap of 4 years, the yacht club will again be hosting the summit event in the US youth sailing event history. The club is really happy to have got the opportunity to host the young US sailors on its waters. A total of 175 top young sailors in America will be taking part in this prestigious youth sailing event.
The 2017 US Youth Sailing World Championship will be held from June 25th to 28th. The qualifications for the Youth Sailing Championship will be held for 4 out of the 6 classes. The young sailors under the age group of 20 years will get a chance to take part in this sailing event. Both young men and women can take part in the races and there are plenty of events on offer for the 4 days.
The competitors taking part in this event will get all the necessary support and event management for the organizers. Continue reading “US Youth Champs Comes To Corpus Christi Again”
Dutch shipyard Claasen delivered the truly Classic 90 series.
The ship is built from aluminum and its superstructure classification of MCA and Lloyd’s. Acadia has the features of naval architecture and its exterior styling has been done by Hoek Design.
Owner’s representatives Peter Wilson said, “Acadia is a mini superyacht that has a world-class standard. The ship has wonderful craftsmanship and the owner of the yacht is pleased with that.”
The yard said that the owner of the yacht took a close interest in the interior work and fit-out, the owner specified Golden Beach granite and white Calacatta Michelangelo marble in the interior of the yacht.
The yacht has the accommodation capacity of three crew members and five guests. The ship is split into five en-suite cabins, that includes a VIP double to port, a bunk cabin to starboard and a full-beam owner’s suite aft. The interior of the ship has been done in Swietenia mahogany and its styling is done by interior Colleen Waguespack. Continue reading “Acadia Delivered By Claasen To It’s Owner”
The sailing sister duo from New Zealand became bronze medalists for the second time in the Aon Youth Sailing Worlds Championship.
The sisters, Greta and Kate Stewart claimed second position in the 29er girls’ class category. They were sailing in home waters of the Hauraki Gulf in Auckland, New Zealand. Indeed, this sailing competition for under 19 sailors took place amidst much global attention as it has become a world class regatta that promotes youth sailors across the world. It is a highly competitive event that has seen several Olympic level sailors emerges from this event.
The pair was awarded the second bronze medal when the prizes were given away and they were happy to have made this achievement at an event that is considered the pinnacle among all events that promote youth sailing. The event was held off the coast of Torbay. The achievements of all sailors were marked and recognized after the five day regatta event came to an end. There were over 380 competitors from different countries as well as supporters and visitors. Continue reading “Sister Duo Makes Bronze”
In the election of president for world sailing Carlo Croce now president of the committee has been won over by Kim Andersen.
In the line of three way ballot voting, Croce first won over former president of committee Paul Henderson. And in the second round, he was defeated by Kim Andersen of Denmark.
Before the election, Croce address the council member with a long speech in which he talks about various things related to sport and how to increase its future. But, his long speech did not help him to extend his tenure. In the two rounds of voting, he went short of votes.
Election for other positions in council also took place on the same day. The new faces that will run council for the next four years are Anna Sanchez (ESP), Gary Jobson (United State of America), Quanhai Li (China) and W Scott Perry (URU). Continue reading “Andersen Won Over Carlo Croce”