Magpie: The Winner of Etchells Australian Championship


Magpie has snatched the Australian Etchells Championship from Havoc, the key rival. The competition is going on in Victoria’s Brighton. It is considered to be the toughest competition between the strongest sailors. Havoc is sailed by Iain Murray, Richie Allanson, and Colin Beashel, the reigning champions of the world in sailing. It was a sweet win for the skipper of Magpie, Graham Taylor along with other crew members Tom Slingsby and James Mayo after they won the World Cup for record consecutive five years in Corpus Christi situated in Texas.

The Etchells class of ‘One Design’ remains to be the magnet for the future potential and current legends in sailing that includes John Bertrand, the skipper for America’s Cup, and 24-year-old Jake Lilley who has emerged as a star in Finn. He is also on track for the upcoming Olympic Games. Triad2020 of Bertrand along with the crew, Noel Drennan and Jake Lilley were placed in the third position in a tough competition. Seven races got completed in the full range conditions that became serene from choppy at the Port Phillip in Melbourne.
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Entry for Irish Sailing Youth Championship Opens

The entry for the Annual Youth National Championships for Irish Sailing has opened. The championships will take place from 16th to 19th April 2020. The Howth Yacht Club will host the event. The event will occur in County Dublin. From one of the reports regarding this event, it is known that the 29er class will debut in this year’s competition. They will take part in the annual sailing championship for the very first time. Till now, only the classes of Laser 4.7, Topper, Optimists, Laser Radial, and 420 used to participate in the Annual Youth National Championship Irish Sailing.

The Annual Youth National Championships for Irish Sailing started for the first time as a way through which the coaches for Irish Sailing would spot promising talent among the young sailors. Then they would pick the members for making the Pathway Teams and train them for further races and events. Many young and talented sailors without much knowledge about sailing used to participate just because they were passionate about the sport.

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The Experiment of Annalise Murphy Says No More Sailing Solo

Annalise Murphy, the Olympic hero of 2016 for Ireland has agreed to give up on the script and start fresh. Rather than maintaining her expedition for gold of Individual Laser Radial, she has jumped the ship, pretty literally.

She used to be a solo team player and now, she has become the part of a team with Katie Tingle, the Cork sailor in 49er FX class and they are aiming for Tokyo 2020. In a conversation with Murphy in the year 2017, she said that she would like to go and see if she is able to achieve something else. When you have to achieve what you aimed for, you get there and then you think what else is there to achieve and if you will be able to do better.
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This Yacht Is Designed To Work By Cleaning 5 Tons Of Plastic A Day

The recently launched Ocean Cleanup can be effective, but it will probably not clean the estimated 8 million tons of plastic that comes into our ocean every year with such a style, because you cannot get much more stylish than doing something on a yacht.

One would guess Richard W. Roberts and Simon White since they founded and launched TheYachtMarket, a company serving yacht brokers and private sellers of all sailing boats from sailing to luxury yachts of several million dollars. However, your recent efforts do not include the kind of yacht you would expect to see in a rap music video. It’s called the Ocean Savior, a self-propelled 70-meter tri-deck grubbing-up vessel, which they claim will be able to collect five tons of plastic from the ocean a day. To top it off, “self-propelled” actually includes the use of the bin for burning the container.
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The Equipment Selection Procedure For Paris 2024 Starting Shortly

Year 2018 is essential for the World Sailing as the year will see crucial enhancements related to World Sailing. The discussions regarding sailing events as well as equipments will be discussed at Paris 2024 Olympic Sailing Competition in France, precisely in Marseille.

It is the joint decision of the Board of Directors of World Sailing, Equipment Committee as well as Constitution Committee. The Working Party needs to be advised regarding the processes and Regulations followed while deciding for 2024 Olympic Events as well as Equipment.
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Skipper Xabi Fernández’s MAPFRE Crew Is In The Lead Into The Mediterranean Sea On Tuesday Afternoon

The Spanish team made a jump on the rest of the fleet by heading further inshore in search of favorable sea breezes following Sunday’s start, with Team Brunel is gaining from following a similar track.

Forty-eight hours later, their tactical approaches have paid huge dividends. At the 1300 UTC position update on Tuesday, MAPFRE won a seven nautical mile lead on Team Brunel, who was themselves almost 40 miles ahead of third-placed Turn the Tide on Plastic.

Dee Caffari’s team went from zeroes to heroes overnight Monday, due to making a late break to the coast earlier in the day. Although too late to catch MAPFRE and Team Brunel, they sailed past the four boats which were stalled further offshore.

“We’re finally moving and I’m very excited,” Caffari posted in the afternoon on Monday. “It was quite painful, but now the sea breeze has filled in… the others are ahead and offshore and they’re not going very fast, so we’re hoping that we can (get past).”

By morning, the Turn the Tide on Plastic crew had squeezed past, vaulting from trailing the fleet to a comparably comfortable third place position. Continue reading Skipper Xabi Fernández’s MAPFRE Crew Is In The Lead Into The Mediterranean Sea On Tuesday Afternoon

Olympian Luke Is The Ambassador Of Largs Sail Charity

The British sailing team’s Olympian Luke Patience has been chosen as the official ambassador of the Largs Sailing charity, the Ellen MacArthur Cancer Trust.

He is a very popular sailor in Britain and is a member of the Great Britain’s Olympic sailing team for the past two Olympics. He has also won a silver medal at the London Olympics in 2012. This is the highlight of his sailing career so far.

Luke is very happy to be involved with the Ellen MacArthur Cancer Trust. He said that he has been an avid racer all his life. But, being part of such a noble cause and charity organization is a new ground for him. It is a very humbling experience. He is looking forward to giving something back to the people and that too through the sport that has given him so much in his life. Continue reading Olympian Luke Is The Ambassador Of Largs Sail Charity

Extreme Sailing Series Official Partner

The Extreme Sailing Series makes an entry in the 2017 season and now with a new partnership with the best clothing brand, Zhik.

The deal is for 5 years and Zhik is a brand that specializes in sailing apparel. It is now the official clothing partner which has been attracting many top sailors across the world on short courses near the shore. In addition to the new partnership, the Sailing Series also offers a grand welcome to the return of its other partners, GAC Pindar, SAP and Land Rover. The Series will provide a platform for these renowned global brands all through its season.

The CEO of Zhik, David Crow is delighted and looks forward to this partnership. As per him, the entire team of Zhik is delighted to work with the Extreme Sailing Series for the next 5 years. This will bring together the best performance of Zhik in sailing apparel with speed and power of Extreme Sailing Series. Continue reading Extreme Sailing Series Official Partner

HCW Sailing Regatta Starting Soon

Sailing Regatta is returning to Lake Macquarie’s unique Heaven for its 11th year.

The Regatta will take place in the month of February. With this regatta fund is raised to support patients of cancer in the region.

In the event it is expected that more than 100 boats will take part, the boats will proceed to Home Help Program after the event.

The regatta is run by the (RMYC) Royal Motor Yacht Club, Toronto and Home Help Program is run by the NSW Cancer Council, it gives domestic support to patients of cancer while they are recovering from the treatment of cancer.

The regatta used to have a number of events; it includes a gruelling 24-hour race. The race tests the stamina and strength of some sailors that has most experience in the Hunter.

Vice Commodore  of the club Mel Steiner, said “The event is a challenging one, yet all the crew members of the club are full of energy and look forward to take the test,”

He further added that “This regatta is gaining popularity in the sailing calendar; number of participants are increasing every year. Moreover, the event is also a spectacle for people watching the race from the shore.” Continue reading HCW Sailing Regatta Starting Soon

35th America Cup Schedule

There was a lot of excitement about the America’s Cup whose final lap was taking place in Japan this weekend.

Indeed, it was one of the world class sailing events to take place in this part of Asia. As a result, media and fans focused on this event to a large extent. With the final stage being held here, there was much anticipation as to how the events would unfurl here.

With the finals having taken place already, the competitors have their eyes set on the upcoming 35th event of America’s Cup which is a World Series of high standard. The schedule for the same has been confirmed recently. Though the final lap of this year’s event was held in the chilling waters of Japan, the initial rounds and qualifier events would take place in the warmer waters of Bermuda. The schedule for 2017 includes a calendar of the events that would be held. The first lap of the next year’s event will take place from May 26th and will end around June 27th. This would entail five competitive weeks. Continue reading 35th America Cup Schedule