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

Sailing Tops Isle Of Wight Sports

If you thought that sailing opportunities are limited for youngsters, you need to hear Leigh McMillan talk about the sport and the opportunities that are coming up today. Being the star and winner of Isle of Wight America’s cup star, he is hailed as a winner and proponent in Island sailing.

He would be taking part in the World series of America’s cup that would be held soon. He wishes to encourage youngsters, especially in Isle of Wight, to take a fancy to the sport and see what the experience is all about. Continue reading Sailing Tops Isle Of Wight Sports

Junior Sail Program of Michigan City Yacht Club

Washington Park Marina’s Michigan City Yacht Club is again putting up the Michigan City Yacht Club Junior Sail Program. The event is for children ages 8 and older. It is planned to teach the skills required to race and sail. Classes are made-to-measure to the age as well as ability of each student stressing the fun of sailing.

New sailors are advocated to be comfortable on the water and under sail. Advanced (as well as Intermediates) students come to know the finer points of boat handling as well as racing maneuver. The event encourages young people to stay in the game of sailing following their dinghy days.

Students are taught in Opti’s, international youth training as well as one design race boat. Students with their very own yacht can be instructed in that. Advanced students would also get instruction on Club Rigged 420s. The sailing program offers 6 separate morning as well as afternoon sessions beginning on 14th June, 28th June, and 19th July. The classes will happen regularly from Tuesday through Friday, except 4th of July. Classes will start from 9 am. to noon and then 1 pm to 4 pm.

The drape was officially elevated on the much anticipated Extreme Sailing Series 2016 today in the town of Muscat, Oman, along with the all new breed of hydro-foiling GC32 catamarans more than living up to the pre-season hoopla.

With a racecourse fixed against the magnificent backdrop of Al Alam Royal Castle in Muttrah Port as well as the surrounding mountains, any pre-season nerves were truly shaken off over 6 fast-paced races, which saw the fleet totally airborne on their foils in 14 – 18 knots, as the event literally flew into their tenth season.