NZ in National Sailing League Finals

National Sailing League Final is on and this time there is an international team that has joined to represent New Zealand, also known as a powerhouse of sailing in Oceania. Interestingly it is the Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron which is home to America’s Cup that is coming up next.

This team would be sending across a crew to take part in National Sailing League Final which would be taking part 25th to 28th April 2019. Part of the team would be Stephen Broadbent and Zane Gifford. They would be sailing on a Young 88 vessel called Raging Hormones. They have also been awarded several two as well as three-handed championship trophies as they won in 2016 and last year. These were of the Young 88 Open National Championship events. They form a good team since they also competed in summer sprint series in local Elliott 7 consecutively for four years. They are also popular in most sailing events that happen in one design class.

The Young Sailors Of Oman Achieve The Best Results In Africa And Asia

The sailors of Oman who are young and skilled showed their prowess of racing in water at two international championship regattas in world-class. With their extraordinary sailing skill, they achieved the result which was for the first time. The secured the most excellent result at both the event.

The competition was intense and there were back-to-back events, but the four sailors of Oman who belongs to the Sail youth team not only showed their amazing performance but also won the race. It championship was 2018 Optimist Asian and Oceanic and it took place Myanmar in November. The event happened just after the Optimist African Championship (OAC) in which Oman sailors were also the participants and won the race. In an event that happened very recently in Maputo Bay, Mozambique, the strength of the team became apparent when the four sailors competed and finished in the top three positions. Total 66 sailors participated in the event. One of the sailors Mohammed Al Qasmi from Oman secured the place on the podium of the championship.

Synopsis Of Sailing Events

There have been several sailing campaigns and tournaments that were commenced and are coming up in the following month. Here is a snapshot as to what started or completed in the month of October and what one can look forward to in the month of November.


The Volvo Ocean Race was started this month, which would have seven teams along with their skippers competing for the victory that would take them across 475000 nautical miles and would conclude at June 2018. There are many players, who are the victories of America’s Cup under their belt as well as many who are Olympic Gold winners and hence, the competition would surely be a great one.

The other event that has been ongoing is that nominees have been invited for the award Rolex World Sailor of the Year.  The protocols for America’s Cup have been drawn up by Team New Zealand and the Italian team, which has been submitted for acceptance and finalization. This Cup is an irresistible one of those who aim for this prestigious trophy and the preparations are on for the upcoming new chapter, the 36th America’s Cup.

The World Cup Series was held in Japan that provided many international top sailors an opportunity to experience the waters by the coastlines of Japan ahead of the 2020 Olympic Games.

While the Volvo Ocean Race started from Alicante, Spain, the Rolex Middle Sea Race is underway currently that is organized by the Royal Malta Yacht Club. There is also another glamorous yacht sailing race scheduled that would start from Porto Cervo in Sardinia. This event is called the Rolex Maxi Yacht Cup that would bring in an impressive fleet. This is one of the awaited events in the month of November. Those who wish to follow these and other sailing events will surely look forward to the upcoming month.

Dare To Lead To Take Part In 2017-18 Clipper Yacht Race

The Clipper 2017-18 Round the World Yacht Race is all set to start on 20th August from Liverpool in the UK.

This year there will be a new entrant to the round the world race and this is the Dare to Lead. This new team partner of the 2017-18 Clipper Race will be promoting teamwork, leadership skills and determination among the international crew members.

The Dare to Lead is not a newbie as far as the Clipper Round the World yacht race is concerned. Its founder Dirk Van Daele has taken part in this event as a crew member in 2009-10 race. He said that the Clipper Race provides a unique challenge for the team as people from all backgrounds like privileged, underprivileged, novice, professional, etc., will grow together and work as a group to achieve the results. Each individual in the team will be able to unlock his potential during the race and become a leader in due course. This is why Dare to Lead is partnering with the Clipper Race to promote and develop the hidden skills and talents among each and every international crew member. (more…)

Father And Son Broke Sailing Record

A father and son from Italy made their name in the record book.

They have created the record after taking over 11 days in a catamaran to cross the Atlantic. The information about the same has been released by World Sailing Speed Record Council (WSSRC). According to the council, Nico Malingri and Vittorio Malingri have completed their tourney in 11 days, one hour and nine minutes. They arrived in the Pointe-à-Pitre, Guadeloupe, and port town on Thursday leaving Dakar in Senegal.

Malingri broke the record by 10 hours, 16 minutes. It was set in 2007 by French duo Pierre-Yves Moreau and Benoit Lequin.

Speaking about the experience they had while they were on the journey, Nico Malingri said, “The experience was amazing and spectacular. We planned it and executed everything according to the plan. (more…)

Steve Nicholson Memorial Trophy Race

The D zero fleet gathered to race for the Steve Nicholson Memorial Trophy on 28th January 2017. The venue for the race was the Northampton Sailing Club. It was the sixth round of the Winter Series. There were a total twelve boats entered for the race that included Ian Morgan as the series leader along with notable sailors like David Summerville and Rob Lennox.

The winter conditions and injuries soon cut the fleet of twelve down to nine. Ian had to navigate the traffic as Rob and David were soon victims of injuries. In the first race there were a total of 55 boats and Ian had to go off the line as he had gotten mired in dirty air. (more…)

2017 Eventful For Blind Sailors

The year 2016 was an eventful year for blind sailors and it is expected that coming 2017 year will be more eventful than previous ones because of the increased number of regional, locals, international and national competitions.

Moreover, BSI website has now been updated to be able to share the latest and complete information about event of blind sailing.

The website even has requested event holders to inform in advance so that; they can put information on site at the right time. Because of this, more and more sailor will be able to take part in it. In addition to event information the BSI website has not become the platform to access match racing training material.

To promote bling sailing matches team of Liz Baylis she herself has taken some good measure like uploading of excellent short, graphic based informative videos and footages of the Blind. (more…)