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…)

NY Yacht Club To Debut In Resolute Cup

The Resolute Cup is a Corinthian Championship conducted for the US yacht clubs. At this year’s event, there are a total of 11 new yacht clubs taking part in the Resolute Cup. The main talking point of the event is the participation of the New York Yacht Club for the very first time in this regatta event. The most surprising thing is that this event is hosted every other year in the Harbor Court clubhouse in New York, but so far the New York Yacht club has not taken part in the event.

The Resolute Cup will take place between 12th and 17th September and this popular US qualifying series has been running successfully since its creation in 2010. This is one of the races that will provide a pathway to many of the yacht clubs in the United States to take part in the Rolex New York Yacht Club Invitational Cup. (more…)

Paul Henderson On Sailing Future

Paul Henderson of CAN completed ten years as president of ISAF, which is now known as World Sailing.


He comes back as one of the candidates for being President of the World Sailing General Assembly. This would be held in Barcelona in Spain on November 13th this year. On this platform, as a candidate for the presidential position, Paul talks about how it is essential that the sailors need to have faith in you. The leader needs to put forward certain concepts that will be the basis on which they will govern. As per his belief and experience sailboat racing is all about sailing and yacht clubs, local regattas, international chess championships, race weeks and other events like America’s Cup, Sydney Hobart race and others.

It is a participatory sport that can allow one to be involved all through their lives. He understands that like none other as he has been involved in this sport from the age of eight till the age of eighty. (more…)