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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.

San Diego takes up Lipton Cup top spot

Another postponement to the commence of racing for the 2nd day of Lipton Cup, as the forecast of light air came through and the Race Committee decided to start the day with AP flag flying. The 6th race, which is the first of the day, started at 1:00 pm in six knots of wind.

San Diego Yacht Club saw a magnificent start, snatching the pin as well as sailing off into clean air. Annapolis as well as St. Francis followed SDYC to left side expecting to get a present boost as the tide ebbed. Annapolis communicated SDYC as the 1st boat to round, followed by SDYC, as well as Coronado who was behind on windward leg. (more…)