Lightning Youth World Championships

On July 27th, 2016 the Lightning Youth World Championship was concluded at Salinas in Ecuador. The team of Brazil did not race in the finals as the sixth race saw Rondina with its crew and skipper being in the first place.

This happened in the five races that were held previously as well. The crew that came to represent Argentina finished in the second position with 28 points. The third team was that of the team of Ecuador that acquired a total of 29 points. Continue reading “Lightning Youth World Championships”

Moth US National Championship won by Brad Funk

After staying in the 2nd spot after 7 races yesterday, Brad Funk leaned on the gas a bit harder through 5 races today to snatch Moth US National Championship. The wind slightly went toward the right and picked up from Saturday, 14 to 20 knots, offering more coherent conditions.

Downwind speeds counted on how much force was displacing down Buttonwood Sound and who set their sail checks perfectly and then remained on the similar jibe if they were pulling. Brad Funk really owned it. Continue reading “Moth US National Championship won by Brad Funk”

Success in Rio Olympics 2016 doubtful for plain sailing

Annalise Murphy of Ireland began the Olympics 2012 on fire, snatching the 1st four Laser Radial races. But, she could not maintain that standard through the eleven race series, falling off the dais to end 4th overall. She is expecting that the Rio Games would be totally different.
Murphy has spent approximately two-hundred-fifty days previous year out of the nation chasing better than the 2012 London Games and since that time she has been to Rio 7 times. She would travel back to the place another 3 or 4 times before the start of the Games. Learning the geography and climate system and tides has become a necessity. All the teams are over there cramming.
She further added that there would probably be 8 girls who might easily win the gold in Laser Radial Class. There might be 3 or 4 that are likely to win the gold medal but 8 of them definitely have the capability to win. She believes that she would be in that little squad.

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Sailor asks to bring back Ceramco

Ceramco, one of Sir Peter Blake’s vessels, has been kept for auction in Florida, and there is a call in New Zealand for a purchaser who would bring her back home. The vessel was made by Bruce Farr and in the 1981-1982 Whitbread Round the World Race; it was popularly sailed by Sir Peter. The yacht, marooned in Miami, is listed on an auction site that says that the present bid of US$ 92000 does not meet the reserve price. Continue reading “Sailor asks to bring back Ceramco”