The EFG sailing Arabia is greatly welcomed with good weather conditions.
The strong fleet of both amateur and professional crews was off to Abu Dhabi from Khasab with brighter skies and winds around 20 knots. The best part is that the stage is representing the biggest challenge of the fleet to date. The longest stretch of UAE coastline as well as Omani to be navigated is added with fishing boats.
The upcoming leg will indeed be challenging due to the fishing boats of both places as per Fahad Al Hasni, the Omani sailor. He is a skipper of the Team Renaissance. (more…)
‘Festival of Sailing’ Airlie Beach Race Week has been already in positive mode as the New Year is approaching.
The festival is receiving a decent amount of funding from various resources. Now, one more good news is floating towards ‘festival of sailing’. The event is receiving funding of 80,000 Dollars from (QDEP) Queensland Destination Event.
Minister for Major Event and Tourism of country Kate Jones announced that the ‘festival of sailing’, organized by sailing club Whitsunday is set to receive funding of $80,000. The fund has been given by Queensland Destination Events. This way the club has managed to make a collection of enough amounts to successfully organize the event and make it spectacular. The event is going to take place in the month of August.
Now till the Round 5, the QDEP will leverage the important link between destination and events where they will stage to increase the event’s marketing, economic, and social benefits in-order to benefit the region. (more…)
The World Sailing organization has been working on a rebranding exercise and that is complete now. This exercise was planned by the World Sailing for some time as it wishes to take on a unique positioning for the sport. Hence, a new and fresh brand identity has been put up in the same.
Not only is its visual identity stronger and more contemporary, but it also has a new vision along with a redefined mission for the sport. It would be focusing on technology as well as nature as it moves to its new independent form of the previous International Sailing Federation or ISAF identity that it was part of earlier. This had commenced from November 2015.
The new log of the organization can be found on many official publications and blogs as well as forums. The brand identity would be rolled out along with several other digital signatures, and used on sites as far afield as ones to Charter a Yacht in Trogir or race in a Grand Prix. There has also been a short film done on the coaches, the sailors, fans and sports enthusiasts who have been supportive of the new positioning of the brand. (more…)
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. (more…)
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. (more…)
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.
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. (more…)