More Funds For Festival of Sailing

‘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…)

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. (more…)