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…)