If you are a youngster who has started to learn sailing or know someone who is keen on picking up the ropes, participating in a Junior Olympic event being organized by Hingham Yacht Club can be a great way to get them started.
This event is organized each year, which is held for kids from the age group of eight to eighteen.
The club would be holding it this year on July 13th and 14th which is seeing participants coming in from far off regions like New York and New Jersey as well. The event is seen as a great step to progress to high levels of competition like the Olympic events. The club organizer feels that kids who are getting into competitive sailing do well once they participate in an event like this. (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 $80,000. The fund has been given by Queensland Destination Events. This way the club has managed to make a collection of enough amounts to successfully organize the event and make it spectacular. The event is going to take place in the month of August.
Now till the Round 5, the QDEP will leverage the important link between destination and events where they will stage to increase the event’s marketing, economic, and social benefits in-order to benefit the region. (more…)
Annalise Murphy of Ireland began the Olympics 2012 on fire, snatching the 1st four Laser Radial races. But, she could not maintain that standard through the eleven race series, falling off the dais to end 4th overall. She is expecting that the Rio Games would be totally different.
Murphy has spent approximately two-hundred-fifty days previous year out of the nation chasing better than the 2012 London Games and since that time she has been to Rio 7 times. She would travel back to the place another 3 or 4 times before the start of the Games. Learning the geography and climate system and tides has become a necessity. All the teams are over there cramming.
She further added that there would probably be 8 girls who might easily win the gold in Laser Radial Class. There might be 3 or 4 that are likely to win the gold medal but 8 of them definitely have the capability to win. She believes that she would be in that little squad.
Ceramco, one of Sir Peter Blake’s vessels, has been kept for auction in Florida, and there is a call in New Zealand for a purchaser who would bring her back home. The vessel was made by Bruce Farr and in the 1981-1982 Whitbread Round the World Race; it was popularly sailed by Sir Peter. The yacht, marooned in Miami, is listed on an auction site that says that the present bid of US$ 92000 does not meet the reserve price. (more…)