The Hingham Yacht Club would be holding a USA Junior Olympic Sailing Festival on July 13th and 14th this year.
The competition would enable sailors from the ages of eight to eighteen to compete. The organizers feel that such a regatta event will help create a pathway for greater competitions like the Olympics, where only a select group of talented junior sailors get to compete. However, besides offering high level of competition there would also be a lot of fun here.
The club expects about 300 sailors in the youth category to compete, coming from regions like New Jersey and New York as well. The event would stay open for experienced sailors as well as beginners. Registration for the event would be possible till July 12th which can be done at a site opened for the event, costing about $90 for each racer. There would be three different sailboat categories that will race during the day, laser radial, 420 and optimist dinghy. The latter would be a ten foot one person boat that can be sailed by beginners. There would not be any results declared in this division. (more…)
The Penn State sailing club has 5 dancing members in THON this year.
Besides, the 2 dancers that are allotted, there are 2 members that would dance independently and one will dance using his group. The sailing club’s THON chairs, Erin Dinyon said the other extra dancers motivated her to take part in THON in this season. It is quite motivating to see 5 members dancing there who are known to Dinyon. There are around 65 members of club sailing which is not the higher group of students on campus. There is no provision for assigning shifts for club members to be present at THON as it does not have adequate number of students. (more…)
Afrodite Zegers is not a stranger anymore as far as the big stage is concerned. There was a tremendous pressure during the final race of World Cup Series Miami 2017 presented by Sunbrella. The Zegers along with teammate Anneloes van Veen showed spectacular poise to win the title of Women’s 470.
The Dutch team made an entry in the final race with Eilidh Mclntyre and Sophie Weguelin for the first time in all standings. The other teams were physically present for every spot on the podium when the van Veen and Zegers marked in the lead with Mclntyre and Weguelin close behind. It was not plain sailing!
The race was indeed stressful as per van Veen. The first upwind was seen initially and thereafter the downwind seemed fine. However, on the 2nd upwind, they could not cover well. Van Veen and Zegers waited with a whole lot of patience to grab an opportunity to win. Finally, they were close enough to successfully grab the wind of the British team rolling on the top to get through the final mark in the 1st position. This was one of the best moments experienced by Zegers and Veen. (more…)
It is being over four months when LMAX Exchange was capped the Clipper 2015-16 Race’s overall winner, the team of him is still celebrating its hard work and success Olivier Cardin skipper.
They are receiving awards at the ceremony of (FSF) French Sailing Federation’s flagship ‘the Soiree des Champions.’
The recognition and awards of such type do not limit only to the skippers still, along with crew member, Dominique Hausser received the award on 19 November at Swiss Sailing. Dominique’s commitment to sailing has been recognized with this award.
Dominique has dreamt of sailing across the world, however, acting as navigator, coxswain on board and team doctor during the Clipper Race, Dominique played an important role in the team. His effort throughout the historic 40,000 nautical mile journey was commendable. (more…)
Josh Adams held the position of Managing Director of US Olympic Sailing and he has guided the team for the country as they have prepared themselves for several Olympic instances.
He has led the Paralympic as well as the Pan American teams as well, besides the US Sailing and the Youth Worlds team. Adam has provided his leadership for the teams in different instances, but he is vacating the position now.
Having led several teams of the US including the US Sailing Sperry team and the Youth Worlds team, Josh has provided his valuable leadership for about four years or more. Adam has also provided results during his period of leadership. The team at the Rio games this year won the bronze medal as well as a silver medal in the Paralympic games. There have even several wins recorded by Youth Worlds and at the Pan American games as well, whilst he was also the person who bought in Greece yacht charter team getaways to help boost team spirit. (more…)
Comanche is the racing yacht that is in the news as it is a 100 foot boat which is owned by Kristy and Jim Clark.
This yacht left New York port on July 22nd for a transatlantic sailing record that would span west to east and would be covered in 6 days, 17hours and 52 minutes. The team has been providing updates to the media from time to time. (more…)
On Wednesday, Hatteras Yachts declared that they have appointed Denison Yacht Sales, the yacht sales and brokerage firm, as their new representative in Palm Beach, Broward and Martin counties in southeastern Florida. The dealer that has sales offices in Fort Lauderdale, Dania Beach, Stuart, and Palm Beach Gardens will bid the full range of brand new Hatteras Yachts from forty-five to hundred feet.
Denison Yacht Sales would also constitute Hatteras Yachts at the forthcoming Palm Beach International Boat Show that will take place from 17th to 20th March, at the builder’s all new display on Ramp 2, Slips 260-263. (more…)
The Olympic sailing course, this year, is a sink of rubbish which endangers the arranging of the event. A brand new snapshot from the coast of Rio de Janeiro shows the water cluttered with waste. It arouses concerns regarding athletes’ health during the Olympic Games.
Two months back, a disposed lounge was detected among debris at Guanabara Bay course. Also, 2 sailors sounded off of viral infections after a test event in August. Independent water examinations of Guanabara Bay arranged by Associated Press over the last year reveals disease triggering viruses connected to human sewage at levels thousands of times above which is considered alarming in European nations as well as in the United States.
Sailing bodies have asked the organizers of the Rio Games to move the event. Peter Sowrey, the former chief executive of World Sailing, stated that he was relieved from his position after he tried to knock down Guanabara Bay from the yachting schedule.