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…)
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…)
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.