Around 300 Women Required To Raise Awareness About The Perils Of Plastic Pollution In Sailing

Pollutionis one of the biggest perils for earth and human life. The effect of pollutionis evident from the increase in global warming and it had gone too far that itis resulting in the reduction of human lifespan. And one such constituent of pollution is plastic which is a non- biodegradable component and hence cannot be destroyed. Among other things sailing is an area which is very much affectedly plastic pollution as it has become a kind of hurdle in the path of sailors while sailing. Although it has affected the sailors and people related to the sailing world the cause for this pollution is the entire human community because the plastics which is thrown in the seas, rivers, and canals are nothing but the garbage which is thrown by the common people.

And to get rid of this onerous issue the sailor who discovered the accumulation of plastic in marine while carrying out experiments on “Great Pacific Patch Garbage” is in his quest of solving this problem is inviting applications for awhile-female sailing voyage besides a scientific research mission.

Emile Penn will lead from the front in this mission in which she along with her team will circumnavigate around the globe to raise awareness regarding the negative impacts of non-reusable plastics on marine life and human life as well. The crew will sail in 5 oceans and the Arctic and during this; they will search for plastics and toxins which are present in the oceans. The voyage’s duration will be 2 years and will start from October 2019 and for the same the crew will be divided into 30 legs with 10 sailors on each one of the leg. And Ms. Penn has made it clear that more than the sailing experience they are concerned about getting rid of plastic pollution.

Youth Team Of US Looks For Medal Haul

As the Youth Sailing World Championships is round the corner, the 14 sailors from the US Sailing Team started their mission for gold medals. The 48th Annual Youth Sailing Championships was hosted by the Corpus Christi Yacht Club and race is slated at the Corpus Christi Bay. Around 382 youth sailors featured in the regatta with age groups between 16 and 19. There are about 66 nations taking part in 9 classes. As far as the US team is concerned, it has 14 sailors from 5 states and these sailors are the same who travelled to China last year. The sailors include Emma Cowles and Carmen from Larchmont, New York and both are gold medalists. Charlotte Rose from Houston, Texas achieved gold in Girls 420 Class and Girls Laser Radial Class.

Berta Puig, the skipper in 29er Class returned to Youth Worlds and Dominique Stater would race in the Girls RS X Class. Both are from Miami. The US Team has best hopes to achieve a gold medal haul. The team leader of the Team USA said that the team is excited as there are many sailors returning along with some best new talents coming up. There is a good variety as far as the sailors are concerned. Last year, the Girls 420 Class was dominated by the Cowles Sisters as they won by 26 points along with a score line featuring both 1st and 2nd place finishes. The French team of Camille Orion and Violette Dorange are back as well who were the silver medalists last year. They are all geared up to play against Cowles.


The six competing vessels of the fleet in the ongoing Volvo Ocean Race (VOR) have departed Hong Kong on Wednesday as they made their way to Auckland, New Zealand. A hard slog is expected in this leg to Auckland and it has been labelled ‘dangerous’ in some quarters.


The trip is 6100 nautical miles long and it started on a relatively calm note but things are expected to differ along the way. Team Dongfeng captain Charles Caudrelier expects this part of the race to be: “the most difficult, complicated and dangerous leg.”

Vestas 11th Hour Racing skipped this leg of the race due to damage to their yacht. The bow will need to be rebuilt in Italy and shipped to New Zealand in line with the Volvo Ocean 65 class rule. The yacht will reach Auckland ahead of the fleet as they could not complete the repairs in Hong Kong.

After four legs of the race, Vestas 11th Hour were third on the points’ log but they were forced to retire after the crash in Hong Kong. The crash saw a fisherman on a non-racing vessel die. The crash is expected to significantly ruin their chances of winning the event this campaign. They have a tough task in leg seven to leg 11.

The other six vessels will sail from Hong Kong to Taiwan, then through the Philippines, and then through Fiji on the route to Auckland. A major determining factor would be the team’s performance towards the doldrums – five degrees north and south of the equator where trade winds collide. The doldrums are expected 1500km after Philippines and 4000km from Auckland. This leg is expected to be predominantly upwind unlike the rest.

Yachting Races Is All Set Around The Greenwich

This weekend over 100 sailboats and crew members of the boat will face off in the Long Island Sound’s Championship Regatta (LISCR) organized by the Yacht Racing Association (YRA)

The event has been hosted by two Greenwich yacht clubs, the yacht club Riverside and Indian Harbor, and Yacht Club American in Rye, N.Y. The boats that will take part in the competition will be in the size range starting from 12-foot dinghies to bespoke 42-foot yachts. The racing will continue for two days and all the dinghies and yachts will vie for class honors.

According to the weather forecast on Saturday, the day of the event will witness on and off rain. The winds in the mid-morning will start with 10 miles per hour and will build to 16 mph by late afternoon. On the other hand, the forecast for Sunday says, the sailors will enjoy the clear skies for the whole day and the winds of nearly 10 mph. (more…)

CYC Prevailing Nation Sailing

Matt Owen manager of Canberra Yacht Club manager revealed he got some strange look when largest training center for sailing runs in the country with him.

Owen shared some of his experiences and said “When visit Australia to sail in regattas, people strangely looks at me and say ‘you are the manager of the Canberra yacht club.” He further added that “In Canberra we are struggling to set our limits, when we see kids in water in number than that motivates us.” “The world is like Oyster,” he added. (more…)

Paralympic Gold Rush For Australia

In 2016 Paralympics the Aussies have been able to secure two golds out of three in the sailing category.

That is quite an achievement for the Paralympic Sonar team of the country. This comprised of Jonathan Harris, Russell Boaden and Colin Harrison. While the medal race is scheduled for Saturday, with the two medals already acquired, the team is in the mood to celebrate.

The Aussies were elated on day five of the competitions at the Marina da Gloria as they won two gold medals in the two people and three person keelboat categories a day ahead of the finish. Daniel and Liesl of SKUD18 were on fire as they won two races to get their first title in Paralympics ever. The Sonar team was able to get a lead of 24 points which guaranteed them a gold medal. This ensured that there would be an Advance Australia Fair at the Flamengo Beach before the Medal Ceremony. The Australian anthem played out three times as Matt Bugg gained a lead of four points in the One Person Keelboat category, but got demoted to the third position as Helena Lucas emerged on top. (more…)

Yacht makers seeing Middle East as an important market

The tenth Middle East Yachting Conference will take place on Monday before the Dubai International Boat Show.

And, it would show the predictions for the Middle East market. Superyacht Builders Association director of operations, Robert van Tol, along with Italian yacht builder Mondo Marine’s chief executive officer Roberto Zambrini, would offer a forecast and overview of the regional superyacht market, as part of a board discussion during the conference.
A different presentation by Udo Kleinitz, the International Council of Marine Industry Associations secretary general would also talk about the importance of Middle East market within the global context.
Robert van Tol said that the fifty five percent propensity to buy for the Middle East is the highest of all the regions. This percentage is based on historic ownership of superyachts against the number of UHNWIs at that time, but it also suggests that if there is an increase in the number of UHNWIs in the Middle East, after that fifty-five per cent of them are likely to purchase a superyacht. So, this region would always remain quite important.
This Middle East Yachting Conference joins global experts as well as industry authorities, and boating enthusiasts, to address the newest technologies, plans, trends as well as regulations impressing the marine leisure sphere in Dubai and beyond.


Hawaiian artifacts detected in royal yacht which sank in 1824

A Hawaii museum is getting ready to start a treasure-trove of artifacts from a royal yacht shipwreck. The incident took place 191 years ago off the coast of Kauai. Hawaii shipwreck chaser Richard Rogers worked with several scientists to dredge up the findings from the ship that was King Kamehameha II, who is also known as Liholiho, the 2nd king of Hawaii.

A leading website reported that they found gold, silver, Hawaiian poi pounders, gemstones, a boat whistle, knives, forks, mica, things from all over the world, high- and low-end European stuff. Every bit of it is royal treasure.

He added that everything is all nice and pickled and set to be displayed. There are more than a thousand artifacts. They did their homework as well as this find is priceless because all these belonged to the king. It is a great window into the 1820s. (more…)