Rutland Water Hosts National Windsurfing Championships

Rutland Water will be the venue where the 2016 National Windsurfing Championships will be held on 10th and 11th September 2016. As many as 190 windsurfers will be there at Rutland water to try their luck for the National Championship title. The 2016 National Windsurfing Championships is combined with the National Junior Windsurfing Championships, UK Windsurfing Association Youth and Masters and the Team15 Champions Cup.

This is the first time that the event is open to all. A team15 club that has attended a minimum of two regional inter-club races will be able to take part in the Champions Cup. The windsurfers will get the chance to meet and fight against the British sailing team on the water. They will get to compete in the Team15 Champions Cup as well as the National Championship title. (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…)

Sailing Clubs can be Gay Friendly

If you have missed out the gay men’s community, you might also not noticed how this community tends to have a love for sailing. There are several gay sailing clubs and these are here to stay. These clubs are filled with members who have a wonderful love for sailing and that makes great enthusiasts in this field.

Brooklyn has several gay couples and they often have wonderful get together. One of the passions that put them together is their love for sailing. Most men or members of these clubs have sailed across several seas and have travelled with their houseboats. Many anchors by the Long Island or in New Jersey as well as being in Manhattan, where they get together on holiday seasons. One such association is the Knickerbockers Sailing Association, which is part of the New York metropolitan area and is a sailing club of the gay community. (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.


Tiverton Yacht Club all set to rebuild

After a long wait of twelve years, Tiverton Yacht Club is entering a new building. According to reports, Members of all ages told NBC 10 News that they are very excited regarding the new facility.

One member told that there was a time when he actually believed that this day would never come, but finally it happened. In fact, the road was not very easy, following a decade-long legal battle with the neighbors, Tiverton Yacht Club is celebrating the day when they got a new clubhouse. Commodore Stephen Hughes said that this was the end of a long journey that started in the year 2003.

Tiverton Yacht Club

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…)

Racing down the Cabo San Lucas coast

Newport Harbor Yacht Club has relished a long-standing custom of arranging Newport to Cabo San Lucas Yacht Race. Since their very first race in the year 1971, sailors have relished the 800 mile race down the coastline of Baja to the warm weather as well as huge breeze of Cabo San Lucas. Over the past forty-plus years of hosting the Cabo Race, Newport Harbor Yacht Club has seen the grand evolution of yacht design as well as offshore sailing.

Yacht at full Speed
The typical entries in the 1970’s and 1980’s, the IOR boats with very unique downwind sailing features; the ultralight yachts arrived in the 80’s with Santa Cruz 50 introduced in 1981. (more…)