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…)
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…)
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…)
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.