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…)
Countries like India are yet to pick up the pace when it comes to participating in regattas, but it seems that a certain region of the country is seeing more action in terms of sailing events. The initiative was taken by Volga club that has started sailing activities and other clubs like Amravati is also entering into this segment. The scene of action is in Vijayawada where the Bhavani Island can be found, a picturesque spot that is well maintained by the state tourism board of Andhra Pradesh. The island resort has now become a spot for water sports activities.
Those who wish to explore different water sports activities have more to do here. Besides checking out the standard water sports activities offered here sailing in a consistent manner has been going on here. Hence competition events and shows are not far off. The first air show was held here recently that showcased good efforts of the state tourism board. (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…)
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…)
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.
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…)