Overview Of Volvo Ocean Race

There are quite a few changes incorporated in the Volvo Ocean Race.

The race of 2017-18 will display double the Southern Ocean sailing compared to the previous event. It is a move that dates back to the Whitbread Race days. The Volvo Ocean Race organizers will continue to recreate the changes before it starts in the month of October in 2017. Mark Turner, the new CEO who is a specialist in sports marketing in sailing has announced 10 modifications already on the departure of the fleet from Alicante in Spain. There is a new Volvo 65 which is the 8th one that is being constructed. It will definitely be an advanced version for the betterment of the race and the sailors.

Out of many new initiatives, the biggest one is the inclusion of female crewmembers into several teams. The female team SCA has been competitive many times in the earlier edition. However, the actuality is that male squads are quicker as the miles get added up. The objective of Turner is to limit the mail teams by 7 crews. Continue reading Overview Of Volvo Ocean Race

USA Strikes Gold At World Cup Series Miami

On the closing day of the Women’s and Men’s 470, Laser, Laser Radial and Finn fleet of World Cup series Miami. United States won the gold medal.

David Hughes and Stu McNay were the only participants from the United States to enter the race of medal of Men’s 470. In all both was the only hope of US to win the regatta. However, in the beginning of the race, it does not seem that the duo will make it. In the initial round, the team of US was strongly beaten by two teams Akira Takayanagi and Tetsuya Isozaki from Japan and Pavlos Kagialis and Panagiotis Mantis from Greece. Greece team secured third position while the Japan makes it for the first. On the other hand, team US, Hughes and McNay were in seventh position.

The first run of the tournament was pivotal for US to win. And in the run, team USA showed spectacular performance and moved into fourth position, leaving Mantis and Kagialis to ninth position. Before the finish the American team was almost like losing a boat, however, by staying ahead of the team Greek and in fifth position, team USA secured themselves of overall first. Takayanagi and Isozaki with their overall performance secured the position of second overall. Continue reading USA Strikes Gold At World Cup Series Miami

Vestas Sailrocket 2

Vestas Sailrocket 2 is a unique yacht that has all the elements in place for being able to brave, strong winds and be able to reach a breakneck speed in record time.

The boat has been tested in the waters of Walvis Bay in Namibia. This yacht was first tested in 2012 and it was found that it smashed the existing record of the sailing yacht that had been considered fastest till then. It is capable of moving at eighty miles per hour, which is a fantastic speed for a yacht of its size. Many thought that the hurricane force of wind in the bay area might have been responsible for the yacht’s speed, but that was not the case as the breeze that blew was a mere 30 mph. Continue reading Vestas Sailrocket 2

Challenging Day 3 At SB20s

The day three of the SB20 World Championships was a challenging day for many of the racers with changes seen in the weather pattern as well as the top placing. It was not such a good day for the Australian sailing team as two of their boats saw a decline in performance on day 3. The Flirtatious dropped from the fourth position to the sixth and the Export Roo had to settle with the sixth position on day 3 after ending Day 2 in the 3rd position.

The first two races on day 3 was a decent one with wind speed of 15 knots. The third race saw the winds to loose speed and making it a very difficult race course for the boats. The competition is also getting tougher and the sailors are looking to outdo the other teams. Due to this the competition got rougher and there were three recalls made before commencing the first race on Day 3. There were at least 12 teams that fouled of the Black Flag. Continue reading Challenging Day 3 At SB20s

Yacht owner receives US$ 20 million in insurance

The proprietor of Barbie, one of the two superyachts demolished in a fire in Turkey, got a US$ 20 million insurance payment. A unit of 14 Lloyd’s insurers paid US$ 20 million to the owner of Barbie, a hundred-seventy foot superyacht which was demolished by fire in January, in Turkey.

The yacht was made by Al Jadaf at its Dubai shipyard in the United Arab Emirates in 2006, was destroyed on 4th Jan, after a fire broke out on The One, a Lurssen built yacht in 1973. Both these yachts were moored in the Marmaris harbor. The fire spread quickly to the Barbie docked next to it. Continue reading Yacht owner receives US$ 20 million in insurance

World Sailing rankings released

The rankings of the World Sailing Match Race have been released with Ian Williams (Great Britain) staying on top of the Open section with Camilla Ulrikkeholm (Denmark) guiding the women’s. Ian claimed the very first win of the World Match Racing Tour 2016 to solidify his World No 1 position but Taylor Canfield stays in touch at World No 2.

The Williams, Canfield fight does not look like finishing at the top of Open Rankings following the debut of the M32 into World Match Racing Tour. Camilla Ulrikkeholm holds the No 1 position in the women’s division and it is followed by France’s Anne Claire Le Berre and Sweden’s Anna Kjellberg.

The New Zealand Olympic Committee have announced a squad of 10 sailors to contest 5 events, earlier this morning at the Wakatere Boating Club on the North Shore of Auckland. Three of the crews named have won world championships in the present Olympic cycle in their respective categories.

Two of the team would be coming back for their 3rd Olympic Regatta. Another 3 of the team would be coming back for their 2nd Olympic meet. Two of the crews won Gold medals and Silver medals in their respective classes at Olympic Regatta 2012 in Weymouth, England.