The World Cup Series in France that was held from 23rd to 30th April 2017 was a good start for many as the weather offered steady breeze and other favorable conditions for sailing.
While the winners of the RS: X fleet for men and women were able to make a good start on the initial days, in case of 49er the scores were mixed. Here the contingent that came in South America led the way. The team of brothers from Argentina, Klaus Lange and Yago led the scores on the leader board as well as Stu Bithell and Dylan Fletcher-Scott from GBR who were winners of the recent World Cup Miami event.
In the Laser fleet of 60 boats, Pavlos Kontides of CYP was a winner who aced the race in the first two days. Kontides was able to gain advantage of his position as well as boa speed that enabled him to maintain leading position. Others who were close competitors were Tom Burton, the Rio Olympic champion as well as Nick Thompson from GBR. Continue reading “First Two Days World Cup France”
New Zealand sailing team Emirates want to leave no stone unturned to get victory in the upcoming America’s Cup.
After replacing old squad in team with fresh faces, now, Emirate team has called their old horse to guide them. Emirate team has signed one of the most successful America’s Cup campaigners in the country, Murray Jones. Jones has been hired by the team to provide them the necessary guidance before the beginning of the campaign of 35th America’s Cup.
Jones is America’s Cup winner for five times. He is also the winner of the Auld Mug with Team New Zealand, this happened in year 1995 and year 2000. Emirates Team New Zealand identified him as important figures behind victory of Oracle Team USA’s in the year 2013. He has critical understanding of the boat and the team and thus he delivers the best result with both of them with water. Continue reading “Murray Joins Emirates Team New Zealand”
The New Year has introduced an all new determination to Clipper Race pack which, after a little stopover in Hobart, is back on the water. They are now raging across Bass Strait in the 6th of this 14 race series.
The race from Henri Lloyd Hobart to Whitsundays Race is just more than sixteen-hundred nautical miles and it is already after a full day of racing it is coming out to be an exciting competition. Diverse maneuver see the squads split between those sailing offshore in an attempt for bonus points at the Scoring Gate as well as those inshore, apparently willing to forfeit the opportunity for extra points so that they can concentrate on a podium finish.
Garmin Skipper Ash Skett told that some yachts have made a grand move for Scoring Gate but for them the concentration is on the end position. The next stopover sees a big changeover for them, as all but one of their leggers is leaving. Two of them, watchleader Mal Anderson and Leo Bowen have been on since London. They really want to take home a winner’s pennant. They really need it and they are going to try to deliver.
Continue reading “Clipper Race – fleet fights across the Bass Strait”