Festival Of Sails

The Festival of Sails 2017 has opened the entry after the release of the Notice of the Race. The event is presented by Rex Gorell Land Rover and the new additions along with the dates have been outlined. It includes Trailable boat series and Off the Beach.

The Festival of Sails Regatta 2017 is likely to begin from 21st of January to 24th. It separates the bigger festival from the huge crowd Geelong experiences from yet another popular event known as the Cadel Evans Great Ocean Road Race. In fact, it has become the actual draw card as far as the Surf Coast area is concerned. Continue reading “Festival Of Sails”

Annalise Murphy In Rio

In the Rio 2016 games the Laser Radial sailing races were completed recently for the women’s and men’s categories. Among the women Annalise Murphy finished in the second position. This was part of the overall results. The Dubliner showed that her preparations that had been diligent and consistent have started to pay off. She competed in race three of the Laser Radial category. This race was held at the Marina da Gloria venue.

Many say that the achievement goes to her diligent preparations for the Rio Olympics. She has spent months at the venue, preparing for the races, backed by Plain Sailing, her kind patrons . She was ready for the races and that is what she proved when she gained second position in the Women’s single event. Continue reading “Annalise Murphy In Rio”

Frank Gehry blueprints wooden yacht

Frank Gehry, the world-renowned architect, has accommodated his architectural attainments to seagoing yachts by making his very first yacht. Frank Gehry has showcased the wooden sailing boat he designed for him. Frank worked with German Frers, the Argentine naval architect, to develop the yacht, and the coupe has been working on the yacht since November 2008.

Dubbed Foggy, the vessel is named after Gehry himself, based on his initials F.O.G. and was made by the Brooklyn Boat Yard, known for their skills in wooden boat engineering. The band utilized a cold-moulded structure process and carbon fibre as well as titanium details to assure the ship’s strength might hold up to the architect’s blueprint that included hundreds of glass squares inset in latticework frames both on deck as well as in the ship’s hull. Continue reading “Frank Gehry blueprints wooden yacht”

Coast brought forth smooth sailing in 2015

The Coast’s 5 top sailing events – Gulfport-to-Pensacola race, Race for the Case, Junior Lipton, Sir Thomas Lipton Challenge and Knost Regatta – all had different Yacht clubs winning.

Pass Christian Yacht Club succeeded a Coast-best three events – Race for the Case and Knost Regatta. They also caught the season-starting held by Fort Walton Yacht Club, and excel in the Athens Bareboat Yacht Charter mini-series.

They then won the capdevielle class in 78th Knost Regatta. For a record twenty-ninth time, the Pass Christian Yacht Club won the all-women 2-day race. The winning vessel was led by Shelly McNair. Captains were Helen Charbonnet, McNair and Leslie Dane. Commodore Patrick Burns told that it was really a huge win for the team. Continue reading “Coast brought forth smooth sailing in 2015”