One of the new virtual events introduced for sailing enthusiasts is the eSailing World Championship. This is the second season and it was officially launched on 22nd January at Dusseldorf in Germany. The first season is considered to have reached its objectives successfully for which about 169000 eSailors would be participating from 74 different nations. The entire tournament would take about six months to complete. There are additional attractions introduced this year which include prize money, a new format for the competition, global live programs and National Championships.
Those who have participated before would be there as well as new players. Many are invited to participate for free and they can do so by downloading the application which is available for Android as well as iOS devices. There is a prize fund included this year by Virtual Regatta of about $10,000 USD. Virtual Regatta being the leading platform for digital sailing, it has introduced the prize money to make the championship event a more lucrative one for the players.
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The Magenta Project that had been launched after the Volvo Race of 2014-15 plans to continue the legacy of an all-female team SCA by displaying sailing one of the sports where women can take part directly against men on the level playing field. Here, they offer an update regarding a change in the spot.
Only recently, this sport of offshore yacht racing has come into the spotlight with an announcement which a class for keelboat offshore sailing is going to feature in Paris Olympic Games 2024. It is both welcomed and controversial in turn by several when it comes sailing sports. This is going to make offshore racing world firmly on the stage of world sporting stage.
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Simone Chen and Daniel Hung, who are the national sailors, are best known for their sailing skills and powerful competency attitude. In the Laser 4.7 Youth World Championships, they claimed gold. The championship is taking place in Poland. Both have clinched titles in the girls’ Under-16 division and boys’ division respectively.
This was the six-day competition held in Gdynia and 430 youth sailors hailing from around the world participated in the championship.
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Park City Sailing was started as an initiative about ten years back by a group who was sailing enthusiasts and wished to race boats of the Laser category around Deer Creek. The club members started off by sailing around this region once or twice every week. This organization was formed as a nonprofit venture and there were several programs started with them for the Summit County as well as the greater Park City. As the vice president of the organization, Ken Block states, the program then started to evolve as communities were willing to take up the programs launched and loved the recreational options provided. A junior program was formed and adult lessons were also started as a consequence.
In the last five years things have changed for the Park City Sailing significantly. There have been several donations that comprised of racing boats of latest technology. They have also formed a relationship with the National Ability Center that is another nonprofitorganization. Both are dedicated towards helping individuals gain recreational opportunities that can help them build lifetime skills as well as build their self esteem. Block states that many groups such as women who had faced sexual harassment were taken up and taken out in the waters. The owners of Park City Sailing realized that they were doing much more than simply giving lessons in the water, but helping people gain over their limitations and have a fresh new perspective. There are several new initiatives that the organization takes up such as Out Reach which is a new program launched by them. Here they are able to add a new fleet of vessels that can be used by the community along with certified instructors available for providing training and assistance. The program is aimed at helping people who have varying disabilities in life.
Christian Peter Lübeck and Lin Ea Cenholt from Denmark hold top spot in the World Championships Nacra 17 in La Grande-Motte in France.
After a relatively kind and gentle introduction on Tuesday to the World Championships Nacra 17, the first ever in foiling 2020 Olympic flying mode, Baie d’Aigues Mortes of La Grande Motte in the South of Camargue region of France turned up the heat today as the Tramontane breeze of the northwesterly kicked in the afternoon.
For the day, a solid 3, 4, 4, from Lin Ea Cenholt Christiansen and Christian Peter Lübeck, moved the World Championship Aarhus 2018 Test regatta winners’ six points clear of Katie Dabson and Ben Saxton of Great Britain’s.
For both the fleets for the first qualifying heats racing got away in 8-9 knots before the break waiting to see the forecast breeze. Continue reading “At Nacra 17 Worlds Tramontane Turns Up The Heat”
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.
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