At Nacra 17 Worlds Tramontane Turns Up The Heat

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”

First Two Days World Cup France

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”

Murray Joins Emirates Team New Zealand

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”

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”

Clipper Race – fleet fights across the Bass Strait

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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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”