The SAP team led the Extreme Sailing Series that was held in San Diego and concluded last weekend. If the performance of the team is looked at, they had won eight out of the thirteen races that has been held in the two days of the series when it started the San Diego chapter.
The bay is known for the Santa Ana winds which the team had heard about but had not experienced. The third day the winds were stated to show up which usually loses speed when they reach the waters. The winds hence played a big role in the team’s performance and that of others. The SAP catamaran which is steered by Minoprio, had dominated the race in the past two days when the sea breeze had kept up a speed that varied from twelve to seventeen knots. There were gusts that topped 20 knots as well for the boats participating in the Extreme Sailing event. The strongest winds helped the catamarans that rise to 32 feet in length, to be able to use their foiling design and reach high speed around 30 knots.
However the SAP catamaran along with others struggled when the conditions remained light and shifty as of Thursday. SAP team had a commanding position on the leaderboard and also had a lead over the Alinghi team. Sunday the final races were held that concluded the San Diego chapter. It is said that the strong winds that come down the mountains and the passes usually die down when they hit the waters and face the ocean breeze. SAP’s team was set to face a challenging situation in that case. However the series would now be moving on to the finale event of the year in Mexico, the venue for the next chapter being Cabo San Lucas.
The yachtsmen from Hobart are showing their class at the ongoing Cowes Week event held on The Solent on the Isle of Wight in England.
The Cowes Grand Slam is a very popular event and one of the important regattas that many of the sailors will look to take part in before the SB20s World Championship.
There is a strong British contingent testing the waters of the Solent and have so far won two races over 2 days of the competition. But, the Australian contingent from Hobart is also making its area proud by competing very solidly in the Cowes Week. The SB20s are racing in the Cowes Week and the conditions are changing every day. The contestants had to face stiff windy conditions that moved from 20 knots to 30 knots for the day.
Paul Burnell is the new man from Australia to win a race at the Cowes Week on Day 2. He, along with his brother Tim and owner Richard Powell steered the British yacht Marvel to win the race four of Day 2. Continue reading “Australians Putting A Grand Show At Cowes Week”
Thierry Douillard vowed after the first race of the EFG Sailing Arabia – The Tour that he would avenge the upset victory scored by the Omani team over his team.
He exactly did what he vowed for and came out victorious in the second round of the Gulf classic. The EFG Bank Monaca crew seemed to be very upset with the way Team Renaissance came from behind to turn victory in the last minute of the first round of the EFG Sailing Arabia.
The past three edition winners EFG Bank Monaco team took over the lead from their archrivals, the Team Al Mouj Muscat, less than 10 nautical miles ahead of the finish line. They crossed the finish line in 24 hours and 37 minutes after they had set sail from Sohar. They came in just three minutes ahead of Team Al Mouj Muscat that was led by Christian Ponthieu, a Frenchman. Continue reading “EFG Sailing Arabia- Thierry Avenges Defeat With Victory”
The Conch Republic Cup of the ninth edition would be held in 2017 which is part of a four part series.
It would also include the Key West Cuba Race Week. Indeed, many are now reverting to CRC 2016 where Bob Moran had quite an adventure which can be found on many dedicated channels. CRC is an event that is not only popular among sailors, but for those who love to witness water sports and in scenic surroundings. It is indeed a great opportunity to spend about 13 days in Cuba and Key West. The race covers a course that runs to the southernmost tip of the US and then to Varadero. It then moves to Havana. The race is around the marks kind and you would be seeing, scenic landmarks included such as Malecon and Morro Castle. Hence, it is a unique opportunity to visit Cuba and experience the place as well as do several days of sightseeing. Continue reading “Conch Republic Cup 2017”
The Newport Bermuda Race is quite popular as a long-distance water adventure with an exceptional appeal for aspirational young sailors.
Many of today’s captains, navigators, as well as watch captains first went to ocean as deck hands in a Thrash to the Onion Patch, or in a return delivery from Bermuda.
Today, all those veterans from the Bermuda Race— as well as the race itself — are serving young people (both men and women) get set prepare for as well as sail ocean races. This reach, as well as the training it offers, takes place at yacht clubs and also at service places that have been sending yachts as well as young crew members on Bermuda Race since the year 1938. The youngest winning captain in the Bermuda Race’s history, aged twenty-two, is United States Naval Academy graduate Kyle Weaver in the year 1992.
To encourage offshore youth sailor participation more, the Bermuda Race Organizing Committee 2016 declared that it has constituted 2 new awards for young sailors, the Stephens Brothers Society as well as Youth Trophy. They collimate similar programs by Marion Bermuda Cruising Yacht Race as well as other races.
Continue reading “Newport Bermuda Race accepts new initiatives”