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”
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”