If you thought that Royal Navy only has official duties, then you are mistaken.
There has been a bid made to break an existing record by two sailors of Royal Navy in a dinghy boat. The sailors are sponsored by charitable organizations for their bid to try and break an existing world record in endurance sailing in a dinghy. The voyage is planned to cover the distance from Plymouth to the waters surrounding Scotland. The voyage will not only be an attempt to break a record but also raise awareness about dinghy sailing which is also a category less explored in sailing.
The voyage will also raise funds for organizations like the Bowel Cancer UK and Royal Navy & Royal Marines Charity. The last attempt was made by Phil Slade, who was an Acting Petty Officer and civilian Mark Belamarich. Both sailed a training dinghy which ran nonstop on the same course. (more…)
A Grand Slam event in sailing is about to start in Chicago. For sailing enthusiasts, this is a wonderful time of the year as ports and bay areas across the world see different kinds of yachting and sailing activities. Chicago Yacht Club is welcoming about eight teams who would be representing five countries in total.
They would be competing for the Chicago Grand Slam. It is considered to be the second level of test that needs to be cleared before one can qualify for the Grade 2 Grand Slam event series that is held in NY. This year this three day event will be hosted from 21st to 23rd of August. (more…)
After the desolating fire that gutted the Annapolis Yacht Club’s two floors on 12th December, leaders of the organization consecrated to remake. AYC’s vice-commodore Debbie Gosselin told that this is very pretty sad. But this is only physical. It is time to fix it.
The reason of the blaze and the calculated damage in dollars is still under probe. The bulk of the 2nd and 3rd floors of the building were gutted by the fire and it around ninety firefighters about 1 hour, 45 minutes to bring under control. It was around 7 pm when the blaze was declared out.