We have just celebrated Rio 2016. But that’s only the beginning. It is time for us to look forward to the Tokyo 2020 already. As far as sailing is concerned, Andy Hunt, the World Sailing’s chief executive has a lot to say about the next Olympics and the roadmap to reach there.
As we all know, the Olympics are really important when it comes to sailing. The International Olympic Committee has already set out its Agenda. Therefore, it’s time for the World Sailing to move at a brisk pace. There are plenty of issues to deal with. Gender equality is going to be one of the major talking points in the next Olympics. Innovation will be another major factor they will be considering. (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…)
If you are a sailing enthusiast, especially of the sport, you will certainly be an avid follower of America’s Cup. Promoted by Louis Vuitton, the luxury leather accessories brand, it is one of the prestigious tournaments that are held in America.
This world series tournament is now being brought to Asia. The tournment is a challening one that includes speedy catamarans. There is the unpredictability of the sea races and challenges that makes this event a compelling sporting event to watch. (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.
The pack of hundred and ten international yachts is in the final phase of grooming for the seventy-first edition of Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race that will begin on 26th Dec, Saturday, in Sydney Harbor, Australia.
Teams from 28 countries are assembling at Cruising Yacht Club of Australia and the Race Village as this well-known race, which is one of the highlights of the sporting and social calendar of the country.
Precision, planning, and more importantly practice, are the important thing in preparation for this. It is regarded as the most postulating offshore races in the world and would see the squads sail over 628 Nautical Miles to the end-line in Hobart, Australia.
JPK 10.80 Courrier Leon, captained by French national Giry Trentesaux, is looking to the challenge. Trentesaux said that he is now 57 years old and this is very important for me to relish a couple of top races across the world each year. The 2 time veteran of the race added that the Rolex Sydney Hobart was already on their schedule but of course with their overall win of Rolex Fastnet Race, he was highly motivated to put together a strong team for this race. The crew includes Alexis Loison, the winner of the 2013 Rolex Fastnet Race and Michel Quintin, who is an ex Windsurfing World Champion.
In was in the year 1944 when the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia was founded and is the organizer of Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race that will start on the Boxing Day at 1300 (local time).