The Hempel Youth Sailing World Championships for this year have already commenced and all the best youth sailors of the world will compete against each other at the sailing competition. More than 400 sailors representing 66 nations across the world will be participating in the championship. They will be competing with each other in nine youth disciplines. The events include Mixed Nacra 15 class, 29er and 420 for boys and girls, Laser Radial, and RS:X.
11 out of 14 athletes from the United States will be competing at the Youth World Championship as debutantes. Returning sailors from the country include Berta Puig, Bella Casaretto, and Dominique Stater. Dominique will be participating in the RS:X Girls fleet for the third time. Bella will make the second appearance at the 29er Girls fleet. On the other hand, Berta will be taking part in the 29er for girls for the third time. They both were silver medallists last year. (more…)
Among the 50 or more watercrafts dashing on the second day of the International Regatta 46th St. Thomas (STIR), some extended their group moves ahead in meanwhile, all others overwhelmed individual class contenders to bounce into the lead. Be that as it may, for everybody it was blue skies, warm oceans and winds blowing relentlessly at 12 to 15 hitches over the round-the-island and round-the-float courses.
A genuine case of a lead extend was King Corrs Peter St. 40Thomas’, Blitz, in 1 Spinnaker Racing. The Blitz group, a global unexpected of the team from Australia, USA, and the UK, tied on focuses after the principal day with J/122 Pamala Antigua’s Baldwin’s Liquid. Today, Blitz secured the title of the play’ two races in this manner posting a noteworthy lead over Liquid.
The multihulls, bigger boats with more than a single hull are being bought by sailors in large number. In the current market, sailors often look for yachts with a cruise, from the wide options they’ve got to choose multihull ships in terms of their displacement and size.
Fountaine Pajot New 42 is an example of the light multihull ship. This French-built yacht is also a well-known powerhouse in sailor’s book. This yacht has been increasing his uniqueness in design every year. With LOA d41ft 4in (12.58m) Beam 23ft 8in this boat has a displacement of 25,355lb. Another example to lightship (light yacht) is the HH77 this boat is having everything a well-experienced sailor is looking for. From large beds to its carbon fiber body, the hh77 truly stands out amongst the light ships with no doubts. This lightship has an LOA of 80ft 3in (24.50m) Beam of 38ft 5in (11.70m) Draft of 2ft 5in/14ft 10in Displacement of 97,000lb. This boat has a spacious one, despite the size.
Lisa Darmanin the Olympic silver medalist has welcomed the sailing of high standard by female competitors at Sail Sydney and has shared her hope that some of them will be seen wearing the national colors in 2020 at Tokyo.
On the 12-person Australian Sailing Team, Darmanin is the only woman, but now there is talent, developing in the Australian Sailing Squad in plenty.
Just a month prior to the commencement of the 10th edition of RORC Caribbean 600 exceeding 60 yachts has moved into the Caribbean classic. The inclusion of maxis, multihulls, Superyachts, along with the huge collection of racing as well as cruising yachts will be moving on the striking, but at the same time challenging race around all over 11 different Caribbean islands.
Possibly, almost 20 Irish sailors are participating. The preliminary list will definitely show that Adrian Lee’s Cookson 50 Lee Overlay Partners, champion in the first RORC Caribbean 600 in the year 2009, is again in the hunt and moved up next to such other renowned Cookson 50s as US based Ron O’Hanley’s Privateer, just a runner-up in the Rolex Fastnet Race held in the year 2017.
Ian Moore from Carrickfergus, Ireland, a known winning navigator of Hap Fauth’s Maxi 72 Bella Mente in 2017 Caribbean 600, is moving once again, but will board on a boat of some other vintage. By this latest morning in New York, he has signed into the pilot, Elliott 52 Outsider, a 1997 New Zealand based design, but created in the year 2006 and still today it is a strict competitive proposal generally – specifically so with Moore calling the shots.
Conor Fogerty’s Sunfast 36000 Bam, is highly in the hunt, his crew consisting of Mini-Transat expert Tom Dolan. Irish-French interest is highly maintained with highly admired Round Ireland contender Eric de Turckheim from La Rochelle with his latest 54 feet Teasing Machine, the winner of the current east-west RORC Transatlantic Race.
In IRC Two, including the last year’s winner and on the sixth position, El Ocaso is looking forward for the charter and is one of three J/122s moved in this year, along with Bernard McGranaghan’s French Noisy Oyster and Pamela Baldwin’s Antiguan Liquid.
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).