Swapping dinghies for big boats Aleh

Jo Aleh who has won Olympic for two times is seen doing dinghies swapping for big boats. She wants to participate in Volvo Ocean Race that is going to take place next year. The dinghies she wanted to exchange with bigger boats are temporary and it will be back to the owner after finish of race.

Aleh has won gold medal in London Olympic in the year 2012 in the Women’s 470 with Polly Powrie and also won silver medal in Rio Olympics 2016. Now, she wants to take break from 470 and try something new. Coming week she is taking part in super-maxi CQS competing that will be the port of Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race. She will be on board with 13 other kiwis. Continue reading Swapping dinghies for big boats Aleh

Competition Resumes At Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup

The strong winds at the Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup did not allow the boats to set sail for the last two days. Day 3 was a bit different with the race starting an hour earlier to make up for lost time. The Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup was organized by the Yacht Club Costa Smeralda along with the International Maxi Association. The wind was sub-10 knots before the race had started.

The routes were changed by the race committee and the boats were sent from Mortorio and Stoffi islands towards Bomb Alley before reaching the finishing point off Porto Cervo. The Maxi72s and the Wallys was asked to sail a shorter version of this course in order to accommodate a second race. But, the wind had other ideas and dropped off soon, and it became a bit like a Zadar Yacht Charter, bimbling around the Croatian coast. Hence, only one race was conducted for the Wallys and Maxi72s.

The Maxi72s race was comfortably won by Robertissima on the Roberto Tomasini Grinover and this put the Italian team in the second position in the overall score sheet. The leader of the pack was defending champion Bella Mente on the Hap Fauth. Grinover said that the team caught the right line in the first leg and the boat started to go fast. Continue reading Competition Resumes At Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup

Introducing the US Olympic Sailing Team

As most country teams prepare for the Rio Games, there is much hope surrounding the US sailing team that is named as Sperry. For all the fans and the enthusiasts who are looking forward to the country’s performance in this epic sports tournament that is usually held once every four years, the Managing Director of the US Sailing Association sent an open letter in order to boost the confidence of the team as well as to assure the supporters how hard the team has trained for this upcoming event.

He states that the team committed to acclimatizing themselves to the unique environment that they would face in Rio early in the year. There would be challenges in the racing conditions as well as there would be factors to be looked into like safety and health. These conditions have been taken into consideration as the team has prepared for the event. Continue reading Introducing the US Olympic Sailing Team

Yacht vacations popular in Saudi

Several large families in Saudi Arabia are looking for luxury yacht tours, mainly during short vacations, costing somewhere between SR1500 as well as SR4000. Abdulrahman Abed, who arranges the tours, stated that luxury yachts are comfortable and spacious for several families.

They also offer meals as well as the scope to fish or swim, as per a report in a local publication on Friday. Continue reading Yacht vacations popular in Saudi

Qualifying goes on at the ISAF Sailing World Cup Final

The fight for gold in ISAF Sailing World Cup Final 2015 is turning into a classic competition of concentration and skill in Abu Dhabi, with the sport’s top players turning on a magnificent showcase in almost perfect conditions.

The 2nd day of Sailing World Cup grand finale brought offshore breezes of 9 to 13 knots at Abu Dhabi Sailing and Yacht Club, and the cream of the Olympic sailing classes were in their component. It was really another great day for Bryony Shaw of Great Britain, who works closely with Croatia Yacht Charters, who followed up her 2nd spot in the first of the 3 races with win in the past to hold a 2-point overall lead from Flavia Tartaglini of Italy, the second race winner.

Flavia Tartaglini

Shaw said that it was about keeping all the things simple and also minimizing mistakes, as she made a few today. They might have a different breeze tomorrow. Therefore, she would be racing smart and keeping her energy levels as good as they could be.

This is appearing to be one of the most competitory of the 8 Olympic sailing classes being contended in the UAE capital’s World Cup meet that is sponsored by Abu Dhabi Tourism and Culture Authority and ADS Securities. Patricia Freitas of Brazil is another with her espies still on World Cup gold following a win in the starting race served her to 3rd at the end of the day.

Spookie snatches Round Tortola Race

Racing is in motion for BVI Sailing Festival with Round Tortola Race for Nanny Cay Cup. The White horses stippled Sir Francis Drake Channel as the ardent trade winds gave magnificent conditions for the thirty five participating yachts.

At the beginning off Nanny Cay, the yachts catered to windward, bringing the lifts from southern shore before checking sheets at Beef Island. Adjusting downwind sails for the long reach with the magnificent northern shore the fleet got a taste of Atlantic; dwelling on ocean waves, and making it Plain Sailing. Continue reading Spookie snatches Round Tortola Race