An eleven-year-old recuperating from leukemia for the 2nd time has repossessed a confident feeling and complete independence after starting on a sailing trip to Scotland’s west coast.
When Finn Shearer had been diagnosed with cancer, he was only 6 years old and he had crucial pain in his chest. However, the doctors had initially said that he is anxious and that is the reason he is imagining them. Eventually, he was diagnosed and then he finished treatment towards the end of the year 2015 when was just 8. However, his sickness relapsed in 2018 March and he is recovering for the second time.
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World Sailing recently made an announcement that L30, which is a 30-foot one-design keel boat, has got a green signal. It has been chosen for supplying equipment for Offshore World Championship of World Sailing from the year 2020.
The L30 is basically a modern one design and light boat having great potential of racing. This is making the boat an apt for the Championship. The one design boats mean, all boats are of the same length, features, and weight and have similar equipment and rigging. This ensures that all participating sailors are competing in the race with equal resources and even playing field.
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On Sunday, The Goolwa Aquatic Club Dinghy Sailors (GACDS) planned the sail of adventure at the ‘Riverside’ HMI. The complete day activities were designed and included lots of fun and entertainment. It was a fun event for families, kids, and senior sailors. There was no fixed rules and regulation on the way to go to the Riverside as far as you were at the place by nearly 11.30 am.
Sailors who were able to sail 1 1/2 hours and reached to the Riverside included Helen Bowlden and John Gratton, Bryan Lindsay with the crew BJ Le Brun and Chris in a Pacer and Kairo Quilliam and Mitchell Kelsey in the International Cadet. All the sailors were supported and guarded by rescue boats. These boats were with them all the time and were sailed by Rod Errington and the crew along with two with Sue, Angus Robinson and Peter RIB in one Isaac Konings and Bruce in the other.
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Robert Holden wishes to pay back to the sailing community that saved him when he was on the verge to break into the sport. Being a young man from South Africa, he had no access to the sailing sport until he became 25 years old. Since then, he has been working closely for sailors from different countries with no sailing resources or history to keep them going even after completion of the sailing competition. Holden was leading the Emerging Nations Clinic for World Sailing in Corpus Christi last week. There were close to 20 sailors from across the world that approached him to get their craft ready in preparation for the Youth Sailing World Championships this week.
The sailors reached Corpus Christi last week and had to undergo training for 4 days. The sailors are well versed with the basics of sailing since the clinic provides an opportunity to groom their skills further and learn from the world championship competition. Thad Lettsome, the 16 year old sailor from British Virgin Islands took part in China’s Youth World sailing Championships in 2017. Lettsome said the clinic gave him a chance to get accustomed to Corpus Christi. There is no point in learning too much prior to the competition as all you need to do is a bit of fine tuning and get used to sail using big fleets of boats.
Continue reading World Sailing Emerging Nations Clinic Now In Corpus Christi
In the last 24 hours, there has not been a change in the standings at the Clipper 2017/18 Round the World Yacht Race. This is because there has been no change in the weather conditions since yesterday’s gear shift. It has been almost two weeks of steady plain sailing for the competing teams.
PSP Logistics are maintaining their lead for the second straight day. Within the last half a day, they have sailed further 118 nautical miles towards Sanya. The captain of the team Matt Mitchell is pleased with the team’s progress so far. He said the wind is stable and its direction has been very consistent.
Continue reading CLIPPER 17/18 RACE: PSP LOGISTICS MAINTAIN LEAD
Altinel Shipyards Worldwide has listed the 30.91 meter motor yacht Faver B for sale by. It has now been sold with 1 Ocean Yachts.
The Faver B yacht was built in GRP by Azimut the Italian yard and it is designed by Stefano Righini. The yacht was built and launched in the year 2008 and was delivered to its owner in the same year naming as Azimut 103S model. The interior of the yacht is great and it has the capacity to accommodate eight guests in its four cabins. The four cabins on the yacht include one full-beam master suite, built at amidships on the lower deck on the yacht and it is attached with a desk and a lounge area. The VIP suite of the yacht is located in the bow along with a corridor, which leads to two twin cabins, all having fitted bathroom facilities and on-demand entertainment system of Kaleidescape. Continue reading Yacht Faver B Of Azimut Motor Sold
The world champion of sailing Darren Nicholson is travelling the World to pursue his new passion, and the passion of racing 1000hp powerboats.
Nicholson believes that coast of Newcastle is spectacular and it is as good as he has competed in many other places.
Newcastle is the hometown of the sailor, and with this move, he is displaying his love for his hometown. Adorning his team of offshore race boat (222) and truck with Supercars and Newcastle under an agreement signed by organizers of V8 series.
The 40-foot twin-hull boat and the truck will travel the east coast up and down. Part of the reason for that is Nicholson for the Offshore Superboat Championship races in the six rounds of this year, concluding in Newcastle on the weekend of Supercars on November 25 and 26. Continue reading Nicholson Busy In Promoting V8s Weekend
Only few days are left in the beginning of the year 2017 and calendar for the year is prepared and soon will be released.
As far as the sailing sport event in 2017 is concerned, then authorities have decided on dates and calendar for this too has been done. Some of the major events that are going to take place in the United States at the youth level have been scheduled and details for same are out.
- Rose Cup (US YMRC) 2017 United States Youth Match Racing Championship
US YMRC 2017 event will take place between 14 to 18 June. Venue of the event is Boat club Fort Worth on Eagle Mountain Lake in their J/22’s. Sailors of age group between 16-20 years can take part in this competition; however, the skippers will select via resume. Skippers will be able to send a resume after January 2017. Detailed information about eligibility and invitation format will get published on the website of US YMRC by the end of January. According to the terms of 2017, teams US YMRC will comprise of four sailors in which one male and one female have to be there. Continue reading Date Announced For 2017 Events
Stadium sailing is a new format that has been introduced at the Premier Sailing League in the Detroit venue this year.
This type of sailing has certain characteristics. It is a near shore racing category where fans can check out the athletes as they are on the waters close to them.
There was a demo event that was held at the Grosse Pointe Yacht Club when sailing fans go to experience how this form of sailing is. The concept was showcased by Premier Sailing League USA. The league held the first event of this kind at the Gross Pointe Yacht Club in Detroit. The event was scheduled for September 10th. There were about ten teams that were racing J/70s with four sailors in each boat. The exhibition event comprised of eighteen races where 10 boats participated. Every team participated in nine races while they watched the remaining nine races being done by others. The sailing director of the club pointed out that it was a good way to be able to view the sailing participants. The format makes the sport more watchable and entertaining. The demo event was a test. As the first event was a success, it is planned that a new stadium sailing event would be held in the coming summer. It would be organized on behalf of Premier Sailing League USA. Continue reading Stadium Sailing In Detroit
The 8th contest in the 2015-16 Clipper Round the World Yacht Race has started as The Sailing City • Qingdao Cup began today from Da Nang, Vietnam’s coastal city, following a magnificent send-off ceremony.
Visit Seattle was the very first squad over the line on Da Nangin blustery terms, though was quickly overtaken. By the 1st mark LMAX Exchange was in the first spot, followed by GBR, Mission Performance as well as Derry~Londonderry~Doire, and this order remained throughout the three mark round-the-can starting before the pack went to north-east to China.
The Sailing City • Qingdao Cup has the power to be the most challenging of the fourteen race worldwide series so far as the squads face a huge beat into the wind. Sir Robin Knox-Johnston, the Clipper Race Founder and Chairman, told that this is going to be a huge bash. up north of here and level with Taiwan and you’ll be getting waves without anything behind them so the boat slams down.
He added that this is when one gets tides and winds working against the other, but the winds seem to come from the north – across Mongolia and northern Russia so they are very cold. There would be sleet and snow, crew really need all the warm clothing they can find.
Continue reading 2015-16 Clipper Round the World Yacht Race: From Vietnam to China
As yacht industry recoups from all the financial problems suffered in the year 2008, it sees a decline in demand from the Russian buyers in the midst of weak rouble. Well, it is a known fact that the Russians are one of the biggest buyers of the yachts, but the weak rouble had guided some to cut down their purchases. Since previous year, just a few Russians have been touring to Dubai that is a popular holiday place for them.
The Russian currency has dropped by approximately forty-two per cent against United States dollar to 0.0161 since 201’s August.
Seas and Desert Group’s (Kuwait-based yacht dealer) regional director Jeremy Tutt told that the Russians prefer to go boating, but it is clear that they would be under pursue on their badges so they believes that market is going to contract a little bit in this year. All the demand from the Russian buyers slowed down at the end of last year. Continue reading Yacht industry attracts slow demand from Russians in the midst of weak rouble