World Sailing Emerging Nations Clinic Now In Corpus Christi

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.
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CLIPPER 17/18 RACE: PSP LOGISTICS MAINTAIN LEAD

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.
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Yacht Faver B Of Azimut Motor Sold

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

Nicholson Busy In Promoting V8s Weekend

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

Date Announced For 2017 Events

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 In Detroit

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

2015-16 Clipper Round the World Yacht Race: From Vietnam to China

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.

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Yacht industry attracts slow demand from Russians in the midst of weak rouble

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

Family of drowned man to sue boat owners

The family of John Sullivan, 43, from St. Helens who died after falling from a yacht which had participated in the Christmas ship parade in 2011, recently sued the owners of the vessel at a federal court.

The lawsuit that had been filed some days back in the U.S District Court, Portland, has accused the owner of the Trilogy Yacht, George Rumberger III and Kathy Rumberger for the act of negligence in relation to this mishap. Sullivan’s body had finally been obtained in May, 2012, from the river.

The lawsuit states that the family has sought for an amount that has not been disclosed for burial as well as the materialistic and emotional damages that they had gone through. Continue reading Family of drowned man to sue boat owners

The Rally Of The ARC 2014

The crew in the ARC 2014 transatlantic rally left from Las Palmas on Monday for Santa Luca and is now settling into the sea life as they have already crossed 48 hours of their adventure to cross the Atlantic.

For these people, the meaning of life is to surf the waves, sail changes and also spotting of dolphins. As a crewmember sums up, the moment anyone heads out and are on the boat, there is very little anyone can do and so they start settling into a routine on the boat. After that the only work left is to enjoy the sail and slip into the sea routines leaving the land routines behind.

The crew faced a moderate winds from north-eastern areas that whisked them from Las Palmas during the 1st 24 hours on board. The boat has already stormed down with its crew on the East Coast of Gran Canaria and faced an acceleration zone where they faced winds with consistent speed ranging from mid to high 30s.

Even when they were coming down the inside track, little Pea crossed many larger yachts even though they were one of the 10 smallest yachts that were competing this year. Being smaller theoretically means that they should be slower too but the winds seemed in favour.

Leonard was a 100ft supermaxi yacht falling under the category of larger yachts and was from Finland. They were having a plain sailing. Skipper Chris Sherlock said that they made one change as soon as they left and then made rounds a number of times even though they were between 20 knots and 5 knots speed of the boat. The crew recorded the course of ACR.

Morning haze, the Hunter 410 of Hayes family had already started fishing and the first catch was within 10 minutes of sail by the Czech crew on yacht Apollon