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
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.
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.
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
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
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 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