The 2017 OK Dinghy class World Championships were held in the lovely island of Barbados.
The conditions for the race were hot, humid and changing winds. But, that did not deter Nick Craig of the FRENSHAM Sailing Club to claim his fifth world title in the Single-handed Dinghy class.
The conditions in Barbados were not new for Craig as he would have experienced the similar sailing conditions during the summer in Frensham. He did put this experience into full use and had a wonderful race. He has made his small area of Farnham proud and is one of the few talented sportsperson to emerge from the Farnham area. Craig had made everyone in the area proud. He has won the world championship title for the fifth time in his career and this is no mean feat. Continue reading “Craig Wins Record Fifth World Title”
With more than 8000 O’pen BICs the singlehanded from youth group has been offering an alternative from 10 years since its launch.
There are currently 150 sailing program based in North America as far as O’pen BICs are concerned. In addition, more such sailing programs are adding pathways to keep the excitement in youth passion alive for sailing. Not every youth today has a passion for boats or conventional races that has been prevalent for over 50 years. However, the good news is that the programs offering joyful alternatives are seeing a rising in trend in numbers and the attrition rate is declining. Therefore, the O’pen BIC is the ideal platform for the new age that has proven to be successful.
The management anticipates 80 O’pen BICs in the 2017 North Americans in March 17 to 19 in Florida. Continue reading “A Fun Alternative For New Age”
The Yacht Club Geographe Bay is planning to rebuild the present facilities for training of junior sailors.
To do the task, the club has received the funding of over $100,000 from the state government. The funding has been released with an objective to make a center for junior marine a reality.
The comrade of Geographe Bay Yacht Club Terry Compton said the current facility present at the club for junior marine is 50 years. It is out of date now. The requirement of the new center was there, and this is really great news that, the government is funding the club. The new center will have space to store boats and will become the clubhouse for junior sailors. The renovation of the clubhouse will also encourage new young sailors to take this as a sport.
She said,” The club will have dedicated training center for junior sailors that will have all up-to-date equipment. Another benefit of this development will be young ones between the age of 7 to 12 years who like sailing use boats to go into the water will get training before landing into the water.” Continue reading “GBYC Got Funding For Renovation”
Viper 640 internationals probably got the befitting weather condition as per the name of the competition.
The day the event was held was a stormy though bright day and it helped bring out the best among the competitors. Held at Hamilton in Bermuda, there were several stalwart sailors who competed in this event. For instance, Zeke Horowitz, who sailed with Brendan Healey as well as Ian Coleman, was able to have a lead in the races up to six finishes. The races were held on November 18th
at Great Sound in Bermuda.
The competition known as Aspen Viper 640 International Championship saw the trio have a yellow spinnaker which is a fixture that is familiar in the circles. The trip was sponsored into the event by EFG. There were other Viper 640 competitors of North America category as well. As Horowitz stated later, it was definitely great to be standing on top of the stands, but the sailing experience had been worthwhile as well. Continue reading “Viper 640 International Race”
The racing battle at Helsinki kicked off in perfect conditions on September 1, 2016. The sailors enjoyed the sunny conditions and the 20+ knots wind in gusts that made even the audiences thrilled to bits. There is no other popular venue for stadium sailing in Europe than Hernesaaren Ranta.
The GAC Pinder lead by Ian Williams is touted as the favorites to win the M32s and they lived up to the expectations of the crowd. This British racing team had their first performance on the Helsinki circuit in 2015 and has returned this year with much vigor. The series leader of the M32 race was the GAC Pinder team and their experienced crew members are happy with the performance that they had put up on the first day. They bet the other teams, six times out of the seven races and won the praises of everyone present at Hernesaaren Ranta. Continue reading “GAC Pinder Makes Great Start At M32s”
A large group of sailors, about 24 and volunteers gathered in the second weekend of July for taking part in a match race that was inaugural for a program designed to help sailors with adaptive needs. The Clagett – Oakcliff match race was led by Dave Perry as coach along with Sonar teams that were eight in number.
These teams got right down to match racing and many tried it for the first time in their diverse careers. The match race was held at Waterfront Center in Oyster Bay and needless to say, Jen French being the silver medal winner, remained undefeated by the end of the event. Continue reading “The Oakcliff – Clagett Match Race Results”
The World Sailing is happy with the build up being made by Rio 2016 as well as the Brazil authorities in grooming for the 2016 Rio Olympic as well as Paralympic Sailing Competition after an official visit from 7th to10th March, 2016.
CEO Andy Hunt, 2016 Rio Sailing Technical Delegates Scott Perry and Alastair Fox, Medical Commission representative Dr. Nebojša Nikolic, and Chairman of the Events Committee Pablo Masseroni met with the Rio Organising Committee, the State, the City, the State Environment Institute (INEA) as well as the State Company of Water and Sewage (CEDAE) over the 4 day period.
The safety and health of sailors competing at the 2016 Rio is paramount and World Sailing stay centered on forking out an excellent Olympic Sailing Competition on a safe as well as fair pack of play. The renovation of Marina da Gloria by BR Marinas is coming in the final stages of culmination and is on-track to be forked up in early April with many of the marina buildings presently being fitted-out for occupancy.
Dr Nebojša Nikolic said told that he is happy with the planning work that is being done ahead of the Games to make sure that the welfare of sailors stays a top priority and that appropriate water testing and protocols are in place to inform decision making at the Games.
The water condition testing data will be closely monitored. And it will be used to educate officials and sailors on what they can do themselves to reduce health risks ahead of the Games.