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Last Lap Of Vendee Globe

Vendee Globe is the sailing program round the world that has been going on, which consists of solo skippers sailing their boats to complete a round trip around the world. The sailing trip is a phenomenal one in this competition and many skippers have braved different adversities to stay in the competition.

Sebastien Destremau among the different participants has successfully covered Cape Horn by Sunday, 29th January and he completes the final of the eighteen skippers who remain as part of the race. They have all exited the Big South and are turning into north Atlantic waters now. Sebastien had to make a pit stop at Tasmania in order to get the rig of his vessel repaired.

He is now in the 18th place and is behind the race winner Armel Le Cleach by 37 days and 16 hours to his next rival who is Heerema, the Dutch solo skipper who is based in Jezera. Though the French skipper is in the last 18th position he feels lucky as he said that what he has achieved so far is remarkable. The Finot designed boat that he is on is a 1998 design. Till now he had only participated in inshore sailing events or was part of grand prix offshore events. Continue reading Last Lap Of Vendee Globe

Zhik Extended Partnership with Australia Sailing

The team of Australian Sailing and Australia Sailing will receive gear from Zhik for another four years.


Zhik has re-signed the contract and it has agreed to supply team gear for coming four years.

Zhik is the industry leaders in creating innovative and highly performance apparel for sailing. In the extended partnership, the organization will outfit team of the Australian Sailing Team for racing and training on water. It will also provide apparel for offshore racing and training.

Zhik will not only provide apparel for the sailing team of Australia, but the deal  will also benefit teams like  Australian Sailing Squad, Pathway to Gold program members, members of State-based Youth program and Australian Youth Team. They will also receive the sailing gear of Zhik under the extended partnership. Continue reading Zhik Extended Partnership with Australia Sailing

RYA To Celebrate Paralympic Games

The RYA sail for the gold road show will be held on September 17th at the Alton Water sports Centre in Ipswich to celebrate the Paralympic games currently being held at the Rio. This is the day when the medal events will be held and the entire country will be rallying behind their sailors to bring in gold for the country.

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In order to enjoy the Paralympic spirit and to showcase the nation’s support for the athletes, RYA sail will be conducting sailing taster sessions for free for people with all kinds of abilities. Continue reading RYA To Celebrate Paralympic Games

Extreme Sailing At Madeira

If you have been following the Extreme Sailing Series going on at the Madeira Islands, you would have seen the assault that was launched by the Alinghi team who came onto the Act 6 leaders of the Red Bull Sailing Team.


The Swiss team Alinghi and the Red Bull Sailing team exchanged blows on each other as they made their bids to reach the top of the table in Act 6.

The weather offered some challenges as well. For instance, there were shifty, light winds which made it difficult for the different international teams. As the racing started in Funchal, it is the capital of the Madeira Islands in Portugal, there was a large crowd gathered to catch the action. The breeze did not go over five knots and the sailors had to depend on using their sailing tactics to get ahead. The Psarofaghi’s team was the one that won that day as they finished first in each of the four races. They were able to gain more points than any team. The Res Bull Sailing team was able to win on the opening day race and another one. Overall the team finished in the fifth position. Continue reading Extreme Sailing At Madeira

Sailing Trilogy In Florida

The sailing trilogy among women in Florida is an event that takes place every summer and it is in this year as well. Known as the annual Race for the Roses, it is a Ladies Trilogy event that is continuing this weekend as well. It is usually conducted in the Pensacola Bay.

Usually hosted by the local club, Pensacola Beach Yacht Club, it is a race where the Roses members daily along with other communities. The Gulf Yachting Racing Fleet Championship is associated with this race. The race last year was held at the Pass Christian Yacht Club in Mississippi.  The winner of the last year’s event had been Debbie Wilusz who belonged to the FT Walton Yacht Club. Continue reading Sailing Trilogy In Florida

Gulf Yachting chooses the Viper 640 for Capdevielle

On 5th September, following a democratic vote of its thirty-three member clubs, Gulf Yachting Association has chosen the Viper-640 as the brand new boat to be voyaged in its interclub Capdevielle Championship series. Voting was the windup of a multi-year selection procedure to get a successor for Flying Scot, the boat in use for nearly fifty years.
Gulf Yachting Association was established in the year 1901 to back sailing as well as to promote interclub completion. The Gulf Yachting Association clubs follow Gulf of Mexico coast from the Sarasota Sailing Squadron, Florida, where Viper arranges their winter series, west to Houston Yacht Club, in Texas, host to Viper North Americans 2013.
Gulf Yachting Association was looking for a contemporary and exciting platform that would get sailors perk up about this nearly hundred-year-old series, while not being restraining to less experienced sailors. The brand new boat required to be fast as well as high performance enough for youth and post-college sailors, when still being able to adapt older or less athletic sailors. The Viper -40 fit the bill. Continue reading Gulf Yachting chooses the Viper 640 for Capdevielle

Norway Prince luxury yacht holiday issues

Norway’s Crown Prince Haakon has denied to reveal the name of the ‘friend’ with whom he relished a stay on a luxury yacht that, in general, costs US$ 280000 a week. Norwegian throne heir has faced increasing pressure from media in his country following all the revelations that he spent a weekend in August aboard Mia Elise superyacht.

In a recent meeting with reporters and journalists during a scouting program in Asker, the heir would only said that he had not paid anything for his holiday and that the person who had lent the yacht was one of its owners.

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Continue reading Norway Prince luxury yacht holiday issues

Cheeki Rafiki disaster caused by weak keel, reports

An official report regarding the yacht disaster in the Atlantic, where 4 British sailors went missing, suggested that this might have happened because of a structural weakening of the yacht. In the part, groundings as well as subsequent repairs to Cheeki Rafiki might have triggered the dampening at the point where the stagger was bonded to the hull, said the report.

A report from the Marine Accident Investigation Branch reported that one or more bolts on the vessel might have deteriorated and it was likely that the crew was exhausted and their performance was impaired accordingly. MAIB concluded that in the absence of survivors and material evidence, the reasons of the tragedy remain a matter of speculation.

The 4 men lost in the 2014 May disaster were captain Andrew Bridge (22), from Farnham in Surrey, crew members James Male, (also 22), from Southampton; Steve Warren (52), from Bridgwater in Somerset and Paul Goslin (56) from West Camel in Somerset.

They had been participating in a regatta in Antigua and they were coming back to Southampton when their yacht capsized around seven hundred and twenty miles east-south-east of Nova Scotia in Canada on 16th May. Continue reading Cheeki Rafiki disaster caused by weak keel, reports