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Month: October 2016

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