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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

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