The green machine of Chris Sharp is becoming popular on the course of sailing at the World Masters Games, this is because it is giving tough competition to most of its rivals and finishing ahead.
You must be thinking what is extraordinary in it. So, the thing that makes it extraordinary is Sharp is a paraplegic. Seven years back, he had a motorbike accident. He is now 59 years old and competed in the tournament with a great zeal. Among the 30 competitors, Sharp finished in eighth Weta class single-handed. The racing happened for two days, where Sharp gave tough competition to other players and in the race, he also defeated some of the top players. Weta class after two days of racing, where he is against a number of former top-level sailors.
Though, the game of Sharp was an extraordinary, but it is not like he is alone in the event who has turned heads. Continue reading “At Masters Games, Para-Sailors Turning Ahead”
Sailing can be inspirational and life changing. No one understands that better than residents of Maui counties who recently took part in a unique sailing event. Hokule’a is a canoe that embarked on a journey to travel the waters across the globe.
It came back to its home country in Hawaii after a span of three years. It has covered a total of 60,000 nautical miles as well as stopping by hundred ports in Africa, South Pacific, East Coast, South America and the Caribbean. Continue reading “Maui Canoe Sailors Come Home”
Groupe Beneteau is all set to produce first series-built monohull with foils in newly launched new Figaro 3.
The initiative of Beneteau is a strong message and it’s going to have a knock-on effect for sure to yacht production and for racing.
Those who think whether foiling will ever come into mainstream sailing, the initiative of Beneteau to produce Figaro 3 fleet with foils is an answer to them. It is a radical new one-design brought by Beneteau.
Beneteau declared the transformation of Figaro 3, on Boat show of Paris in December. VPLP the leading design firm of French has drawn race boat with contemporary looking. Continue reading “Figaro 3 Transformed For Foil”
The Bart’s Bash of 2016 will be taking place on September 17 and 18 in Belize. The organizers of the event have decided to make full use of the weekend of conducting a regatta race on 17 September and a sailing Bart’s Bash on September 18.
Sailors from all over the world take part in this Bart’s Bash sailing race. They will come in a wide range of sailboats that you can ever imagine to add color and spectacle to the sailing event.
The Bart’s Bash started in the year 2014 and it has been recognized as the largest boat race event in the sailing history by the Guinness Book of World Records, with many companies like Dubrovnik Yacht Charter giving away their yachts for free for the day to help the effort. What started as a one day all encompassing event has now moved on and is now conducted as an all-on-the-same weekend sailing event. This year’s Bart’s Bash should entertain more boats than the previous two years. This means you can see more than 16,000 boats take part in the sailboat race. Continue reading “3rd Belize Bart’s Bash”
In the Paralympic ISAF World Cup the Australian and British crew took away the golds.
Classes at the Paralympic ISAF Sailing World Cup, Portland and Weymouth finished as finals were held for the three classes. Sailors of Great Britain took several medals that included two golds while the Australian crew took gold in the Sonar category.
SKUD18 category saw the gold medal being won by Niki Birrell and Alexandra Rickham. They finished in style on the final day. On the final day the duo from Britain were tied in terms of points along with Italy’s team, but the Britons were able to triumph in their home waters. Another set of sailors from the same country took the third and second place and obtained the bronze medal as a result.
In the 2.4 m race Helena Lucas of Great Britain was able to make a clean sweep. As a result, she won with six wins in all the six races. She was able to stay in control through the week. Continue reading “Paralympic ISAF World Cup”
Those who are sailing sport enthusiasts will surely be looking forward to seeing the world teams gearing up to compete in the Olympic Games. The World Sailing organization that is regulating the events has other sailing tournaments that are equally popular and promise the thrill of racing on the waters to the fans.
For instance, the race of Round the Island is a race that has gained several nominations this year. With 1500 entries and a total of 16000 sailors, this event promises to be nothing smaller than the Rio Olympics. Continue reading “Men’s Windsurfer Event Rio”
The Sunseeker International has unveiled the very first CGI images of the brand new 95 Yacht that is presently under construction in Dorset, United Kingdom. The luxury performance boat is all set for launch in Spring next year, emphasizing the commitment of the brand to bringing more and more new products to market in the year ahead.
The 3rd new model to be declared this summer, the 95 Yacht illustrates the newest in Sunseeker’s design as well as builds processes. After the design of its forerunner, 28 Metre Yacht, 95 Yacht blends a superyacht feel long with the pragmatic advantages of a yacht in a small size category.
The standout feature of the 95 Yacht is its main deck layout along with a special master compartment triplex form for greater flexibility as well as freedom onboard. With the grand stateroom berth on the primary deck, a forward staircase guides to a mid-level dressing place and en-suite.
The pilothouse offers much greater flexibility and it also kicks into the more expansive main deck layout. Above the deck, the flybridge is fitted with bar, plenty of seating for guests as well as an optional hot tub.
As with all the Sunseeker’s brand new wave of models, the 95 yacht is established on the classic deep V hull, allowing it to sail at up to twenty-four knots or accelerate up to 28 knots. However, that depends on the engine option.
Continue reading “Sunseeker showcases the first pictures of new 95 yacht”
Delivered last year, Finnish shipyard Nautor’s brand new Swan 115 S is presently the yard’s biggest production model, as well as the 2nd biggest ever made by them. Named Solleone (a combo of the owner’s and his sons’ names), the yacht also refers to the warmest period of the summer – exactly when the 35.2M long yacht will be running at her optimal throughout the Mediterranean Sea.
Continue reading “Superyacht Solleone by Nautor”
A five mile spread divides the first epitome from the 4th in Mini Transat – Îles de Guadeloupe. In series, it is also a ceaseless fight between the 2 Ofcet boats; along with a firm lead over forty miles ahead of the 3rd one. At this speed, the first might reach Guadeloupe as soon as afternoon of 12th November.
In prototype part, it is between Axel Tréhin and Clément Bouyssou that are racing a short distance from each other on the same side. Having an opponent hot on your heels allows for assessing the trim of the sails. In any case, the racers are making fast progress to Guadeloupe and we seem to be moving towards a new record time to beat between the Canaries and the Caribbean.
Behind the 2 leaders, Frederic Denis appears to be back in control – it looks so easy for him that he could probably miss the last weekend and Rent a yacht in Croatia instead! Kept further south, he is in a great spot to get back quickly ahead of the group. Placed many hours at a lessen speed, Fred really had to puzzle out a technical trouble. All conjectures are possible, but the forty-mile vantage he had patiently been amassing faded like snow in the sun.
The 4th is none other than Méchin Ludovic, also still very much in the contention for the final win. It would be a bad turnaround for him, having been excluded of the prototypes ranking in the year 2013. More than that, a win would mean that his boat was the very first in history to have won Mini Transat 3 times.
A trio of coaches has encouraged sailing numbers at Tauranga Yacht and Power Boat Club – Jean Montigny (France), Greg Dawson (England) and Maria Ferrario (Argentina) spent the summer days dealing with the next generation of sailors to follow the likes of Molly Meech, Peter Burling, Thomas Saunders, Cole Rippey, Trent Rippey and Jason Saunders.
They organized the centerboard sailing division at club with an telling roll-call of stars. Twenty four year old Dawson from Southend-on-Sea in Essex, came from Australia, the place where he got his sailing qualifications.
He has not heard of any well known alumni of the club before coming here. This was all new to him. He had no idea of the monster that he was walking into in terms of the yacht club. He found out about the job from two people he worked with in Spain who ran the centre here last year. Continue reading “Yachting: Trio serves in sailing’s new wave”