DN being the iceboat design made famous across the world, this annual winter race was recently concluded. The DN ice yacht is a premier design that helps promote ice yachting. Sailing enthusiasts help to fund as well as promote different ice yachting events across the world where hard waters prevail.
The annual regattas of the ice yachting event comprise of a Gold Cup for World Championship as well as a North American and European championship. This year the Gold Cup event was hosted by the North American organization. Usually the events are either hosted by the European or the North American organizations. Continue reading “DN World Championship”
Seng Huang Lee and Sam McKay, who are on trial race before Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race missed a major accident very narrowly.
The incident had alerted these sailors.
Seng Huang Lee and Sam McKay were on Lee’s yacht, Scallywag. They were sailing all smoothly, then all of sudden a ferry maritime boats came in their way. Lee and McKay managed to get escape from collision of this boat with their vessel very closely. If there would have been the collision, then it could have putted both Lee and McKay in big danger. The collision could have spoiled their dream of participating in the championship for the first time.
However, at the time of incident skipper David showed his seamanship skill and managed to skip the boat from a collision and made the disaster never happening. Lee and McKay were sailing in the Solas Big Boat Challenge that used to take place before the Rolex Sydney Hobart championship each year. Continue reading “Lee, McKey Missed Accident Closely”
The J class race for the Rolex Maxi Yacht Cup was a keenly contested race and the final and the deciding race saw Lionheart wade of the tough challenge offered by Velshada. The race took place at the 4-shaped course on the Smeralda Coast. Lionheart retained the Corinthian king’s Cup and by achieving this win, winning four races in a row. That was a remarkable race by Lionheart crew.
Lionheart is a team that shows great sailing skills when it matters the most. They are not averse to winning J class titles and had won the saint Barths in 2013, at Palma in 2014 and in 2015 in Falmouth. Continue reading “Lionheart Wins Maxi Yacht Cup J Class”
Women’s matches on the water might not get as much attention as the men’s categories do, but things are set to change as the Rio Olympics revealed.
Most of the women’s teams that were victorious not only opened the eyes of the world to their capabilities but also opens doors to opportunities for their training. With Terry Kohler passes away, many are sharing details about this racing umpires and how he was enthusiastic about women’s match racing on the waters
Those who knew him say that he was a passionate man who was passionate about values, family life, about his wife, politics as well as about the conservation of the planet besides being passionate about the sport of sailing. When it came to sailing Terry supported women’s match racing in particular. Not only did he encourage the sport, but also provided financial backing as and when he could.
Many state that Terry Kohler was a generous and philanthropic man. The day he passed away Women’s World Match Racing Championship had its opening day ceremony. It was also held at the yacht club that he loved and supported in Sheboygan which was his home town. There were several instances when he quietly supported the women’s match racing events, but that never came out in front till now. Continue reading “Women’s Match Racing Support”
With the world sailing techniques and equipment, evolving rapidly, it is definitely a challenge for those who umpire sailing events. For them it is becoming a game that has become faster than what it used to be before. The GC32s that use foiling technology as in Extreme Sailing Series are testing the skills of sailing umpires in ways that they have never had to before.
The boats are built to blast along the water and move at 35 knots. Direction as well as speed can be changed on the spur of the moment in these superior boats and hence, decisions need to be made instantly depending on the foiling techniques and whether the movements or the methods used are as per the rules of a tournament. Continue reading “Umpires For Sailing Races”
Etchells Long Island Sound Championship finished on Labor Day at the Larchmont Yacht Club. Now, Etchells North American Championship will come about in the same waters beginning this Thursday, 9th Sep. The show will end on Saturday, 12th September. And, a practice race will take place on Wednesday.
The Top-3 finishers in Long Island Sound Championship – Steve Benjamin (Seawanhaka Corinthian YC); Jim Cunningham (San Francisco/ New York YC); and Peter Duncan (American YC) – will be taking part in the North Americans. A clutch of thirty-seven boats from the United States as well as Canada have registered for the race as of now.
Fifty years earlier, the IYRU declared a contest for the design of a 3-man boat to substitute the Dragon as Olympic keelboat. Skip Etchells, who was an American Yacht Club member at the time, took up the competition, which took to the design of Etchells as well as eventual formation of Class in Western Long Island Sound. American Yacht Club Commodore Peter Duncan, and their members, as well as staff, are happy to arrange this very important regatta in the waters where Etchells Fleet 1 turned into a reality.
Continue reading “Etchells NA Championship preview”
Yachtsman Mal Lennon, 62, who fell from a boat off the coast Port Stephens, is thought to be dead. Mark Hutchings, the Marine Area Command Superintendent, stated that the search efforts for the 62-year-old went on till early hours of Thursday, but they could not find him.
Two helicopters along with marine rescue personnel looked out the area but they did not find the veteral sailor whose yacht, the Amante, had been swept off Broughton Island on Wednesday. Continue reading “Mal Lennon presumed to be dead”
For the 108th year, on Saturday evening, the members of the Great Kills Yacht Club lionized their annual Commodore’s Ball at their clubhouse located on Great Kills marina.
Over hundred and sixty guests, that is comprised of G.K.Y.C. members along with members of various other yacht clubs and their wives, relished an open bar with a dinner to pay respect to their retiring Commodore Paul Heyne and also welcoming Donald Heap, their incoming commodore.
Continue reading “Great Kills Yacht Club honors Commodore”
The call has revealed for entrants to be a part of the newly introduced Classic Yacht Class for ninth annual SeaLink Magnetic Island Race Week. Vessels with time on their part and made for racing in an earlier time are advocated to join the meet that has a friendly and relaxed style. Often these boats are seen to be great examples of craftsmanship and tradition, whether they are old or belong to this modern age.
Denis Thompson said that there are no hard and fast regulations regarding qualification for Classic Yachts Class for the meet this year. A classic yacht is one which has probably been built and designed in a different time utilizing traditional construction materials.
Thompson stated that they believe that there are quite a few around including in Townsville and throughout North Queensland. They are attempting to encourage some of the older yachts which are there to enter. Those located as far a-field as Brisbane are also possible entrants. Continue reading “Magnetic Island Race to see classic yachts”
New York is cresting its sales tax on yachts in a bid to lure back business from Florida and other locales that charge less. But the yacht brokers of Florida said that they are not really worried that the move would cost Sunshine State much.
This is because Florida has a grand lead over New York in yacht sales, as well as many New Yorkers bring their boats to Florida for the winter. So, even if New York picks up some extra sales, those owners probably will spend money at Florida’s marinas, repair yards and other services.
Jeff Erdmann, the chairman of Florida Yacht Brokers Association that pushed Florida’s tax cut on yacht sales in the year 2010, told that they would not lose many sales to New York in the grand scheme. They still have the better weather. Continue reading “New York caps off sales tax on yachts to go one on one with Florida”