DN World Championship

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”

Lionheart Wins Maxi Yacht Cup J Class

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”

Umpires For Sailing Races

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”

Mal Lennon presumed to be dead

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.

Port Stephens
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”

Great Kills Yacht Club honors Commodore

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.

Great Kills YC
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