Regatta Yacht Club Bras D’Or Begins

In Baddeck, 2017 year’s most important week is all set to begin at the Yacht Club Bras d’Or.

The yacht club will start its yearly Regatta Week on Sunday amid great euphoria with daily races. This will also include a variety of musical entertainment, which is scheduled for the week.

The commodore at the Bras d’Or Yacht Club, Eileen Woodford, said, “This regatta is the 104th consecutive of the club. According to my information, on Cape Breton Island, this is one of the longest running summer events, and we are proud that we are the part of it”.

“We host this event every year and we are hosting this year as well, because this has become the part of our tradition and history. For people who live out of Baddeck, plan their summer vacation to here only, just to watch this regatta. So, basically it is an unofficial week of come home for people of Baddeck, which is truly impressive.”

Regatta Week will start with a sail pass and it will feature a number of popular events taken from previous years, which includes adult and youth racing. Continue reading “Regatta Yacht Club Bras D’Or Begins”

Scarlet Oyster Wins Antigua Race

The Peters and May Round Antigua race was indeed a splendid match that took place between huge ocean greyhounds with an unexpected finish.

The race was seen as a battle that would make Vice Admiral Villeneuve and Lord Nelson proud of. It was indeed Scarlet Oyster of Ross Applebey that caught all the attention from behind for the victory of the race. It made the team achieve Peters and May trophy.

Applebey stated that although they were done with their start and were to go back, but they made it till the end. She strongly believes in participating in the Round Antigua Race. She is competitive enough to take part in the race and aims for victory. Also, she believes in improving performance from time to time to get to the top. It was a pleasure to win the race and is only the beginning for Applebey. There is a lot more to achieve. Continue reading “Scarlet Oyster Wins Antigua Race”

Lee, McKey Missed Accident Closely

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”

Women’s Match Racing Support

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”

Etchells NA Championship preview

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.

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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”

Magnetic Island Race to see classic yachts

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 caps off sales tax on yachts to go one on one with Florida

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”