Anna Burnett and John Gimson lead in the Nacra 17 World Championships right after the American duo, Louisa Chafee and Riley Gibbs, were objected and penalized for a measurement infringement.

To answer the question now whether the younger generation can make leave an impression at these first ever event of foiling Nacra World Championships, 49er racer Gibbs and foiling kiteboarder, 21, combined with Rio Olympian Chafee, 25, had opened with two first places and an opening second from their group of 24 strong Blue fleets were credited with the interim early lead of the championship.

However, they were penalized for sailing along with bushes of rubber at the top of the foils removed, in contrast to the interpretation of International Jury measurement rules. The Americans, the training partners of Helena Scutt and Bora Gulari reported they had already trained with the removed bushes to save the maximum power in the head area instead of going for the performance gain where it to let the foil to drop lower. Continue reading Burnett And Gimson Got The Lead In Nacra 17 Worlds

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The practice sessions have taken place recently of America’s Cup where the six teams have come together for the first time.

It is not the first time that practice racing took place on Bermuda waters in preparation for America’s Cup Class races. However the recent practice round saw all six teams participating for the first time, covering the race course that would be used in the main races.

The last team to arrive was Emirates Team New Zealand who had their ACC boat re commissioned to get out on the clear waters of Bermuda and commence practice. The first bout of unofficial practice took place on Friday, 28th April when the Groupama Team of France and Artemis Racing lined up and the Kiwis gained an advantageous position against the Swedish team. However, Artemis Racing started about 24 seconds after the Kiwis which made a difference in the winning margin. Continue reading Practice Sessions America’s Cup

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The Grosse Pointe Sail Club beneath the headship of Commodore Andrea Solak successfully completed the season of sailing and activities.

This is one of the most successful events of club in history of 68 years. Sail club organized sailboat racing on the Great Lakes and the event became spectator-friendly. This was the 55th   season of racing that held at Windmill Pointe Park. The racing was kept in the theme that was spectator-friendly, at the time club also did the inauguration of a new race course that will used for the club’s 64th annual regatta. The regatta will held in August 2017.

The races organized by the club were good not only for watching, but it was an adventure for sailors as well. The club again ran Operation Shanghai on night series, in these people who are coming for the first time to Lake St. Clair racing was invited to sail on boat of club member. The participants of any experience level were allowed to join the race either the first-timer or up. Continue reading Grosse Pointe Sail Club’s Successful Season

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SoftBank Japan is currently dealing with some issues. They have just learned their limits of their AC 45 wing sail. While they were doing training in Bermuda, the mast and sail got separated from itself and it was a revelation.

Did something untoward happen? No. Nothing of that sort happened. Everyone on board is safe. They are done with the testing of AC45. The sailors pushed the upper limit of the platform.

What was the extent of this event? We are referring to the yacht, which is all set for competition. It is going to be part of the America’s Cup Class competition. The lower trailing flap suffered a considerable fracture. As a result, the entire lower portion got detached completely. Continue reading SoftBank Japan Deals With Issues

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Luke Patience seems to be in for luck this time as well. He might be on the way to claiming his second medal in Olympics this year. Luke Patience is known to be a guy who is more bothered about the details than the inspirational quotes that motivate others. He believes that winning is all about the right preparations.

If one fails to prepare adequately they would have to be prepared to fail. As a result, he had planned how to deal with every squall and swell that he faced in Rio. He resets his sights after he won the silver in the 470 class category with his partner Stuart Bithell. Continue reading Luke Patience Moves Up

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Auckland offered yet another stunning sunny day for day 2 of Oceanbridge Sail Auckland 2016 with an arriving sea wind making through the day letting all scheduled groups to get afoot and complete lot of racing on the second day. Sam Meech extends to top the men’s Olympic single-handed Laser class featuring twenty boats including a firm contingent of international travelers. He leads, by one point, from Colin Cheng of Singapore.
Meech, after racing, told that he had a superb day, they had two light wind races and after that the wind picked up, the sea wind filled in and they had two slightly stronger races, therefore, it was a great day for him. He found this a bit tricky in the first two when it was a little larger, but when the breeze got up, he felt really good and was going quite fast so he is really happy.
Meech, a NZL Sailing Team member, speaks about his approach for the next few days; they are just half way through, so a lot could alter, obviously. He would just keep trying to have great starts and racing how he had been. This is really great to sail on their home waters in New Zealand – he is just loving it.

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Alex Thomson as well as his co-captain, Spanish sailor Guillermo Altadill, was regenerated off the 60 feet yacht Hugo Boss yesterday around 82 miles off the north coast of Spain. They had explode their emergency EPIRB when what was accounted as a rogue wave capsized the yacht as well as inverted her, flooding Hugo Boss, dismasting her and leaving her disabled.

A helicopter crew from the Spanish Coastguard Salvamento Maritimo, came to the help of the couple, who were taking part in Transat Jacques Vabre race from Le Havre to Itajai in Brazil. In storm force disciplines, the brand new IMOCA 60 yacht had suffered unspecified scathe. While Altadill and Thomson had made primary repairs, they were going for the La Coruña in Spain, where their technical squad was to meet them as well as assess the damage.

When it capsized, they were hove to and making slow advance in thirty knots of wind as well as big seas, and were lucky to have their Mayday call passed on by a Greece bareboat charter. They were nursing their boat and also waiting for the weather to lessen before making fast progress for the La Coruña.

Yesterday, the Hugo Boss yacht was overturned by a wave. Thomson’s shore team reported that Alex and Guillermo managed to close the hatches and also deal with the situation whilst inverted. Alex instantly hit the canting keel push, bringing the yacht back upright. After that, they alerted the rescue services as well as technical team of an emergency situation.

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The trendiest pleasure yacht of the world is collaborating with the most expensive handbag maker of the world in expectations of making a sprinkle during the fifty-sixth Annual Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show. On 4th November, Wednesday, VanDutch would showcase a Birkin Pop-up Yacht in coaction with online retailer Privé Porter at VanDutch Center at 2300, Las Olas Boulevard in Fort Lauderdale.

A VanDutch 55 (merchandising for $1.7 million) would drift from yacht party to yacht party near the waterfront containing US$ 2 million dollars worth of Hermès Birkin swag in custom showcases cases throughout the weekend. With thirty Birkins aboard, Privé Porter’s crown jewel collection is a US$ 360000 Braise Shiny Porosus 35cm Crocodile with 18-karat white diamond and gold hardware.

Taking vantage of the wealth of the mega yacht community during yacht show weekend, Privé Porter’s Jeff Berk expects to surpass the most valuable Birkin ever sold with blinged out 35 centimeter Crocodile, exceeding a US$ 200000 record sale at the auction house Christie’s.  The Birkins collection begins at US$ 15000. While every bag is available separately, the whole package: yacht plus thirty bags is for sale at a cool US$ 4 million.

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