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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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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