A sailing charity has taken the decision to decommission one of the two tall ships it owns. They have taken the decision because they have been forced to launch a fundraising appeal on an emergency basis. Over £1m was raised recently by the Jubilee Sailing Trust in just five days after being warned that it could stop all their activities without the money. The trust also announced that STS Lord Nelson would also cease their sailing program by the month of October as part of the following review. The sailing charity based in Southampton stated that the move which they have taken will be able to make more impact on it.
SV Tenacious and STS Lord
Nelson are two of the vessels owned by the charity. They were designed and
fitted with special care for allowing people who are physically impaired that
includes users of the wheelchair. Both of the vessels are designed
to sail sideways as well for those without disabilities.
In the event that you went up to somebody arbitrary in the city and asked them what they thought Australia’s main five best games were, they would not make reference to cruising. In the event that you went up to somebody irregular in the city and requested that they name three mariners who speak to Australia in the Olympics, they wouldn’t almost certainly name one.
On the off chance that you went up to somebody in the city and inquired as to whether they knew anything about cruising, they would no doubt say, “Better believe it, you know, you simply sit on a vessel pulling a few ropes and drinking champagne.” Furthermore, in the event that they state this, at that point, you realize they really have no clue what cruising is. Cruising can be a standout amongst the most outrageous, serious and tiring games on the planet, and in the event that you to some degree tailed it, you would realize that Australia is effectively one of the best, if not the best, the cruising nation on the planet.
The World Sailing authorities has put out a notice inviting interested and eligible members to host for the trials in boating to be included for the Paris 2024 Olympic event. Specifically, this is going to be a sea – trial to choose the equipment for both the Men and the Women Dinghy events.
The Sea – trials which are about to take place will happen mostly among the four boats that are Melges, Laser Standard, S-Zero and RS Aero. The interested applications or the MNA’s have been requested to submit a proposal and they must have experience with respect to the technicalities in sailing and must have the idea about popular sailing venues. It is because of the various challenges that have been offered in logistics, environmental issues and other factors, the venues in Southern Europe have been chosen for the sea trials. It is these venues which are not exposed to the severity of the Arctic winter and will enable a smooth sailing for most of the time, especially during the season in which the trial is scheduled.
The Ministry of Marine Resources and Agriculture decision to let the Aliv PM Thunderbird to sail in the Best-of-the-Best Regatta, which is the second annual has drawn more conversation, it is not just about the participation in A class boat over the weekend in Montagu Bay, but in the regattas of the future as well.
Rev Dr Philip McPhee is the owner of Aliv PM Thunderbird and he did some remodeling of the boat, it was formerly the Tanqueray. The boat was banned from sailing for over 30 years because it was believed that time that this is not a Bahamian designed boat, which is one of the requirements to get entry into the local regattas.
If the University of the Sunshine Coast has sailing program, it would make the decision of Sarah Johnson, the young sailor to stay in the region easier.
The day of decision for Sarah, the 17-year-old sailor is just around the corner, with her first pick to remain on the Coast to study nutrition and sports science, and her second pick, University of Queensland where sailing program is there.
This is the Sarah’s passion for sailing since her school days.
She started sailing at the age of 14. At this age, she joined an experience sailing program, which was run by her school at the Maroochy Sailing Club, Chancellor State College.
From there, Sarah she joined the MSC, sailing entirely for fun and going out on the Pacers of the club.
Sarah said, “For the first three months, I sailed a club optimist and after that, I joined in the basic race training during mornings”.Continue reading
The Chennai upcoming regatta has gained with the sailing headlines because of Telangana.
According to reports, Telangana is sending 26 sailors to participate in the India International Regatta in Chennai. The regatta will start on 15 December and will go till 20 December. By sending this number of participants in championship Telangana has taken the share of 50 percent of Indian fleet.
Including Malaysia and Singapore total 12 countries will take part in this event. The regatta is also the Youth Nationals under the Federation. Thus, each sailor participating here will get one chance to win one regatta which is rolled of two championships.
In the championship; Rishab Nayar of Telangana who is also a national champion will lead the event. Nayar will join championship coming from Chicago as he has been migrated there Nayar is just 14 years old, but he has managed to get the weight of 65 kg to sail bigger Radial rig in the senior category. Siblings of Rishabh, Tanishq Desai and Juhi will also participate in the international regatta at Chennai and will hit the water.Continue reading
We have a new Mount Gay Rum around Jamestown Record. Who set this record? It’s none other than Zach Marks from Florida, who managed this excellent feat. He rode his foiling Kiteboard for 53 minutes and 37 seconds (elapsed time). The previous record was for 56 minutes and 33 seconds. Or in other words, the new record beats the previous record by 2 minutes and 56 seconds.
Marks started his journey at 12 EDT. He chose the path around the island to port. He went in the north direction. As for the breeze, he had to deal with 20-25 knot breeze.Continue reading
With the Rio games that began with sailing races, many teams displayed amazing endurance and skill while experienced teams and participants lagged behind, especially in the first two days of the races. For instance, team US displayed speed even in complex weather. It is said that the teams were spruced up this time as the last time they were unable to bag a single medal in the 2012 London Olympics.
On the third day of the races there were light winds in the afternoon, which gave way to rain later on. As the Nacra 17 and 470 races were on there were shiftier and heavy breezes experienced. Those who were part of the open ocean course had to battle winds that were in constant 25 knots with waves that rose over eight feet. Continue reading
For those who are enthusiasts about America’s Cup will also realize one more aspect of this sailing tournament that it has a thrilling component to the races, more than the other kinds of sailing races. There are several accolade winning sailors on these teams such as Andrew Campbell, who has won Youth Worlds to College Sailor as well as gone on to the Olympic Games. He is part of the team that would be defending America’s Cup. He states that there are certain safety and risk concerns of this tournament.
For the fans who wonder how the sailors handle the terrifying speed, most would state that it is alright as they get used to the speed with several practice sessions and sailing most of their lives. However, as per the statistical aspects there are certain dangerous points and certain places where the boat and the sailor could be at risk. For the risks involved, there is much stress on safety gear like helmets and air tanks. Continue reading
The United States Sailing Youth Worlds Team finished a successful meet in Langkawi, Malaysia, where US sailors snatched a win in the boy’s International 420 class and ended in the Top-10 in 4 other classes.
Bram Brakman and Will Logue earned the 1st American gold medal at the world’s top youth regatta since the year 2007, though the America has won 7 silver medals as well as 4 bronze medals in that time span.
US Olympic Sailing’s Managing Director Josh Adams stated that the United States Sailing Youth Worlds Team put on a tough showing for USA youth sailing at ISAF Youth Worlds that took place in Langkawi. Bram and Will sailed a commanding gold-medal job in the 420, and the whole squad contributed to its fifth spot standing in Nations Trophy meet.
420 helmsman Logue was still absorbing the victory after a few hours after coming back on United States. Standing on the podium was quite surreal, and magnificent. All of the contestants were cheering them on as well. The International 420 class as a whole is really close, and the reason that everyone is good friends made it more special.