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

Still, there is no damage estimate or any cause determined in Annapolis Yacht Club’s fire incident on Saturday, said the city officials on Monday. The crew is still cleaning the site and the fire investigators combing through the debris.

The yacht club is looking for a way to rebuild. It was Saturday when blaze tore through the building, charring the 2nd and 3rd floors. The officials of the club told that they are thinking of possible temporary locations for the next 15 to 24 months before they come back here.

Annapolis Yacht Club
The old Fawcett Boat Supplies property located at 110 Compromise St. has been given as a probable location, even though it would need rehabilitation to get it all set. The incident took place just before the holiday season. At this situation, the club officials told that they would pay their hundred-fifty employees for a minimum of thirty days with probable extensions after that time. The officials also stated that they are looking if they can help their employees to have new jobs – possibly with Yacht Charter Croatia and other yachting companies.

Many businesses have offered space for the Annapolis Yacht Club to use – like Loews Hotel that will host the Commodore’s Holiday Party on Wednesday with the Annapolis Yacht Club staffs. Rod Jabin, the Annapolis Yacht Club Commodore met with top city officials at the City Hall to discuss as how they could get the club as well as its employees on their feet. They have already chalk out the primary details in the conference.

International Sailing Federation Disabled Sailing Committee told that the still carries expectations of recapturing their spot on Paralympic Games program following Cerebral Palsy International Sports and Recreation Association presented a motion to have a twenty-third position included at Tokyo 2020.

Their aspirations come in spite of the International Paralympic Committee affirming to the International Sailing Federation in a meeting back in April that the procedure of selecting sports for Tokyo 2020 has officially drawn to a close, all but ending their last hopes.
The International Paralympic Committee preferred to cut the sport from the Olympics in the capital of Japanese in January after exacting it did not fulfill their handbook’s minimum measures for worldwide reach.

This suggests that only team sports regularly and widely practiced in a minimum of twenty-four countries as well as 3 IPC regions will be looked at for inclusion in the Paralympic Games and for individual sports a minimum of thirty-two countries in three IPC regions.
The decision take by the International Paralympic Committee sparked outrage among the sailing people and CPISRA will start a motion at IPC’s General Assembly that will take place on 14th and 15th Nov, to get sailing back on the list.

In order to retrieve its inclusion, the International Sailing Federation introduced a new Paralympic Development Programme that targets to increase engagement levels in disabled sailing and it vows to increase attendance by countries at international programs using Paralympics classes of equipment.