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
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.