Youth Sailing Worlds Experienced Hump Day

It is the third day of Youth Sailing World Championships that has seen variable 6-14 knot breeze via east for None different fleets. The Nations Trophy, a well-known award, which saw that top performing team in competition turned out to be a battleground for countries for USA, Italy, and Israel. When USA moved a step from second as well as third in the rankings, the three teams were struggling for the points. However, Great Britain comes forth and France on the fifth rank. From the American side, twin sisters named Carmen and Emma Cowles playing the game.

They have now moved twelve points farther from Camille Orion and Violette Dorange, who have claimed to win the race along with 16 points farther from Italy’s Giulia Fava and Arianna Passamonti.
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US Achievements In 2017 Youth World Sailing Championship

The results are out for the 2017 Youth World Sailing Championship and the US Youth world’s team gained much success here. This championship was held between 11th to 15th December in China off the shores of Sanya. The American sailors were able to achieve three medals in a total of nine classes and they finished third in the standings for the Nation’s Trophy. This has been the highest finish that the country has had here in many years.

The races also highlighted how the Olympic Development Program of US Sailing is showing results. The core mission of this program is to put in annual efforts to help the US team prepare to compete in premier sailing events across the world. The Olympic Development team’s director and the team leader of the country admitted that the week had not been easy and there were several challenging conditions to face. However, he felt that the youngsters as well as coaches who participated were focused and stayed that way till the end. The performance plan that had been planned out for them was stuck in and as a result, the teams performed well.

The teams also enjoyed support from Quantum Racing, AmericaOne Foundation and other organizations that helped also to choose talented sailors and coaches who would perform well and be up for the challenges of the championship. For instance, Charlotte Rose was able to secure gold in the Laser Radial regatta. The Cowles sisters were able to lead in the Girls 420 event. Trevor Bornath and Thomas Rice were able to secure medals in the boys 420 category and there were several other achievements by the US sailors in other categories as well. Hence, overall the Youth World Championship events turned out successful for the US sailors in an extensive way.

A Change Of Pace: Melges 20 Worlds

After the two days of ultimate Southwest Newport breeze, the third day of the Melges 20 World Championship saw warm temps, dawned sunny skies, but no wind.


When sailors reached at the Sail Newport to start their preparations, the glassy water of the sea was tempting for water skiing. A lengthy morning rescheduling gave the way to one light air Melges 20 World Championship race, one more time shuffling the standings with one final day to go.

At 09.00, the PRO of the event Peter ‘Luigi’ Reggio made the announcement that the AP would be lifted and the next announcement will be made by 11:30, which gave 20 sailors Melges some time to get relax check out the best coffee shops of Newport. (more…)

Burling Happy With The Effort So Far

The Emirates Team New Zealand is on a roll so far at the Louis Vuitton America’s Cup final tussle with Team America.


This event is being held in Bermuda. Peter Burling of the New Zealand team is very much happy with the showing that the team has put up so far. It has taken a 3-0 lead over the Oracle Team USA. Peter is happy to have provided the Kiwis back home and the traveling Kiwi army something to cheer about.

The helmsman of the Kiwis team, Peter Burling, he was really taken aback by the number of New Zealand flags that were seen fluttering in the America’s Cup village. He thanked all the people who had got up in the eagerly hours of the morning to watch Team New Zealand slog it out in the Great Sound in Bermuda. (more…)

Sail Racing Clothing Partner Of WMRT

The World Match Racing Tour (WMRT) has been appointed by the Swedish company (SRI) Sail Racing International as the official partner for clothing. The team of Sail Racing will develop fresh limited collections in association with the WMRT. Both technical race gear and merchandise of WMRT has been designed according to the requirements of M32 catamaran for high performance and for shore crew and fans. 

Sail Racing International Managing Director Joakim Berne said, “On being chosen the official partner of World Match Racing Tour (WMRT) we are really proud. The M32 of high speed, the new technology and the athletes requires exclusive fits and we are perfectly fit to meet their requirements. We believe that WMRT is a wonderful platform to build the highest performing sailing athletes and best teams for high speed sailing future. Also, partnering the tour is a big expansion for and us this will give us a great time in the future.

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Britain Wins 6 Medals At 2017 World Cup

The first World Cup regatta of the 2020 cycle is now complete and Britain has ended up with a rich haul of medals.

It has collected a total of 6 medals from the first 2017 World Cup. Great Britain has amassed three silvers, a bronze, and two golds at the first 2017 World Cup. This is a remarkable achievement by the British sailors and they have done their country proud.

The Sailing World Cup Miami has now concluded after the final racing last Sunday on the Biscayne Bay. The gold in the 49ers racing event went to Dylan Fletcher-Stuart Bithell. They were happy with their feet and looked forward to even better showing in the races to come. The British sailors topped the first two positions in the Nacra 17 event. (more…)

Melges 24 World Championship

One of the many sailing events that continue into the throes of winter is the 2016 Melges 24 World Championship.


This competition is scheduled from November 29th to 3rd December. There are a total of 92 entrants who would be competing in Miami on an ocean course. Bora Gulari is being considered as the American who might have a chance at the title this time. He is considered a stalwart of Melges 24 and he has been a Moth world champion two times, once in 2013 and another time in 2009. He also clinched the title of Rolex Yachtsman of the year in 2009. Bora also came close to winning titles in Melges 24 World Championship in 2013 as well as in 2014.

Bora and his team came together in the last minute and many were apprehensive about their performance, wondering how the team would perform as they had not had time to practice. Bora had his most recent accomplishment at Danish Worlds that was held last year. He also won the Line Honors that was held in October at Lake Geneva. (more…)

Q Class Yacht Revival Features

The Q class is revived and it represents a mini version of the J class at less cost as well as less hassles for crew members. Most people would agree that the J class has been designed in accordance with the Universal Rule.

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Q class being revived, there are several benefits that this hybrid model offers. When it comes to Q class it is mostly about owning a yacht that has class, style and history akin to J class, but it comes at lower costs and less of crew demands. (more…)

The RS: One Races

Among the different open sailing championships that are held, The RS: One Class is a competition that is organised by Cercle Nautique de Loctudy and FFV and is part of the 2016 European Championships. It was held between 4th and 9th July in France.

The championship has been open for all to participate and allows Europeans to try different racing formats like The Pulsar which is a compact slalom style along with marathon which is a long distance sailing.
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Thief takes yacht for fun ride

A convicted outlaw has been charged with the theft of a Hornblower yacht and taking it for a fun ride around the San Diego Bay. The incident took place earlier this weekend.

On Wednesday, 37 year old Jorge Glaviria pleaded not guilty to 4 felony counts including vandalism, theft as well as setting a yacht adrift. Prosecutors told that Jorge jumped a fence on Saturday morning and the he floated away in the Newport Hornblower yacht that is primarily used for wedding ceremonies and dinner cruises.

A leading news channel got hold of still images taken from a webcam. It showed that the vessel circled it for around 8 hours. On Saturday morning, the employees saw the yacht floating on the water and noticed that Jorge looking back at them with a pair of binoculars.

The Harbor Police reported that Jorge then jumped off the boat and attempted to swim away from the place before he was caught. The prosecutors also stated that he also damaged the yacht. On Wednesday, prosecutor Nicole Venegas told in court that the damages are likely to be more than US$ 25000 and that is why we’re asking for this (high) bail.  He also has a recent criminal history.

Already Jorge is a convicted thief on law-breaking probation. Back in September, last year, he was declared guilty to stealing an all new Mercedes Benz from an El Cajon shop and the taking it on for a little ride.


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