The Sailing Hall of Fame sees rivalry games at play. This is a facility that has been formed to celebrate the achievements of men and women in sailing. There is a proposed plan to showcase the history of world sailing in this facility, but it is falling short of fulfillment. The site has been secured by the facility in Annapolis, MD but the money is not present for funding the project. There was hope that the local government would provide support, but that is probably not going to happen; hence Plan B is being looked at whereby traction could be gained in Newport, RI. That would definitely be a blow to the proposed site at Annapolis that many of the locals were looking forward to. If the Sailing Hall of Fame moves to its proposed venue to Newport, Rhode Island that would surely be something that the Annapolis people would not be happy about.
That is the kind of rivalry that is brewing between the two capital cities in the East Coast. Both cities are being pitted for this project. For the organization NSHOF on the other hand, there has been a struggle to gain a local identity. The hall of fame has been largely absent and that is also because the right kind of venue was being sought for long. The sailing community in Annapolis however showcases much more meaning for this venue; they have also sponsored as well as hosted several classic sailing fleets and also tried to ensure that the sailors here get a wide spectrum of sailing activities to participate in.
However the sailing community is at a loss to be able to raise the money, which is more than nine million dollars that is required for the facility to be built. On the other hand, there is a ready-made facility on the waterfront of Newport that can be the perfect solution for this problem.
The 20th edition of the popular Melges 24 Worlds was completed and there were a total of 11 races during the event.
At the end of it, the Italians came on top and took home the Melges 24 World Championship. The entire race series was a challenged of the sailors as the crew had to face varying weather conditions from light winds to heavy sea breezes.
The Italian crew with Helmsman Fracassoli, Tactician Fonda, Giovanni Ferrari, Gianluca Perego and Stefano Lagi put up a consistent performance all through the event. They only went to the 10th position once and ended the series with 35 points. They had a whopping margin victory of 23 points over the second classified crew. The Italian Team was at their sailing best at this edition of Melges 24 as they finished day 2 by winning all the races that were held. It was after a gap of five years that the tactician and the helmsman of this crew are tasting success at an event. They had won the 2012 Worlds of Torbole five years ago. (more…)
The World Cup Series in Hyeres, France for 2017 was on from 23r to 30th April.
As part of the tournaments that is lined up for this year, it was the first significant international sailing event that was for considerable duration and comprised of several categories of races. Hence, about 500 sailors had come in from 52 nations to participate in this event. The lineup of sailors was impressive for this event that saw most competitive and well positioned sailors with great accolades being present to participate in the different categories.
The first of sailing was hard to make out how the days would proceed, but there was a steady breeze that was blowing at 8 to 11 knots and in a south easterly direction. As a result, those who were looking to perform well were able to put in consistent results. For instance, in the fleet of the Women’s Windsurfer category that comprised of 38 participants, Noga Geller from Israel was able to showcase her skills and come out with flying colors. (more…)
At 2016 Aon Youth Sailing of 2016, the Gold medals came to the United States. It tumbled to Auckland on final day of the race.
The multihull sailors of French got the Nacra 15 gold, 29er girl’s from Australia won the regatta; it is the first time ever that these girls have won regatta. The others on the winner list are USA’s 420 boys and Great Britain and Israel who took the title of RS:X.
On day four USA has two wins and that time only it got clear that Jack Parkin and Wiley Rogers will secure gold medal and on the final day of result same thing happened.
Roger explained what made him to get this success and said it was the dedication and focused approach that made us to win. (more…)
The expansion of Bryce Ellis to Concord Ryde Sailing Club was opened officially by the Hon Anthony Roberts on 24th September 2016. The dignitaries and club members took part in the opening as well.
Bryce is basically a life member of the sailing club. The extension of boat storage amenities was named in his honor, so as to recognize his service towards the sailing club over several years. Bryce was the leader of the volunteering team so as to complete the project of extension in time for the sailing season 2016. (more…)
If you see the second day of the sailing races in the Rio Games the weather produced lighter winds than what is usually expected at this time of the year. The breeze had about five to seven knots. That definitely put up a challenge for the Finn sailors who were part of the one person dinghy raced in the heavyweight men’s category.
The fickle race course around the Sugarloaf Mountain produced considerable heat and effort on the part of the sailors. The day had an overcast sky with low clouds. The mountain tops offered a scenic view of the bay area, especially the statue of Christ the Redeemer produces an assuring figure over the coastline. (more…)