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…)
Bay of Banderas of Puerto Vallarta will play host to the 1st edition of the Copa Federacion Mexicana de Vela 2016 to be arranged from 19th February to 30th May. The international event would convene for 4 months of intense contest bringing together around 800 boats as well as 2500 sailing enthusiasts as well as their firms, and expected to contribute more than US$ 17 million to the destination.
Puerto Vallarta Tourism Board President Alvaro Garciarce told that the FMV Cup reaffirms Puerto Vallarta’s position in the international landscape as a perfect place for sailing and boating events. The waters around the Bay of Banderas have proven to be the best place for international sporting events of this type. They welcome all participants as well as their guests and trust they would relish enjoy their visit to Puerto Vallarta.
Set on Bay of Banderas, a World’s Most Beautiful Bays Club member, Puerto Vallarta’s history is pondered through their diverse culture, residents and gastronomy. Their horseshoe shaped bay shelters tropical lagoonsmangroves, , rainforests, pristine beaches, spectacular mountains, and waterfalls, making it a prime ecotourism place prefect for a variety of water sports as well as the observation of Humpback whales that visit the region each year from Dicember to March.
Fresh from their World Championship as well as World Cup final wins, 470 sailors Will Ryan and Mathew Belcher have carried on their magnificent run of success by snatching the Male Sailor of the Year award at the Yachting Australia Awards 2015.
The duo has ended on the medal podium at every meet they have contested at since collaborating following the London Games in 2012. They recently snatched their 3rd back to back World Championship title, Belcher’s 6th having won 3 previously with Malcolm Page, supporting it up by taking out the World Cup final that took place in Abu Dhabi. (more…)
Team Vietnam is currently in the 6th spot, following a week and a half of racing in tenth edition of well known two-year Clipper Round the World Yacht Race. The squad, guided by Australian captain Wendy Tuck, is being fueled by a bountiful supply of homemade cakes thanks to their wonderful mothers.
Flo, at present, is just off the Madeira coast, and the crew is racing quite hard to hold their spot. Cetaceans have been spotted quite frequently, and the crew has made up an expression to depict the dolphins that ride the phosphorescent filled bow waves. (more…)