The Olympic Boost of Irish Sailing

The establishment of the headquarters of Irish Sailing High Performance has led to a sudden boost in the upcoming Tokyo Olympics for Ireland. Sailors counting up to thirteen will be based in the headquarters. Among these sailors who are silver medalists are also a part. Some names include Annaise Murphey along with Kate Tingle.  The opening of the headquarters in Dun Laoghaire Harbor was done at a cost of €300,000 that was wholly funded by the Irish Sailing Foundation. This is also known to be first base ever established for the Sailing Team of the Irish.

They will be seen as a fresh sailing duo. Annalise was reported as saying that the launch of the headquarters will boost the morale of the sailors as it will give them a better platform to train as a team and to share new and old experiences. She said that it will only help to get a better performance of the Irish sailors especially now, seeing that the Tokyo Olympics are just around the corner.
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Red Bull Gains First Spot At Extreme Sailing Cabo

The Roman Hagara (AUT) and his Red Bull sailing team started the grand finale on a high note with a blistering win by securing the top spot in all of the three races in the 7- team field, which is taking place at Los Cabos, Mexico from 29th November to 2 December.

The Extreme Sailing Series is witnessing its 12thseason with this year event being a tour comprising of 8 events which will take place in the Middle East, Europe and the Americas. And this year event is expected to attract a large number of spectators.
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Luther Carpenter: For The Love Of Sailing

One of the most important things that players must follow is determination and continuity. For achieving success at Olympic, players follow these two things. No other has provided this better than Luther Carpenter, the longest-tenured as well as highly acclaimed coach in the history of the US Olympic Sailing provided guidance to American Athletes which resulted into winning of 4 medals in 3 distinct classes in the last 25 years. This is called an achievement and Luther is highly appreciated for this. He was so clear that once he explained about his honesty in details when he entered in the profile of sailing coach in the year 1990. He never imagined that journey will move so long and that too successfully. He clarified that his attraction towards Olympics is all because of his love and inclination for sailing.

He believed in such thoughts from the junior level. Once he was interrogated by the local yacht club in order to run the races and he cannot wait anymore to anchor up and moved for fleet around and saw that sails were trimmed. He saw people sailing on the balanced boats and poorly sailed boats, all was in his interest. This inclination turned out valuable and he started helping people with boats
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Nominations For Sailing Hall Of Fame

Nominations are being asked for candidates to be named who can be voted for National Sailing Hall of Fame. This process is conducted annually and nominations are sought several months before to ensure that everyone gets the chance to put in their nominations and the selection process is as fair and comprehensive as it should be for such prestigious titles in the world of sailing.

The online nomination process makes it easy; though nominations are received through the year, the votes that come in by March 30th in 2018 would be considered. Nominations that are received after this date would be considered for the next class of induction in 2019. The nomination categories are several which include achievements as a sailboat racer, offshore sailor and cruiser. The technical category would include contributions in the technical aspects of sailing such as sail-makers, boat builders, designers and so forth. There is also the contributor category where significant contributions that are made to the sailing experience in the country are considered such as administrators, media people, coaches, teachers and so forth.

The process of nomination includes considering certain terms and conditions that are set down. The person being nominated needs to be a US citizen; anyone of international birth can be nominated who has contributed to the sailing scene in the US in a significant way. The person nominated needs to be about 45 years of age at least. In case of posthumous nominations, this can be done five years after death or when the deceased has reached 45 years of age. The nomination needs to be convincing and hence, accomplishments and contributions in the world of sailing need to be mentioned along with awards received, publications or other kinds of recognition. One can also add on attachments such as images, videos, and links to support their comments.

Bella Is Going To The Ball

The prominent businessmen of America, Doug DeVos and Hap Fauth announced their intention to challenge for the 36th America’s Cup.

The owners of the American race boat Doug DeVos, of Grand Rapids, Hap Fauth, of Naples, Florida, and, Michigan, were intended to take part in the arena of the America’s Cup. Fauth, the focused man stayed behind the big wheel Maxi Bella Mente, which is of the 72-foot and DeVos at the tiller of TP52 Quantum Racing, both have reached their respective peaks through long campaigns concluding with numbers of world championship titles.

According to an old saying beyond every peak, another lie, and today DeVos, Fauth, and YC of New York, announced their intent to challenge for 2021 36th America’s Cup.

As Emirates Team vision for the upcoming edition came into stronger focus after winning in Bermuda last season in June, DeVos, Fauth and Terry Hutchinson the skipper approached the YC of New York to partner. “It is one more step toward what we can say is the representative of the sport,” in a conference call said Hutchinson. Continue reading “Bella Is Going To The Ball”

Fogerty Makes A Mark At OSTSAR 2017

The young and enthusiastic sailor for the Howth Yacht Club in Ireland, Conor Fogerty, has shown what he is made of at the recently concluded OSTSAR 2017.

He had a tremendous last 40 miles of the OSTSAR 2017 event to end the race in the 2nd position. This is a very big achievement in his sailing career and the Irishman is thrilled to bits with this showing.

He zoomed past the finish line on Monday afternoon (19th June) at 3:45pm Irish time in his Jeanneau 3600 BAM. He did put in a lot of effort on the last few miles of the race and burned off in style to claim the 2nd position. There is no doubt that Conor will be celebrating his great success for many days to come. It will take a couple of days for the achievement to sink in. He was just four hours behind the two-handed Open 40 Rotye 66 handled by UweRottgering& Asia Pajkowska. Continue reading “Fogerty Makes A Mark At OSTSAR 2017”

Indian River Going To Host Midwinter Championship

Mercedes-Benz, Audi of Melbourne and Porsche is jointly organizing a regatta in Indian River. The name of the championship is 2017 J24 Midwinter Championships. In the event Over 170 sailors – many champions of national and international event in the past now will do racing on the Indian River. According to the reports, the event is going to be largest in the area.

The 2017 J24 Midwinter Championship will feature 10 races in three days in continuation, the skippers and their crews will navigate the “one design” keel sailboats – the type first made popular by Split Yachting. Eau Gallie and Melbourne yacht club member have also joined their hands with organizer to be the part of this championship.

The Florida J24 District Governor and the chairman of the race Dave Noble said, “Bringing this event to this coast was really a thrill. The qualifier of this championship will get a berth to participate in J24 World the annual Championships.”

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Destremau Rounds Cape Horn And Turns North

The last of the 18 Vendee Globe skippers Sebastien Destremau entered Cape Horn on Sunday afternoon to exit the Big South.

The French skipper made a pit stop at Tasmania during his Vendee Globe run to carry out repairs to his TechnoFirst FaceOcean. He was the last skipper to make the safe turn north and head into the Atlantic. He has arrived 37 days after the race leader Armel Le Cleac’h touched on the Tasmanian waters. His closest rival in the 17 places of the Vendee Globe is Dutch skipper Pieter Heerema touched the Cape Hope four days and 16 hours before.

Destremau did not have any regrets about coming to Cape Horn so late and was happy that he had made this far on his 1998 Finot design. The boat completed its first Vendee Globe course in the 2000-2001 season. Continue reading “Destremau Rounds Cape Horn And Turns North”

St Barth Cata Cup

The winter might be fast setting in most parts of the world, but it does not deter many sailing events from still taking place.

For instance, the St Barth Cata Cup was on this weekend and it showcased many sailing masters at their game such as Olivier Gagliani and Patrick Demesmaeker. Indeed, Saturday saw the crew being out on challenging waters. This pair from Belgium however, made it and came out winner to claim the St Barth Assurances Allianz Grand Prize.

The day had been difficult for the team as the wind was shifty which made the start difficult. However the team did manage to go in the right direction and pass across the first mark. Though the crew felt that the day had been grueling physically as well as psychologically it was worth the experience of racing. The first day of the race offered tough competition with the Belgians fighting to stay ahead of their competitors, especially the team that won the Round the Island race. This team was successful in the afternoon round as they had a strategy in place that proved successful. Continue reading “St Barth Cata Cup”

Comanche Yacht Breaks Records

Jim Clark has been racing in the super maxi yacht, Comanche, which is 100 ft. He has been able to break a transatlantic record with this super yacht. Jim and Kristy Clark raced and set a new record in transatlantic waters with the maxi yacht built for races.

With this maxi yacht they were able to cross the Atlantic in a matter of 5 days, 14 hours, which helped the Comanche to knock over the last record that had an additional 24 hours in it. This was a record that had been held by Mari-Cha IV for about 13 years. She had sailed about 2880 nautical miles, clocking an average of 21 knots in speed. Continue reading “Comanche Yacht Breaks Records”