Paralympic Team Decided For Canada

Canadian Paralympic committee and Sail Canada have chosen six athletes for Team Canada who would be appearing at the Rio Paralympic Games that would be held in September.

The team consist of veterans like bronze medallist of Sydney 2000 or Paralympic gold medallist of Beijing 2008, the one and the same Paul Tingley. There are others too who have several record performances like Logan Campbell or Scott Lutes.

There would be others like the husband and wife partnership team of Jackie Gay and John McRoberts who won bronze at a sailing event at international levels in Italy, but has most recently been working on as a skipper for Hamble yacht charters.

McRoberts is already a bronze medal holder of Beijing 2008 while Gay would be competing for the first time in Paralympic Games. Bruce Millar competed in the last Paralympic games, three in a row and will set sail by himself with a 2.4mR boat. Continue reading “Paralympic Team Decided For Canada”

Billionaire’s crew abandons yacht title bid

A sailboat crew guided by Swiss billionaire Dona Bertarelli as well as her partner was forced by bad weather to desolate a bid to get their hands on the Jules Verne trophy for the fastest boat voyage around the world.

On Sunday, the Spindrift 2 trimaran crew stated after forty three days on water that it was no longer mathematically possible to defeat the present record fixed in the year 2012 by a crew captined by French sailor Loick Peyron.

In a message uploaded on the Spindrift Racing site, Bertarelli’s partner and the yacht’s skipper Yann Guichard stated that the weather forecast would not let it, this is a fact. Peyron’s team compassed the world in forty-five days, thirteen hours and forty-two minutes, following a path from Brittany Coast in the northwest of France across the capes of Good Hope, Leeuwin and Horn before cutting through an imaginary line from lighthouses on the Ushant Island in France to Cornwall, in England.

Spindrift 2 had a 13 man crew and they battled to shut down the gap between this and the record holder to twohundred-sixtysix miles. But the weather damned all hopes for more improvement.

Guichard stated that there are some forecast in the region around Ushant, with strong waves and wind over 10 meters high. But the safety of the boat and the crew were they were his priorities. The team moved on without even thinking of getting their hands on the Jules Verne trophy.