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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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.