There are certain rules changes that have been implemented for the Volvo Ocean Race 2017-18 that is about to commence this weekend. There are several new initiatives added such as incentive schemes that are new or female sailors who have been included. Bouwe Bekking talks about the changes and how it would impact the sailing race. One of the changes that are appreciated is to have two women sailors on board. Xabi Fernandez says that it does take some time to adjust to new rules and having to include women sailors on board also means looking out for talent in a different category.
Charlie Enright as a skipper of one of the boat’s, states that he is excited for the changes that have been introduced such as incentivizing teams who had women sailors on the crew. It definitely becomes a competitive advantage when such a mixed crowd comes on board for a boat’s crew.
David Witt says that they have always had women on board their crew even before the rule changes were implemented. Often boats are under powered and hence to have lighter bodies on board is always an advantage. He talks about how women sailors can take on different roles in a boat such as provide support to the navigator or provide support in the engine room. With different roles that are present on a boat, there is always need for hands and experienced women sailors on board would also increase the demand for more women professionals in this field.
Among the seven skippers who are part of the Volvo Ocean Race, Dee Caffari is the sole woman skipper on board. She states that it is good that a rule change has been made that forces women to be part of every crew of the boats participating in the race.
The Sydney International Boat Show is slated to be held from the 3rd to the 7th August 2017 at the Cockle Bay Marina at Darling Harbor in Sydney.
This is a chance for many of the yacht clubs to showcase their yachts to the world. The Gulf Craft along with its Australians dealer, Australian Superyachts, will be bringing its popular yachts designed for long distance travel on to the Sydney waters. These yachts will be on display at the Sydney Show. The Gulf Craft is a business based in UAE.
The Nomad 65 and the Majesty 122 are the two yachts that will be showcased during the 50th edition of the Sydney International Boat Show. This is the very first time that the Majesty 122 will be on display. It will be showcased as the biggest ever vessel to have touched the Sydney waters and have visited the Sydney International Boat Show.
Gulf Craft has seen good success in the Australian markets and this is the reason why they are bringing these two vessels to the shores of Sydney. The products made by Gulf Craft are in great demand in the Australian continent and the sales and delivery of a number of yachts is a testimony to this fact. Continue Reading
The medal winner in Olympic, Sam Meech has decided to make the comeback after spending a few days out of the water.
He wanted to put one more Olympic campaign together.
In normal days when he and his father use to go on the water, he would just sit on the boat that belongs to his family and do chatting. On the other hand, most of the work on the boat is done by his father. However, now when almost a month has been passed, he has collected bronze at the Rio Olympics in the Laser class, he asked his father to let him hold the steering.
The player said, “I started missing sailing, I miss being on the water. During the training days, you remain in water and focus on performance. Because, at the end of the day, thought of the result always remains. This results in the loss of enjoyment of sailing.” Continue Reading
The World Cup Series in sailing has a single aim – help international sailors get the necessary practice and the level of competition that they would face in the Olympic Games. It helps to hone skills, develop expertise and sailors of the next level and provide a practical platform for the four year gap that exists till the next Olympics come along.
This year started off with the first leg of the Series being held in Miami. The venue was well chosen to help sailors find warmer waters to sail and utilize a time of the year when sailing remains lean in most parts of the world. The venue was Biscayne Bay area and several changes were made this year to ensure a more synchronized approach, akin to the Olympic Games. Trogir is next up on our list.
For instance, the entry quota for the different events was made similar as well as a number of events that were toned down this year. That helped the schedules to be kept easily as well as logistics and funding easily looked into. Continue Reading
The India International Regatta the sailing tournament that was scheduled to take place in between December 15 to December 20 will go as per decided to schedule.
There will be no changes in date because of cyclone Vardah. This event is the part of the ASAF youth sailing cup of session 2016-17. The objective of the event is to attract young talent towards sailing. Young children of age 8-18 will participate in this event. In addition to children from India; the tournament will witness the presence of sailors from other Asian countries too. Participants from Singapore, Hong Kong and Malaysia are expected to join the event.
Cyclone vardah has brought disaster for Chennai but it has not taken away the spirit of sailing to lovers and thus the championship will go as its set schedule. Another interesting part of this sailing event is a family of Mylai Prabhakar. The four member family is playing a key role in scheduling this event and managing everything. Prabhakar is a senior race officer and his wife Ammu is captain of boats, she is from the Tamil Nadu sailing association. Continue Reading
The sailing World Cup has been a foundation stone for the sailors to show their prowess and skills at the major event of the world, the Olympics and Paralympics. There is no better stage in sport than the Olympics and the world sailing has come up with a new strategy that will develop the skills of the sailors to take part in the Olympics.
The focus of the sailing world is now shifting from Brazilian waters in Rio to the Tokyo waters where the 2020 Olympic sailing events will be held.
The development of Olympic sailing is on the minds of the world sailing and the sailing World Cup series will be continuing to be a key part of the Olympic campaign of the sailors. The change now is that they are also looking to integrate Para World Sailing in their fold to create more sailing heroes and to increase the fan base for sailing – whilst many will be casual sailors that go on the cocasional Croatian Bareboat charter, they want as many fans as possible to turn up and see the events. Continue Reading
In the Rio Paralympic sailing events this year it was seen that the sailors of the Paralympic category are at par with other able bodied champions of this world competition.
After the 2016 Paralympics were concluded there is a question as to whether this category needs to be there or can it is merged with the mainstream Olympic Regatta
. There are many developed nations that participated in both categories and found success. There are, however, questions being raised as to how the class mix should be for the forthcoming Olympic event in 2020. This decision needs to be made by the end of November. That is about two months away and there would be a final decision that needs to be made by 2017. Continue Reading