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
With different sailors and teams already on their way to the Games, many experienced teams like the duo Blair Tuke and Peter Burling realize that the impressive record they have established will mean little as the challenges are always new and unknown when one is considering the Games.
This duo had achieved the silver medal in the 49er class when they competed in the London Games. They have also won about 27 regattas successively, which have been over the past four years as they geared up for the Games. They definitely have an impressive record as far as the contestants of this class are considered. Continue Reading
Many yachts were destroyed in a two-alarm fire at the Port Orchard Yacht Club on Sunday morning. The fire was seen only before 3 am, by a medic passing by the dockage as he was taking a person to Harrison Hospital in Bremerton, told officials from the S. Kitsap Fire & Rescue. The medic dialed 911 as other reports started pouring in as well, triggering a call for many fire agencies to answer.
Overall, more than fifty firefighters from North Mason County, Bremerton, the Puget Sound Naval Shipyard and Kitsap County, were on hand to douse the fire. Continue Reading
Paul Allen, the Microsoft billionaire, is fighting allegations by Cayman Islands that his yacht, the three-hundred-foot MV Tatoosh, destroyed fourteen-thousand square feet of coral reef when anchored off of Grand Cayman earlier in January.
The Cayman Islands Department of the Environment said that the dragging anchor chain of the yacht did all the damages, hitting up to 80 percent of the coral in the region. But Paul does not agree regarding the magnitude of his obligation. There were differences of plans between plans the Department of the Environment and Allen about restoring the coral.
In a statement, unveiled by the company – Vulcan Inc, Allen as well as his spokespeople note that they have employed coral restoration experts to deal with the situation, as well as submitted a redressal plan to the local government at the beginning this month.