Rickham And Birrell Carry British Medal Hopes

Alexander Rickham and Niki Birrell are all set to compete in the two-person SKUD Paralympic at the Rio Paralympics. The team won the bronze medal at the 2012 London Games and wants to upgrade it at the Rio Paralympics. They are clear favorites to end up with a podium finish as they have won all the four World titles held between Beijing 2008 and London 2012.

This will be the third straight Paralympics that Rickham and Birell will be taking part in. They are in pretty good form at the moment and have 5 World titles to show off in their trophy cabinet. Rickham said that the passion to make it big at 2016 Rio is more as they were not able to make it big at the 2012 home games. Read More

Sailing As A Profession

If you look at the sailing industry in the eighties, many learnt to sail only when they started to work in sailing companies or related ventures.


Today there is a distinct profession for sailing and many can look forward to earning well if they can get into competitive circles. Greg Fisher was a model professional in this field in the mid eighties. He started off with races and helped his customers at his company Shore Sails to learn the techniques and compete in regattas. His sails were used for fast sailing and he developed a reputation in the area.

For those who were similar to Greg Fisher, many developed their careers in a similar manner. Many have started off being sailed makers after which they developed their skills of sailing. Many then started to steer and sail their own boats in competitions. It is a profession where one can tour several areas and meet people. One can also manage to have decent living off their passion with sailing. Indeed, there were not many who were in this industry and could hope to be able to make it as a profession as well as explore their love for the waters and the sport.

There has been much change in this industry, especially for those who are professionals and compete in sailing events. There are many who are outstanding and have made it in this profession, but for many it has become much associated with a certain prestige and reputation that makes the sport a costly one for others. Indeed, if you look at sailing as a sport, there are several investments to consider. One needs to get a boat or a sponsor for the same as well as having a crew and a coach. With so many services that need to be paid for, it has definitely become a costly sport for pros today.

Rossi Takes Over

Tom Rossi has been named as Hall Spars and Rigging and Hall Composites’ president as well as CEO of the company which has come into effect from the end of June 2016. Rossi would handle all Hall operations in the regions like New Zealand, Holland and US.

He succeeds Eric Hall, who remains as the chairman as he is the founder of the company. Known for the building of riggings and spas that are high performance, the company has been in operations since 1980.

The company is known to be associated with different yachts that they have designed and repaired over the ages. Currently there is a single mastered super yacht that is moored in Auckland, called M5, and the masts of this vessel make the other standard crafts look like mere matchsticks by its side. Read More

Britain wins in America’s Cup in Oman

When Brit yachting fans relished their morning tea and fans in New Zealand getting ready to go to bed, Brit and Kiwi teams were battling it out at the America’s Cup World Series in Muscat, Oman. After Ben Ainslie as well as his British team registered a 3-1-1 yesterday to get the top spot on the list, they hold the standard today to closely win the 4th event of ACWS circuit. But with 3 double point races, nothing was very certain till the Britain team made an epic return in the final race.
Conditions were similar like it was yesterday, with non-foiling winds of 7-8 knots keeping yacht speed at 10-12 knots upwind as well as 13-14 knots downwind. Same 4 leg course – which is a short reach after the beginning, then a L-W-L to a downwind finish – offered races between fifteen and eighteen minutes long.
The main difference from earlier ACWS tournaments was what came to be less number of spectators. Unlike earlier events in Bermuda, where a crowd of private boats
Biggest difference from previous ACWS events was what appeared to be a lack of spectators. Unlike the previous event in Bermuda where a mob of private boats conflicted on the race course, there were no on-looker boats in Oman, this time. On the land, the cameras hardly looked that way. In earlier events, when the crowds are huge.

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Clean beginning for to Cuba race

In the Andrews Institute Pensacola a la Habana race 2015, only 22 boats entered and twenty-one started the race. Jeanneau 45DS of Glenn Benson might not begin because of a broken rudder endured in the oddment storm of Hurricane Patricia in the week. The 1st class to beginning went off at 8:05 am CDT, the early time to get hold of the running tide.

The smaller, slower boats in Classic Cruiser Division began first, followed by Modern Cruiser Division as well as the Multihulls. Winds were under ten kts from east. Threfore, it was a great beginning south out of the Pensacola Bay to Santa Rosa Sound. Following a short run to west in sound, the boats cut via Pensacola Pass as well as headed out into Gulf of Mexico on a beat to Habana. Read More

Before Hiring A Yacht

Is that you are out for a vacation or having a party? Are you ready for some meeting or going to have fun with friends? Is that you are about to have some sort of celebrations lined up?

Such planning or tours keep buzzing the people and even brings a hasty need of something distinct. Over here, for all such reasons you might be thinking of hiring a yacht to have fun, excitement, thrill or to visit the nearby places. Read More

Microsofts Paul Allen and his yacht team finds sunken Japanese warship

A Paul Allen, the Microsoft co-founder, led team, has found the sunken Japanese warship called Musashi, which is one of the biggest battleships ever made. According to reports, it was sunk during the 2nd World War off the coast of Philippines, said the billionaire, on Wednesday.

The whole team took Allen’s yacht the M/Y Octopus, depending on the advanced technology of the ship, detailed topographical data and historical records to find out as well as click pictures of the warship in Sibuyan Sea on Sunday, finishing a decades-long mystery regarding its exact location, said a statement on Allen’s website.

United States aircraft sank Musashi on 24th Oct, 1944, killing over one thousand Japanese, or around half crew of the vessel. The statement added that Mr. Allen has been searching for the Musashi for more than 8 years and its discovery would not just serve fill in the narrative of World War Two’s Pacific theater but bring closure to the families of those lost. Read More

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