Quinn And Rogers Star Of RSC

In the result of the combined Youth National and ISA Pathway Championships that took place on Belfast Lough, the classes of sailing were spoiled for choice in a number of stand-out performances.


The Yacht Club Ballyholme and its strong army of 70 volunteers, delivered event with a lot of space for three course areas, and interestingly, it was between medium to very-light winds.

The under-19 year olds line-up Crowning, Ewan McMahon the world Silver medalist of the Howth Yacht club had the finest show of consistency. The Laser Radial class was won by him.

ISA development & youth manager Rory Fitzpatrick said on the occasion. “He is like the iceman – though he doesn’t win races in number, but he can be seen always at the front,”

However, for Fitzpatrick, the Laser Radials for him the big stand-out was Aaron Rodgers and Conor Quinn of Rush Sailing Club who secured the second and the third position. Read More

UK Increased Funding For Sailing

Rio Olympic has just finished and medal takers countries have started their preparation for the next Olympic Games session.


The countries are investing more on sports to make it outperforming incoming event. In the series United Kingdom has announced that it will increase the fund for Olympic and Paralympic 2020. Amount of £345m will be spent on sports persons who are going to take part in Olympic Games and Paralympic Games; the amount will be spent on 31 players.

According to reports the out of £345m fund given for preparation of Olympic and Paralympic Games, £26,231,379 will for sailing Olympic events. For Rio 2016 Olympic Sailing team of UK received the fund of £25,504,055 for preparation. So, there is increased in the fund for 2020 Olympic preparation. Out of all the games in which fund amount will be distributed, only athletics and rowing will get more than Sailing. 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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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

Sir Ben Ainslie Promises His Fans An Unmatched Experience

Two of the preparatory races for 2017 America’s Cup World Series was announced to be held at Portsmouth on Tuesday, 25th November. Following the announcement, Ben Ainslie, regarded as one of the greatest British Sailors has told his fans that they will have an unmatched experience.

The July 2015 and July 2016 America’s Cup World Series events will be held at Portsmouth, which is also a naval base of British Royal Navy. Sir Ben Ainslie has said that holding these two events will greatly benefit Portsmouth financially. Sir Ainslie is aiming at becoming the first British team to win America’s Cup World Series in 2017. He’s based his team in Portsmouth to prepare for their contest against Oracle Team USA. Read More

Mega yacht launched by Benetti

Italian shipbuilding company Benetti added another feather to their cap by launching a new fast displacement range of semicustom mega yachts at the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show this year. The unique feature of this luxury motor yacht named Veloce 140 is its new displacement to planing hull that helps it to attain high speed and still maintain its stability when moving at lower velocity.

This luxury motor yacht has been designed by Stefano Righini and the interior design has been done by Redman Whiteley Dixon. This offers a luxurious accommodation to a total of 12 guests in 6 cabins. There are 8 professional crew members in 4 crew cabins. Its unique feature is its capacity of attaining very high speed of 21knots and is driven by twin 3500hpMTU engines.

It has a spacious sun deck that gives the guests abundant space of 829 square feet and also has a hot tub along with a long bar. The upper deck has a wonderful combination of inner and outer space. The front portion has a main deck with a beautiful gym and the inner portion has a salon and a dining table for 12 people. The cabin of the owner, two double bed cabins and two additional cabins are present in the below deck accommodations. The decorative is in a silver lacquer finish and all the stainless steel features have a satin finish. This motor yacht with all its luxury and advanced features is the unique of its kind. This is perhaps the first yacht in the Class First Displacement range of Benetti.

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