SDYC Announces The Inaugural Of San Diego Olympic Classes Regatta

For those sailors who have an on the Los Angeles Olympic Games in the year 2028, the inaugural San Diego Olympic Classes Regatta (SDOCR) will offer a venue for sailors to compete and train in high-performance international class races. The event will start on October 5 and will conclude in 7th , 2018. The authorities of SDOCR are planning to make the SDOCR an annual event.

Mark Reynolds, the SDYC sailor and two-time Olympic gold medalist speaking about the event shared his memories for the regatta and said. “At the time when I was a kid, at San Diego, we used to have Olympic trials. And after 8 years, I was lucky to get the chance to attend the Olympics of 1976 helping Dennis Conner as well as setting me on my way to try out for the Olympics. I tried hard and after a few tries, my dream of being the part of Olympic came true. It is really good to see how the young sailors at SDYC have the same opportunities that I got. Like me if they will focus on their game and will work hard enough, then competing in the Olympic Games can be their future also. I am really excited to hear that an Olympic Classes Regatta is now coming to San Diego and this year will be followed by the LA Olympics in 2028.”
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VOR FRIENDLIER TO FEMALE SAILORS THAN AMERICA’S CUP

Team Sun Kung Kai/Scallwag that recently won the Melbourne to Hong Kong leg at the Volvo Ocean Race (VOR) has a female navigator Libby Greenhalgh who is very passionate about women involvement in sailing.

Greenhalgh is not impressed with the current turnout of females in the three pinnacle events of the game. She complained of only seven females participating in the Vendee Globe race, with a fewer number being involved with America’s Cup. She is excited with the prospect of more women sailors especially following VOR’s rule encouraging teams to have female sailors. Greenhalgh opines that VOR’s rule will be a trailblazer for women interested in professional sailing.

“The rule’s been great. With 20 women in the race this time, there are about 30 per cent of women in the crews. Given the nature of the sport, that’s a good achievement. Of course, we want to see 50-50 opportunity for women, and we’d really like to see this new rule stay in place in the next Volvo race,” she added.
Greenhalgh wants more women in management positions in the game and for women to network more to get roles. She said she was part of a SCA 13-all women crew for the first time at VOR in 12 years. The team won a leg and two in-port races but they had to return to their regular day to day as there were no calls afterwards.
The sailor said the game required a lot of networking as sailors generally preferred to work with a crew they know and have sailed with before. She lauded the VOR rule for incentivising women in sailing as the rule will give more opportunities to talented and experienced female sailors.

Themis The Motor Yacht Of Trinity Sold

Themis, the motor yacht of length 47.5 meters has now been listed for sale.


It has been listed by Fletcher Daves and Frank Grzeszczak at IYC. It was earlier sold by Bob Cury of RJC Yacht.

The yacht was built in aluminum and wood, the yacht was constructed by the US yard Trinity Yachts, with its in-house design team and was delivered to its owner in the year 1999. It has been maintained to ABS class. The high-volume interior of Themis features African and mahogany pear wood joinery. In the Themis, the dining and saloon areas are comfortable and a wonderful option for dining areas and relaxation area. The yacht offers the accommodation to 10 guests in its five cabins. All five cabins include one master suite along with a king sized bed, two suites for VIP with king size beds and two twin cabins. All five cabins of Yacht have full en suite facilities. Read More

Regatta Sailing

On the first day on Upper Klamath Lake this Saturday, the winds were quite steady for the 42nd annual Firecracker Regatta. There were around 22 sailboats divided across 4 classes of boats that participated in the event so as to get in 5 races with a positive hope for something more to take place on Sunday.

There were skippers from Ashland, Medford, Northern California and Eugene to thoroughly enjoy the weather on the lake in the mid 80s. Besides, there was a strong breeze of around 10 to 16 mph.

As far as the forecast for Sunday is concerned, there were 9 catamaran boats and multihull for colorful sailing and fast sails. In addition, there were small razor boats that accommodated only one man, which is for the Performance Handicap Racing fleet, 20 foot Santana 20s and 21 feet San Juan Class that popped up bright shaded Spinnakers during sailing downwind. Read More

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

Sydney Noumea Race Returns In 2018

After a hiatus for over 20 years, the Sydney Noumea Race is all set to return to the sailing calendar. The race will return in 2018 and this was announced by the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia. The CYCA along with the Cercle Nautique Caledonien will be organizing and conducting this race in 2018. It will be held on June 2, 2018.

The 2018 Sydney Noumea Race is open to monohull yachts that measure between 9 to 30.48 meters. In tandem with the Sydney Noumea Race, Auckland, Melbourne and Brisbane clubs will also be ongoing races. The Sailing manager of CYCA, Justine Kirkjian, who also manages a Croatia Yacht Charter company, is a very proud and happy man. He is excited to bring back the Cat 1 race to Noumea. He is hoping that the race will be attracting a lot of Blue Water competitors and many of the racers who have not yet had the opportunity to race in this event before. Read More

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

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