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.

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

Yacht owner accused of fraud

Colin and Andrea Chisholm have been put behind bars with charges of fraud as they had claimed themselves to belong to the Scottish royal family and received substantial benefits from the state.

Andrea Chisholm had already confessed of her crime, while her husband who recently appeared in court also told all about how he had claimed himself to be a Scottish lord and misled people. The couple had been living a luxurious life and on a million dollar yacht and also lived in Deep haven Mansion later.

Colin Chisholm while confessing his guilt admitted of the major economic offense committed by him. He had boasted of being a Scottish Lord and had accepted about $167,000 from the Minnesota welfare. At the same time the couple had collected benefits meant for the poor and in this way went on deceiving people, and meaning that their yacht was paid for by people who could only afford to charter a yacht themselves!?

The man while confessing his guilt said that he had taken benefits from the Hennepin County that he was not eligible for and at the same time he even collected welfare benefits in Florida and did not pay the federal taxes.

His crime of living like a rich man and deceiving poor people has been termed as offensive by Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman. He has been sentenced to 21 months of imprisonment for deceiving people and taking public assistance wrongfully. However the amount of $167,000, that the couple has been accused of accepting is debated to be lower by his public defenders is expected to be lower and will be discussed about in the hearing scheduled for January.

Controversy Surrounding Team Oracle’s Boat

Roger Badham (popularly known as the weather guru of team New Zealand) has recently and very bravely questioned the legitimacy of the boat that was utilized by USA team Oracle during the America’s Cup 2013.

Oracle was able to win the America’s Cup last year in spite of the good performance of team New Zealand. During the America’s Cup 2013 there were some speculations in relation to the boat utilized by team Oracle. However, team New Zealand did not pay that much attention to it.

Later on, team NZ protested against Oracle’s boat claiming that the team had used some automatic, computer-based and hydraulically powered stabilizing system that allowed the boat to be in a stable condition while gibing. But the protests were dismissed by the authorities on the basis of timing.

While giving an interview to the Australian online yachting magazine named Afloat.com.au, Badham highlighted the fact that team NZ’s Dean Barker struggled during the regatta to keep the boat stable. On the other hand, team Oracle’s captain- Jimmy Spithill was sailing his boat very conveniently.

One of the spokesmen of team Oracle stated that the article in the Australian magazine did not state any facts which were true and many incorrect assertions have been made in the article which seems to be ridiculous to a certain extent.

Concerns that were raised by Roger Badham during the interview have also been a part of the extensive review that was carried out by team New Zealand after its failure to win the 2013 America’s Cup.

Sir Stephen Tindall (director of team NZ) had hinted that a portion of the review will be released. However, it seems that the team New Zealand has decided not to make the review public as it consists of sensitive details which will turn out to be helpful for the rival team.

Yacht club devastated in fire

Two young boys have been arrested by police in link with a huge blaze that devastated a historical yacht club. According to reports, around 30 fire fighters fought through the whole evening to extinguish the fire at the Alexandra Yacht Club located in Clifton Terrace in Southend. A single chimney is all that stays as the immense fire reduced to ash.
Essex Fire and Rescue and Essex Police started a probe earlier this morning into the reason of the fire that was so fierce the house in Clifton Terrace got collapsed. In the meantime, 2 boys aged sixteen and seventeen, both from Westcliff, are presently being questioned by the police. They were caught on arson suspicion after being stopped by the police in Westcliff at around 3 am.
The hundred and thirty year old club house that has been shut down and would be torn down because of subsidence was well ablaze at around 11.45 pm previous night. Fire crews from 6 engines spent the next 2 hours eliminating the flames from the Royal Terrace with an aerial ladder when police shut down either side of the road there as well as the pavements on the Western Esplanade.
Fire officers as well as police officers have had yet to wait till day light to start an investigation into the matter as the ground is too unstable for investigating officers to be carried out in darkness. Steve Parker, the station officer and incident commander, stated that the fire started in Alexandra Yacht Club on Southend seafront just before midnight on Saturday evening. The building was derelict and was situated on the side of the cliff on stilts.

Two young boys have been arrested by police in link with a huge blaze that devastated a historical yacht club. According to reports, around 30 fire fighters fought through the whole evening to extinguish the fire at the Alexandra Yacht Club located in Clifton Terrace in Southend. A single chimney is all that stays as the immense fire reduced to ash.

Essex Fire and Rescue and Essex Police started a probe earlier this morning into the reason of the fire that was so fierce the house in Clifton Terrace got collapsed. In the meantime, 2 boys aged sixteen and seventeen, both from Westcliff, are presently being questioned by the police. They were caught on arson suspicion after being stopped by the police in Westcliff at around 3 am.

The hundred and thirty year old club house that has been shut down and would be torn down because of subsidence was well ablaze at around 11.45 pm previous night. Fire crews from 6 engines spent the next 2 hours eliminating the flames from the Royal Terrace with an aerial ladder when police shut down either side of the road there as well as the pavements on the Western Esplanade.

Fire officers as well as police officers have had yet to wait till day light to start an investigation into the matter as the ground is too unstable for investigating officers to be carried out in darkness. Steve Parker, the station officer and incident commander, stated that the fire started in Alexandra Yacht Club on Southend seafront just before midnight on Saturday evening. The building was derelict and was situated on the side of the cliff on stilts.

The solar-powered yacht race

As the excited people throng the streets of Monaco the port Hercule dresses up once more for the most fabulous yacht show of the season. The luxurious witnesses of prosperity and success adorn the harbours. But there is something special in the sir this year. The Solar 1 races and Vripack are combining the most hyped about Formula One craze and the yacht show to launch the first ever solar-powered yacht Grand Prix at the solar one race. This is set to take place from July 10 to July 12 in Monaco.

This race began in Holland eight years ago, then known as the Dong energy solar challenge. It comprised of two levels, first the hobby level cruising class and then the professional yachting class, whose cost made it almost prohibitory for most of the entrants. So after competing for three years in a row in the hobby level cruising class, Vripack decided to come up with a third level, that would judge the expertise of the skipper and not the boat builder. They would be tested on a fair and uniform platform. For this purpose they came up with the V20 series. When compared (on the plain sailing facebook page) to the Navy vessels Vripack make “there’s not that much boat” Droogsma has been quoted saying. And why not? While a fully equipped yacht may take over a year to build the 19 foot V20 takes only six weeks, because it lacks the complex on-board systems.

The boat has a molded carbon shell and as many solar panels as feasible as this is the prime source of energy for the yacht. Set to reach a maximum of 18mph. It comes for a mere 55,000 Euros where as a professional yacht can cost as much as 130,000 Euros. So a mere compromise in the top-speed seems acceptable especially when there’s no cost for fuel.

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