Nominations For AHOF Open Now

For the Sailing Hall of Fame of Australia, the nominations are now open.

Official announcement in this regards have been made by the authorities. The Australia “Hall of Fame” was announced by Australian Sailing late last year, is being established. And this body has been established in association with the Australian National Maritime Museum (ANMM). This will be the inaugural induction and the nominations same will be accepted until 16 June 2017 5pm Friday.

Australian Sailing President Matt Allen spoke about this initiative and said, “This is an important initiative and it will recognize the personalities of sailing sport of Australia. The personalities who will be introduced into the hall of fame will remain those who have inspired people and have a good amount of contribution in the field to make the sailing sports what it is today.,”

“In Australia, sailing has a wonderful and long history. This sport is also responsible for some of the sport and the most iconic moments, which Australia has ever seen.  Acknowledging, those personalities who have created this history is at the heart of the Hall of Fame of Australian Sailing.” Read more “Nominations For AHOF Open Now”

ClubSwan 50 Best One Design Class

When things are designed with good ideas, the work gets recognized everywhere.

The same is true with latest one design class of Nautor’s – ClubSwan 50. The boat has been designed beautifully that gives its classy appearance and make it outperforming in every condition. One can understand the popularity of the boat with the fact that toll seventeen boats has been sold out till date. More to be sold in coming days and according to expectations all boats will start sailing by the mid of 2017.

The boat has been designed by Juan Kouyoumdjian as a mark of recognition of brands 50th year. European and Russian owners of boat are busy in giving mass to a boat that is required in boat for future growth. Read more “ClubSwan 50 Best One Design Class”

US Team In Sailing World Cup

While the US team performed well in the Sailing World Cup Miami series the British sailors also fared well. They were able to win two gold medals on the first day itself, after weeks of training around Skiathos. It came by in the medal race category. The smiling faces of sailors like Nicola Groves and Ben Saxton were found on several media channels that broadcasted news of this tournament.

Among the British sailors who participated in the event Stuart Bithell and Dylan Fletcher-Scott were winners in the 49er class. They finished fifth in the final race. Nicola Groves and Ben Saxton triumphed in the category of the Nacra 17 class. They succeeded by beating Nicola Boniface and Tom Phipps, who were from the same country. This tournament was the first major tournament to be showcased this year and represents the first round of the World Cup series for 2017. This is the major tournament start after Rio Olympics were held last year. Read more “US Team In Sailing World Cup”

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RS300 Nationals Commences

There are a lot of eyes laid on the Volvo Noble Marine RS300 Nationals sailing event held at the Ex Sailing Club where the best will be taking part. The forecast for the event is changing on a daily basis and day one started with brilliant sunshine and no sign of wind. As the day progressed, the winds picked up and turned gusty by mid day.

As the race one of the event progressed, the weather played its trick. The breeze was varying up and down and also moved left and right. Boats by Martin Harrison, Harry McVicar, Ian Clark and Richard LeMare were able to master the winds and were miles apart from the rest just at the first beat. After experiencing compression during the middle and towards the end of the race, the first one was won by Steve Bolland. Read more “RS300 Nationals Commences”

Boat Artistry In Modern Times

Richard Swaney is one of the experienced boat artists of the modern day and age.

He is known to bring perfection to any boat that lies in his hands for working up. Working at Melges Boat Works he is a known employee who is a regular at the workshops of the company that is located in a metal and weathered building. He came to this building in 1980 looking for a job when he did not know about sailboats or about fiberglass. However, today he is one of the experienced hands, which works on every boat that comes out of the workshop of the company.

The hull of every boat that comes out from that workshop is shining that reflects the workmanship of this dedicated boat artist. Swaney at 57 is one of the employees who have been around in this company for more than three decades. He works in a corner of the factory that is dust caked and he makes every boat in that corner shine. Read more “Boat Artistry In Modern Times”

Kirkman Sails Into Elite Club

Trish Kirkman did not have a sailing family background, but there was a keen interest shown in this specific sport as a kid.

However, when she was in the state of Michigan, she decided to take part in the sailing club and that’s when the love affair started. As Kirkman competed in the Mackinac race for the 25th time with 6 victories, she said that it was just one of the sports that most appealed to her and compelled to join. Read more “Kirkman Sails Into Elite Club”

NESPRESSO Youth International Match Racing Cup to see old rivals again

The finals of the NESPRESSO Youth International Match Racing Cup will be fought between the Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron and the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia for second year in a row. George Anyon, the RNZYS YTP skipper, was the first to make it t the finals just losing one race this day after a crew member fell overboard.
Murray Jones CYCA only lost 1 battle today but, he had to wait on the finding of the International Jury for the past flight results. Protest brushed off and this third win stands, Jones would face Anyon the next day.
The quarter finals began the day off on a huge note with toped ranked captain Murray Jones, CYCA selecting to race RPAYC’s Clare Costanzo as well as winning in three straight battles. 2nd spot RPNYC’s William Eastman, picked out CNC Tom Picot with RNZYS YTP captain George Anyon going for CNC’s Cryil Fortin both Anyon and Eastman won in three straight battles. Will Dargaville of RPAYC sailed RNZYS YTP captain Matthew Hughes. Will won 4-1.

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Dorade finishes historic campaign

Defying people who told that it could not be done, Dorade has finished a 4-year campaign to repeat all of the top ocean races she became victorious in 1930s, ending up on the podium at Rolex Fastnet Race 2015, where she became 2nd in the IRC Class 4 and 7th overall out of 356 boats.

A 52’ wooden yawl made in the 1930 by Olin and Rod Stephens; the Dorade was the oldest boat to finish in this year’s Fastnet as well as took home 3 of the event’s most prestigious honors: the Sparkman & Stephens Trophy, the Coates Schofield Trophy and the Iolaire Block.

Sparkman Stephens
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