Sydney Hobart Race Competitors Face Smoke Disasters


The 2020 edition of the Sydney Hobart Yacht Race has started and the competitors are facing a lot of distress calls already. The 628nm yacht race sponsored by Rolex in 2019 was comparatively milder than this year. The northerly delivery of the wind that is being seen alongside the east coast of Australia has forced three boats to issue distress calls in just half an hour on the very first day of the race that started on 5th January. Gun Runner which is a 30 foot yacht designed by Jarkan called out for help for the first time during the race as it got dismasted.

Five minutes passed by, Business, the yacht for Murray Secret 42 Men issued a distress call for reporting injuries for two of their crews on board. Sometime later, the crew for Ker 40 Showtime that is owned by Mark Griffith announced that the keel of their yacht had fallen. All the seven members of the crew had taken to a liferaft which was to be picked by the emergency services after almost three hours of the falling of the keel. The keel sunk away to the Bermagui coast which is about halfway between Melbourne and Sydney.
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Boat Representing Ireland Secures at Tokyo 2020

The boat for Ireland has qualified for the Tokyo Olympics to be held next year. Aisling Keller is representing Ireland and she has been able to qualify in the laser radial event for the sport. The laser radial for which Ireland have qualified is the single-handed event for women in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. Keller sailed to achieve the 46th position at the World Championship for Laser Radial. Fellow competitor, Aoife Hopkins finished in the 48th position behind Keller. She is also from Ireland. It is excellent that both Aoife and Aisling have been determined qualifiers for the Olympics event.

Keller stated after the race that she has been able to rub off the weight off her shoulders surely. She also said that this was probably one of the hardest and toughest regattas that she has ever sailed. Keller also added that she was really excited to know that it was done and dusted after coming out of the waters. The time that she took was good enough to get the 7th position out of 10 in the Olympic places that are generally offered at the championships. On the other hand, Hopkins would rather secure the 9th rank in the Olympic Games. Continue reading “Boat Representing Ireland Secures at Tokyo 2020”

Presentation of Caption of Cup of Gold SSL

The Sailors Star League (SSL) Cup of Gold was declared last November as an imaginative occasion on the worldwide scene of the sailing scene that will award the country which is best, much the same since the World cup members felicitate and awards the country which was best in performance.

At the 2018 year of Racing Yacht Forum, however, in the middle of the declaration and that date, there is much occurring in the number one spot up.
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Alex Thomson Lost His Title To Luck

The kind of hype which was created around Alex Thomson, 44 proved to be a damp squib as the veteran and one of the greatest sailors of all time, who was expected and was about to win the Route du Rhum race missed out on victory because of the penalty imposed on him and all his efforts turned to fiasco.

The tournament which takes place every four years was from the beginning the talk of the town because of its uniqueness i.e. a long sailing tour. This year’s tournament witnessed some of the greatest sailors of all time as its participants; Alex Thomson was one of them who was ahead of his rivals from the very beginning of the race.
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Ship Resume With New Features

At 12:40 pm around after three months St. Thomas is offering two-night cruises to Freeport in the wake of Hurricane Irma, Bahamas Paradise Cruise Line’s Grand Celebration with new upgrades.

U.S. Federal Emergency Management Agency has given hurricane relief efforts which will begin from September 23 and depart on the port of Palm Beach on December 23 on new-adult area, having expanded casino and special area for coffee and juice bar. The first post-dry-dock has an appearance of line’s holiday celebrations and this ship will going to host a New year’s eve party in cruise.
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Vanguard 15 Fleet From Nashville

The Vanguard 15 fleet from Nashville was not in existence till recently. A team of six sailors decided to pitch in and buy boats as well as committed to a schedule of sailing. With their concerted efforts the area now has a new community of sailors which are made of a mix of veteran and new sailors.

The sailing scene was dying in Nashville when the older racers were moving out and there were no new enthusiastic sailors to continue the sailing scene. At such a time a ragtag group assembled and decided to pitch in, get six boats and commit to sailing over the weekends. The Vanguard 15 of the double handed design was then decided upon which was exciting and fast to sail in the breeze. The group got together used boats as well as parts that were available and even obtained six boat trailers.

Since then the Nashville V15 fleet has grown. Today there are 19 members in total. Some members neither own a boat nor have raced but they are gaining the know how from the others. The less experienced sailors are learning to sail in breeze conditions of 10 knots so that they can gain confidence to sail when the breeze is 25 knots. It is a culture where information is shared and help is given where it is required to encourage learners to sail. LaBorde and Ted Lischer are known to be the godfathers of fleet building in the sailing circles in the Midwest. They are helping to build the learning and sharing culture so that the group can grow quickly. Today it is called a sailing family and they are committed to growing fleets elsewhere as well. The fleet focuses on providing social opportunities to promote the sailing culture which also includes having skippers and crew knowing each other.

HC Rejected To Detain BW Maple From Sailing Out Of Chennai

On Tuesday, The Madras High Court refused to intervene with a No Objection Certificate (NOC) permitting BW Maple.

The NOC was issued by the Director General of Shipping (DGS) on 14th of September 14 which allowed the BW Maple, this is one of the two vessels which is involved in the collision that lead oil spill to a large scale at the port of Kamarajar in Ennore on 28th of January, to sail out of the port.

The first Division Bench of Indira Banerjee (Chief Justice) and M. Sundar (Justice) also recorded the Ennore police submission that they do not need the vessel continued detention as the investigation into a registered criminal case with regards to the incident was in the final stage and the charge sheet for the same would be filed very soon.

The advocate S. Raghunathan, agreeing to a request made by BW Maple owners, to fix a frame of time for completing this criminal investigation, and also the internal inquiry being executed by the DGS, the judges gave the order that proceedings for both should be finished within the four weeks from the court ordered date of receipt. Continue reading “HC Rejected To Detain BW Maple From Sailing Out Of Chennai”

Camden Classics Cup From July 27-29

The 2nd edition of the Camden Classics Cup is all set to take place in New England on July 27 to 29.

This is one of the popular vintage and classic races where traditional boat owners can enjoy the best of the sailing in the New England waters. The 2016 annual Camden Classics Cup was a great hit and it is expected that the 2017 annual event will be an even bigger success. The race will be held in Maine and its event opens the classic yacht racing season in Maine.

A very good lineup of the fleet came to the waters of Penobscot Bay for the inaugural Camden Classics Cup and sailed into the Camden Harbor. The event will include 2 days of CRF, PHRF and the Spirit of Tradition boat racing. There will also be the customary post-race celebrations. Continue reading “Camden Classics Cup From July 27-29”

Sails Of Vendee Globe Fleet

It might be easy to ride the winds when the pressure is high, but areas of low pressure often put challenges for boats.

This was felt by the Vendee Globe fleet that was out there in the South Atlantic waters. The conditions represented low pressure on Saturday morning and it definitely puts up a test for the skippers there who had to regulate the speed as well as how to attack the race. The weather conditions included winds at 25 kts with water at flat levels. The race by Alex Thomson and his leading boat Hugo Boss was trying to maintain speed at 24 to 25 kts. This was along with the British skipper’s tries to stay ahead of the second boat. It definitely helped them in the early morning run.

Race Direction was being briefed by Vincent Rious of PRB who stated that the conditions of the waters proved ideal for the boats to sustain themselves at a record pace for 24 hours. Continue reading “Sails Of Vendee Globe Fleet”