Tesch Ready To Defend SKUD18 Gold Medal

The Aussie champion Liesl Tesch is all set to take on the world in the 2016 Rio Paralympics sailing event that starts on September 12. She has the gold medal in her name in the two person keelboat race (SKUD18). Tesch started her Paralympics career as a wheelchair basketball player and later took on to sailing where her fortunes changed for good. She has had a successful career in the sailing arena.

It was the Sydney Heads sailing that tempted her to shift her sport of wheelchair basketball to sailing. Her current sailing partner Dan Fitzgibbon reached out to her seeing her documentary about sailors with disabilities. He asked her if she was interested in going for a sail and she readily agreed – joining him on a Trogir Bareboat Yacht Charter. She thought that she could make it to the Paralympics in Rio, but never in her wildest dreams thought that could she try her hand out at the London 2012 Paralympics. She not only took part in the London 2012 event, but also won gold medal along with her partner Dan in 2012. Continue reading “Tesch Ready To Defend SKUD18 Gold Medal”

Extreme Sailing Series Madeira

Madeira is a new venue for the Extreme Sailing Series this year.


The series saw a contest forming as the GC32 fleet saw Oman Air taking up two title positions in four races. They have definitely placed their claim for the honors. The day when Red Bull and Alinghi sailing teams tied for the first place as joint leaders the Omani boat came in for the third position. This day of races was calm and sunny as it dawned at Marina Funchal. It is located south of the island where the wind strength varied from three to seven knots. As a result, it led to the race program being curtailed again.

By the fourth race the wind had faded and Oman Air rose to take third place along with the SAP Extreme Sailing team, gaining about 48 points. Larson stated that the conditions of sailing were tricky as there was a strong current hat nearly pushed them over early for the starting line. That was not what they wanted as it would have gotten all other boats behind them. Continue reading “Extreme Sailing Series Madeira”

Vintage Of Olympic Competitors

Gone are the days when inexperienced sailors made entries in the Olympics. Indeed, with the abundance of World Sailing events, most entries into the Olympics happen only when sailors have become World Champions in some categories or country based events.

In the Men’s Windsurfer category, there would be 36 boats making a fleet that would get onto the water in the afternoon on Monday, 8th August at the race course, the Pao de Acucar race course. Continue reading “Vintage Of Olympic Competitors”

Royal Harwich Yacht Club is listed for national award

The Royal Harwich Yacht Club made the final round of a well known industry contest in their 1st year of coming in. The RYA Club of the Year Award was introduced in the year 2008 to key out the club that has encouraged the game within their region, club that has asked people to get out on the water engage in various types of activities.

Woolverstone based Royal Harwich Yacht Club commodore Chris Brown stated that national acknowledgment of the work they have been doing to build up the club with their own marina as well as new clubhouse supports their belief that they have a terrific procedure supporting their many sailing activities. Continue reading “Royal Harwich Yacht Club is listed for national award”

Kinghorn crew saves man from a sinking yacht

Earlier on Saturday, the Kinghorn RNLI Lifeboat station crew rescued a single yachtsman after he ran aground on rocks – south of Inchkeith Island. The 19’ yacht ran aground on Briggs rocks (a reef to the south of the Island) and began to sink after a hull damage.
The crew of the volunteer lifeboat was alerted after 2.00 pm and arrived on the scene to find the boat aground and being beaten-up against rocks by waves. The skipper of the yacht, a man in his 60s from West Lothian, was taken off the yacht as it was listing in the swell, inducing the gunwales to be deluged.
Mark Brown (Lifeboat helm) said that the sailing yacht was going toward the west side when it hit the rocks south of Inchkeith. The skipper broadcast a mayday after the boat became holed and started taking on water. When they arrived at the scene, the boat was being dumped onto the rock because of the swell. So they took the yacht owner onto the lifeboat and transferred one of their crew onto the yacht to setup a tow.

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ILYA Annual Championship comes back to Lake Geneva

Following what was believed one of the top ‘Inland’ Championships of all time, Inland Lake Yachting Association Annual Championship comes back to Lake Geneva in the year 2016, drawing in top yacht racing captains as well as crew from throughout the United States and some from the yacht racing stage of the world, to take part in the country’s premier inland lake sailing event of this year.

The meet, the 2nd of a 3-year series at the Lake Geneva, is arranged by Inland Lake Yachting Association and arranged by one of the oldest yacht clubs in the United States (founded in the year 1874), the Lake Geneva Yacht Club in Fontana, WI, at the newly built Buddy Melges Sailing Center.

Buddy Melges Sailing Center
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Moth Meet attracts America’s Cup Sailors

Sailors at the America’s Cup will have a grand presence at the Amlin International Moth Regatta next month. Over twenty sailor from the America’s Cup have registered, and among them are the 2-times Moth world champ Nathan Outteridge s well as his Artemis Racing mate Iain Jensen.

Others participating in the meet include Chris Draper and Dean Barker of SoftBank Team Japan; and Kyle Langford and Tom Slingsby of the Oracle Team USA. The Moth has garnered some popularity with the America’s Cup sailors as it hydrofoils, same to the catamarans used presently in modern day America’s Cup racing.

Regatta organizer Andy Cox (who also runs Yacht Rental Croatia) stated that they were really very excited to host this regatta as of the great interest in the class among the America’s Cup teams. The Moth is a fantastic class with a history of development. Given that it can sail as fast as thirty knots, it must be a week of phenomenal racing on Great Sound.

The group also includes the top 2 from European Championship 2015, England’s Rob Greenhalgh and Chris Rashley, and the top two from the US National Championship 2015, Anthony Kotoun of the United States Virgin Islands and Newport, RI, as well as Venezuela’s Victor Diaz de Leon.

To sum up all, the Amlin International Moth Regatta has pulled in a fleet of sixty sailors from eleven countries who would be vying for a share of US$ 10000 in prize money with the winner to pocket US$ 5000.

Yacht Industry of China to has room for development

Up to seventy percent of the four thousand registered yachts in China are presently moribund with many yacht clubs losing their money, the senior industry members of China stated in an interview with the media earlier on Sunday.

Kuang Xiangrong, Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club members with thirty five years of yachting experience, said that yacht industry in China is in an unhealthy state. Several firms are clustering to high-end business yachts, few clubs have equivocal orientations, as well as avenues for profit making are especially narrow, Kuang said, adding that the lack of government policy support and infrastructure means that yachting in country remains in a primitive state.

Around four thousand yachts are filed in the mainland, with most grounded in Shenzhen as well as south China’s Hainan Province, as per China Association of the National Shipbuilding Industry. Continue reading “Yacht Industry of China to has room for development”