Steve Benjamin and his team sailed a very good race on the new boat Stella Blue to claim the2017 US Etchells Nationals.
There is always an apprehension when a sailor gets a new boat to race. He has butterflies in his stomach thinking about how the boat will perform and will it be able to match the performance of the previous boat. But, the Stella Blue did not show any signs of taking part in its first major race and helped Benjamin and his team to win the US Etchells National Championship of 2017.
This event was held as the inaugural event of the New York Yacht Club One-Design Regatta in Newport. The J/70 and the Melges 20 fleets also took part in this inaugural event in Newport. Benjamin and his team were a force during the three-day regatta event. They won 4 out of the 7 races and finished the series with a 17 point edge over second placed George Francisco. The third place went to Chris Larson, who finished just one point behind George. Continue reading “2017 US Etchells Nationals Won By Benjamin”
What leads to unique achievements in sailing are the people who do it. This is seen in the instance of Bill MacGowan, who has been sailing in Rhode Island and its whereabouts from the eighties.
His work as well as influence is considerable in the sailing community in and around the Newport area. Bill loves the water and he is to be found on the water with his family, whether he participates in races, surfing, and harbor tours or in paddle boarding activities.
Bill talks about his hometown harbor, stating that Newport has a beautiful harbor area and is an ideal sailing venue as the beaches are beautiful and the water conditions ideal for sailing – bettered only by going on a Yacht Charter in Zadar. Continue reading “Bill MacGowan Of Newport Sailing”
Two-time Olympic Laser sailor Cy Thompson has been coveted the title of ‘Virgin Islands Sailor of the Year’.
The award has been given for 2016 and by the association (VISA) The Virgin Islands Sailing Association.
Speaking about the dedication of Cy Thompson on sailing, the president of VISA Phillip Shannon said, “Cy qualified for Rio 2016 early and he got the training from best sailors in the world, for 18 months he received the training of his class. When only nine months were left for the Olympics, Thompson, gave up everything, business, work, personal life and dedicated himself completely to the sport. He went through the tough training process for throughout. He used to get trained every day for 18 months for both on the water and off the water to his best in the Olympic. And his efforts brought the fruitful result as well.” Continue reading “Cy Thompson Bagged VISA Award”
While much has been said about the America’s Cup World Series whose 34th edition was recently concluded in Japan last weekend, there is much to talk about and to hear from the horse’s mouth, especially Sir Ben Ainslie who was the skipper of the Land Rover BAR team that took away the trophy.
Understandably, Ben and his team have gotten buoyed in their confidence levels considerably. They have been crowned as world champions in only two and half years of coming together as a team. Continue reading “Ainslie Talks About The Win”
If foil sailing seems tough to you and you think it is not for you then here is good news.
Now, even you can do foil sailing with the help of F101. It is the latest foiling trimaran designed by experts of the marine industry. It is made of all carbon and helpful in foil sailing.
There are people present in the world of sailing who think foil sailing is not for them. Reason for same as it has so many barriers. To help such sailors some major brands of marine industry joined their hand and worked to come up with the solution of this problem. F101 is the result extensive endeavor made by these experts in foil sailing. The concept of F101 is not accidental, but, it has gone through in the mind of developers for long. They thought of this idea while teaching foil sailing to people in Moth class and while addressing the concern of people who face challenge doing foil sailing. Continue reading “Not Foiling For Everyone With F101”