Plymouth is taking steps to replace the well-known Fastnet Race that they lost recently by creating a nearly similar replacement. The Royal Western Yacht club of the city has already announced that it is thinking of launching its own Lonely Rock Race equivalent to the Fastnet Race. Their own race is set to launch on 16th August 2020. The announcement was made after the Fastnet Race organizers said in the month of November last year that they are moving this classic race among yachts to Cherbourg from Plymouth in the year 2021 and 2023 after about a century.
This biennial Lonely Rock Race will run on every alternate year to the Fastnet Race and it will follow the original course. It dates back to 1925 when two of the Royal Western Yacht Club members made a bet on who would win the race on their yachts surrounding the Fastnet Rock situated off Ireland’s south coast that was a landmark of that location. The race would start from Ryde and end at Plymouth. Competitors will again set off near Ryde that is in the Eastern Solent. They will then leave Sicily Islands to Port, circle the Fastnet Rock to Port, pass the islands and reach Port once again and finally end the race at Plymouth Sound.
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For almost three weeks, two sailors have got stuck on
their boat. Their boat is out of fuel, adrift and it is low on fresh water and
managing to survive on fishes that they are managed to catch. They are
expecting an early Christmas miracle.
The salvation of boat and both sailors came on Friday
all in an unexpected form: this happened when a huge ship with 11 decks and all
the facilities and amenities came forward for the help. This was the Seas
cruise ship Royal Caribbean’s Empress. The ship located the small fishing
vessel with two stranded mariners. This happened in the night of Friday that is
on 21st of Dec when the ship was halfway to Jamaica from Grand
Cayman, said the spokesman Ted Miller. He said the encounter chance became
possible only because of the reason that cruise ship was rerouted on the day
from Cienfuegos, Cuba to Ocho Rios, Jamaica because of inclement weather
The yacht of sailors was constantly sending signals for help; the ship saw the signal light at 7 p.m. on the evening of Friday. It then reduced its speed and moved for help toward the vessel. The ship then contacted the rescue centers of Jamaica and Grand Cayman but they get the response from the center that they couldn’t provide assistance because of some personal issues, said Miller.
So, after some time, cruise ship lowered down a boat
called as tender and brought up stuck sailors on ship safely. The two sailors
were then given medical attention and water on ship’s board and no injuries
were reported, Miller said. The sailors on the vessel were fishermen and they
started sailing from Costa Rica. At the night, they fell asleep and the same
time, their boats floated away because of bad weather from their fishing gear.
While trying to get back to shore, the fuel in vessel got finished.
Wednesday, 8th August 2018, is also Day 7 of Hempel Sailing World Championships in Aarhus in Denmark. The weather models remained unclear today and till late afternoon the race conditions were not known. There are several race lineups that would be decided this day such as the medal race of Finn category, Men’s 470, Laser Radial, Laser, Formula Kite for men and women as well as the 49er categories.
The weather forecast predicted that a cold front is coming up and it might be tricky to sail in such conditions. The wind would be coming in from the south most of the day and the speeds would vary between 4 to 10 knots. There is another forecast stating that the winds could pick up speed to about 25 knots. If the clouds come in, it could get tricky. Promising conditions for the race would not arrive till it is 17:00 hours in local time; the cold front is not likely to pass before it is 19:00 hours. The weather would remain sunny and would be warm, probably up to 32 degrees.
Continue reading “Day 7 At World Sailing And Olympic Positions Awarded”
A sea trial that continued for almost a month on the iconic sailing yacht validate continuous connectivity with the use of connectivity solutions in the Caribbean and the Kymeta KyWay™ flat panel terminals, across the Mediterranean and in Atlantic.
Redmond, the Washington located Kymeta, Intelsat S.A. (NYSE: I) — world first Globalized Network operator and exclusive partner of Superyacht distribution e3 Systems revealed that the iconic 89-meter sailing vessel Maltese Falcon, is performing its very first sea trials along with Kymeta communications solutions from the past four months and giving the successful results. The sailing vessel Maltese Falcon, with its trial installation of Kymeta KyWay terminals, will be seen soon at the Monaco Yacht Show.
Talk about the yacht The Maltese Falcon, then it is not a classic one, it is a new class of yacht. It has a new revolutionary sailing system, the Falcon Rig, which will set a new milestone in the history of yachting history. Continue reading “Maltese Falcon Completes Its Very First Trail Of Sailing Yacht Successfully”
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”