Dutchman Robin Van Persie has turned down a coaching role at former Manchester United. Robin Van Persie was offered an assistant manager job at Premier League outfit Manchester United following the appointment of compatriot Erik Ten Hag as manager.

Manchester United have turned to current Ajax Amsterdam boss Ten Hag as their next permanent manager after the last one was dismissedin November 2021 shortly after the 4-1 defeat to hosts Watford in the Premier League. Club legend Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was sacked as the permanent manager at Manchester United on the back of the league game at Watford. Michael Carrick was the assistant manager to Solskjaer and he was made the caretaker managerfor three matches before German tactician Ralf Rangnicktook over as the interim manager until the end of the season.

Fastnet Race Replaced by Lonely Rock Race


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.

Christmas Miracle Saved Stuck Sailors

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 conditions.

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.

Day 7 At World Sailing And Olympic Positions Awarded

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.

Cy Thompson Bagged VISA Award

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.” (more…)

Ainslie Talks About The Win

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. (more…)

Not Foiling For Everyone With F101

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. (more…)