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.
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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…)