Wednesday, 17 June 2020

US Sailing Reveals 2020 Offshore Selection Procedures


The details about the Selection Procedures have been published by US Sailing about selecting the athletes for the inaugural edition of the Offshore World Championships that are going to take place in Valletta in Malta. The race is going to start off on October 10th and go on till October 22nd in 2020. The World Championship in offshore racing will race along with the Middle Sea Race by Rolex in the sailboat class of L30.

The plans have been announced by World Sailing for awarding quota places for individual countries and they will post a notice about the race soon. The selection processes will be applicable to those who have been granted as qualifiers by the US or have been awarded one or more places of quota by World Sailing.
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March 2019

Friday, 01 March 2019

Clipper Race Crew Member Sets Sailing Record

Once the crew member, of Clipper Race Lisa Blair has once again rewritten the book of history. She became the first woman to go around Australia all alone and without any assistance.

Lisa Blair has been traveling all around the world for 58 days and now after traveling for these much days and covering distances of over 6,000 nautical miles, Lisa has come back to Sydney, her home safely. She has made the world record for the second time. In 2017, she circumnavigation Antarctica all solo and finished her voyage in 35 days. Her second world record is her solo circumnavigation of Antarctica and without any assistance.

For many, it will be surprised to know that Lisa before coming to Clipper Race was not a sailor. She was not a professional sailor before becoming the crew member and embarking on the opportunity of circumnavigation in the race’s 2011-12 edition. However, after that, the team of Blair Gold Coast Australia won the trophy of overall in Clipper Race. After that, she collected all strength which is required for sailing and now in the World Sailing, she has gone from strength to strength.

Sir Robin Knox-Johnston says, “This is a big congratulation to Lisa. For here, this is a big achievement and I am delighted to hear that a member of the Clipper Race family has made their name on the world stage once again. “The achievement that Lisa has got, has set an example of how our crew is doing better in sailing and that too after taking part in the Clipper Race. It is really exciting to see what is left in the box, and what is she going to achieve in the future. As of now, we congratulate all Lisa and people who have supported her thought.”

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August 2018

Friday, 17 August 2018

New Chief Operating Officer For US Olympic Sailing

Greg Fisher has been taken on as Chief Operating Officer of the Olympic Sailing body. This hiring was done by the national governing body for sailing in the country, US Sailing. Fisher is known to be a world renowned expert in sailing as well as a World Champion and a former collegiate All American. He has also finished his eighth season at College of Charleston, where he held the position of Director of Sailing.

Fisher has been working with Malcolm Page, the Chief of Olympic Sailing as well as the leadership team of US Sailing; they are working to assemble as well as leverage external and internal resources so that Team USA is prepared to excel in international competitions at the highest levels such as the Olympic Games. Fisher would be leading operational, administrative and business planning responsibilities as well as help to develop the Center of Excellence set up by US Sailing. They would also associate him with the Olympic Development Program and college sailing initiatives. He would also be required to stay involved in communication, marketing and fundraising activities.
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October 2017

Monday, 30 October 2017

Volvo Ocean Race Prologue

Among the recent sailing races being held, MAPFRE was able to gain an edge over Team Brunel and was victorious in the Volvo Ocean Race Prologue.

The finish was slow but it was thrilling and light. The battle finally came down between Brunel and MAPFRE as on the wire with the Spanish team pulling ahead to make a win.

The MAPFRE team of Spain reached the finishing line by Wednesday. The race management made the course shorter as Team Brunel put in a late charge. As a result the compulsory gate located at Cabo de Gata became the finishing line. The team of MAPFRE was skipped by Xabi Fernandez. This is a continuation of a streak of successes for them and the team was able to complete the race of four stages successfully. Team Brunel came close behind the winning team. These two teams were able to perform well due to the decision they took in the beginning of the last leg which was by the Portugal coast in contrast to the route that the rest of the fleet took which was much more offshore. Continue Reading →

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August 2017

Thursday, 10 August 2017

39 Nations Registered For Para World Sailing Championship

The KielerWoche sailing festival opened in Kiel, Germany on Tuesday with 39 nations registered for participation.

This Para World Sailing Championship will see 80 or more sailors racing in three different classes.

The participants will include world champions, Paralympic medalists and offshore sailors from different nations. They’re eight new nations registered for the championship this year. The three classes of fleets for the race are Open 2.4 Norlin OD, women’s Hansa 303 and Men’s Hansa 303.

Racing will start from June 21st at 12:00 and will conclude on 25th June. Each fleet will have to participate in ten races during these five days.

World Sailing President Kim Andersen addressed the sailors during the opening ceremony and said that this year’s KielerWoche championship is important for the World Sailing as the event includes the Para world sailing Championships.

He said that adding Para world championships are vital for World sailing as it is necessary to prove to the International Paralympic Committee the steps taken for the advancement of the Para world sailing after the exclusion of Para world sailing from the 2020 Paralympic Games to be held in Tokyo. Continue Reading →

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April 2017

Thursday, 20 April 2017

NSHOF Gets Three Year Lease Extension

This is great news for everyone at the National Sailing Hall of Fame (NSHOF) as they have been granted a three-year lease extension to build a new facility and also to build a home for the American sailing in Annapolis in Maryland.

The President of National Sailing Hall of Fame (NSHOF), Gary Jobson said that he and his team are very happy with the lease extension given to them. They are very grateful to the support giving to them by Governor Larry Hogan, Treasurer Nancy Kopp, and Comptroller Peter Franchot. Gary said that the new facility that is being developed will boost the education and public programming that is being developed.

The existing deal between the NSHOF and the state was about to end on February 23 and the organization pays $1 a year according to the lease agreement, according to this website. The museum had to raise about $9.5 million so that the construction could have commenced. The nonprofit organization was not able to raise the fund at the stipulated time and sought more time to raise the money to construct a building on the City Dock. Continue Reading →

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Tuesday, 11 April 2017

Stafford Township Proud On Carron

Stafford Township resident is now known for giving best sailors in the world, including Germany, Italy, Argentina and Uruguay.

But, the most notable trip happened in the last month when the 17-year-old from the township secured third position in the Youth Sailing World Championships. It was the 46th annual YSWC that took place in Auckland, New Zealand.

The name of the seventeen year boy is Pearce Carrson; he has his home in Florida, after securing third position in the championship, now Carrson’s name has come among the best youth sailors in the world. He is at 51st position in the world according to August scorecard.

Carrson competed in eight races in the championship from Dec. 16 to 19. In all the races, he earned enough points to secure third position and claim the bronze medal.

Speaking after winning the races, Carron said “I strongly believe in god and I know god is always with me when I sail in water.” Continue Reading →

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February 2017

Tuesday, 14 February 2017

Olympic Success Need Early Preparation

The success in any tournament is not just the success of a player. It is the collaborative effort of team members, player and management committee.

Success in Olympic program too goes the same way, it need players that have both talent of sailing as well as ability to handle pressure. This comes with training. United States was one time dominated sailing sports in the Olympics. But, when an international program raised its bar US lost the game completely. Now, the US too have to raise its bar or preparation and selection to come back into the game.

The team of US sailing wants to get back to an era when US was ruling this game. That time US has both talent and pressure. Previously, United Stated had its best sailors who used to focus on sailing school, through college and after that they move to Olympic class after completing graduation. Even after following this course of time, the player has to learn many other skills and do the preparation. Now, this path has is a long way to be followed by the sailor. Continue Reading →

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September 2016

Wednesday, 21 September 2016

Breezy Final DSS Winter Series Race

The River Derwent in Hobart was the stage where the DSS Winter Series was being held. The race ended on a lively note on Sunday with the fifth and the final race of the series being held in a strong 25 knot breeze. This gave a lot of trouble to the participating fleets and also created huge mayhem among the fleet.

There were several SB20s and keelboats that suffered rigging and sail damage on the course. They had the face rolls during the downwind sailing as they could not get better control of their boat. The Temptation sport boat faced an awkward situation of a man overboard crisis. The rescue team of the nearby club was able to retrieve the Temptation boat sailor and brought him back to the DSS. Continue Reading →

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July 2016

Monday, 04 July 2016

Downton Abbey time on a Seattle yacht

In one side of Seattle’s fast developing neighborhood, a yacht is clinging on to history. Still, M/V Lotus makes her home in Lake Union waters, hundred and six years after she was first brought in service. Steward Christian Gruye told that she is made in 1909, and everything is very much original. Lotus was the biggest power yacht on West Coast when she was made, the very similar year as the Alaska Yukon Pacific Exposition.

The owner of it was Maurice McMicken, who also runs a Croatian yacht charter company. Gruye told that he made the first trolley car system in Seattle, he was one of the original owners of the Seattle PI. He ensured that the yacht was state of the art – from installing an intercom arrangement to supplying her with the finest fittings of the era by Tiffany and Rookwood. Continue Reading →

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