Airlie Beach Race To Start

Only 9 days left before the entries close down for the Airlie Beach Race Week. There are more than 100 owners that are willing to take part in the racing program. The director of the race Denis Thompson said that the numbers will go up to 125 in the multiple divisions and classes. As per him, there are some of the best boats which would be taking part in this season.

This will lead to a tough competition. The competition in Sports Boats and Multihull is at a great level and the director is quite pleased with the rising numbers. Thompson has tailored courses in order to work with the tides. He said that they are trying to do all it takes to ensure that the courses fit perfectly with the tides and also ensure that the fleets don’t sail against the downwind and upwind of the tide. Continue reading Airlie Beach Race To Start

St. Lucia Yacht Club Youth Sailing event

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Congrats on a job perfectly executed by the racing team of St. Lucia Yacht Club Youth Sailing program who recently took part in the Semaine Nautique Schoelcher (Schoelcher Regatta) in Martinique. The program that was in its twenty-sixth year took place on 6th to 9th February. It attracted hundred-seventy sailors from all across neighboring islands including Cuba, such as Norway, France and Switzerland.
The squad, made up of Jasmine Johnson, Danny Dillion, Jakob Harrison, Guillaume Chevrier and Matheo Capasso, who battled it out in the Optimist category as well as Luc Chevrier in Laser Radial Category, had four great days of sailing in tough windy conditions.
Danny Dillion attained an overall 1st place successfully out of a fleet of forty optimist sailors. Jasmine Johnson ended on the twenty-third spot, Matheo Capasso ended in thirty-ninth, Jakob Harrison in thirty-fifty as well as Guillaume Chevrier seventeenth spot. Luc Chevrier secured a 2nd place end in the Laser.

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Cambria re-launched

United Kingdom’s Southampton Yacht Services has declared that the 41.15 meter long megayacht Cambria has been introduced, the procedure of which could be seen in a time lapse video on the internet. Made in the year 1928 by William Fife & Sons, the classic vessel has been going through her refit for most of the year.

Its works the replacement and reparation of around two-hundred of her planks, with significant work to her base. The yard stated that around seventy percent of the planks were fastidiously repaired in order to keep as much of the original yacht as much as possible.

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Will Welles snatches win

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In Sunday’s first race, Will Welles’ Cougar held up a black flag penalty to become 2015 J/24 Pape Chevrolet North American Champ. Going to the final day of the contest at the Portland Yacht Club in Maine, Will held an eleven-point vantage, but a BFD in race 8 made for a grand end to the 9-race series.

Cougar nailed a 4th in the final contest to end with thirty-three points, 5 ahead of Travis Odenbach’s Honey Badger. Odenbach went on moving on the 4-day event, but settled for 2nd place with 38 points. John Mollicone’s Helly Hansen took the bronze spot with forty-seven points in his boat emblazoned with his company Yacht Charter Skiathos. Continue reading Will Welles snatches win