Most Entries Ever Recorded For Fastnet

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The 2017 Rolex Fastnet Race is already setting a record before the start of the event. The race event will be held in Cowes on 6th August. The event has already grabbed the headlines and has become the largest ever entry in the Fastnet Race.

This year a total of 400 boats will be at the start line of the Fastnet Race at Cowes on Sunday. This is the first time in the 92-year-old history of the classic 600 mile race that so many boats are taking part. Continue reading Most Entries Ever Recorded For Fastnet

International Masters Regatta

The International Masters Regatta is coming up from October 21st to 23rd in 2016 which is being organized by the San Diego Yacht Club. This international sailing race event is an invitation only event. It unites several master sailors all over the world.

There would be award winning participants like Bill Buchan, Peter Harken, Paul Elvstrom, Don Trask, Ron Holland, Lowell North and others. Even Malin Burnham, who gained the title of World Champion and has gained a position in the National Sailing Hall of Fame, would be part of the competition. He had skippered the team which won the event in 2015. Continue reading International Masters Regatta

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

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