British Team Wins Aon Championship

As the Aon Youth Sailing World Championships came to an end today, there was much excitement in the air.


The British team won double gold and for the country supporters there was much to rejoice about. The Aon Youth Sailing World Championships have been going on for a week now and the five day event finally came to a close. The 29er class saw memorable action by the team of Tom Darling and Crispin Beaumont, who gained double gold as a result. The championships were concluded at Auckland in New Zealand.

Emma Wilson was also a winner in the windsurfer category and she gained the crown in the RS:X category. She gained her victory with a day remaining for the races. The championship event was staged for sailors who are under 19 and are leaders in this age category. (more…)

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University Of Michigan College Sailing

University of Michigan has active student board members to take care of their sailing program. The strong alumni network also helps the university.

As far as the sailing team is concerned, it is owned by Michigan alumni. The Michigan Sailing Club is located on Baseline Lake, which is located in Portage, Michigan. It will take only 30 minute drive to reach the lake from the campus. They established it in 1938 and it has been a big part of the school ever since.

As far as the size of the team is concerned, it is subjected to fluctuation. The same can be said about the talent as well, with some going on to race and help out at Bareboat charter in Croatia but others showing very little interest. They are very keen to promote the team as they want to carve great talents of the team. They want the sport to be a big part of the community as it has always been. (more…)

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Triple Medals Won By New Zealand

At the Rio Olympics many sailor teams like that of Brazil struggled to reach a single medal category, while other countries like New Zealand won triple medals in a single day. That was surely a great feat and achievement for the country’s sailing teams.

With the sailing regattas coming to a close New Zealand team were found to dominate. On the final day they won gold and two silvers, making it the sole country to do so. The feat was accomplished in yachting. All three medals were achieved in this category. Polly Powrie and Jo Aleh started off the proceedings. On Friday at Guanabara Bay they won silver in the 470s category for women. (more…)

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Extreme Sailing Series

If you are a fan of the extreme sailing sports, you will certainly be excited to hear this piece of news. It is about an action packed three Acts race that would be held in Wales, China and Oman as part of the Extreme Sailing Series. The season is now reaching the halfway point.

The GC32s boats that would take part in the series are now headed to Hamburg in Germany, which is said to be Gateway to the World and they would set sail from the Port of Hamburg on the last weekend of this month. (more…)

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Runway at the London City Airport ‘closed’ to let yacht through for London Boat Show

A runway of the London City Airport was “closed” for a short time to make way for the Sunseeker International’s 131 Yacht that is all set to get people mesmerized at the London Boat Show. It was reported that the airport had to shut down one of its runways to let the yeahct pass via King George V Lock on its way to Excel centre. 131 Yacht will be the largest model at this year’s show.
Still, an airport spokesperson stated that the scheduling squad arranged for boats to pass by the airport at times when there are natural breaks in scheduling. She further stated that quite a lot of boats come through for the boat show and their operations teams time it perfectly around their flight schedule, so when there are natural gaps, they allow them through.
131 Yacht will be the biggest boat ever to be showcased at the London Boat Show and would be on the place from 8th to 17th January. Sean Robertson, the Sunseeker International sales director told that the London Boat Show is always really exciting and it attracts a great international selection of clients. He is delighted that they are introducing this special new yacht, the first – and largest – of 4 new Sunseeker models set to debut next year.

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Big Boat Challenge gets new look

A modest breeze and overcast skies robbed Solas Big Boat Challenge bash of the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia around Sydney Harbour from some of its drama, this season, but the yearly event always gives a look at the squads that look to contend for Rolex Sydney Hobart Race which begins on 26th December.

Today, the light winds and flat waters were made to order for elegant, slim as well as recently altered Wild Oats XI. Following a great start, Sandy and Bob’s super maxi drew away from the wider, bigger, more powerful hundred footers, Perpetual Loyal and Ragamuffin 100, on every leg of the fourteen nautical mile course, in a steady way.

Wild Oats XI
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