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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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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Pensacola to Havana Race – final results

Bob Kriegel from Pensacola, FL, sailing his Pearson 424 ‘Acadia’ (monohull)and George Reiss from Panama City, FL, sailing his R&C ‘Bene Vita’ (multihull) shared the top prize in Andrews Institute Pensacola a la Habana Race 2015. Kreigel was top adjusted time finisher in seventeen-boat monohull band and Reiss was top adjusted time finisher of the four multihulls which began the historic renewal of yacht racing to Cuba from United States.

The race this year was five-hundred-eleven nautical miles from Pensacola to Havana. The fleet began on 31st October, with the tide at Bayou Chico Channel’s end, heads via the Pensacola Pass, leaves the sea buoy No. 1 to starboard and goes straight to Havana leaving Rebecca Shoals Light to port. The very last yacht went to Cuba on 5th November.

21 yachts from twenty-seven to fifty-seven feet long took part in 3 divisions — 4 Multihulls, 7 Classic Cruisers and 10 Modern Cruisers. Along the way 4 yachts withdrew, 2 because of damage. The crew from one of those Midnight sun II, came back to Pensacola, shifted their issues and gear onto ‘TraSea’, owned by one of her crew, and went for Cuba. Actually, the crew was awarded 3rd spot in Class B.

Topping the men’s was Malcolm Lamphere (Yale), while Juan Perdomo of Harvard was second and Enrique Arathoon of Charleston  was third. In the women’s fleet, the top spot was snatched by Haddon Hughes (of Georgetown), with Lindsey Baab (Brown) in the 2nd spot and Isabella Loosbrock (of Boston College) in the third spot.

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