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American Magic Being Tested In Warmer Waters

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Team New Zealand has a large task ahead of them; they were defenders of America’s Cup, the task that is in front of them is sizeable, especially given the new test boat that is being considered for this competition. The syndicate enjoys the support of affluent circles in the sailing world and the new surrogate boat being tested stands testimony to the deep pockets that this contest enjoys. Tests of this boat’s suitability are currently underway in Pensacola, Florida.

Tests have been moved to Florida from the base of Newport of Rhode Island where American Cup is stationed. Tests are being done with 100 staff and equipment which has been moved base as well. The American winter would be spent in balmy Florida as the clock ticks to the next Cup series that is coming up in the year 2021.
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American Lands Up On Russian Shores

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An American man mistakenly sailed into the Far East region of Russia from Alaska. He was found on the shores of Chukotka where he is being held by the authorities. This has taken place on 3rd August 2018. John Martin was found lost at sea where he spent several days on a one person dinghy. This dinghy, made of rubber, was what he floated on from Yukon River right up to the Bering Sea.

The vessel eventually washed up and was found on Chukotka coast. This is as per statements issued by a Russian Ministry spokeswoman. Maria Zakharova, who holds this post, issued a statement that John Martin had come onto the open sea two weeks back. However, he did not have adequate equipment to navigate the rough seas and as a result, he spent several days in rough sea conditions. Martin had initially dropped anchor near Lavrentiya, this being a coastal village that was 55 miles away from Alaska.
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Spithill In Coastal Classic Race

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Jimmy Spithill is known to be a helmsman as well as skipper of the Australian crew and is known for his competitive nature.

He has recently expressed his interest to take part in the PIC Insurance Coastal Classic race. The chance comes to him on October 20th when he would be racing with Frank Racing on the Orma 60 trimaran.

His career is not without controversy as his sailing with Kiwi members has been all but smooth sailing. He has definitely been a controversial yachtie of Australian origin. However, now that he had set his mind to it, he would be sailing with a Kiwi crew on a New Zealand boat that would be racing up the east coast of Northland. Spithill has proven his skills and abilities when he won the America’s Cup twice, once being part of the Oracle Team USA in the year 2013 while the other time it was for BMW Oracle Racing in the year 2010. Continue reading

Team New Zealand Capsizes In Bermuda

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The Emirates Team New Zealand has been having a good time of it at the 35th America’s Cup in Bermuda.

Peter Burling and his team have been going well in Bermuda and were competing against arch rival Land Rover BAR team from Great Britain in the second Louis Vuitton America’s Cup Challenger Playoff Semi-Final race. A mistake by Peter Burling and his team saw the Emirates New Zealand boat capsize.

The boat dug its nose deep in the water and its stern got lifted. This made the boat capsize. Three of the team members were seen clinging on in the cockpit and three others were elected into the water. There was no serious damage to all the six sailors and very safe and unharmed. The boat was taken back to the America’s Cup village.

This was not a good day for the Kiwi team as they had to return to the base even before the first race to fit a spare wing sail. There was some problem with the wing sail and the whole team had to wade off through some anxious moments to get the wing sail set up on the boat in time to take part in the first race.       Continue reading

Super Yacht Racing Changes 2017

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Last year the Superyacht racing association declared that a Corinthian Spirit Class would be included in the 2017 regatta events that it would host.

There would be certain factors that would define this class of regatta events. For instance, yachts that participate in this class can have a more relaxed approach when it comes to racing. The competition would be reduced as well as to lower costs of entry. The reaction was positive and this class or category of events is something to look forward to this year.

In general super yacht category of regattas has always been about who is the loudest or can affording more expensive technology than the spirit of competition and sailing prowess. It also meant that only a small percentage of yacht owners participated in such events. Continue reading

U.S. Championship For Disabled Sailing

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If one has to see the true spirit of sailing then nothing is more spectacular than sailing championship organized in the United States for disabled people.

The championship is organized by the Clearwater sailing center community and the name of the event is U.S. disabled sailing championship. The tournament is going to happen between November 18 to 20 and it will feature 12 sailors of 2.4mR, they will race in action of singlehanded. Many are expecting this event as remarkable as this event will embody true spirit of a sailor.

United State holds this championship every year and this is one of the oldest championship made for disabled sailors. The participants in championship remain disabled sailors that have been the part of Paralympic, members of United States sailing teams both old and new. In addition to them some fresh face is also seen championship. Continue reading