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.
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.
Alex Thomson is forty two years of age and has been a competitive sailor, being an active participant in the latest Vendee Globe sailing race that sees 29 boats that left on November 6th from France on a solo expedition around the world. Indeed, the race is considered one of the toughest in the world as it includes sailors who need to sail unassisted around the world, covering major port destinations and crossing the Atlantic, Pacific as well as the Indian Ocean.
Among the different participants Alex has been able to maintain a leading position and the 42 year old sailor had been very close to reaching a world standard as he would have broken the record that was set by a previous sailor in the same category. On the same day when he was close to breaking that record his boat struck an object that was submerged. Continue reading