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May 16, 2017 / by index / Yacht / No Comments

Nacra 17 Get Support Of World Sailing

The plan to release the 45 Foiling Nacra 17’s first batches on June 26, has received the support of World Sailing.


World Sailing itself has confirmed this news. As stated in the released NoR, the European Championship, will be a foiling event, and the La Grande Motte, World Championship that is going to take place in France, will also be a foiling race and Nacra 17’s will be used in the event. Not only this, but also World Sailing has announced that its partner Aarhus, and the World Sailing itself will hold the Aarhus test event, and it will also take place in Foiling Nacra 17’s.

According the reports published in different media, both the Board of World Sailing and Nacra 17 Class Executive recently reviewed all options of transition in foiling Nacra 17 and also debated. (more…)

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March 23, 2017 / by index / Yacht / No Comments

Maserati Cape Town Race

The Maserati Cape Town race week was recently concluded.


In the second race of this tournament, the winds were subdued due to which Royal Cape Yacht Club hosts were a bit hesitant as to whether the race schedule would keep up. The day saw a mild north westerly wind blowing as 30 boats came in and took position for the races of the day. However, as the wind dropped, the race had to be called off. Indeed, the sailing winds around Table Bay played a crucial role and impact on the sailing vessels.

However the wind direction soon changed and that is when the second race of the day took place. There was a course change made that was announced and the race was around Milnerton Beach. The boats were then headed towards Woodstock and they followed the same route back as per the wind direction. (more…)

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October 8, 2016 / by index / Yacht / No Comments

2016 Bermuda Race

Youth sailors are making their mark as is revealed in the 2016 Bermuda Race.


The winning boat has not only been sailed by a young crew, but they have taken sailing to the next level as per the expertise they have displayed. High Noon is the boat that makes its way into the Gulf Stream en-route to Bermuda. Collin is the eighteen year old captain who is aboard the boat and at the helm while Will McKeige has a similar role and age as Collin Alexander. Both are trying to fight the Farr 72 Maximizer as they compete for the line honors in the race. It is the Newport Bermuda race for this year that they were competing for.

They were part of the Junior Big Boat Sailing category and were representing the American YC club. As they passed by Farr 72 initially, they were able to gain several miles on their competitor. However, the wind shifted and the Maximizer was able to race close to their competitor. (more…)

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March 31, 2015 / by index / Yacht / No Comments

Burnt yacht sinks in River

Boaties have been asked to ensure their all their instruments are safe following a fire which saw a yacht sink to the bottom of the river. Auckland fire crews from Manurewa, Clevedon, and Papakura, along with the Howick Coastguard, were asked to the blaze on Wairoa River at around 11.30 am yesterday.

Alan Martin, the Howick Coastguard operations manager, told that the flames had done a huge damage by the time he came. The whole crew packed up yet another fire team from the jetty and they utilized their pump to serve deal with the blaze.

He also added that the boat was almost burnt out, it was the end of it. He, in fact, could not believe that the boat was still afloat but upon closer inspection it had a concrete hull so everything burnt but that. Wairoa River is punic for depth but the Coastguard team did not run into any difficulties. It was very fortunate that none was hurt. (more…)

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