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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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