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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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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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April 7, 2016 / by index / Yacht / No Comments

Oracle Team USA defending their glory

Oracle Team USA, the America’s Cup defender, might not have yet won any of the 4 America’s Cup World Series events, but they have not been out of the hunting either. Only Emirates Team New Zealand and Oracle Team USA have stood on the dais at each event as of now.

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When the America’s Cup World Series finishes, the final results would impact America’s Cup Qualifiers (May 2017), the upcoming stage of the contest that would be sailed in the AC Class – the fifteen meter yacht to be used in the America’s Cup. Oracle gets to take part in that stage. Therefore, their results in the America’s Cup World Series might impact which challenger they finally face in America’s Cup Match.
Skipper Jimmy Spithill (Golden Gate Yacht Club in San Francisco) told that they would be rotating their people across the season to attempt and get better experience. There is only five that could go racing and from a racing point of view, if you stick to one team the whole season, that team might get the better results long-term over the season. But for them, they have two goals, they obviously want to take part in World Series, but they also have to do some rotation, and this is exactly what they are going to do going forward. Therefore, this is really how they approach it.

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