Sailing Difficulty On Second Day Of Hobie North Americans

The sailors had a really tough time sailing on the second day of the Hobie 16 and Hobie 20 North American Championships.


The races were so tight that there were many chances for a team to surge ahead and also get pulled to the back. It was an up and down race for the most part of the second day and a condition that many of the sailors did not enjoy.

The winds during the day were oscillating from 5 to 10 knots and this changed the position of the sailors quite frequently. There was a slow persistent right shift as well that did not go well with the sailors. The race officers also had a very tough time conducting the races. The breeze was steady in the early morning and then it picked up speed and became unstable. This puts a lot of hardship on the competitors. Continue reading

Lease Of Annapolis NSHF Extended

The lease of the National Sailing Hall of Fame (NSHF) has been extended by the The Maryland Board of Public Works for another three-year.


But, the decision has been taken with a condition, according to the condition; NSHF has to file an annual report once in a year to the board. The report will update MBPW about the fund that has been raised by NSHF.

With the extended lease, MBPW has granted the Sailing Hall of Fame three years more to raise the fund of $9.5 million that will be used for the property’s redevelopment. The state has a lease with the museum pledging to construct the building of 12,000-square-foot. With the extension, the NSHF has lost the lease with the state and this has scaled back the project to about 7,000 sq. ft. Continue reading

Ben Ainslie And His Team

Ben Ainslie and his team faced cold salt waters on the first day of competition of the America’s Cup World Series that is taking place this weekend in Japan.


The teams started off today after having undergone practice races on Friday. This team definitely has all the eyes on them as they are the leading team who are competing in this phase in Japan. It is taking place this weekend after which the competition will move to the warmer waters of Bermuda. The catamaran of Ben’s team had their rigging as well as hulls creaking and groaning under the strain of the wing sails which are about as big as 737 aircraft. The coach has been putting the crew through a gut buster routine which includes periods of intense concentration and exertion as well as making adjustments frequently as per the direction and strength of the winds and currents. Continue reading