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

Chinese Sailor Missing While Making Record

Guo Chuan’s boat was spotted missing while he was on his mission to create a world record of crossing the Pacific Ocean alone. He is the first person from China who sailed around the world alone. The coast guard and team of Guo Chuan had last seen him near Hawaii Island.

On his mission to break the record of sailing Pacific Ocean alone and reaching to Shanghai within 20 days, Guo Chuan has begun his journey from San Francisco on October 18 2016. He was accompanied by his other team member via monitoring devices. On Tuesday, October 22 2016, he lost contact with his team members at 7:00 GMT. Continue reading

Melges 32 Nationals In Newport

Melges 32 Nationals are a race that is back in Newport in the weekend of August 19th to 21st. There would be strong contenders who would be fighting for the overall positions as well as to gain coveted Corinthian titles.

The race would be for the Melges 32 National Championship trophy of 2016 but it would also signal a march towards the World Championships that would be taking place in the same venue in the subsequent month.

The competition has come back after two years of a lull, during which many of the competitors were forced to get their kicks from Scotland yacht charters instead. The standard teams are practicing hard to be part of the competition, but competition organizers are looking forward to seeing new sailing teams emerge and showcase potential talent for the forthcoming world championship. Jason Carroll had won the last trophy of this tournament and he would be competing this year with his Argo team. They are hoping to win the trophy like they did about four consecutive years before. Continue reading

Belcher Recounts Olympic Win

Many will state of the exhilaration they feel when they stand on the Olympic podium. It is a place that millions have dreamt of being on but few achieve that dream.

Even Mat Belcher from Australia had the experience and the joy was sweetened as he shared the moment with his wife. Mat Belcher sailed and won gold with his team mate Malcolm Page in the Men’s 470 as part of the London 2012 Olympics while his wife achieved gold by representing Germany in the Women’s category in the same year. Continue reading

Lorde pokes fun at Kendall and Harry’s yacht holidays

When you bumble across the pictures of singer Harry Styles and model Kendall Jenner on their recent yacht vacation in Anguilla, there is quite a lot one can be jealous of – such as the January sunshine, the luxurious boat, the fact that she has potentially snogging Harreh. In fact, a lot more than that.

And because she is the only human, singing sensation Lorde has been doing what they all must do during these times and triggering fun of the tough situation. The reason is, if we do not have a laugh regarding it, then they would definitely cry about it.

It is possible that Lorde must have been keeping herself updates with her entertainment news updates this week as she was eally feeling all the feels towards the Harry Styles and Kendall Jenner yacht adventure, along with Hayley Baldwin and Justin Bieber’s smoochy tour to St Barts.

Lorde was quite like all of us when she took on to Instagram to make fun. She said: “when you scroll through your feed and all the pretty famous boys and girls are on yachts or in saint barth’s and you’re at home where it’s raining and you’ve never even been on a holiday to another country before, never been to a tropical island let alone saint barth’s and actually you aren’t even sure if you’re spelling saint barth’s right [sic].”