Adelaide Laser Nationals 2017 Entries

The Adelaide Sailing Club in South Australia will be conducting the Adelaide Laser Nationals 2017 from the December 28th, 2016 to January 4th, 2017. The entries for this event are now open and interested sailors can go to the website of the event and register their names.

The President of the South Australian Laser Association, Andrew Darcey, is a very happy man and is very much excited about this event, especially after the successful campaign that Australia had during the Rio Olympics. He feels that it is a great opportunity for people to see some of the best sailors of the world competes in this event. Australia has won the men’s Olympics gold medals for the past two times consecutively and thereby has the best laser sailing program in the whole world.

The Laser program has evolved over the years and has become one of the most sought after sailing events in South Australia, with the winners now also receiving a great prize of a week’s Yacht Charter in Dubrovnik to go with the title. It will showcase the best sailing athletes in the world and everyone will be showing on how to sail a laser in the waters of St. Vincent’s Gulf. The Adelaide Sailing Club offers the best of the best facilities for the teams as well as the visitors. There is a great clubhouse with delicious food, beach access and large grass rigging area to entertain the visitors. Continue reading “Adelaide Laser Nationals 2017 Entries”

Challenges In Sailing In Rio

With full focus on how the sailors are preparing for the upcoming Games Rio de Janeiro, the sailing venue is always a different place, away from the central hub of where the other games are played.

However, the organizers of this year’s Olympics wanted to put the sailing events in the center and not keep them exiled to the port or bay area while the other games proceeded in the main arenas. Continue reading “Challenges In Sailing In Rio”

Yacht destroyed in fire

A yacht moored at Yacht Haven Grande caught fire and burned to ashes today; leaving almost nothing apart from the shell. It was not revealed as what was the cause of the fire, still Yacht Haven Manager, Charlie Irons, stated that the fire could not be contained.

A statement given by Mr. Irons said that earlier today, a fire took place on a boat at The Yacht Haven Grande Marina. It is believed that all parties are safe with no injuries. The marina crew as well as security team replied immediately along with emergency services. Due to the nature of the fire, it could not be extinguished. Continue reading “Yacht destroyed in fire”

Man praises rescue crew after dramatic sea rescue

A man, who was swept away from his yacht, by a huge wave has praised the crew of Shoreham lifeboat and rescue who saved his life. The sailor named Cornelis van Rietschoten was sailing 6 nautical miles off the Shoreham coast earlier on Saturday when he was slung into the freezing water.
The fifty-six year old man, who is an experienced sailor who ties up his boat at the Sussex Yacht Club in Southwick, immediately drifted hundred and fifty meters from his boat, leaving his buddy Spencer Neal onboard and fighting to keep control of the boat.
In the meantime, Cornelis started to realize that he was in deep trouble. He was not panicked, but he quickly realized that he was in very serious trouble. He was getting very cold and the wind was very visibly picking up.
Spencer was not able to reach him in the boat, as the sails had got clung, so he was pressured to call for help through the digital selective calling (DSC) function on his radio. It alarmed the coastguard service that they were in distress and sent them their exact location.

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Sydney Hobart Race to see strong pack

The Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race 2015 entries have officially shut down with hundred and eleven yachts having participated the testing 628 nautical mile classic, consisting of 83 vessels covering each state of Australia as well as 28 international teams representing ten countries.

Total number of entries for this seventy-first edition of the race is only 6 short of previous year’s special 70th season. Otherwise, numbers exceed each Sydney Hobart this century, aside from the sixtieth race in the year 2004, when hundred and sixteen boats faced the order of the starters. Continue reading “Sydney Hobart Race to see strong pack”

Maxi Championships gets started

Today, the opening salvos were fired between the forty boats taking part in Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup as well as Rolex Maxi 72 World Championship, arranged by Yacht Club Costa Smeralda in alignment with International Maxi Association.

The terms offered a perfect opening for the regatta, arranged in this paradise sailing place with a brilliant summer sun as well as a 6-10 knot wind which slowly curved into NNE over the course of the noon, replacing the blustery conditions of the weekend. Continue reading “Maxi Championships gets started”