Sailing Rivals Become Partners

It is often said that when a problem is shared it becomes halved.


However, it might seem strange if not impossible that two rival teams who are part of the 52 Super Series would put their heads together to come up with the right strategies to win in such a contest. One of the shared visions is that the problems on waters affect all boats and understanding how obstacles can be overcome can be beneficial for all.

Quantum Racing and Platoon are two professional teams that have been topping this category for some time. However, as Ed Reynolds, president of Quantum Sails pointed out, he said that things had to be looked at differently. If one could look at other teams as partners, then one could work together to understand the challenges that exist and prevent teams from reaching success beyond a point. Continue reading “Sailing Rivals Become Partners”

Noumea Race Back To CYCA Calendar

Cruising Yacht Club of Australia (CYCA) has announced the introduction of the Sydney Noumea Race in 2018.


The race has been reintroduced in the CYCA after the long break of 20 years. Information about the event is now available website of the club and it can be downloaded from there.

The race will be conducted and organized by CYCA in association with Cercle Nautique Caledonien (CNC). It will be a 1064 nautical mile race and will get started from Sydney Harbor on 2 June, 2018. The race is open to yachts of monohull that measures between 9 and 30.48 meters. It will also hold a cruising boat rally on the occasion. In addition to CYCA, Auckland, Melbourne and Brisbane sailing clubs are also taking part in races to Noumea in tandem along with the Noumea Race of Sydney. Continue reading “Noumea Race Back To CYCA Calendar”

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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