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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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”