Team New Zealand received a fund amount of five million so that they can boost their skills as well as infrastructure they need to defend the win, they gained in the recent America’s Cup event held in Bermuda waters.
The team’s win over Oracle Team USA was definitely a significant feather or achievement they have made.
The oldest trophy event in international sailing was obtained by the Emirates team New Zealand. They claimed a win of a score of 7-1 against the US trophy defenders in the waters of Bermuda’s Great Sound. The achievements were several of the team, including the fact that Peter Burling, the team’s youngest helmsman also secured the biggest prize. The win was definitely a stunning one that was welcomed by the officials who were behind the organization of the New Zealand team. It was a feel good, boost for them that came in their election year. Hence, the economic benefits that will flow in would also be significant, similar to the filming of the series Lord of the Rings. Continue reading “More Funds For Team New Zealand”
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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