Richards To Be The FSC Ambassador

The skipper of Wild Oats XI Mark Richards has come to terms to be the Ambassador for 2017 International 420 World Championships for Fremantle Sailing Club. The sailor has been closely associated with the 420 Class.

The player contributed towards the victory of Wild Oats in 2015 in the Sydney to Hobart Yacht competition for the 8th time and made the records. He was in an FSC to distribute the prizes and trophies to sailors in the World 420 Class Nation Championship. Read more

Lee Parkhill is the new Sail Canada Sailor of the Year

Lee Parkhill of RCYC was selected as recipient of Rolex Sailor of the Year of the season – Canada’s prestigious annual sailing award. The man from Oakville was distinguished for his prominent achievements at Pan American Games 2015 as well as the Olympic Test Event this year.
Parkhill assured the bronze in the highly competitory laser fleet at the TO2015, marking the 2nd Laser medal ever for Canada at any Major Games. In the next month, in August, Lee placed fifth overall and won the medal at Rio Olympic Test tournament.
Lee grew up on the sea, sailing with his family members on their very first yacht – a Mirage 24. He raced each Wednesday and Thursday evenings with his father at Oakville Yacht Squadron. He started sailing lessons at the Oakville Yacht Squadron at the age of eight, sailing in an Optimist yacht. His summers were spent running through the CYA Learn to Sail levels.
In the year 2003, at the age of thirteen, Lee sailed in a competitive manner, racing Laser Radials as a member of OYS team. In the year 2006, Parkhill joined the high performance team of Royal Canadian Yacht Club followed by qualification for National team in the year 2009.

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Dilapidated yacht saved by Hartlepool RNLI

A dilapidated yacht has been brought back to safety by volunteers from the Hartlepool RNLI. The thirty-one-foot vessel had endured a power failure on Wednesday afternoon 6 miles from the Hartlepool, off Horden.

The crew members replied to a call from the HM Coastguard, at 5.14 pm, and they launched the station’s the station’s entire weather lifeboat Betty Huntbatch after 7 minutes. They were on the spot at 5.50 pm.

The boat, with 2 male adults on board, had sustained a battery failure, and it was unable to run the engines. Well, she had been there on the passage from River Tyne to Hartlepool and was pulled along to the safety of Kafiga Landings on the Hartlepool Fish Quay.

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Gulf Coast Yacht and Boat Show to take place this weekend

Gulf Coast Yacht and Boat Show is being arranged at the Jones Park in Gulfport, this weekend. Well, the daily schedule for the Gulf Coast Yacht and Boat Show goes like this – Today: 10 am to 7 pm, Saturday: 10 am to 7 pm and Sunday: 10 am to 5 pm.

The boat and yacht show is considered the biggest boat show in Gulf South Region as well as 1 of the top in the country. Tickets, priced at $10, are now available online. While it is $12 at the gate, and children under twelve years of age can enter the place free.

More than fifty brokers and dealers, 25 boat builders, makers and more than seventy five individual vendors as well as suppliers would be exhibited. Fishing tackle, generators, electronics, water toys, docks and lifts, towing equipment would be among the things on display by the vendors.

The officials of the tournament told that they are not really bothered by the forecast of heavy rain expected across the Coast, looking for a strong crowd. Gulfcoast Yacht and Boat Show, arranged by the Island View Casino and Resorts, started many years ago in Orange Beach and it finally wound up in Gulfport. Read more

Brisbane-Gladstone race starts in favorable weather

It has been quite a clean beginning in Moreton Bay for the Brisbane to Gladstone yacht race this year, with thirty yachts taking part in the event. The sixty-seventh annual event began in Moreton Bay off Shorncliffe at 11:00 am (AEST).

People on the boat were a bit philosophical regarding the weather, telling the trick might be to get as far north as fast as possible. The organizers expect that the very first yachts would come into the Gladstone Harbor earlier on Saturday afternoon, with the little boats straggling in on Monday. Read more