Yachting competitions around the globe have its own rules set for the boats taking part in the various competitions. As the technology is changing in every field but this sport has been made sure that the technology does not take away the essence of game out. All the boats that take part are not computer controlled fully and that is the reason why people find this game attractive.
Recently in the American’s Cup the Oracle team is now under one of the biggest criticism in this sport. The New Zealand team has come up claiming that the boat used by the Oracle team was much high in technicality which was decided by the cup organization. This is not the only team who came up with such allegations on the successful team but currently there is a fuss around the cup where everyone seems to be talking about the boat used by the team.
The boat used by Oracle is considered to be the one which was controlled fully by computer. The New Zealand team spokesperson Roger Badham came out saying that he believes the boat was a computer controlled hydraulic auto pilot system. He also came out speaking that if the video footage of his team and Oracle’s team will be checked then everyone will understand that the Oracle team’s rider was not having a single problem in handling his boat easily.
This was the cup where the Oracle team made a great comeback that no one has ever seen in this sport. After being 8-1 down in the cup the team made an elegant comeback to win the cup. After the result of this cup, the fuss about the boat increased and there is a belief that the boat used was surely beyond the class rules of the cup.
The flags to Kelowna’s new US$ 9.5 million yacht club went up on Tuesday, with some bugs — minor bugs compared to the ones which have delayed the starting of the new building. Mike Terris, the Kelowna Yacht Club Commodore, told that they have had a few difficulties in different regions. Mainly the spiral staircase had to be re-engineered to an extent. That put them back some time.
Still, they are waiting for the final hookup of the elevator. It has been a very long time coming and is not operable as of now. They have got few issues in regards to the bar. They have a very nice glass top which is going in. It has got to be cut and that has been delayed as well. Those 3 issues are quite important ones that have been setting them back a little bit.
The club was actually supposed to start its business from the beginning of this month. It appears that the building not even near its completion. These delays are costing huge losses for the club. They do not have a restaurant going at this time and they are just trying to take it a day at a time — working with their general contract to see when they can finish it up for them.
Now, it is not just new Kelowna Yacht Club which is running behind the fixed schedule. The old club was supposed to be pulled down a long time ago but now everything is on hold because of all the delays at the new club.
A sailor has passed away on board a yacht on the Solent as he was hit on the head by the boom of the boat before on Monday at 1 pm. The police department has confirmed that the man, who was in his 30s, has lost his life as a mishap on board of a private yacht. He suffered head injuries and died at the spot. The incident took place off Gurnard Ledge.
The vessel was sailing near Cowes and it was sent out a mayday call just after the mishap and the Cowes Inshore Lifeboat was sent to the marine vehicle. According to reports, a statement by the Marine and Coastguard Agency read: “The police launch, Commander, the Cowes inshore lifeboat and the Solent search and rescue helicopter R104 were in attendance.”
“The helicopter’s winchman was lowered aboard and the casualty was declared deceased on the vessel by the SAR Paramedic. The casualty remained on the yacht to be taken to Trinity Landing at Cowes, where the vessel was received by a coastguard rescue team and Hampshire Police,” added the statement.
It has also been notified that the incident would not be treated as suspicious. The incident happened as the Met Office confirmed Monday was the wettest day of the year in the United Kingdom after a torrential rain.
Meanwhile, the world’s number one showcase for superyachts afloat would be the best ever, with hundred and fifteen magnificent yachts and around thirty luxury tenders as well as an extended exhibit which would arrange the most finest and renowned suppliers to the industry.
Talking about their good performance in the World Cup, Sophie Weguelin commented that she was quite pleased to settle for the silver medal with her partner in women’s 470 Eulidh McIntyre at the ISAF Sailing World Cup at the Hyeres in France. Despite bagging that gold was quite the possibility for them at a stage, nevertheless they are quite satisfied with the silver. McIntyre and Weguelin the only medal for Britain at the regatta, as they sailed the 10 boat medal race, and finished successfully on the podium, at the second position with the silver.
Polly Powrie and Jo Aleh, the current Olympic and world champions bagged the game with a comfortable twelve point’s lead and hence going to the finale, which Weguelin at a stage felt that the kiwi duo could have been overtaken.
Still the second position was a fine take away for the duo, considering that McIntyre had injured her finger during a training back in February, and hence failed to take part in the season’s penultimate World Cup in Palma. Her pin was removed only a couple of days prior to the Hyeres.
Talking about the race Weguelin commented that the race was certainly tough to be a part of and the Americans had a great start, nevertheless they got well away with the race clearly and bagged the silver.
At the beginning, a few of the boats went right back, so it felt at a point that the game could have been bagged by the them, nevertheless their main focus at present was to defend their silver medal.Weguelin further commented that their boat handling was a tad too scrappy and there is a lot more that they now need to work on, but that was kind of natural. This will be first thing that they will be working on this season.