The Battle of Stockholm for the M32 series has started with light winds. The event is held from 8th to the 10th of September 2016 on Riddarfjarden. The leader of the series is GAC Pinder and is in the fine sailing form of late. Even though the 2nd placed team Essiq Racing had a winning start to the Battle of Stockholm, GAC Pinder was able to maintain a 5 point lead over its arch rival after day one. The tables can turn at the end of the M32 series and Essiq racing is a real contender for the title.
The Swedish team, Essiq racing
, could not make it count in the 2nd
race of the day as they finished in the last position. There was another young Swedish team that proved its mettle and pushed the peddle at the right time to win the 2nd
race – see full details here. That team was the Artemis Youth Racing.
Ian Williams on the GAC Pinder looks very confident and comfortable in the Stockholm race and finished as the runner up in the first two races of day one. But, they did not have to wait long to get to winning ways once again. Pinder got the better of Essiq racing in the third race of the day and it was a neck to neck contest. The fourth race was comfortably won by Pinder and Ian Williams. (more…)
The southern Yacht club was able to gain top spot in the Resolute Cup of 2016.
The competition had been for the 2016 Resolute Cup. This championship did not last long till the end as the team that participated from Southern Yacht Club dominated the regatta. The final races that were run did not have to be run by this club as they had a dominant position from the very beginning. The team comprised of Andrew Eagan and Marcus along with another member, Jackson Benvenutti. The championship was sponsored by Melges Performance Sailboats, Helly Hansen and Porsche Cars North America
There were two key honors that the race offered, which consisted of a qualifying spot in the Rolex New York Yacht Club in 2017 and being part of the Silver Fleet. The competitions for these positions were tight to say the least. The Balboa Yacht Club gained second position while the Bay view Yacht Club gained first place in Silver Fleet. For the Southern Yacht Club it was a great win that they could take back home. (more…)
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.
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.
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. (more…)