Sailing World Cup Miami

Sailing World Cup Miami was concluded shortly and it definitely tested different teams and partnerships. One such instance was seen amongst the US teams. Two teams formed partnerships in a short time span. There were a total of 450 competitors who were part of the different races of the event. The regatta consisted of ten different Olympic classes for the teams to compete in.

Usually teams are formed from before as a partnership needs to be formed and worked out well before participating in any regatta race. However, this regatta saw an exception when two partnerships were formed in a hurried manner among US teams. They were able to prove their compatibility by Saturday when they achieved good positions as they finished the medal races. This particular race was not without hurdles as the afternoon had shifty and light breezes, making it difficult for the sailors and testing their skills in the Biscayne Bay area of Miami. (more…)

Southern Yacht Club Success

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 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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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. (more…)