Many people are often discouraged about sailing as they feel that it is not a spectator sport. Indeed, besides the lake, bay area or stadium like water races that are conducted in this sport, most of the long distance sailing events are difficult to follow around. However, it is no longer true as virtual spectatorship […]
For the Hall of Fame 2017 Class of the US National Sailing candidate nomination has been started.
The nomination for various categories should be submitted by midnight (Pacific Time) on 30 March, 2017. Nomination received post 30 March will get included automatically for consideration for the 2018 Class of Induction.
The 2017 Class will be the 7th group to get into the Hall of Fame.
Categories for the nomination include
- The category for SAILING recognizes achievements made by Offshore Sailor, Cruiser or Sailboat Racer on the water.
- The category for TECHNICAL recognizes the sailors as well as the crew who have contributed aspects of technical sailing significantly. E.g. Designers, Boat Builders, Sailmakers, etc.
- The category CONTRIBUTOR recognizes those sailors and crew who have contributed significantly in the American sailing experience. Some of the examples are Coaches, Teachers, Administrators, Artists; Media (includes work of author, film, TV etc.) Promoters, Organizers and Musicians.
Team Falcon made history by sailing 662 miles i.e. 1062 KM in a custom designed hydro foiling catamaran sailboat that too in an extreme weather condition from New York to Bermuda.
Till now nobody has tried to flow sailboat on this amount of large and Open Ocean in Atlantic.
The team falcon is comprised of team members ORACLE Team United State of America’s helmsman and twice America’s Cup winner Jimmy Spithill and his crew Rome Kirby, Shannon Falcone, CY Thompson, Tom Loughborough and Emily Nagel of Bermuda. Team touched its endpoint after spending straight 66 hours at sea.
The team started from New York, it is the first place where America’s Cup was hosted in 1870, and led to Bermuda, the place where 35th America’s Cup will take place in next summer. They said they are on the mission of flying boat on water. And they actually did it; they fly the boat, experience the deadly event and eventually succeed in their mission.
The Land Rover team was the ultimate winner in the America’s Cup World Series, which concluded on the weekend that went by. Indeed, there was a lot of focus on the event that was taking place in Fukuoka in Japan.
With a sailing event of this level taking place in Japan or Asia for the first time, America’s Cup was an event that had the attention of the media as well as the attention of the world including sailing enthusiasts.
The eyes were all on Ben Ainslie and his team as they had been in a leading position throughout the event that spanned nine regattas across the world – they do everything from going to Charter a Yacht in Split or ctossing the oceans at top speeds. It is indeed a unique event and the British team had raised hopes that it would bring back the trophy to the country that has been deprived of the same for a long time.
Students from Southampton Solent University designed, build and raced model boats at the end of year regatta whose previous winners have included some now globally successful designers and racers. While the Volvo Ocean Race boats were crashing through the Bay of Biscay, almost 30 yachts and power craft designers at the University were putting their skills to be altogether to get tested in an annual model yacht race.
All first year students spent almost a hundred hours in designing and building the vessels to conform towards specific yacht design rules, before putting their inventions towards testing on Gosport Boating Lake. The yachts race a windward course, while the lecturers closely gauge the attribute of each and every yacht.