At the point when Anna Tobias reported her retirement from Olympic-level cruising in 2014, the energy for contending at the most abnormal amount was no more. Presently, 11 years subsequent to winning a gold award in her Olympic introduction, Tobias is back on the water and planning to win her second gold decoration at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020.
Tobias was conceived in England however moved to Perrysburg, Ohio, at 12 years old. Cruising was a family interest, and she sharpened her abilities on the waters of Lake Erie before taking a crack at school at Old Dominion to promote her enthusiasm.
Great Britain’s Hannah Mills and Eilidh McIntyre won the bronze medal in the recently concluded World Sailing Championships. The duo gave such a performance that it was enough for them to finish in the third place in Arhus, Denmark. Japan’s pair bagged the gold and Spain’s team secured the silver. This result promises Great Britain one of the spots in the competition that will be held in the Tokyo Olympics. The British air had dropped initially from winning the race but then a surge during the later times sealed it for them. A few minutes after the race started, the duo decided to head back to the start of the race in fear for potentially starting prematurely. Mills, the current champion of the Olympics and London 2012 silver medalist admitted that they were happy and relieved. Mills exclaimed, “We had a very tough race and we are glad to be back with the third-place medal.
Great Britain has been a consistent team in the Olympics for a long time now and they have also been one of the strongest sailing teams out there. What makes them stand out is the attention to the sailing techniques that they give and the preparation for the big tournament which they start quite early. Adding to this, they are also great competitors for the sailing classes in the Olympics and they are set to be almost the first team to qualify for the same.
The registration process for Youth Sailing World Championships for 2017 in Sanya, China recently finished off with 374 sailors via 60 countries are ready to race in almost 255 boats across 9 different events.
The upcoming Dec 10 is special because this day competitors will receive a special welcome prior commencement of the races from Dec 11. The racing will take place till Friday, Dec 15 which will be over with the winning of new Youth Worlds Champions
A section of people living in Uganda would not believe the fact that the sailing sport in the country is old and it is as old as the hills of the place; it has been here since the colonial era.
In the local calendar, the Uganda Laser Open (ULO) remains the biggest contest. The event is hosted by the Victoria Nyanza Sailing Club (VNSC) at Kaazi this year and this year’s edition of the event left the headline writers with the easiest of jobs; as it was all about youngster Rosa Rafanomezana and Dave Carroll. The Carroll defended the Open while the Rafanomezana won the handicap.
Carroll is from the Naivasha Yacht Club (NYC) in Kenya was one of the different sailors hailing from outside Uganda as it is an open event. On the other hand Steven Luswata in spite of finishing a distant seventh was given the senior prize, while Saidi Mkomba coming from Tanzania took the youth Mug.
The Entebbe Laser Open (ELO) was a major sailing event in the country and it was organized by the Kim Bowerman of Entebbe Sailing Club who won the overall prize in the event. It was sailed in three events along with the Russell Deering Martin the main meeting.
During the race, The Victoria Nyanza Sailing Club (VNSC) faced huge blow as a result of thievery and they lost a big number of their sailing equipment. VNSC is credited for picking up their pieces at the end and slowly recovering from the shocking developments. After the incidents, the management of club house management was overhauled.
Expatriates maintained their dominance in the sport, a trend which seems likely to be maintained in the foreseeable future as well. In the youth category Rosa Rafanomezana and Beatrice Nassanga have been outstanding.
Port Everglades and Tampa Bay are the two of the six homeports of Florida that shut down last week before the arrival of Hurricane Irma.
Both the get reopened on Tuesday. After the opening, the port has allowed the arrival of some cruise ships to return, those fled in the storm.
The Coast Guard of U.S. is in the surveying process of all the ports’ destruction by air, sea and land. Assessments of Port Canaveral (Orlando) are still underway, and another which will be assessed soon includes the Port of Palm Beach, Miami and JaxPort (Jacksonville). According to the authorities of ‘Port of Palm Beach’ it is expected that the port will reopen on Wednesday that is September 13, after receiving the approval from the U.S. Coast Guards. Port Canaveral and Jacksonville have opened the port, but it will still remain closed to marine traffic as of now and will open for that, once they get the green signal. (more…)
On Friday, a rescue mission was launched in the mid-Atlantic after some vessels that were involved in sailing race encountered some trouble. The vessels faced hurricane-force winds and high seas.
In Halifax, the Joint Task Force Atlantic (JTFA) responded to distress calls that were made from three vessels. The vessels were involved in the race of transatlantic between the Rhode Island and U.K.
Royal Canadian Navy Lt. Len Hickey said soon after the midnight, emergency beacons went off the boats. In the accident, out of three boats, one lost its mast and rest of the two suffered damage to its rigging and hulls.
Hickey, all three vessels were not big size; none of them was longer than 15 meters.
No Canadians on boats
Out of the three boats, one of them had two sailors on board, and the others had one sailor in each. So far the sailors nationalities were not released and identified, but it is clear that none was them were Canadian, Hickey said.
The condition of the weather in the area was reported as stormy along with hurricane-force winds. It was between 90 and 130 km/h. (more…)
The first day of the Sailing World Cup Miami was a good day for the British sailors as two sailors walked away with the gold medal.
The 49ers class was won by the new British pairing of Dylan Fletcher-Stuart Bithell. They struck gold even before the final medal race and they had a wonderful showing at the 49ers race. The pairing of Ben Saxton-Nicola Groves took part in their first regatta event after their Rio stint in the Nacra 17 event to end up in the top position of the multihull standings.
Fletcher and Bithell are taking part in the first World Cup as a team after they joined hands in the autumn. They were very happy with the very good showing that they put up at the 49ers race in Miami. They went on to win five races in the event and ten scores inside the top 5 in the 13 race series. Their stupendous show ensured that they won the gold medal even before the start of the final race. (more…)
The most awaited America’s Cup that is scheduled to take place in Bermuda in year 2017 is all set. The complete schedule of championship is prepared and confirmed. The America’s Cup championship event will continue for five weeks in Bermuda. It will start on 26 of May 2017 and will end on 27 June 2017.
The event will take place in three stages. Each stage will add points in the team’s kitty based on their performance and accordingly they will proceed to the next stage. The first state competition will begin on 26 May and will end on 3 June 2017. The second stage will begin on 4 June and will end somewhere on 12 June 2017.The Final round will take place from 17 June to 25 June 2017.
The complete calendar can be downloaded from the Croatian Yacht Charter website and preparation can be done accordingly. (more…)
With the Olympic sailing news being presented across the world, there was a comment made by a radio presenter for BBC that might have gone a bit racist with a reference made to the Somalia racing team.
The presenter was speaking on behalf of Radio Cumbria. He was giving out the results of a particular sailing event when he referred to Somalian kidnapping as well as piracy. He referred to Somalian pirates while he discussed results about the Somalia team among others at a sailing event that was ongoing at Rio. (more…)
During the final session of the course, the team of Lyme Regis Sailing Club with ages starting from 6 to 11 years completed a test of knots. The club is located close to the harbor and has all the amenities to make the sailors make use of the bar, changing room for men and women, shower facilities and more.
The Cadets successfully managed to achieve sailing victory on their own and were overwhelmed with their success. There will be about half of them buying their own Optimists and after the holidays, they will carry on with the Intermediate Oppie Cadets group. There was a BBQ offered by Cathy Aitken and Sue Stubbs, along with the group of parents. The certificates and medals were given away by Dave Stubbs, the Vice Commodore. It was indeed a proud moment for winners and their parents as well. The next course would take place during the spring next year. (more…)