Get Set, Go With Sailing As Of Now Registration Process Is Over

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

Sailing Striving To Seduce Ugandans

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.