Those who are sailing enthusiasts have undoubtedly heard of the Clipper Race.
It is an infectious race whose enthusiasm often infects many sailors. For the 2017 race Jeremy Hilton is one of a family crew who are looking forward to making an adventure out of the race. Indeed, most people would say that, those who have taken part in the Clipper race would want to do it again or want to share their experience with others as it turns out to be an adventure of epic proportions for them.
Jeremy Hilton has been bitten by the racing bug after his daughter took part in this year’s edition and he greeted her when the fleet visited the Derry-Londonderry port. Jeremy knew then that he wanted to be part of the next edition. Jeremy has even opted to be part of the full circumnavigation experience in the forthcoming year. Like every other enthusiast who signs up for the race around the world, this race needs all participants to start off on their training courses. (more…)
The raised profile of the Glider Super Sports suggests a cartoonist cum sci-fi approach towards the designing of the yacht. But the speed along with sea-keeping abilities in association with the same remains grounded in hydrodynamics. Former yacht captain, Rob McCall firstly came with the idea of building the Glider also known as Wave Dominator.
He assigned this name after piloting a high speed and jet propelled passenger catamaran in the Caribbean. With its twin wave-piercing hulls, the catamaran left each and every mono-hull vessel in its wake during rough passengers and finally provided a surprising stability in choppy conditions. (more…)
For those who are new to knowing about Clipper world race, it is one of the biggest challenges in the world of sailing. It is also an endurance test like none other.
The race does not require any prior experience in sailing and includes covering 40000 nautical miles around the world for which you need a 70-foot yacht fit for ocean racing. If you have the spirit of adventure in you, all you need is to be fit physically and ready to take on the world through your sails. (more…)
After two full-on physical days of racing at the Sydney Harbor, the next-to-the-last day was all about the points at Extreme Sailing Series Act 8, Sydney, Australia, presented by Land Rover. It was the final stop on the global tour this year.
With their end game in vision, Leigh McMillan, The Wave, Muscat and British helm, sailed today in defensive way. Very careful not to occupy with the other participants on the racetrack, time and again the fast watched as McMillan crossed the start line tactically, split from the fleet and made his own scopes to sail through the pack, to grab 6 podium finishes in 8 races.
The Wave, Muscat’s persistent but appropriated tactics puts the squad at the top of leader-board going into the last day on hundred and forty seven points – and a foot closer for McMillan to make history as the only captain to win 3 Extreme Sailing Series awards.
While Leigh played it safe and well, the fight heated up for the 2nd and 3rd, in both Sydney as well as on the overall Series leaderboard, as Denmark’s SAP Extreme Sailing Team and Austria’s Red Bull Sailing Team gunned for glory.
Snatching four podium finishes to their score, the Danes ended the day in 2nd spot with a 4 point gap to bridge to the top position. But the performance of the day went to the Red Bull team as they were the fastest team on the water as well as quickest off the start line.