WIM Series Finale Courtois Lead

The condition gets worsened on the second day of racing in International Bedanne’s Cup, which is the final event of WIM (Women’s International Match Racing Series). But due to changes in condition skipper Pauline Courtois maintain the lead.

Yesterday had a beautiful sunshine, but today the weather brought rain, large wind shifts, big puffs which keep the team on toes throughout the whole day. But Pauline Courtois said that the weather was very shifty and puffy, but they still keep sailing fast and stay in the best pressure whenever they can.
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Beginning Of Clipper Race 2018

On January 6th, 2018 the Clipper Race started. The first 24 hours were testing times as the upwind conditions had to be overcome. Also known as the Wondrous Whitsundays race, the race fleet of Clipper 2017-18 Round the World Yacht Race stayed close together. There was only a nautical mile difference between the boats in the first four positions and a total distance of less than 30 nautical miles that separated the eleven teams participating in the race.

The Sanya Serenity Coast boat was initially in the lead and the Australian skipper Wendy stated that the first 24 hours had been tested as they had to face headwinds. However, she stated that the right tactical decisions would help to overcome such conditions and to make the most of the headway they have gained. Behind them was the PSP Logistics boat crew led by Matt Mitchell as the skipper. He stated that they needed to stay prepared for a change in wind conditions. They expected strong headwinds to come up and those they were preparing their boats for tackling the same. Garmin was the only boat to opt for the Joker Card and they remained in the third position on Day 1. Dare to Lead was in the fourth position and Dale Smyth, the skipper stated that the crews were struggling to contain the boat and maintain position due to the wind conditions. With the initial 24 hours having been hard, the crew were feeling seasick and not being able to perform at their best.

Other boats such as Visit Seattle and Liverpool 2018 were in the fifth and sixth positions as well as others who were in the consecutive positions also battled the tough wind conditions initially which made it challenging for the crew members.

Hall Of Fame For National Sailing Inducts Eight Sailing Heros

On Sunday, September 24, the National Sailing Hall of Fame celebrated its seventh class of Inductees.


The ceremony of celebration was hosted by the New York Yacht Club (NYYC) at the magnificent Harbor Court clubhouse in Newport.

The background for the Induction would not have been better: a busy harbor of Newport on an early fall afternoon. The eight Inductees, which include three posthumous honorees, celebrated the kind of performance they have had on the sport. The National Sailing Hall of Fame is dedicated to protecting and preserving the tales of these sailing heroes to give an inspiration to the future generations, has now protected 65 heroes of the sport. (more…)

Ingham Happy To Contribute For Team BDA

Mustafa Ingham is really happy to be with Team BDA and to contribute in whatever way is possible to see the team achieve greater heights.


He said that the journey that the Team BDA has had at the Red Bull Youth America’s Cup in the Great Sound in Bermuda is just like a movie.

Ingham and the entire team of BDA have put up a very good show so far during the qualifying rounds and this has impressed one and all. The Team BDA is in the finals of the Red Bull Youth America’s Cup and this is no mean feat. The past week has been very hectic for the team. They met a lot of fans and signed autographs. It is a dream come true for the members of Team BDA and they are looking to sign off with a happy ending.

Ingham said that everything looks and feels unreal and he cannot explain what he is going through. (more…)

Nespresso Youth International Match

One of the recently concluded sailing race events was Nespresso Youth International match that was held in Auckland from 16th to 19th of February 2017. Being one of the few events that have been scheduled in the early part of the year, this racing cup match event saw many promising young sailors compete from different parts of New Zealand as well as from other places.

For instance, the semi-finals saw Will Boulden pick on Will Eastman. Finally Boulden was able to secure a place for himself in the finals. The others who fought it out to be in the finals were Matt Hughes, who won against Malcolm Parker. (more…)

Clipper Race Non Sailing Members

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…)

Soft Ride Of Sci-Fi Yacht

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…)

About The Clipper Race

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…)

McMillan hits podium at the Extreme Sailing Series

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.