Two sailors from Ireland are currently contesting at the Moth Worlds which is being held at Perth in Western Australia. David Kene flck of Royal Cork was still at the 28th position, while Fionn Conway at the 38th position during the 61-boat fleet at the Mounts Bay Yacht Club. Conway, as well as Keneflck, participated at the Lake Garda Week for foiling held in the month of July. Kenefick of Cork Harbour won the contest.
It was an all play situation for the contestants at the Moth World Championship held at the Mounts Bay Yacht Club in Australia. Every second, the fleets were changing their positions and it was difficult to understand who will ultimately lead the race. Everyone’s eyes were on the boats to see who will make it reach the Gold Fleet racing. The finals for this race are set to be held on 16th
December 2019. For that, all the fleets participating will be divided into several groups.
The Laser Company and Advanced Precision Related Instruments (APRI) have jointly announced the development of new two-nanometer thick material that will be used for sailing. The announcement in this regard has been made recently.
Stanley Hardy, the president of the company said on this, “For the taller rigs, now we can provide thin films that are light in weight incredibly and have the ability to enables sailing crafts giving high performance and yachts to harness the power of wind. Hardy said, “The material is so light in weight and thin that it is next impossible to see this with the naked eye. Though this can create a certain difficulty for sailors as well spectator but are working on it and we are very confident that we will make it visible from naked eyes without disturbing its weight and thinness.”
8 more challengers have come up for America’s Cup event to be held in Auckland in 2021. Team New Zealand has confirmed that 8 Notices of Challenge has been received before the official deadline. However, just one among eight entries can be accepted immediately.
Seven other entries carry condition prior to being accepted for the event. Some of the entries are mostly to be found invalid when it goes through the vetting process.
The Corpus Christi will be organizing the 48th Annual 2018 Youth Sailing World Championships (AYSWC). This is the top youth sailing event worldwide. In the event, over 382 sailors who are the world’s finest young sailors will take part and competing. The event will take place between July 14-21.
This event last held in the United States in the year 1996.
There is an upcoming transatlantic race that is coming up. The fourth edition of RORC transatlantic race has been planned which will start from Marina Lanzarote in Canary Islands from November 25th 2017. It is expected that about 25 teams will participate in the race and there would be large ocean based yachts that would be used. A total of nine nations would be sending in participants and they would be racing for a total distance of 3000 miles that would end at Grenada in West Indies.
The RORC Transatlantic race of this year would be part of the Atlantic anniversary regatta that is planned for this year. It would be half of this regatta series as there is another half planned which would be organized jointly by the RORC and another organization, the Norddeutscher Regatta Verein. This would take place from Bermuda in the following year in July 2018 and would finish in Hamburg which is the home port of the NRV. This would be a celebration of their 150th
For the upcoming RORC transatlantic race there are two favorites who would also run the race between Bermuda and Hamburg who are Jens Kellinghusen from Germany and Eric de Turckheim who would be competing from France. Both are boat owners and members of Royal Ocean Racing Club. Even though their yachts are new to these races they would be having some experienced sailors on board. For instance, Eric’s boat called the Teasing Machine would have Laurent Pages who would be the onboard tactician, having on the accolade of winning the Volvo Ocean Race. The other rival boat called Varuna is also known to have excellent capabilities. Hence, it remains to be seen how these yachts perform on the water. No matter what is the outcome, the regattas would surely be exciting events for local sailing enthusiasts to look forward to.