Jeanne Socrates from Victoria is on her voyage to break the record of Minoru Saito yachtsman of Japan.
She is 74 years old and on her trip to create a new record of sailing around the world at the age of 74 solos and unassisted. If she completes her trip, then she will become the oldest person to sail around the world at this age in both male and female.
Socrates started his journey from Victoria on 19 October and when she was at the Oregon coast, just few days after her beginning, she met with a storm that damaged her boat completely and she returned to her place. It took 10 days for her to repair her boat and now again she is in the water. Socrates said “The storm was big and this is the first time I have encountered this type of storm”. (more…)
College match races at national level were held in Georgetown. The races were held in the last weekend. The races were organized by the San Diego Yacht Club and were concluded on Sunday. The scene of action was the San Diego bay area.
The races were held for about three days with several college teams that took part in the races. There was a trophy to be won, that of Cornelius Shields Sr. This trophy was finally won by the Georgetown University competitors. (more…)
Hannah Stodel has been honored by the Ladies Day Trophy at Aberdeen Asset Management Cowes week for her immense role as a leader in sailing. She stands out as a decent sailor into the sport where determination is the key component. She spent the last sixteen years in order to strive for an Olympic medal over three games.
The trophy recognizes the growing importance of women in the field of sailing. About forty percent of competitors in the Cowes Week are women. In 2016, almost 800 helmsmen into the regatta were female. Stodel was born without a lower right arm, but began her career in sailing campaign as a teenager by competing on equal terms. (more…)
If you look at the 2016 RS:X, the version for the Europeans and Youths which features windsurfing championships, it is a tournament that is held at Helsinki in Finland.
The Medal Races this year featured four fleets which came to a close this year. The race continued for six days. Many of those who were successful in the race would be moving to Rio Olympics that is scheduled to start within a few days. (more…)
In the Henri Lloyd Hobart to Whitsundays Race, the past twenty-four hours have seen the fleet getting a bit of a clobbering from a springing up low with unstable and unpredictable terms. LMAX Exchange has dislodged after harnessing Scoring Gate and is among the front-runners that have enrolled the Ocean Sprint some 850nM from the Airlie Beach. In the process, But Da Nang – Viet Nam has lost the top spot.
Skipper Wendy Tuck stated that they have not tacked since Derwent River. She is sure that one leg is getting longer than the other. They are now more like a dog chasing its tail.
Compared to that, Peter Thornton, the Great Britain Skipper, told that they have been trucking up the coast. This has really been wet sailing so far with a good amount of spray across the decks at maximum angle. Together with gale force rain squalls, he believes that the next twenty-four hours would be interesting on the Race Viewer.
Simon Rowell, the Clipper Race Meteorologist, stated that the weather charts are really having difficulty keeping up with the rapidly altering nature of the developing low. In his newest report to captains, he told that there are various wind ways across the relatively little region of the fleet.
Race Director Justin Taylor stated that the western boats that are closest to the coast seem to be converging near Port Macquarie. The East Australian Current forecast shows it quite strong at this point. He expected those boats to suffer a bit. The offshore boats might just get a nice advantage.