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…)
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…)