Chicago Yacht Club Race

The Chicago Yacht Club is a premier organization for sailing in this region. The 108th race is scheduled to begin to Mackinac. There are about 326 boats that are registered for starting a race that will span 333 miles. It is scheduled to begin on July 23rd. Though most races are about glamorous boats and sailing sport professionals, there are people who have given it their soul and make the journeys and competitions real. For instance, the story of Matt Gallagher, who is a real estate attorney who describes himself as out of shape.

Gallagher admitted to Plainsailing.com that the career he has is not exciting and that is where the thrill of sailing comes in. When you go out you need to be prepared for changes in weather conditions. Whatever it is, you face the same with your friends and family. The race, adventure and the thrill of making it to the destination point is what makes sailing excitement and provides purpose to life. Continue reading Chicago Yacht Club Race

Sarasota brothers’ great performance at sailing championship

Two sailors from Sarasota Youth Sailing Program began this year by placing number six in the world at an international sailing contest. Anderson and Mark, who attend the Riverview High School and practiced at Sarasota sailing club, took part in the Youth Sailing World Meet in Langkawi, in Malaysia, earlier this December and January.
They are the only sailors from the United States who took part in the SL16 sailboat class (which is a 2-person catamaran) during the 8-day contest which featured over four-hundred sailors from seventy-six nations.
They got their position at the world championships meet after snatching their division at United States Youth Sailing Championships back in July. Sailing was like a family sports for Anderson and Mark. Their sisters Kay and Taylor also took part at the Sarasota Youth Sailing program. The sisters began the game earlier in Sturgeon Bay, in Wisconsin, the place where Brunsvolds lived before their family moved to Sarasota 3 years ago. In Sarasota, the Brunsvold bros train under Jim Zellmer, the multihull head coach.

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Superyacht event drops anchor in Kata Bay

It appears to be a full steam before the Asia Superyacht Rendezvous as an eclectic fleet of yachts squad to fix its anchor on 16th to 18th December, in Kata Bay. This is the largest invitation only gathering of superyachts in Asia where the fun of luxury yacht ownership is feted.

Indonesian Phinisi

This year’s lineup includes of S/Y Bliss in at 37 meters; 32-meter sleek vessel M/Y Antares by Maoira Yachts; S/Y Lamima, a magnificent 65-meter rigged Indonesian Phinisi; S/Y Lady Thuraya, a super performance Dubois; S/Y Aventure, one of the biggest wooden yachts in the world at twenty-nine meters; S/Y Arabella, a twenty-meter newly made Fountaine Pajot; M/Y After 8, a beautiful German built custom at 33 meters; as well as the contemporary sharp lines of M/Y Darling a twenty-one meter new made Monte Carlo courtesy of Royal Phuket Marina and Gulu Lalvani.

The huge event brings some of most influential and active business leaders as well as society luminaries of Asia to celebrate their fifteenth year in Phuket, and has not roamed from the roots planted by founders Charlie Dwyer and Gordon Fernandes.

The organizers of the event told PlainSailing.com that this Rendezvous as a unique ambassadorial event which not just showcases yachts in all their glory, but this is a superb scope to promote the region and serve to develop Phuket into a yachting hub as well as feasible long-term home for yachts.

Andrew Davies, the Event and Business Development Manager, told that a luxury yacht hub is one of the many industry spokes linked to the wheels of regional economic development which could propel a country to further success and offer scopes to its citizens.

MMA sailing ends at Kennedy Cup

Maine Maritime Academy intercollegiate sailing event which started in hullaballoo that finished ended on a positive bill previous weekend with few strong sailing at United States Naval Academy in Kennedy Cup meet and brand new leadership in the office of the coach.

Sailing 7 races over 3 days, Mariners ended 8th overall in intercollegiate national boat sailing events. Though, after 4 races, Maine Maritime Academy was in the top half of the fleet and had a 3rd spot finish to its credit in the very first meet of the day on Saturday.

Previous weekend, ten teams from around the nation — including last year’s champ, College of Charleston — were in Annapolis to contend Kennedy Cup. As per Jahn Tihansky, the Navy sailing coach, who is also the regatta chairman, 2 races were sailed on Friday in a beautiful southerly which blew steadily in 14 to 16 knots range. Navy led all the way in the very first race, while California Maritime crushed past a couple of yachts to earn 2nd. The Mariners hit a mark on the course and were punished one point after placing 6th.

In the 2nd race, Cal and Navy switched places while URI took 3rd again. Saturday was the best of days and it was the worst of days for Mariners. Navy came out victorious in the first of the day’s 3 races, and MMA sailed a very clever race, and ended in the 3rd spot, the best performance of the team of the weekend.