Three-time Paralympics medalist of Germany Jens Kroker has been selected and elected to be the World Sailing’s Athletes’ Commission. He is becoming the first Para World Sailing representative in the commission.
Since the inception of this commission, it was open only for those sailors who had competed in an Olympic Sailing Competition in their sailing career.
At the Annual Conference of 2017, the council of the World Sailing approved the inclusion of Kroker as Para World Sailing representative in the Athletes’ Commission. This was the issue considered by the Commission affect Olympians and Paralympians.
All those sailors who had competed at the World Championships of year 2017 were eligible to vote for a representative who would compete at the world after winning.
Kroker got the vote ahead of Neil Patterson hailing from Australia along with Tomas Saez Raffaeli from Brazil and Shinya Yamamoto from Japan.
On his selection as the representative, he said, “On being selected in the commission, I feel very honored. I really excited that I have been elected by the Para World Sailing community and will represent our sport in the Athletes’ Commission of World Sailing (ACWS)”.
“I am really excited to have the opportunity to be here and contribute my knowledge in the competitive sailing which will help the sport to grow further.”
If you ask my main goal while being in this position then it will certainly be to achieve reinstatement of sailing sport into the Paralympics in the year 2024. Just like the other sailor, I also believe that this sport should be included in the Paralympics and with the support of so many sailors, this is not an unachievable target.”
Kroker has been a regular at Para World Sailing events; he made his first appearance in the year 1997.
A team from Edgar Yacht Club (PEYC) the South Queensferry-based Port is the only team from British to reach in the final of the European Sailing Champions League (ESCL).
At the end of this month, Helm Callum Calder, including Iain Dick, Ramsay Leuchars and Callum Reid as crew will travel to the Porto Cervo in Sardinia,
The final brings together 12 European nations and 31 crews from 12 nations; these are the crew members, who have already participated in the races in St Moritz, Switzerland and in St Petersburg, Russia.
The crew is being sponsored by PEYC and Ian Hards, the development officer of the club, said “This result is evidence to the success of the initiative of race training at the club. If someone is interested in being the champion of the future sailing, this is the place where they can look. This is a superb center of excellence present at the Yacht Club of Port Edgar, where every need of the sailors is addressed and given the priority.” Continue reading Port Edgar – First British Made Their Way In ESCL
In the world of sailing, the America’s Cup has always been a game changer and the same is true with the 35th edition of the race as well.
Twenty years ago, the average max speed of sailing boats was 12 knots. And today, it has reached to 40 knots (in the wind of less than 12 knots). Meaning, the sailor will not be able to hear the sound of wind as they are too fast with the speed.
While sailing with these machines, the crew constantly hovers on the edge between total catastrophe and ridiculously fast, combating G-force speeds and situations when maneuvering.
The goal: the goal is to get around the race course cleaner and faster than their opponent. Basically, it is like keeping two fairy bulls into one china shop and predicts they are not going to bump into anything.
This is for the second edition straight that the ORACLE TEAM USA will defend the America’s Cup. ORACLE TEAM USA won the last cup, which held in the year. Since then, they have been pushing and developing the limits of sailing so hard that the boat in the race seems more like a rocket ship than the sailing boat. Continue reading 35th Edition Of America’s Not Different From Others
Craig Millar and Kelly Buchan will be the (CEO) Chief Executive Officer of Ullman Sails International, Inc. regional divisions.
Ullman Sails International, Inc. is the licensing company of the group, and Ullman Sails have declared this news recently. Millar and Buchan have been assigned for overseeing operations in various geographic markets where the group has major market.
Before this announcement Buchan was the Regional CEO of Ullman Sails West division. West division used to cover the entire business of Ullman Sails in Caribbean markets and America’s. On the other hand, Millar was Ullman Sails East division Regional CEO; he takes care of the entire business in Africa, Europe and Asia Pacific. Continue reading Change In Ullman Sails International
Kona class windsurfing championship of year 2016 is going to start from 29 October 2016. The event will take place in Islamorada in Florida. 110 racers of five continents have pre-registered themselves to participate in the event. This number of participants is making the Kona event the largest ever it has happened. Everyone, including players is excited to showcase their performance.
The event will run for five days from October 29 to November 2. It is expected that the pedigree of the event will impress everybody this year too.
The event is hosted by Islander Resort in Islamorada. One of the most awaited events will start at with an opening ceremony by welcoming the participants and guests on 28 October in the evening. Racing will start on 29 October from 10 am in the morning. The event will conclude on 2 November with prize giving ceremony, with a first prie of a week’s Bareboat Charter in Trogir, provided by plainsailing.com. Continue reading Kona Windsurfing Championship Kick Starts
If you have not followed on the finale of the America’s Cup World Series you would be pleased to know that Ben Ainslie has led the Brit team into a stunning finish and gained victory over their opponent US team.
The final race that was concluded in the last week of July 2016 saw the Brit team finish with victory. This was achieved in the leg of the race that was done in Portsmouth. The series ended on a Sunday. Continue reading Finale Of America’s Cup
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
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.
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.
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.
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.