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
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.