UKSA Introduces Course School-Leaver of Isle of Wight

UKSA, the sailing charity has introduced a maritime course for providing a pathway into the industry of seafaring for the students on Isle of Wight to opt for further education. The fully-funded course for 2 years is going to aim at people who have just passed GCSE and look forward to making a career in the field of maritime. This is a program which offers an alternative to the conventional academic options and will offer students the essential knowledge and skills required for the maritime position of entry-level.

The maritime course is going to make a pathway into the flagship course by Cowes-based charity, Superyacht Cadetship, and also the chance to work in the Royal Navy, Merchant Navy, and the onboard super-yachts. The education manager of UKSA, Will Satterly has stated that UKSA will decide to provide as many chances as possible to younger people across the Isle of Wight and also further into the field.

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Finn Lynch will have Plain Sailing in Mallorca

Olympic sailing of Ireland confidence is on the edge of a great week in Mallorca at the Princess Sofia regatta in the evening.


Finn Lynch of Carlow has now qualified in the top 10 of his Laser class 187-strong. Tomorrow, he is going to compete in the final medal race with the possibility of winning either silver or bronze medal.
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Breeze On Day Three At Sail Sydney

The traditional sea breeze of summer at Sydney arrived on the third day with the morning classes of the Olympic classes taking place in the north-north easterly breezes with 12-14 knots. The flying of the afternoon session was in 16-22 knots out of the northeastern at Nacra 17 course.

Lisa Darmanin and Jason Waterhouse from the Australian Sailing Team tore the Nacra 17 mainsail in a horizontal manner during the 2nd race of the 3rd day. This prompted a dash from the Sow and Pigs area of reef course to the Harbour Yacht Club in one coach boat for retrieving the spare. Darmanin has stated this was Rio edition sail and according to her, these things are common. She said that she jumped with Darren Bundock and together they hightailed it ashore. They have been lucky that there was a spare. They struggled to get the battens inside and they had been ready to go twenty seconds prior to the starting of the third race.
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Tan Has Stepped Down As Sailing Chief – A Full Report

Ben Tan has concluded his tenure being the president of Singapore Sailing, the national sports association for sailing. Now, he hopes that the fraternity will continue to adapt and embrace the challenges that will come on its way in the future.

In the Annual general meeting, he made an announcement to step down, he is 50 years at present and has been serving the Singapore sailing body. He served the maximum of four two-year terms. His duty will be taken over by Deputy President Lincoln Chee.
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SEMIFINALISTS EMERGE AT MATCH RACING CUP

The last four have emerged on the third day of the ongoing 2018 Nespresso Youth International Match Racing Cup, as per reports. James Wilson of RNZYS Youth Training Programme (YTP) led the pack that includes Leonard Takahashi from RNZYS Performance Programme Pacific Racing Team and another RNZYS YTP squadron leader Jordan Stevenson. Finn Tapper of Cruising Yacht Club of Australia made the final cut set to slug it out in the semis tomorrow.

The first two days of racing were very wet and windy. However the third day of Round Robin saw clear skies with wind of 10-15 knots. At the final Round robin, Jordan Stevenson made the biggest leap as he won his remaining three races to enter the top eight. Clare Costanzo and James Farquharson also made the cut as they also won their races.

It was quite disappointing for Trent Turigliatto from the Long Beach Yacht Club, John Lynch from the Darwin Sailing Club, and Tom Picot from Cercle Nautique Caledonien as they were one win short of reaching the finals. The three teams won six races but their overall ranking was not enough.

After the final Round Robin racing, eight finalists emerged. Wilson who led the Round Robin squared against Royal Prince Alfred Yacht Club’s Farquharson. RNZYS YTP’s Stevenson clashed with Nick Egnot-Johnson of RNZYS PP. Takahashi faced Frankie Dair from Kerikei Cruising Club while Tapper met Costanzo.

Wilson lost two rounds but ended up winning 3-2. Tapper was consistent to see off his rival 3-1. Takahashi was brilliant all through, seeing off Dair 3-0. Egnot-Johnson could not maintain his comeback rout as he crashed 3-2 to Stevenson.

The semis promise set for tomorrow promises more excitement with Wilson and Takahashi tapped to make the finale following some brilliant sailing.

More Details Of Wider 130 Revealed By Wider

Yard of Italy Wider has disclosed some more details of its new project; the project is 39.62 meter Wider 130.


It makes a good use of the signature of yard diesel-electric propulsion system.

The designing head at Wider Michele Lubrano said, “In every detail of the layout designing, a lot of thought work has taken place. It includes providing spacious areas for guest accommodation that flow in a synchronized manner from one space to the other. The well managed place enables the crew to work effectively to commute in the well-designed passageways.”

Wider 30 is the miniature of Bartali, and just her big sister the Wider 130 offers propulsion system of diesel-electric for a maximum range of 2,600 nautical miles at 12 knots, which can go maximum up to 3,400 nautical miles at a 10 knot speed.

It is possible to get a top speed of 14 knots from this yacht and silent cruising could be done in the zero – emission mode. (more…)

Collantes Wins Sunfish North Americans

It was impossible to take the number one spot from Sunfish World Champion Alonso Collantes who belongs to Peru. It was a proud moment for this champion as he led the Sunfish North Championship for all 3 days.

All his best efforts and dedications paid off and hence he came out in flying colors. He was overjoyed as he has always been a champion in his past races. The 2nd place was bagged by Paul-Jon Patin from USA. As per him, Alonso defeated all of them.

The winds on the final day sobered down with 13-18 knots. However, there was a havoc created by the chops and waves similar to a Yacht Charter in Greece! Managing such a tough situation, especially with steady wind shifts was not an easy task. However, the team stayed upright and sailed faster in comparison with the other boat. (more…)

New OPM Of British Sailing Is Robinson

British Sailing has chosen their new manager Olympic performer and they have made the official statement in this regards as well. The new Mark Robinson joins as their new Olympic performance manager.


Robinson is now 42 years old and he will take his position in the beginning of June. He is holding the same position with the team Australia.

He prospers Stephen Park, and now the performance director with British Cycling. 2020 Tokyo Games, bid for medals will also be done by him.

Robinson shared his views on the announcement of his name as the Olympic performance manager and said “Getting the opportunity to lead the British team in Tokyo 2020 is a big opportunity for me. I am feeling really privilege getting this wonderful opportunity” Robinson said. (more…)

Coville On His Solo Race

Vendee Globe is probably not the only sailing race seeing solo skippers attempting to cover the waters of the world as Thomas Coville is also on his way to setting a new record for covering the waters solo.


He is sailing on his maxi trimaran and he has recently crossed the southern tip of the South American continent. His aim is to break the current world record for covering the waters solo. At present, he has to cover about 2609 nm. His last speed averages around 529.4 nm. His margin is increasing as per the current record set by Francis Joyon, who set the last record in covering the world’s waters in a time span of 57 days, 13 hours, 34 minutes and 6 seconds. This record was set by Joyon by January 2008. As per this record, Coville would have to finish the race by January 3rd, reaching by 4 hours, 23 min in the morning as per the ETA set by him. The period of travel between December 25th and 31st remains crucial. (more…)


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