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The Legendary Race to Scrub Island

The course for the Scrub Island Invitation begins off Nanny Cay in 12 to 15 knots from the south that had been steady all throughout the day. The Racing Division was won by Tony Mack along with McFly, his team on their J/122 El Ocaso. They defeated Liquid, the sister-ship only by 48 seconds.

It is hard to get, much harder to leave, and almost impossible to forget it. This might be cliché but this is something that Tony Mack and Sally, his wife would like to keep in mind when they reminiscence about BVI and after 42 of the strongest cruise races the course up to Scrub Island. This is a private resort in BVI about 13 kilometers toward northeastern of Tortola.

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Competition Toughens As The Races Across The Atlantic Draws Near An End

There seems to be a new development in the battle between multihulls during the RORC Transatlantic race as both the strong opponents, Peter Cunningham’s MOD70 PowerPlay and both Giovanni Soldini’s Multi 70have seemed to be moving south in order to escape the high-pressure area to avoid the anticipated 20 knots of wind. While Maserati chose a particular angle to the breeze, PowerPlay was towards the downwards direction, also the result of their different choices will be played out today as both prepare for the downward ride to arrive.

Loro’s ship had a busy night on board and is estimated for the great winds in the day and let down its downwind sails.A tough competition has taken place between HenrikBergesen’s Hydra and Catherine Pourre’sEärendil according to the news from Class40 Division. Eärendilhad surpassed the Hydra. All of them have been matched racing as they have stayed close to Eärendil. Both teams seem to enjoy the race with Eärendil trying to stay ahead.

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Class AC75 Boat Of America’s Cup Concept Out

Today an exciting, fresh era in racing of America’s Cup has been unveiled today. The concept for the AC75, this is the class of boat that will be sailed in the 36th America’s Cup is now released illustrating a modern vision and bold for high performance fully foiling mono-hull racing yachts.

The Team New Zealand Emirates and design teams Luna Rossa have spent the last four months assessing the concepts of a wide range of mono-hull. The objective of both has been designing a class that will be demanding and challenging to sail, and providing the top level of skill to the crews; this new concept could become the racing future and even cruising mono-hulls beyond the America’s Cup.

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Hall Of Fame Sailing Nominations

Nominations are accepted online this year the nominations received midnight on March 30, 2018 will be this year’s inductees and the nominations received after 30 march will be considered for next year class.

Nominating categories include different types like SAILING those who have made achievements on the water as Sailboat Racer or Offshore Sailor and TECHNICAL category include those whose contributed technically in aspects of sailing. Examples are Designers, Boat Builders, Sail-makers, etc. CONTRIBUTORS are those who have made contribution on American sailing experience like Teachers, Coachers, Media includes TV, films etc. And you have to nominate anyone from the past or present of American Sailing who have made a contribution in American Sailing.

Nominated candidate must be a U.S. citizen or someone from international birth, but contributed in Sailing can be nominated. The nominee has a power to convince that why it wants to enter the hall of fame. Also, it has some accomplishments and contribution experience in the world of Sailing. All the information about this experience should be very clear to candidates and in a concise argument. The final document prepared should be about two pages only.

Remember, it’s a nomination not a vote so one nomination at a time is considered by the Nominating Committee and if you submit duplicate nominations and engage others in Campaign it will be burdened for our volunteers as it takes time to consider.

If the cut is clear by the nominee, then he or she can be placed in the following ranks like Class of 2017, 2016 etc. in the National Sailing Hall of Fame.

Selection Committee has selected a combination of publicly-submitted nominations and carry-over nominations from last year, which is comprised of NSHOF, U.S. Sailing, community sailing. Induction Ceremony was conducted at Lauderdale Yacht Club, Florida held on November 10-11 Class of 2018.

42 NCC Cadets On Adventure Sailing On Godavari

Full with the spirit of adventure, a group of NCC Naval Wing cadets 42, which include 14 girls, set out on the sailing expedition on a 410-km in the Godavari at Bhadrachalam.

The group went to the water to explore the splendor of nature and gain first-hand experience of traveling on water and navigating the river Godavari by boats. The group was sent to the water under the supervision of two Indian Navy regular officers.

The sailing expedition on Godavari River would conclude in the neighboring state Andhra Pradesh at Samalkot on 15th of September.

Excitement was filled in the air on the beautiful banks of the Godavari River as the sailing excursion got off and started the enthusiastic journey. Scores of onlookers with lots of curiosity were present at the bank converging the entire area to get the glimpse of this event.

There 75-member who have gone in the water and 72 members are comprised of 42 NCC cadets, 2 Indian Army officer and other personnel, which include the support staff from the Telangana and Andhra Pradesh, NCC Directorate.

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Lindquist-Bishop Bagged BoatUS/NWSA Leadership Award

In Women’s Sailing Award, a trailblazer Linda Lindquist-Bishop was awarded the BoatUS/National Women’s Sailing Association (NWSA) 2017 Leadership.

The award was given to the boat in an event NWSA Women’s Sailing Conference, which took place in Marblehead at Massachusetts.

The award was presented by the president of NWSA Linda Newland. The award recognizes an individual with some achievement in educating, enriching and inspiring the lives of women in every field through sailing. The award is named as BoatUS, because it has a strong partnership with NWSA, which is a program of the Women’s Sailing Foundation (WSF). This organization works with complete devotion for enhancing the women’s and girl’s lives through education and access to the sport of sailing.

“Linda has made a noticeable and positive impact on improving and enhancing the confidence of young women with the help of international sailing competitions,” said Newland. “She is a role model for many for a number of reasons. We are really pleased to give this award to her and recognize her commitment towards sailing.”

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Emma Wins In Windsurfing Category

Emma Wilson has been a winner in the windsurfer category at the recent youth sailing world championship event that was concluded in Auckland, New Zealand.

Emma Wilson is seventeen years of age, represented Christchurch in the RS: X category. Indeed, she even won in her category a day before the five day event was concluded. She is no novice in wind surfing as she won silver in the prior year at the same event. Indeed, the Youth Sailing World Championships is a regular yearly event that sees sailors of the age of nineteen and below competing from different countries of the world.

This event is a hallowed one as several Olympic level sailors have emerged after competing at this event. Instances are Giles Scott, Sarah Ayton, Ben Ainslie and others. Hence, Emma Wilson was understandably excited with the kind of win she gained. Now her name would be included among other champions at the Youth Worlds event in the British category.

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Fatal yacht collision takes convict to court

76 year old Cooper W. Bacon, the captain of a sixty-foot Princess powerboat that clashed with longtime 81-year old fisherman Walter Krupinski’s twenty-three-foot Steiger Craft on 22nd Sept., killing him, was called before a court to answer an indictment this week at the Rhode Island Traffic Tribunal and he charged with violations of the United States Coast Guard Inland Navigation Rules.
Cape May Court House’s Bacon, of Cape May Court House is facing charges of wrong navigation or failure to have a good watch, failure to take necessary action to avoid a collision, as well as unlawful overtaking of another boat. Each of these violations bears a maximum US$ 100 fine.
Peggy, Krupinski’s wife, stated that she believes criminal charges must have been filed and plans to register a civil lawsuit against Cooper W. Bacon. In an interview earlier this week, she compared a boating hit to a major motor vehicle collision, in which a person at fault could face charges of homicide or neglectful manslaughter.
As per Mcilmail, even though Rhode Island do not have a careless manslaughter legislative act specific to boating, someone tangled in a fatal boating mishap might be charged with careless manslaughter, same as what could take place happen in a motor vehicle crash.

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