Blair Tuke has signed on to be part of the team that would be participating from New Zealand in the Volvo Ocean race team.
Peter Burling also would be featured in this race. Blair might also pull off a sailing feat that would encompass three peats. Tuke has faced success when he was part of the team of the country which participated in America’s Cup recently. As a result he has now signed up for the event that is often described to be torrid and round the world. This year’s version of this race will begin in October and start from Spain.
Tuke would have familiar team members with him such as Peter Burling who usually poses as helmsman for the country’s team. He has lined up as well, but has not put in his commitment in writing. These are popular sailors of the nation and they were even present at the parade that was held in their honor when they participated in the America’s Cup, arranged in Wellington. Tuke has signed on with NZME which is an established team that participates in the race. Continue reading “Blair Tuke In Volvo Ocean Race”
The Newport Harbor Yacht Club has decided to host the inaugural One Design Offshore Championship from June 9th to 11th.
This event will be held at the Newport Beach in California. This event has been organized by the yacht club heeding to the demands made by the regional sailors for a competitive championship of offshore racing. This event has been organized just before the Long Beach Race Week that will be held from June 23 to 25.
There will be three classes taking part in the first annual One Design Offshore Championship and they are Pac52s, J70s, and J120s. The regatta chairman, Paul Stemler, said that the event was put together due to the efforts put in by the NHYC and the local sailors of the region. This is an opportunity for the one design classes to enjoy offshore sailing. Continue reading “First One Design Offshore Championship In California”
Among the few events in the sailing that have started off this year one ongoing event is the Helly Hansen National Offshore One Design Regatta. Held by the Tampa Bay, this regatta brings in class A catamarans that compete in different races during the weekend of 17th to 19th February 2017.
The first event of this regatta started off with light winds that delayed the races till afternoon. However, the winds picked up comparably and the thirteen fleets that were participating were able to complete two of the races scheduled on the first day.
The class of J/70 has about 32 boats as part of the fleet. This race ended in a tie between Brian Keanie from Weston, Massachusetts and Joel Ronning from Minnesota along with their crew. There was also a race that comprised of youngsters known as the Helly Hansen Junior Crew. Here five local teenagers participated. They were able to hold their own when they competed against pros and ended at the eleventh position on day one. Continue reading “Helly Hansen National One Design Regatta”