Blair Tuke In Volvo Ocean Race

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”

First One Design Offshore Championship In California

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”

US Sailing Olympics Program

Preparations are paramount when it comes to sailing and one team that does not believe in taking it easy is the US Sailing team.

After the 2012 Olympic Games were concluded, the US Sailing team had started off its preparations for the 2016 version where Charlie McKee played a key role. Being a two time Olympic medalist of the country, he has played a pivotal role in helping to design the program for training the future team for the Olympics. Now that 2016 is behind us Charlie is now working with the quads who would be participating in Tokyo 2020. Hence, he is one person who can provide insight on how the country team prepares for this gigantic competition.

In general, he states that there are program changes initiated as per the changing rules and conditions that are inherent for every version of the Olympics. The performance of the last Olympics teams also matters which helps to identify the weaknesses and areas of improvement. Continue reading “US Sailing Olympics Program”

What Japan Has For Sailing?

The final and the ninth round of world series Louis Vuitton America’s Cup is going to take place in Fukuoka city of Japan.

All media, players and spectators have come to the place to watch this wonderful match. But, it is not like Japan is just holding this match. Instead, it has so much to give to sailing this year.

Firstly, Japan will hand over World Series Louis Vuitton America’s Cup to the overall winner of the game. The country has awarded this trophy two times before as well and this is the third time it is doing so.

Two points will be earned by a team who win this tournament. This point will be useful in a Qualifier round of the Louis Vuitton America’s Cup. It is the opening round of America’s Cup that will help in Bermuda in 2017. In addition to the points, winning team will get attractive incentive too Continue reading “What Japan Has For Sailing?”

California Boat Show Gets New Name

The Strictly Sail Pacific will no more be the name of the California Boat Show. It will be called as the Pacific Sail and Power Boat Show from 2017. The event is planned to be held from the 6th to the 9th April in 2017 and will be held in California’s Craneway Pavilion and Marina Bay Yacht Harbor in Richmond.

This racing event is looked forward to by many of the sailors and has been attracting many sailors and sailboats for the past 20 years. There have been many new and experienced sailor and maritime enthusiasts hitting the San Francisco Bay to take a look at some of the latest sailing boats and their equipments. They also love to take part in the water activities and seminars organized as part of the event.

With the introduction of the new name, the 2017 event will also see many powerboats, canoes, kayaks and stand up paddle boats to make its presence. These new items will be showcased through seminars and hands-on live demonstrations.

The organizers of the event are looking to offer more for their consumers and are given a chance for many of the exhibitors to showcase their product. This event will now turn out to be a larger market for the exhibitors to promote their new products and services. The President of Sail America, Scot West, wants this event to be the most sought after destination for anyone who loves water sports and to be in the waters.

The 45,000 square foot facility at the Craneway Pavilion is newly renovated and has 40,000 square feet of conference center to conduct the seminar series of the event. There is no doubt that the exhibitors as well as the visitors to its grand show will enjoy the event and will be happy to have attended the event in the San Francisco Bay Area.