Nacra 17 Goes Full Foiling

The Nacra 17 class was launched in 2012, for the 2016 Olympic Games. The good thing is that it is all set to go full foiling. Now that we have concluded the Rio Olympics, the class is testing configurations. And that is good news because Nacra 17 to join the foiling generation.

As far as the early tests are concerned, all the tests were positive. The class members came together on October 19 to discuss about Nacra 17. The meeting was officially referred to as the Electronic Extraordinary General Meeting (EGM). At the debate, they brought a couple of topics including: (more…)

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Safety Boat For Sailing Club

The commodore of LYME Regis sailing club Jerry Rook took delivery of the new boat. It was a new safety boat bought with the help of a grant. The Highfield safety boat was supplied by Rupert Perry and was handed over on 6th August to Jerry Rook along with the club trainers and officers. Rook placed an application for the grant and on arrival expressed his joy. He said that the prime objective of buying the safety boat through a Sport England grant was for expansion of the sailing club.

Rook is fully determined to expand the club in order to organize training programs for the youth. The club has quite a few young and competent sailors who would be able to take part in the national level. The management of the sailing club is putting an extra effort to encourage young sailors to accomplish their dreams. (more…)

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Royal Langkawi International Regatta 2016 preview

The organizers of the fourteenth Royal Langkawi International Regatta to take place next year are all set to welcome their day to day favorites along with several newcomers who have registered to participate from 11th to 16th Jan, 2016. Since the start of the registration process, the 14th edition next year has got twenty-three entries, of which six are brand new entries, sixteen are regulars and one is coming back to Langkawi waters following a very long hiatus from the meet.

Team Ulumulu will return after it was away from Royal Langkawi International Regatta for almost ten years. Their captain, Jeremy Koo, has raced with a few other teams but he would be looking to take the top spot in his own vessel along with MataHari, Phoenix, Uranus, Jelik, and Oi! in IRC Racing Class.

Royal Langkawi International Regatta

In the meet, making their debut are the IRC class include Black Baza, Foreign Affair and The Blue Angel, fresh from being used as a Rental yacht in Croatia!? Other newcomers are Millennium 2, Allegro and Viva Layla. The racers in the Platu 25 Sports Boats class include Malaysian Sailing Association, Royal Malaysian Navy, Phuket Sailing Club, Singapore Management University (SMU), Team Sharenliza and Royal Queensland Yachting Squadron (RQYS).

Wicky Sundram, the Executive Director of The Royal Langkawi Yacht Club, said that this is a great honor that the event favorites keeps returning, and they attract new entries year after year. Their regatta keeps getting more popularity among some of the best sailors in the world and he believe that the newly-built marina as well as clubhouse facilities would serve to enhance their experience here even more.

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Shift from Colorado to Castine

Caroline McNally journeyed a very long way to coach Maine Maritime Academy sailing squad, but her move from Boulder, Colorado, to Castine was a trip home. It was just last month that McNally took the helm at MMA, but the surroundings were totally familiar. During the year 2009 and 2010, she was in-charge of physical education as well as sailing courses at the academy and also was an assistant to sailing coach Tom Brown, generally working with the varsity dinghy sailors.

This was not the very first time that she is getting a taste of MMA sailing. She told that when she was seventeen, she sailed in many races with academy’s off-shore team under their then coach Butch Minson. Caroline has kept that connection alive.

Caroline’s roots in Castine are very deep. She is a 7th gen summer resident and her uncle is an old town employee as well as Castine’s animal control officer. In the past, she has been the head instructor, sailing event director and coach at Castine Yacht Club.

The new coach of MMA has always been very serious regarding her sailing. She had a aerospace engineering degree from the Boston University. She had an intention to be a part of the sailing industry as a designer. When she was there at the university, she was the captain of the BU women’s dinghy sailing team. She said that this is her dream job.

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