About 60 out of 202 boats had yet to finish in the 95th edition of the annual Bell’s Beer Bayview Mackinac Race. Still, the overall winner of the race has already been recognized on the Cove Island course. Santa Cruz 70 Stripes, owned by Bill Martin, reached the top position out of 107 boats on his 259 nm course. It was corrected out over another, Equation, which is a Santa Cruz 70. It is owned by Tom Anderson and Bill Alcott. They finished the race in the second position at a gap of just two minutes.
Bill Martin finished the race before 10 pm at night. It was known that Bill turned in an elapsed time of 32:09:33. According to a statement made by Martin, there were a lot of things involved within the race. There was a bit of running, reaching on time, a nasty storm, and most importantly a lot of beating as well. He said a heavy storm threw in on the very first day of the race. It included torrential rain with winds more than 30 knots. Bill is the proud owner of 51 races under his sailing belt.
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The year of 2019 BVI Regatta Spring and Festival of Sailing got in progress the situation for 53 Bieker and Fujin which are outstandingly record-breaking in present sailboat possessed and was trained by Slyngstad Greg, to secure the challenge of Nanny Cay with the quickest slipped by time.
Sailing with a similar group of eight who as of late won the 600Caribbean, captain Fujin proprietor Greg Slyngstad remarked, “The present race was one reason we turned out the climate conditions looked great to strive for the success. Schnell Mach was assertive our firm, it was a great deal of fun, and we’ve hustled against Triple Jack.
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If you have ever wondered the pace at which sailing is improving with the day, you have to imagine the pace to be at its best. SailGP is one such tournament which is being headed by the businessman of Oracle, Larry Ellison, and Sir Russell who is known to be the most successful man of the helm in the history of the American Cup. The first season of the SailGP is set to commence in the year 2019, and the founders cum leaders are extremely excited to see this as a sport that could change the course of sailing forever.
The main purpose of this new form of sailing is to cater to the modern audience who do not have much watch time. That is where the traditional sailing has been falling since one has to sit for hours together to complete the race for the day. The SailGP tournament will bring in races that will be much shorter than the original races and will promise much more excitement as well. It is a product that aims to be broadcasted to all the audience around the world who are hungry for content relating to sailing.
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Britain’s duo of Ben Saxton and Katie Dabson has won the Nacra 17 World Championship. The pair defeated fierce rivals Fernando Echavarri and Tara Pacheco in the final race of the tournament. The British team began the final race with a four point lead and came secondin the medal race to secure the overall title.
The Spanish contingent’s third place finish took them to overall second place. The Italian team represented by RuggeroTita and CaterinaBanti placed third overall, ahead of the New Zealand side that had Jason Sauners and Gemma Jones. Paul Kohlhoff and AlicaStuhlemmer finished overall fifth, despite winning the medal race.
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The story of two women, Fuiava and Appel having been lost at sea for about five months has been all over international news channels. They were found by a fishing vessel last week, after which they were rescued by the US Navy. By then they had drifted from the waters of Hawaii where they had sailed originally, to southeast of Japan, about 900 miles in a drifting conditions.
There have been raised queries as to why the registered emergency beacon on board their vessel had not been activated. The beacon had been found to be in working condition. The women sailors explained that they were trying to reach a safe haven by themselves, as their boat was still seaworthy. However, they were discovered by a fishing vessel of Taiwanese origin. The towing process however damaged their boat further and they had to send out a mayday call to a US Navy ship that was nearby.
Many are curious to know how their five month survival journey had been. Indeed, they had faced several storms, were attacked by sharks as well as seeingthe breakdown of communication devices, mast and their boat engine as well. The radio telephone and hand radio being impaired as well as their satellite phone on board, they were stranded on board without communication options. However, they managed to dry food which they had on board as well as water purifiers that provided them drinking water. One of the women, Fuiava had little experience and knowhow about sailing that also added to the dilemma. As per their story, they had set out on May 3rd from Hawaii and the first night they encountered a violent storm which lasted about three days. The Honolulu weather reports do not showcase any storm reports around that time.