Defending Irish Champions Pull Out Of Whitehead Championships

The Irish defending champions David Gorman and Chris Doorly have withdrawn from the weekend championship that is to be held at Whitehead in County Antrim.

This is a big blow to all the Irish fans who were looking forward to a repeat performance from the Flying Fifteen Champions. They have withdrawn from the event after they suffered from a dismasting on the Dublin Bay.

The Flying Fifteen Championships will be hosted by the County Antrim Sailing Club. The sponsorship for the event is offered by P&O Ferries and the Wrights Spar shop. The weather is also building up and it promises to be an exciting and entertaining weekend for the sailors and the race lovers. Continue reading “Defending Irish Champions Pull Out Of Whitehead Championships”

Experts Are Appointed For Sustainability Commission

Acting on the announcement of sustainability strategy of the World Sailing in November 2016, sports, international federation has appointed a group of experts to its first commission of sustainability, which will be headed chaired by Mike Golding OBE.

Golding is one of the most successful and accomplished offshore sailors, he will lead an independent group of experts, distinguished sailors and thought leaders. Every member of this Commission has a passion and desire in common and that is to drive sustainability within marine and the sailing industry forward.

The members of The World Sailing Sustainability Commission (WSSC) include:

Mike Golding OBE from Great Britain, he is the Chairman of the commission, Mark Orams from New Zealand, Jill Savery from the United States Of America, Will Oxley from Australia, Stratis Andreadis from Greece, James Blake from Great Britain, Emily Penn from Great Britain, Stephanie Draper from Great Britain.

Furthermore, Program manager of Sustainability commission is Dan Reading he has been appointed in this position by the World Sailing, he joins this position from the British Marine and Royal Yachting Association environmental program. Continue reading “Experts Are Appointed For Sustainability Commission”

Barrington Voted As Olympic Council Of Ireland’s VP

This is great news for the popular Sailing’s man Colm Barrington. He has been elected as the first Vice-President of the Olympic Council of Ireland (OCI). The voting took place during the EGM held at the Conrad Hotel in Dublin. Barrington is very happy to be voted as the vice President of the OCI.

Barrington will start a new era in the Council as he ends the three decade rule of the OCI by former President Pat Hickey. Everyone is expecting something good to happen to Barrington’s rule. He enjoyed a landslide victory during the EGM vote. It looks like the voters have a lot of faith in the way he will be running the Council. Continue reading “Barrington Voted As Olympic Council Of Ireland’s VP”

Thrill Of Practice Races America Cup

The thrill of the upcoming qualifying rounds of America’s Cup has the fans of the different teams watching out for news of possible actions.

Indeed, the venue for the finals of the 35th series is Bermuda, where the qualifying rounds would be held in May. Already four of the six participating teams were based on the venue and the race management organization is busy setting up practice races for the teams.

Oracle team of US and Artemis Racing are looking forward to practice races and so are the fans. The last edition had been thrilling with several teams coming close to damaging each other’s vessels and facing penalties and delays as a result. The current series also promises similar action this year. Even with a strict rules regime there would be stiff competition between the teams who would be putting their best efforts in foiling the plans of others. It might also help, as several teams have already sailed against each other in the previous edition. Continue reading “Thrill Of Practice Races America Cup”

Sister Sailor Duo At Aon Event

The Aon Youth Sailing World Championship has been running and in the girl’s category Greta and Kate Stewart has gained an edge on the overall scores by day three of the championship which was on 19th December 2016. This was a consistent performance by the sisters as they race off the Torbay course in Auckland.

They have gained points to move into second position. They represent New Zealand and the three races that they sailed on the third day saw them having good results in a fleet that consists of 24 boats. Kate states that it is definitely good and advantageous to be among the top five in the races. The girls are happy, but they are not being complacent about their performance. They admit that they cannot afford to lose focus as the remaining days of the competition come on. The points being close, the game has been competitive for all, with the final in Pula being hotly anticipated. Continue reading “Sister Sailor Duo At Aon Event”

At ACC Yale Finishes Wonderfully

No. 1 women’s sailing teams and The No. 1 Yale coed both put together excellent team effort on this weekend and finished at seventh and sixth position respectively.

This happened at the fall of the Championships, Atlantic Coast

In the season’s final regatta, the coed team sailed four teams entire weekend. Team Bulldogs participated and competed without duo skipper, crew Meredith Megarry and Ian Barrows ’17 and. Both were unwilling to race for the reason that they get injured. The absence of the duo, give chance to Zachary Leonard head coach to send five underclassmen among the team of eight total sailors. Two teams that were sailing for ‘A’ division collectively finished in seventh position and the team of ‘B’ division finished in sixth position in the championship Continue reading “At ACC Yale Finishes Wonderfully”