Resident Of Mississauga To Be The Participant In International Sailing Competition

In a world full of opportunities everyone wants to make the most out of it and in order to do so a person can go to any extent and his efforts are in the direction in need of some fame. And it is the utmost priority of almost every individual to be well-known and an established person. Representing our city or town is everyone’s dream but representing his/her country is like getting an ice on the cake. And that is what happened with a guy named Dylan Scott from Mississauga who competed in an international sailing regatta which and represented his country Canada. The event took place in China from 8-12 November. The Canadians competed with the some of the best professional sailors from world comprising of former America’s Cup Champions and players from New Zealand, Australia, Russia, and the Philippines.

The four-day event witnessed around one hundred and twelve boats in various categories and Dylan was chosen by the Canadian skipper Mike Evans who is a five-team veteran sailor of the China Cup and Dylan competed in the Beneteau championship class (40.7). Although the Canadian team secured the 19th spot among 24 teams Scott expressed his happiness and pleasure as they were competing against some of the world players and they were nothing more than an amateur.

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Youth Racing Revive By Andrew Nelson

The Sailing Director Andrew Nelson in Redmond, Washington Sailing Foundation has given success for regular racing in the Pacific Northwest.

In 2014, he started managing the NWYRC (Northwest Youth Racing circuit) which has seven summer regattas in Washington and Oregon. Many regattas attend and fleet sizes were in single digits. Nelson noticed that two or three teams were regularly participating. He called upon talented sailors like U.S. Olympian Helena Scutt and U.S. Singlehanded Champions Hanne Weaver and Derick Vranizan. These sailors went to receive the success at the national and international level. By 2014, NWYRC has doubled his team total size is 620 sailors. Those who race regularly in the fleet were top ten finishers from the championships, but there is a lot of work to do in our champion.

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Progress Of Volvo Ocean Race In Leg 4

Those who are part of the Volvo Ocean Race are currently on Leg 4 of the competition. They need to cover 200 miles which will ease down the winds significantly and help them approach their upcoming destination, Solomon Islands. As on Saturday they were facing wind conditions of 15 knots. Most of the fleet is now racing in a north direction. By Sunday they were in windy conditions where the speed of the wind had fallen to 10 knots.

For the trailing boats it gives them an opportunity to catch up with the leading ones. The leaders on the other hand would be working hard to get over the light patch. The two teams AkzoNobel and Dongfeng are in front currently and they are working hard to keep up their respective positions. As the wind conditions have converted the race to a drag one, they now have to contend with the wind conditions bringing the competitors close to their back. Dongfeng continues in the lead and AkzoNobel as well as MAPFRE is in close pursuit. The split of the east and west part of the fleet is also narrowing down and the teams now have to risk facing the doldrums that are coming up.

The boats are also taking on a cautious approach as they go around reefs in the Coral Sea. Hence, the next few days the boats would need to be cautious as they battle low wind conditions as well as isolated reefs. Even when they reach Solomon Islands and leave this port, the hazard would still remain. Hence, the fleet would become compressed more, and hence the fleet would have to be on their toes now as they get ready to experience the trade winds in the upcoming days as they continue in their journey north.

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Sailing Saw A Mixed Results During The Busy Weekend

The team of Harvard sailing saw the unpredictable weather in four regattas, which held in the past weekend and emerged with overall mixed results.


The Crimson divided four events across the Northeast, keeping Harvard Invitational at home, the Regis Bowl, organized by Boston University, the George Warren Smith Trophy at MIT,  and the fourth one the Rogers Trophy at Cornell. Wind and Rain played havoc over the course during the initial two-day of regattas.

The Harvard Invitational was the second sailing team home regatta of the fall. In the race, Harvard took fifth position by a wide margin, but turned in short with 16 points Brown in fourth. At the end, the Crimson edged out Emmanuel College and Bates College, amongst others.

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Update From Para World Sailing

World Sailing in the monthly report of February updates the outline of the Para World Sailing future.

Equipment Para World Sailing
The Weta Trimaran, Hansa 303 and 2.4 Norlin One Design have been proposed to provide equipment for the Para World Sailing, this will help World Sailing to deliver a strategic plan for the Para World Sailing.

According to the part of the Strategic Plan the equipment should meet these objectives:

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Dongfeng Team Gets Renewed Volvo Ocean 65

Dongfeng team became the first race team to take delivery of their Volvo Ocean 65 boats after the re-fit process. There are only 250 odd days left to begin the Volvo Ocean Race.


With the delivery of the boat, the formal campaign of the Chinese team started.  The vessel went through one million Euros worth re-fit process which took about 15 weeks. The renewed boat now has a better color scheme, upgraded kits with more than 500 items across sails, electronics, deck gear and new navigation and media station.

The paint and commissioning manager at the boatyard Neil Cox informed that the boat was under sea trial for two days and everything has gone well and it took a mammoth effort from 25-30 people to complete the refitting work.

It took 3,500 man hours by the boatyard team to complete the boat building, electronics, rigging, and sails job and to strip it and to put back in shape.  The painting and branding job took another 2,500 man hours and the result is visible in every part of the boat from the deck, masts, hull, rudders and keel and dagger boards. The boat now has a brand new appearance.

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Clipper Race Trainings On

Those who have heard of the Clipper race will realize that it is a unique opportunity for non sailing people to be part of a race that takes you round the world.


For that reason, many people from different streams sign up for it. The competition criteria do not require you to have any prior sailing experience and only certain health aspects need to be met before you can sign up for training for such a race. Those who decide to be part of the race can choose to be part of the race till certain stages as well as be part of the circumnavigation as well.

For many, this unique sailing challenge is an opportunity for a lifetime and hence, it makes sense that many people decide to opt for the circumnavigation course. This course covers the world and one would get to sail past historic places like Cape Town or Rio. These are destinations to visit and what many people dream about.

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Cannes Yachting 2016

Each and every year Cannes Yachting Festival is celebrated with Gusto. It is considered to be one of the most famous and premier boat shows all over the world. Participants from all over the world take part to represent their own countries. The one that performs the best is the winner of the match.

Similarly, this year HIPYARDS all around the world are at their wits ends for organizing the Cannes Yachting Festival 2016. It may take place in the month of September where some of the latest developments in all styles of boating will be on display. You will get to know about some of the latest boating styles and easy to follow tricks.

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Melbourne Set for Sailing World Cup Finals

The Sailing World Cup finals to be held in Melbourne in the month of December have got the authorities offering positions for entries. The offers have been made to the top 20 who are ranked as per their performance in the Olympics.

With such invitations there have come in several entries from countries all over the world like Great Britain, Italy, Greece, Italy, Spain, Turkey and other places like Denmark.

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Yacht Comanche wins Australia’s top ocean race

Comanche, an entry by the New York Yacht Club, has been announced as the winner of the seventy-first Sydney to Hobart yacht meet in Australia. The hundred-foot long super maxi finished the six-hundred-thirty nautical mile open ocean path in 2 days, 8 hours, 58 minutes, and thirty seconds. Fellow United States entry Rambler 88 came in 3rd over the line.

Comanche is the very first international line honors champ in the yearly event since the year 2009 and the 1st American boat to be first across the line since Sayonara, owned by Larry Ellison, in the year 1998. She is owned by Jim Clark, the Texas billionaire, who is popular as Netscape co-founder.

Speaking to a leading news channel, Mr Clark said that he had faith in his crew could pull through the tough race following an early damage to a rudder blade which almost made the yacht’s withdrawal on the 1st night.

He added that as soon as he heard that they were going to keep going, he knew that this racing crew would not stop till they finish. Ken Read, the skipper, stated that his crew was pushed to the limit. It was really a hard race and the guys have really pushed hard.

He has sailed around the world two and a half times and he thought that he had seen it all. He added that God bless those who did this something like twenty-five times – either they are the hardest or the dumbest people earth.

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