On Day 7 of The 2017/2018 Round the world Yacht Race, Garmin in technically in the lead as the fleet prepares to cross the equator. After racing for a full week, the fleet has begun to spread out. Up to 167 nautical miles now separate the first and eleventh on the log.
The leading teams are still close to each other as the fleet is set to head back to the northern hemisphere. On course from Australia to China, Garmin is technically the lead after a tough sailing night. However, PSP Logistics and Sanya Serenity Coast are very close. The duo, in second and third place respectively, have been drag racing for about a week.
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Among the several sailing yacht sales that are conducted, Caroline 1, an alloy sailing yacht, of 35 meters in length, had been put up for sale at Iconovista by Simon Turner. This has been recently purchased via Sea Alliance. The yacht has several unique features on offer. It has a lightweight aluminum body which is the fourth vessel designed by Dubois. The boat was launched by Alloy Yachts in 1994 and built by them. There was a major refit that was done in 2013. The interiors are airy and maple and the boat have a good performance in sailing as well as a versatile deck layout. The interiors, as done by Redman Whiteley Dixon, sports four cabins that can accommodate about eight guests. There are two twin rooms, a VIP suite, a master suite and an en-suite shower with all facilities.
The interiors are wonderful to check out. There is an upper saloon with sliding doors that operate by compressed air. Here one will find a guest bar with a sink, ice maker, fridge and a coffee machine. On the starboard is the seating and dining area where eight guests can sit and enjoy uninterrupted views of the water. The lower saloon has a luxury lounging area where there are seating areas with great views as well as a video library and a multimedia television screen.
The cockpit has two seating areas along with a dining space that can accommodate eight guests. The cockpit can be open or close as per external weather conditions. The yacht is powered by a diesel engine of 540 horsepower and of the Lugger variety. The yacht will surely be a great asset to the person who will own it and it is a luxury vessel that will provide pleasurable sailing.
The Great Lakes Sailing Club (GLSC) season of year 2017/18 is all set to get underway on Sunday, from 1pm that is on the 17th of September.
For members, the club has just finished two weekends of warm up, with two divisions one is junior and the second is senior and has welcomed a number of fresh boats to the club.
Talk about the division of senior Catamaran, and then now it will include many new A class Cats, a Hobie 16 and Taipans. The Hobie 16 is a mandatory in any Catamaran division.
The divisions of single hull have seen many juniors join the senior division and many of our juniors are moving into their own boats, this includes Lord Howe Island 14.
More than two weeks of sailing in a range of conditions such as stiff 15 knot northeasterly breeze, no breeze the sailors have flattened out a few kinks in their boats as well as in their bodies with for the preparation of the season ahead.
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Every major sailing event showcases performance of the international sailors in a different light.
For instance, Sam Meech who made notable headlines with his performance in Rio Olympics finished in the third position in the final medal races of the World Cup Series that was held in Hyeres, France. He left with mixed emotions as he feels that there were considerable ups and downs in the results.
Being a bronze medalist of the Olympic category, he finished in the overall ninth position in the laser class that had 60 participants in total. The third race of the regatta saw him a winner. He also had four finishes in the top ten in other races. However, he felt that he could have fared better overall that would have showcased in the final medal race. The weeklong series saw him have some good sailing days and he had fun as well. However, in certain cases he disappointed himself and cost himself points that affected the overall results.
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United States Sailing recognizes the best sailor man and woman every year with the Rolex Yachtsman and Woman award.
In 2016 as well, the preparation has begun and the jury is busy in short listing the name. United States sailing has announced the name of eight shortlisted man sailors and six women sailors for the final round.
2016 Rolex Yachtsman, nominees done by US sailing are
- Augie Diaz, winner of Star World Champion from Miami.
- Brad Kendall from Tampa, Hugh Freund from South Freeport and Rick Doerr from Clifton silver medalist of Paralympic.
- Terry Hutchinson from Annapolis winner of Maxi 72, TP52 World Champion and Rolex Farr 40.
- John Kostecki from Fairfax winner of Melges 20 and J/70 World Championship.
- Dave Hughes from Miami and Stu McNay from Providence winner of 470 North American Champions and Melges 24 World Champions.
- Mike Marshall from Jamestown winner of J/22 World Championship.
- Mike Martin from Mill Valley winner of 505 World Championship.
- Caleb Paine from San Diego Olympic Bronze Medalist.
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