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Super-Foilers Shaking The World By Its Challenging Features

On 2013 summers the Australian sailor and the previously appointed CEO, 1990s Bill Macartney, father of the captain, Jack, witnessed the triumph of New Zealand on 34th America’s Cup and determined to do something huge. In 2018 his determination created a hotspot and latest sailing circuits- the Grand Prix SuperFoiler which is around a five series regatta, a lot of the southern part of Australia before winding up on Macartney’s Sydney waters.

The tall SuperFoiler boat which is a machine in Grand Prix accompanies great speed at is created by industrial experts. The boats are the latest of them all with a nuclear hull consists approximately the dimensions and include the required instruments to adjust the angle/pitch of attack. It also contains a crucial element to the working of the foils that is passive-adaptive stability and the main part of the boat.

Young Sailors Continued Sailing After Irma

Volunteerism, resilience, community spirit, hard work and courage? These are the qualities that the fiercest of storms, man-made or natural, often brings to the surface in a community.

For Marco Island Interscholastic Sailing Team (MIIST) students, there was no disinclination in committing a number of hours to the sailing center of island before and after Hurricane Irma. The team includes the students from Marco Island Charter Middle School (MICMS), Marco Island Academy and Lely High.

Sailing, The Generation Game Now Starts At Nationals In Napier

Hans Hengst, aged 82, from Napier, with grandson, whose age is just 13-year-old and son, 48, named Noah and Rob respectively will give tough competition in the Hartley 16 at the national regatta in Napier.

The three generations of Hengst family together give an excellent performance on water which will be unforgettable indeed during the three-day national regatta which will begin at Ahuriri waterfront

Hans Hengst of 82 is the most experienced sailor at the Napier Sailing Club-hosted nationals, including the Hartley 16, Ross 780 as well as Europe Nationals classes.

His son, Rob is the skipper of Windsong with his 13-year-old son Noah as an active crew member.

This teenager, will going to be there at Napier Boys High School from Jan 31, gets an opportunity to enter as the youngest sailor in the Hartley 16 class.

Steve Turpin, who is one of the crew members on Hans’ trailer yacht, Kum Lucky, the time during competition, weather letting them to move for three races in a day.

Rob as well as Noah will have their first training sail soon for a few hours in light, the winds and father was really happy the way his son handled jib, the way he lifted the centerboard and fetch the pole out when they moved downwind.

The ex- Napier Intermediate scholar, who has been sailing when he was just eight years old, is perfect in managing the Starling class single person boat.

During the upcoming weekend, he will have tough competition in Starling class at North Island Championship within Wellington.

Rob and Hans facilitated the youngsters with the sailing experience by providing formal training which is creditable to Noah, who has got coaching from so many programs from various classes.

Martin And Emma Claimed Victory In Race

Some of the adults chose to use some of the top players left out of the junior training.

With daughter Lucy with her mother Paul Burton in their new double handler in training for the winter series of this season, with only few boats, the start got under way having rigging issues.

The pair of Neal Tack and Will Cook was not able to conclude setting their boat up for the start in time. Nevertheless, they caught up soon in the up and down wind sections along with their spinnaker rolling up to second on the water. In spite of her position in the fleet, junior Emma Agar was persistently within handicap to the leaders – struggling to stay erect in the strongest of gusts.

On the other hand, Martin Cook Result: 1 Agar, 2 P & L Burton, 3 Cook & Tack. The clear victory during the afternoon points series was already taken by Tom Bell, wind strengthening all the time, few decided to be seated this one out on the other hand, the sailors such juniors Agar and Burton opted the position of the double handed topper. (more…)

Reports From Tenby Sailing Club


The race of the Round Caldey Island and Club Regatta are scheduled for 24 June and 25 June, and it is once again sponsored by Lewis Lewis and Co Ltd the local solicitors. On Saturday three races will take place and then on Sunday, there will be a Round Caldey race, the day will conclude with the prize-giving ceremony on Sunday afternoon. The team price of the event is £500. The organizers are welcoming everybody, so if you have the team then come here and go on.

Like always, this year also the volunteers are welcomed to take part in the race.  To register the entry or confirms participation in the event, one can get in touch with the organizers via their email account The email belongs to Ted Lewis.

Club sailing

It was again windy on Saturday for the scheduled three races for the June Cup in the summer series of club run by Lucas and Ted.

With the upwind start a triangular course was set for the first race, the North Beach was marked off by the windward, St. Catherine’s east of by the give and start line off Monkstone. (more…)

Nur On Rio Olympics Experience

There have been several sailors who have risen to fame as well as to world recognition at the Rio Olympics that were held in August this year. One such name is that of Nur Shazrin Mohamed Latif.

She started to sail or to learn the art at the age of eight. Being a native of Pasir Gudang, Johor in Malaysia, she states that her family coaxed her into trying the sport though she was not too interested in it. However, as she learned the sport she became notable among sailors representing her country. The pinnacle of her efforts was reached this year when she was given the opportunity to represent her country at the Olympics in the category of laser radial class. She was shortlisted from the competitions that were held for Asian countries in Abu Dhabi. (more…)

Lightning NAs Starts Off Great Races

With Rio sailing races more or less concluded, it might be time to take a look at the different championships that is going on in different countries. Most sailing and yachting sporting activities take place during the summer and this is the peak season for all kinds of competitive sailing events.

In New York the Samson Lightning North American championship has ensued for 2016. It was kicked off on 18th August 2016. The championship started off with a day that was windy as the crews waited for the wind to pick up as the previous days had been light, airy days not enough for sailing to take place. (more…)

Piriou’s Yersin, a giant beast

Piriou’s Yersin, a two-hundred-fifty foot expedition yacht, earlier made its debut at the Monaco Yacht Show. Francois Fiat, the owner of the yacht, selected the yard as he wanted a vessel that would be as racy as the commercial boats Piriou has made in its history.
The yacht was named Alexandre Yersin by Francois Fiat. The Swiss born, French scientist, who is also an avid adventurer, has traveled the world to look for many diseases. Piriou and Fiat had three conditions that the world-class adventurer had to meet – the yacht had to be able to sail with an broadened rate in all waters—from polar regions to tropics. It also had to be eco-friendly, both in its onboard systems and propulsion. And, Yersin had to be highly versatile and comfortable, since the owner as well as his guests might be spending months onboard.
The 18-passenger yacht can easily accommodate twenty-four crew members along with two captains. This figure really shows that the yacht can successfully travel anywhere the world. It can voyage among ice floes up to fifteen inches thick. It can sail quite comfortably in temperatures from minus 4 degrees Fahrenheit to 122 degrees Fahrenheit.