Tag Archive: Sailing

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…)

Georgian Bay Sailing Regatta

Among the sailing regattas across the world, there is a new event that is ready for launch this year. It is the sailing regatta at Georgian Bay. The regatta is planned to promote events like course racing or simply traveling from one port to another.

The emphasis is to build a feeling of comradery so that sailors who share a common passion can come together in this region. (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.

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Pacific Cup Yacht Club committed

When the Pacific Cup embarks on next year, the competitors on the 2070nm race from San Francisco to Kaneohe, Hawaii will be a long way from medical care in the event of an accident. But race host Pacific Cup Yacht Club has made some arrangements to assure that help would be as close as the phone.

The Maritime Medical Access services will be accessible to the sailors during the race, offering race contestants with free remote 24/7 access to the board emergency medicine physicians for aid in managing any type of medical emergencies which may occur while you are at sea on the way to Hawaii or on the return.

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