Finn Lynch Wins 1st Gold Fleet Series Race

Finn Lynch of Ireland wins a race in the gold fleet series at the Sailing World Championships. He is competing in the laser event of the Championship. He is gearing up to compete in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and wants to win a medal for Ireland in this event. It looks like his preparations are going in the right direction.

Despite the light winds at the gold fleet series race, Finn was able to show the world how to race in such conditions. He had an emphatic victory and he needs to do more to prove his mettle. This gold fleet series is a four-race event that is held after six qualification races.
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2017 US Sailing Championship Of Champions

The 2017 US Sailing Championship of Champions was a test of teamwork as well as skills and this is where Steve Benjamin as skipper along with his crew with members like Christopher Larson and Phil Trinter were victorious.


The race spanned three days in Sonar and there were about thirteen champions of the one design class category who were selected for the race. The champions of this race are awarded the Jack Brown Trophy.

In the race Benjamin’s team was able to outperform the team skippered by Chris Raab, who had been 2010 champion of this race. This win for Benjamin is the first in achieving the Jack Brown Trophy. The first seven races that were held at this championship saw Raab have a lead with his crew members. This team had won the 2017 Lido National Championship this year, which helped them qualify for this race. There is a special guest provision added to this sailing event by US Sailing every year. Benjamin and his team were recipients of this invitation and they were able to make the most of this opportunity. Continue reading “2017 US Sailing Championship Of Champions”

25th International Optimist Regatta Won By Callahan

The 25th International Optimist Regatta event took place from June 16 to 18 in Saint Thomas, USVI.


The event was a very successful one with a record 119 sailors taking part in the three-day extravaganza. The sailors arrived at St. Thomas from all over the USA, the British Virgin Islands, Antigua, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

Michael Callahan puts up a stupendous show during the racing event and top scored in three races out of the 10 races. This is a huge achievement for Callahan and this helped him take the honors and win the title. He won the event in the 89-boat Red/Blue/Green fleet. He enjoyed a comfortable 7 point win over the second placed brother Justin. The third position went to Stephen Baker.

The young sailors in the age group of 7 to 15 years were given the chance to race in the advanced fleet or the beginner fleet. They were split as ages 13 to 15, Red group, ages 10 and under in white group, ages 11 and 12 in the blue group, green group or beginner group. Continue reading “25th International Optimist Regatta Won By Callahan”

Annual Wobbly Race Raises US $6,300

The Wobbly race has been one of the most looked forward to fund-raising events in the West Indies. This year too, there was no shortage of fun, frolic, and racing at the Wobbly Race event held in Antigua in the West Indies. The event is held for Antigua Barbuda Search and Rescue (ABSAR) and was able to raise EC $17,000 (US $6,300).

The Wobbly Race is sponsored by the Newport Shipyard for the past five years. They send a team every year in the West Indies to organize and host this very popular fundraising event. A total of ten teams took part in the 2017 Wobbly Race. This race is a peculiar race as the crew members and the captain of the yacht will have to build a boat on their own using two sheets of plywood and other essential supplies. The regatta was sponsored by the Association of Yacht Support Services (AYSS). Continue reading “Annual Wobbly Race Raises US $6,300”

VM Will Represent ROV In India

“Running on Waves” is a passenger sailing vessel of premium class.


The company has announced the appointment of Venture Marketing as marketing and sales representative in India. Venture Marketing will not take care of operations of Running on Waves in India.

The premium vessel is 64 m long (209 ft) and has the capacity holding 42 guests in unsuited cabins 18 in numbers. The company offers charters as well as Cruise to the client for ashore sailing in countries like Italy, Greece, Malta, Turkey, Cyprus, France, Albania, Spain, Montenegro, Croatia, Lebanon, Egypt, Israel and other countries that are easy to reach

Chief Commercial Officer of Running on Waves Konstantin Smirnov, said, “For cruising India has been a growing market and for experiential clients we would like to present a unique product. For those who love experiencing new things in the segment, Running on Waves is a wonderful product.”

“We are overwhelmed to join hands with Venture Marketing; the team of Venture Marketing will help the product to get right audience. The company has a good understanding and knowledge of the industry” he said. Continue reading “VM Will Represent ROV In India”

NCC Will Take 702 KM Sailing

NCC Directorate of Gujarat has organized a sailing expedition in which 40 NCC cadets will participate and will cover a distance of 702 KMs.


The name of the event has been kept as “Dwarkadheesh Sea Sailing Expedition”. The event will start on 15 January 2017 and will go for 12 days. 30 members of boys NCC and 10 from senior girls NCC will form the team of forty.

Wing commander and defense spokesperson Abhishek Matiman said, “The objective of sailing expedition is to promote adventure sense in NCC cadet. NCC cadets are also the part of the Indian defense system and thus they too should get exposed adventure activity like this.”

Matiman further said that the expedition will not only be an adventure trip, but also an education trip as while the sailing, the locals of Saurashtra region will see how coastal guards are involved in national security and how they work.    Continue reading “NCC Will Take 702 KM Sailing”

Russians Show Their Authority At SB20 Worlds

Strong breeze and swelling conditions greeted the races on the penultimate day of the Cascais SB20 World Championships. The conditions proved that it would be a superb race for the asymmetrical fleets. Everyone was very eager to start the day and in their thirst to beat the others, five of the boats were penalized for being OCS for the first gun shot of the day.

The breeze for the day had set in nicely to aid the starting of the race and was at 15 to 18 knots. There was also a rolling Atlantic swell that ensured that the race would be fast paced. As the second race progressed, the wind speed picked up to 20 knots and the right hand side was in for a strong favor. It was a classic Cascais race as the boats hit 18 knots downwind on a regular basis. Continue reading “Russians Show Their Authority At SB20 Worlds”

Etchells US National Championship won by Steve Benjamin

For more than a decade, sailors of Etchells have clumped south in the winter to relish beautiful weather, warm water as well as outstanding yacht racing of Biscayne Bay in Miami, Florida.

Annually, the Coral Reef Cup arranged by the Coral Reef Yacht Club and Biscayne Bay Fleet 20 world as the winter finale for Etchells Class Southern Circuit, following the 4 regatta Biscayne Bay Series. In 2016, Coral Reef Cup also worked as the Etchells US National Championship 2016 from 18th to 20th March, 2016. Continue reading “Etchells US National Championship won by Steve Benjamin”

Palmer Johnson selling tools at auction

It is not very often that a ninety-eight year old builder closes down, but when it does, the tools that go up for sale might be the dream of a woodworker.  Now, from 30th March, thousands of tools will be up for auction of the Palmer Johnson Yachts plant’s production assets in Sturgeon Bay.

Palmer Johnson, last fall, declared that they were leaving the Sturgeon Bay and moving to the Netherlands, cutting around hundred jobs. The firm, founded in 1918 in the northeast Wisconsin, had made many yachts costing tens and millions of dollars.

Palmer Johnson hired Prairie Farm’s Hansen & Young Inc. to auction the production instrumentation, including around four thousand five hundred lots of metalworking and woodworking tools. Few of the lots has multiple tools. The condition and the age of the tools varies.

Hansen & Young’s auctioneer and vice president Bryce Hansen told that few of the old woodworking tools are as solid or better built than some of the new stuff. The inventory includes drills, band saws, sanders, CNC machines, grinders, dust-collecting machines, sewing machines, vacuums as well as much more. It also adds materials as well as supplies.

Al the bidding will take place on the internet. Hansen stated that this is an eBay-style auction, except that this is on their website. A lot of the items are at Palmer Johnson’s former plant at 128 Kentucky St., Sturgeon Bay. They would be there for viewing on 28th March from 10 am to 3 pm.