AC75 is the Emirates team from New Zealand participating in America’s Cup. It was out this week for the third time. The boat, after being dragged out at the entrance to towards the Waitemata, she slipped away and rigged up from the other chasing boats that were sailing fast against the strong winds that recorded 19kts. The average gust of the winds was recorded 25kts at Bean Rock which was a nearby location of the boat.
This was slightly less that had a greater range at a much lower point near the Northern Leading Beacon which is located just north side of the Bean Rock. The readings at the Bean Rock are generally taken from a greater height compared to the Northern Leading. It is required to reduce it by at least 3kts for getting the right readings of the sea level. The conditions of the match, as well as the wind limits, are being talked about for some weeks now and in this situation, it was appealing to see the performance of AC75 against the observation point of wind on the Bean Rock.
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Daryl Wislang last year claimed the title of Volvo Ocean Race. And in Sydney Hobart Yacht Race (SHYR) he managed to finish in the line of honours.
The ambition of Wislang this year is also the same, now for the dash starting from Sydney to Hobart through the Bass Strait, he jumped on the board Comanche, which is starting today. It is the same boat he won in the year 2015 when he won the Sydney Hobart. It happened just a few months after claiming the title of Volvo Ocean Race (VOR) with Dongfeng Race Team (DRT). The race took place year says Comanche taking the line of honours once again, although his rivals Wild Oats XI got the penalty of one-hour for the incident of port-starboard with Comanche at the beginning of the and probably this pair will again do it when the race will start.
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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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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”