Conflict Over Super Yacht Release

The super yacht S/Y a having been seized by the Bay of Gibraltar has brought much interest and intrigue in the sailing world. Indeed, the fact that the shipbuilding yard released the vessel only to get it seized and arrested does raise questions.

This is also sounded in the words of the owner that have been released in public media through his representative. These words show surprise in the way the shipbuilder has acted, especially a company that has a standing and reputation like Nobiskrug. The arrest of this sailing yacht is being viewed with disappointment by the customer. Continue reading Conflict Over Super Yacht Release

Queen’s Student Muru At YSWC

When most of the school students were sleeping in during the break of winter, another student of Queen’s Matti Muru was busy in achieving his dreams.


On Dec 4 2016, Muru travelled to Auckland to participate in the (YSWC) Youth Sailing World Championships. Though, Muru finished at 25 out of 60 but has gained a lot of experience.

The young sailor started practicing the sport at the age of 9 and by the time he turned 14, he started his training to get into YSWC. After spending countless hours in the water and gym to get the perfect fitness and skills for sports, Muru became one of the best sailors in the country and after that he got the opportunity to participate in Youth Sailing World Championship.

Sharing his experience of YSWC, Muru said, “Though, I have competed in many tournaments, but sailing with so many experienced sailors was completely a different experience for me. I was nervous, but made it sure in my mind that I don’t have to commit any mistake.” Continue reading Queen’s Student Muru At YSWC

Team Japan Set Sail

With Team Japan is one of the surprise entrants in the America’s Cup World Series, there was much highlight of this team as well who are being viewed as an upcoming contestant from Asia. The America’s Cup World Series was held in the Fukuoka bay area of Japan this weekend. It is a world class sailing event; there was much focus on the teams that were competing in this event. It represented the final regatta of the nine events that comprised this tournament.

The Softbank Team Japan were not only part of this event, they have also tested themselves for the America’s Cup that is coming up next year. However, there was a frightening moment for them while the test races were on. A section of the wing of the boat broke off suddenly when they were sailing in Lefkas. The syndicate was trying to sail against the defending champions, the Oracle Team USA. They had reached the wind limit akin to the AC45. Continue reading Team Japan Set Sail

South Lake’s Student Sailing Star

The difference between admirers and die-hard followers is admirer, just praising the moves of their heroes on the other hand follower take lessons from these moves and implement in their real life.


Example of this has been shown by secondary students of south lake school. Following their heroes of Olympic sailing, these students from south lake followed their heroes and created the national squads.

Alfie Cogger and Pierce Harris both have created the GB national sailing squad. Some members of the squad will get a chance to go to Europe to participate in various championships. The youngsters have now qualified for northern sailing squads and United Kingdom national championship. They have qualified for their RS Feva and RS Tera dinghies that are very small size yacht. To form the squad students went through tough competition and qualification process and it is their dedication towards sailing that gave them a chance to create the squad. Continue reading South Lake’s Student Sailing Star