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Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup Started With A Number Of Surprises

Racing started at the Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup (MYRC) and Rolex Maxi 72 World Championship recently in Porto Cervo.

This is the annual event, which is organized jointly by the Costa Smeralda Yacht Club, this year in the celebration of its 50th anniversary along with the International Maxi Association. The body is sanctioned by the World Sailing to represent the Maxi classes.

And the day was full of surprises for the competing seven classes. Initially, there were the conditions eight knots as declared in the forecast, but later it increased to the gusts of 15+ knots, although patchy.

Toni Cacace got delighted with the performance of his team who also turned out as winner of the Wally Class, owner of the Wally 94 Magic Blue. Despite being the only boat in the 11-strong class participating in the Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup for the first time. The start of the race was stressful and the building breeze favored the boats of smaller size with these sailing giants. Continue reading Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup Started With A Number Of Surprises

Macbeth Happy With BAR Rotation Policy

The Land Rover Ben Ainslie Racing team is looking pretty solid.

The manager of the Land Rover BAR team is happy for the team to be taking part in the Great Sound in Bermuda. Jono Macbeth the team manager is having a good time with the crew of the BAR team. He is happy to be part of the team that is taking part against the Emirates Team New Zealand and the French team.

The experience that Macbeth has in the America’s Cup racing will be of great help to the Land Rover BAR team. They are relying on him to guide them through the race at the Great Sound and to help them lift the Auld Cup. The 44-year-old Macbeth has won three America’s Cup in his career so far, and therefore his inputs will be like gold to the BAR team. This is why he is included in the team to sail against France and New Zealand. Continue reading Macbeth Happy With BAR Rotation Policy

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