Grenada Sailing Week: The Experience of J/70s, J/24s Sailors

Hilary Noble, the very long-time J/sailor, has been on the sharp end of numerous top teams over in J/70s, J/24s,  J/88s, and J/105s. Recently, she got down in the Caribbean sailing of the winter season in the first major event in the “Down Island” of the  Grenada Sailing Week (GSW). The report of her performance is here.

“The season of Caribbean racing is currently underway with the Grenada Sailing Week 6th edition that held between January 28th to February 1st.


Sarasota Sailing Squadron Will Have To Wait

According to the information, the Sarasota Sailing Squadron will have to wait and wait could be until next year. As per the situation around, it seems that the club will be able to host the 72nd Sarasota Labor Day Regatta next year only. This edition of the event got canceled because of the lingering red tide. This tide is associated with the bacteria levels present in the Sarasota Bay. The first edition of race held in the 1940s, it is the largest and oldest and regional regatta of Florida and Southeast.

Craig Bridges, the manager of the Sarasota Sailing Squadron said “Before deciding to cancel the event, we held out as long as we could. It was only one of those things. Even in the case that the tides would have got cleared up by that time, the sailors would have experienced poor conditions. And we don’t want people should leave Sarasota with bad memories.”


Krishnapatnam Port Hosted Sailing Competition Successfully

A State level Sailing (Yachting) Championship (SSC) was held at the Krishnapatnam port on Thursday. The competition happened for the first time under the sponsorships of Navayuga Sailing Academy (NSA). NSA organized it with the co-operation of the Yachting Association of Andhra Pradesh and Nellore. The event was flagged off by Anil Yendluri the Krishnapatnam Port CEO, District Sports Development Officer (DSSO) Ramanaiah and District Olympic Association Secretary (DOAS) Ramamoorthy. The competition witnessed huge participation of sailors. Apart from sailors of state level, some locals trained sailors who were trained by sailing coaches of Indian Army at Krishnapatnam Port participated in the competition.

On the occasion, the CEO of Port said they have planned and have made arrangements to organize sailing competitions of national level, which will start from December 21 to will conclude on 25 at the Krishnapatnam port itself. In the competition the port is expecting the participation of as many as 500 sailors.


Hadid Relaxes On Yacht With Safai

  • Mohamed Hadid spotted relaxing on his yacht with fiancée Shiva Safai.
  • For illegal construction of the Bel Air pad, Hadid avoided the jail time on 20 July.
  • He was given a ‘slap on the wrist’ and asked to pay the fines.

Hadid, is not an unknown face, he is a mogul of real estate and also the father of Bella and Gigi Hadid the supermodels.

He has been recently received punishment from the government for some irregularities in his work and violation of rules, but the business tycoon celebrated his ‘slap on the wrist’ by spending some relaxing time on his yacht with the fiancée in St Tropez.

The 68-year-old Hadid kicked back on his trip to the yacht, on the other hand, the beautiful to-be-bride Shiva Safai, who is 35 at present, opted to soak up in the sun while cruising in the coastal French town water. (more…)


Third Act Of Extreme Sailing

The third Act of the Extreme Sailing Series came to an end in Madeira Islands but there are more Acts to look forward to. This format of sailing is fast paced which makes it risky and challenging for the participants, but a great show for the fans to witness.

The third act saw the SAP team hold their forte in the first position while Alinghi still leads in the overall scoreboard this season so far. They however finished in the second position while the Oman Air team finished in the third position. The series will now move to the fourth Act that will be held in less than three weeks in conjunction with Yacht Charter Dubrovnik. (more…)


Ainslie Disappointed But Took Lesson

The first shot of Ainslie at achieving the America’s Cup ended on Thursday, when a team New Zealand, beat his crew Land Rover BAR in the semi-final match of the America’s Cup challenger 35th series in Bermuda. New Zealand is one of the four countries who have won the America’s cup.

After the race Ainslie gets face to face with the media and shared his view. He said “Before the beginning of the race, we were aware that the match is going to be tough. And, ultimately we weren’t managed to catch up in time with the existing teams”.

Ainslie is one of the most successful Olympian of sailing and he is not used to losing the match. With team Oracle USA, he has won a cup as tactician and there is a huge list of his winning. This is the reason; this loss of Ainslie is really a big disappointment for him.

It is not like the loss is a disappointment only for Ainslie, but it hurt all the team members equally. From the very beginning of the tournament, the team was hopeful that, it will win the match and if winning does not come, then they will try their best to at least have a good performance.

Another team member of the Land Rover Bar said the defeat is not easy to forget. We tried well, but at the end of the race, our effort did not turn up enough to beat the New Zealand team and thus we lost the race. A good sailor always takes experience from his past and tries to correct the mistake that was made in the future. We will also do the same, learn from this loss and will try to improve your sailing skills.