Candidate Want Transparency In Sailing

Kim Andersen the vice president of engineering and Construction Company said World Sailing is going through a lot of changes and people want that there should be more transparency in eh system.


Andersen wants to improve availability of sailing sport worldwide and said that transparency in the system will bring exposure in the sailing sport event.

Andersen addressing a press conference said “World Sailing is a responsible body and thus it is important for it to function in a smooth and streamlined way. Of course the financial issues too need to be addressed with open and clear manner.” Talking about the issue of Gazprom deal, he further said that everybody in sailing world is confused over what happen with Gazprom deal. We know there is nothing wrong, but if there would be transparency in the system, and then we would have not asked this question. The committee working is presently being unable to manage things they have to answer to the world of sailing. (more…)

Alinghi Wins Act 5 At St Petersburg

The Extreme Sailing Series underway in Russia has offered plenty of excitement for the racers as well as the spectators. The Alinghi Swiss crew started the decided day of Act 5 in the pole position.

The Act 5 was indeed a spectacle to see as it as a close competition between Alinghi and the leader of the Extreme Sailing Series Oman Air. As the final race was in sight the crew f Morgan Larson were also on equal points with Alinghi. This meant that the Act 5 was one of the most thrilling acts of this series. (more…)

The Toughest night of the whole Seattle Pacific Challenge

Today, UNICEF is the all new race leader having confronted some tough conditions in the evening following a brand new small low pressure system shaped further south than forecast and left the squads with winds as well as a diabolical sea state. The unpredictable, unforecast conditions experienced the wind increased rapidly to forty knots, and alter direction, making a north south divide in the pack.

Plainsailing.com that it was the toughest evening of the whole circumnavigation till now, as his squad was forced to head in the other direction to Seattle so that they could find favorable westerlies in the system’s southern sector. (more…)

Sinking yacht off the Gower coast

All weather lifeboat Mumbles was joined by Horton and Port Eynon lifeboat last evening after a yacht got struck a submerged object in the Oxwich Bay and it started to sink. This smitten vessel was stranded in the bay, said the HM Coastguard.

A spokesperson told that the one person on board handled to get ashore safely. The lifeboats, along a rescue helicopter as well as an Oxwich coastguard rescue squad, were tasked at around 10.40 pm as Storm Katie assembled strength in English Channel.

The boat was blustered onto the beach at Oxwich by winds of up to forty mile per hour. Roy Barker IV, the Mumbles lifeboat, escorted Horton and Port Eynon inshore lifeboat to their boathouse before coming back to Mumbles.

James Bolter, the Deputy second coxswain told that this was one of the worst night’s weather of the year till now. They are really very happy the crew of the yacht is all safe. Thankfully they called for help immediately, if the yacht had grounded anywhere other than the beach there could have been tragic consequences.

Meanwhile, Springline Yacht Sales, based in Connecticut, is spreading out to Lake Champlain as well as Quebec with the addition of yacht broker Julie Garneau. She and others at the sailboat dealership would bring Island Packet, Blue Jacket and Elan yachts to the region.

In a statement, Springline Yacht Sales owner and president Rick Dieterich told that they are thrilled to be expanding and bringing their brands and Julie’s expertise to our Canadian clients. They look forward to seeing Julie out on Lake Champlain with happy clients at the helm of an Elan, Blue Jacket or Island Packet.