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America’s Cup Will Be Tested Again

Following successful America’s Cup Deed of Gift Challenge in the year 2010, Oracle team, which, is owned by Larry Ellison and led by Russell Coutts went on a mission to give a new shape to the event.

The motto of both sailors is creating a competition that just not remains for the sailors alone, but it remains for everyone.

Of their larger plan, creating interest was integral to enhance the commercial attraction of this event. There were not more than required billionaires to provide funding to the teams, they worried, and America’s Cup relevance would fade out if the sailors would not take part in it.

After a couple of failed campaigns, and a cruel court battle, which led to their win, finally Ellison held the trophy that no other sailor would want if they are asked to race opposite him. Continue reading America’s Cup Will Be Tested Again

Star Eastern Hemisphere Championships Won By Nichol And McDonald

Club NauticoVersilia hosted the 2017 Star Eastern Hemisphere Championships and this regatta event consisted of six races that were held over 5 days.

The event took place from May 30 to June 4 this year in the picturesque port of Viareggio. It was a well-attended race and the winners of the championship were the American pairing of Andy McDonald and Brad Nichol. They sailed on a brand new boat, but did not have any difficulty in adjusting to the boat. There were no signs of them to show that they were the apprehensions of sailing a new boat in an all-important championship. They performed like pros and won the event with a total of 26 points.

The second place went to Irish team of Robert O’Leary and Peter O’Leary and they also end e the regatta with 26 points. This was a very close regatta to call and the Americans were adjudged the winners in the tiebreaker race. They beat the Irish team hands down in the tiebreaker race to claim the 2017 Star Eastern Hemispheres Championships. Continue reading Star Eastern Hemisphere Championships Won By Nichol And McDonald

Ed Baird: Tips For Successful Sailing

US National Sailing Hall of Fame member of the 2016 class of inductees Ed Baird discussed the qualities that make a sailor a successful one.

When asked about basic steps that help a sailor to be successful in racing, he said, there is no difference between creating a successful sailing team and being successful in any other sport or business. You start learning the skills of game from talented people and keep your hunger to become successful in the game with you. Join team that has positive hopes and looking for talent people. Then play for mutual benefit, do better and help others to perform better.”

Now, once the foundation is set, keep asking yourself, how can we make ourself better in future? Then you will get great success.” He said. Continue reading Ed Baird: Tips For Successful Sailing