In 2016 series of America’s cup France Groupama Team struggled in entire championship, and now in the 2017 championship until they are making late entry.
It appears that the Groupama team will be the last one to reach Bermuda to begin training for the new season. There are six teams taking part in the America’s Cup World Series 2017, out of which five are expected to launch their class boat in Bermuda by the January but the France team has no such plans.
The 2016 training program of Groupama will end on December 18 2016. After the completion of training Bruno Dubois team manager will explain to them how their 45-foot catamaran used for training will be converted into America’s Cup class boat. (more…)
The success of sailing is largely dependent on the success of the social aspects at all levels of the sport. It is the same for kids as well and not different for high level competitions. When sailors get a chance to freely interact with other sailors on the water they have all the more reasons to connect with and grow with the sport. Two of the best examples include the Pleon Yacht Club and Fleet 5 of the Rhodes 19 class.
The Pleon Yacht Club is indeed the oldest sailing club in the country for juniors. It has generated more than the actual shares of the world class sailors. The main key to its success is the culture of “kids only” that makes it so popular. The officers of the club are kids and the instructors are mostly college kids, who are intersested in getting trained up so that they can take a Kastela Bareboat Yacht Charter of their own one day. Also, the directors of the program are none other than young adults.
Furthermore, the 50 year old club Fleet 5 of the Rhodes 19 was never so strong or vibrant like it is now. The sailors are mostly out of colleges with a whole lot of energy. There is a top group like, other common groups that sets expectations to achieve victory through trophies. The team does a great job of providing clinics wherein the main sailors help others raise the game. The all year fleet parties that take places offer the social connection to keep every member involved and interested. (more…)
Ben Ainslie as well as his Land Rover BAR squad is looking to become the very first British crew to get the America’s Cup which in its 165th year in 2016. And if productive, they plan to fight back in the British Waters.
But had Team Oracle USA (he was a part of it) not pulled off a magnificent reversal from 8-1 down to 9-8 to become champion at the America’s Cup in San Francisco Bay in the year 2013, the 4-time Olympic champ is inexorable the situation would be very much different.
Britain’s most idolized sailor told that it was always a huge shot. He remember primary meetings with Russell Coutts and Larry Ellison, they wanted him to sail for Oracle and he agreed if they gave him a boat to race in the World Series with a view to building up a British squad for the next race. But halfway through that Cup he certainly did not think it looked good.
The opening list for Club Marine Pittwater to Coffs Yacht Race is generally NSW heavy, making Frantic’s entry for Brisbane based owner Graham Furtado a very welcome interstate inclusion.
Brian Pozzey, the captain of Frantic, told that the entry is the final result of his very own bucket list as well as the crew’s preference for little warm weather racing at a peaceful time of year. (more…)