For those who have been following the Vendee Globe competition will now be relieved to hear news of most of the skippers making their way to the final stop and ending an epic voyage around the world as a solo skipper of their boat.
One of the latest members of the current tournament to finish the trip was Louis Burton. He made good speed after the maneuvering of Cape Horn and the safe and uneventful passage across the transatlantic waters. He has finally reached the finishing line at the seventh position overall. The others who are coming up behind him are Arnaud Boissieres who has crossed the Equator on February 1st
, with six skippers on their way in South Atlantic waters.
The race has concluded 88 days and its hierarchy remains as it was established long back through several challenges come up for the participants, new and unique every time as they go through this epic round the world tour. Continue reading
Youth Match Racing Championship 2016 HARKEN International started in Australia amid the clear and sunny sky.
The steady wind breezes of Pittwater welcomed twelve international teams to start the event and make it a big success.
The wind condition of Pittwater which was a matter of concern to newcomers in event showed normal condition. The wind was blowing from east to northeast direction throughout the day making it participants to show their skills and game. The wind of Pittwater is shifty in nature and no one can judge what could be the next.
Matthew Hughes skipper is a newcomer in the event and he shined on the first day with six wins out of seven races. He is from Squadron Royal New Zealand Yacht. On the other hand Malcolm Parker the local sailor of Pittwater runs six races in which he won five. He lost one match from Squadron Royal. He used all his local experience to win matches in the event. Continue reading