Officials and Sailors from the USA gathered to form a team for rescuing a coral reef before the USA Hempel World Cup Sailing Series to be held in Miami. The expedition was led by the University of Miami and World Sailing and the necessary support was provided by Hempel which is the Official Partner for Coatings. The award for Beyond Sports Climate Action that is given by the World Sailing saw six talented international sailors along with officials to become citizen scientists. They learned about the stresses of the coral reefs like pollution and climate change throughout the entire expedition of four hours. After that, they brought their hands forward to plant more than staghorn corals that had been reared by the University of Miami nursery.
Sailors in the Laser Radial class, Valeria Lomatchenko from Russia, Estere Kumpina from Latvia, and Philippine van Aanholt from Aruba, along with sailors from the Finn Class, Alexey Selivanov from Russia, Kyle Martin from Canada, and Laser class sailors, Tijn van der Gulik from Aruba participated in this expedition. It supported the 2030 Sustainability Agenda that has been initiated by World Sailing for making bold contributions towards sustainability globally with a view to provide education to all the international sailors and also to contribute towards the enhancement of the local environment by hosting an event of World Sailing.
Youth Sailing Worlds is a series that is held annually and encourages young sailing talents across the world to participate in this tournament. World Sailing has recently launched invites for host cities and asked member national authorities to bid for this tournament, especially the editions 2021 and 2022 which are yet undecided.
This championship event is known to attract youth sailors, best of every nation, to participate and is known to be a tough competition. Participants for the same are selected by MNA where eligible sailors from different nations enroll. There are bid guidelines issued on their website which outline the specifications which are required for placing bids.
The annual day for the ladies was celebrated again as part of Lendy Cowes Week; it was held this week, on Tuesday 7th August. The title sponsor of the event was Lendy and there were several celebrations that were completed along with the announcement of Tracy Edwards who won the Ladies Day Trophy. The evening was celebrated as a reception event organized at Northwood House.
This is a trophy that was first introduced in 2006 to celebrate the role of women and their achievements in sailing. The number of competitors in the female teams has increased over the years in Lendy Cowes Week. This year there were about 8000 competitors who took part in the regatta and a third of them were female. Tracy Edwards is known to have started participating in all female crew in the regatta from the 1989s or 90s. The Maiden crossing that she accomplished in 1989 has made it into the history books. Tracy was awarded MBE as well as being the first woman in 34 years to have received Yachtsman of the Year accolade. Tracy also worked to rescue the Maiden boat and bring it back to its former glory, a mission that she took up in 2016.