Why Sail in the Water When You can Fly Over it

'Fly on Water' Pushes Jimmy Spithill and Crew to the Brink

‘Fly on Water’ Pushes Jimmy Spithill and Crew to the Brink. Credit: YouTube

Gliding on the water at motorboat-like velocity can augment the thrills of sailing, and this feat can be achieved by sailing on the brand-new ‘foilers’ which are already a big hit among the sailors. Adventure-junkies and skippers can enjoy high-tailing towards distant shores with the new fleet of foilers, whose hulls reportedly hover in the air.
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24-Hour Endurance Yacht Race Set to Take Off in Wellington


Yachts. Credit: Public Domain/Airvideopl

Yacht race lovers will love the swiftly approaching 24-Hour Endurance Yacht Race on Wellington Harbour. The yacht race is hosted by the Lowry Bay Yacht Club (LBYC) and will take place on April 8 and 9, 2017. LBYC is aiming to have a large fleet of yachts on the start line on the 8th April. Continue reading

Oman Sail’s GC32 Sultanate of Oman win first 2015 Bullitt GC32 Racing Tour event in Austria

Sail boats have long captured the imagination of teams working together for a common cause. A sailing event in Austria typically draws in worldwide attention on behalf of those making their name. Sail boats take the time to be compiled and launched for any major event. If they want to make a successful appearance, they need to take sailing seriously on behalf of those in effect. Leigh McMillan was a standout performer on behalf of those wanting to tour the area. The Sultanate of Oman emerged as a leading contender in the event behind his skill and dexterity at the helm. Continue reading

Rolex Fastnet Race: The World’s Biggest Offshore Race

Credit: 2013 Rolex Fastnet Race. Photo: Rolex/Kurt Arrigo

Credit: 2013 Rolex Fastnet Race. Photo: Rolex/Kurt Arrigo

It’s that year again, well, it’s that year that happens every two years again. That’s right, it’s time for the Rolex Fastnet Race. The Fastnet is the largest offshore sailing race that happens once every two years. Continue reading

Sailing Reinstated For The Paralympic Games

Some April Fools jokes are funnier than others. The latest offering from Scuttlebutt Sailing News goes into the “not at all funny” pile. The premise of the “joke” is that sailing has been reinstated for the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games, and that new boats will be required for the event. Continue reading