Some of the best sailors in the World has assembled at Royal Brighton Yacht Club of Melbourne. And all of them have come here to take part in Sail Melbourne International (SMI) championship 2018 edition. The championship is going to start from 13 of December 2018.

The event Sail Melbourne is one of the premier Olympic of Australia and it calls Classes Regattas to take part. The event takes place every year in the Port Phillip waters, Victoria.  In the southern hemisphere, this regatta is the largest yearly ‘Off the Beach’ one. This year, the event will have some exciting things such as the inauguration of Australian Para-sailing Championships and this will have champions of 2018 World Para-sailing. All will take part in the event. The Sail Melbourne International Racing will kick off on 13th of December and go till 16th of December 2018. Total 375 participants will take part in the competition hailing from 18 different countries.


Sailing event plans to raise funds for challenged sailors from San Diego. The Point Loma Yacht Club will host its Charity Bay Race in 18th August. The competitive sailing race starts in the noon and all sailors will be made to stick around post the race to take part in the open house party. They would be made to take part in the membership drive and charity raffle. The charity regatta will be a grand success as per the staff of Point Loma Yacht Club. The efforts will yield results to make challenged sailors to enjoy the pleasure of sailing. Funds will be raised by a raffle and quiet action. The members of Point Loma Yacht Club would be invited to give donations or request others known to them to do it.

The regatta would have 3 classes, namely A for non-spinnaker, B for spinnaker and C for Martin 16.the race starts sometime in the early afternoon and would be held in San Diego Bay. The starting point of the regatta will be close to the center of Harbour Island. Class A boats will begin first and then Class B and C respectively. The race committee will be there till 4 pm tentatively. The after race event and trophy distribution will be organized at the poolside at Point Loma Yacht Club as well as Marina Cortez soon after completion of all races.


The sailing yacht Victoria 43.44 meters, is now jointly listed for sale with SuperYachtsMonaco and Fraser, has been sold now. It is purchased by Torrance Yachts who was introduced by Tassos Papantoniou.

The yacht has been built by the Italian yard Perini Navi to ABS class who are legendary in their work. Victoria was delivered to it’s that time owner in the year 2004 and this was the first yacht built in the yard, which was made of all-aluminium with lines by Ron Holland. They went into the process of refitting in year 2012, and the special features of the yacht include a bigger size sunken aft cockpit for alfresco entertaining and dining, and a huge fly-bridge.

A cool and elegant interior made by Cristiano Gatto which uses sycamore joinery and contemporary walnut, accompanied by timeless furnishings and the leather accents. The cruise can accommodate ten numbers of guests in a master suite, two twin berth cabins and two VIP cabins. (more…)


The Swiss team “Tilt” managed to enter into the finals of the Red Bull Youth America’s Cup.

The qualifying rounds were intense and the team reached the final round in the fourth place. The final battle for Red Bull Youth America’s Cup title will start on 20th June at the Great Sound, Bermuda.

The Group A teams had tough competition and team Tilt is only two points behind France, which entered the final with third place. Tilt was followed by Denmark who took the fifth place with two points less than Tilt. Team leader SebastienSchneiter did his best to keep off the Denmark team getting a winning finish.

The teams in group A qualified for the finals include Germany, Switzerland, Sweden, and France. The teams in group B qualified for the final run for the title are New Zealand, UK, Spain, and Bermuda. (more…)


The new Safety at Sea Online course is launched by the US Sailing, the National Governing Body for the Sailing. The US Sailing Safety at Sea Committee Chairman, Chuck Hawley, said that the new Safety at Sea Online course is a very good course for anyone interested in sailing right from the novices to the sailing experts.

It is made in accordance with the hands-on sessions offered by leading clubs and academies all over the country. The sailors have been asking for a course that they can take at their own pace and this is why the US Sailing came out with this online course. The sailors’ request for learning the skills from their homes and spending less time in the classroom has become a reality through this online course, said Hawley. (more…)


In the last year’s championship of EFG Sailing Arabia -Team Al Mouj from Muscat were the fresh face in the event.

They made entry with a sight to win the tour and they did so. The year 2017 EFG Sailing Arabia will again have the participation of this strong team but with some new faces. This time too, the team Al Mouj is highly motivated and ready to create winning history.

EFG Sailing Arabia of 2017 is going to be a mix of inshore and offshore racing. And this year too, the tour will witness the participation of top-class sailors. Back to the Gulf race track says, who brings his match racing skills to the Team Al Mouj campaign.

Ponthieu who has groomed Team Al Mouj spoke about the event and said “Presently, there is only one tour in the sailing calendar where sailor could test their offshore as well as racing skill.” (more…)


World sailing that is the governing body of sailing worldwide and GAC Pindar, the renowned event logistics and marine provider has come close.

Both have signed a memorandum of understanding for long term partnership. The partnership of both will go till 31 December 2020 and according to the memorandum, GAC will provide exclusive marine logistics to World sailing. The announcement was made at Barcelona, Spain, where World Sailing annual conference was going on.

GAC and Word sailing will work in close collaboration to reduce the cost involve in the logistic of sailing and also any adverse effect that will impact nature. GAC will also play major role in the reinstatement of sailing sports in Paralympic. In its effort, it will try to transform equipment used in Paralympic and made it with the new standard.

At the meeting GAC Pindar representative highlighted many points on which world sailing and GAC Pindar can work in partnership and come out with productive results. (more…)


The 2016 National European Championships is one of the most looked forward to event by the European sailors. The date for this year’s nationals is announced and it will be taking place on the 10th and 11th of September and will be hosted by the Dalgety Bay SC. This event will be combined with the annual regatta of the club.

The entries for the event have been pouring in and it is more than what we had seen in the 2015 event. There will be a large contingent of Scottish sailors making their presence at Dalgety Bay SC on the race days. They will be trying to make the most of their chance to sail close to their homes. There is also a boost given to the European class for this event, thanks to the participation of many UK sailors. (more…)


The C&C 30 One Design class would arrange their very first North American Championship this summer as part of the New York Yacht Club Race Week at the Newport offered by Rolex. The meet happens from 13th to 16th July, in Newport.

The class has steadily grown since 1 design racing started in the year 2015; eleven teams recently took part at this year’s edition of Quantum Key West Race Week. With yachts in build for early 2016 delivery, the pack is anticipated to number at least twenty for the July event. (more…)


The Southern Yacht Club, overlooking Lake Pontchartrain, founded in the year 1849, has been inherent to the world of sailing. The club arranged a fundraiser on 5th March, Saturday, gaining their junior program, assuring a next generation of sailing devotees.

Over two-hundred-seventy-five people attended the event, including event co-chairs Katy Lovell and Kelly Alfortish, who has tied the knot to John Lovell, a 4 time Olympic challenger in sailing, and in the year 2004, he won the silver medal with Charlie Ogletree in Tornado class.

Among the gala magnets was music by Rockin’ Dopsie and the Zydeco Twisters, silent and live auctions and cuisine prepared by chef Kevin Vizard.

Meanwhile, the Perini Navi has successfully introduced sailing yacht Dahlak after her mast stepping operation previous week. After the 51.40 meter carbon fibre mast – blended with a 14 meter furling boom as well as composite standing rigging for a sail plan surface region which exceeds 1870 square meter joined the hull previous week, then Dahlak was launched on 5th March.

With hull lines handed by Philippe Briand and made wholly on site at Perini Navi Group’s Picchiotti shipyard in La Spezia, the brand new sloop takes her name from Red Sea ground where her owner sailed as a boy.

Made for easy and fast sailing, the yacht is made of Sealium aluminium alloy and it boasts many technical inventions that exemplify Perini Navi’s commitment to offering owners with the newest technology which enhances sail handling, performance, as well as onboard comfort, including electric captive winches masterminded in-house as well as a Lithium polymer battery arrangement for silent running.