Washington College has a new sailing coach in Bradley Adam. He skippered the college team of St Mary’s who reached second place in B division at ICSA/Gill Co Ed National Championships. Adam has coached 420 category and Optimists and holds certification of small boat instructor level 3. He stated that he looked forward to help the program grow and the college team to become a contender in the country.
Adam himself was a former runner up in the B Division for the national team; he has skipper as well as coaching experience, especially for the contributions that he made to St Mary’s College in Maryland. He stated that the search committee who found him and offered the opportunity made it possible for him to gain this position today. He stated that the sailing team of Washington College was high on enthusiasm and meeting them has impressed him. He looks forward to help the program and the team to be a contender for the conference as well as for national level competitions.
The Oyster Yachts of British yard has declared its fresh design, a sloop-rigged sailing yacht of 27.12 meters called Oyster 895.
Developed in association with Rob Humphreys Yacht Design, the yacht Oyster 895 is based on the design of outgoing Oyster 885, which has produced ten hulls. The fresh arrival features of the yacht include a little longer LOA and a deck layout redesigned, however the beam of 6.33 meters and standard draught of 3.46 meters are unaltered.
The main difference between the yachts could be found in the centralized weight distribution and system upgrades which will bring the 27 meters of yard offering more in line with its 118 series flagship Oyster.
CEO of Oyster Yachts, David Tydeman concluded the changes done in yacht by saying “20 major tooling pieces have been used in the yacht to construct the 885 and on the 895; we are reusing only four in them.” Continue reading
There was an awards ceremony held after the completion of the Gill Coed National Championship.
This was the awards ceremony to present the Leonard M. Fowle Trophy for the Best Overall Team, Marlow Ropes College Sailor of the Year and the Robert H. Hobbs Sportsmanship Award. The winners who have won these prestigious awards will find their names added to the ICSA Hall Of Fame. This is located in the Robert Crown Center at the US Naval Academy in Annapolis.
The Marlow Ropes College Sailor of the Year is given the Everett B. Morris Trophy every year. This year the trophy was bagged by Ian Barrows of the St. Thomas, USVI. This is an award presented to be the best performance in sailing at the highest level for the collegiate year. The trophy is named in memory of B. Morris, who spent 30 years of his life as a yachting editor and director. There were five finalists named for the trophy and it was Barrows, who won it at the end. Continue reading
Conrad Colman is one of the solo skippers of the Vendee Globe race who had a unique vessel that was being operated with natural energy resources. He called around 2300 as per French time line and reported to his team that his vessel had been dismasted.
This was his first participation in the Vendee Globe and he had secured tenth place. The distance to the finish line was 793 nautical miles when this happened. He finally reported in on February 18th where he recounts his journey and similar incidents that have occurred in the past. Continue reading
We have heard of sailing races around the world, but the concept of making time race around the world might stun many people. But that was how the achievement of Francis Joyon and his team’s win of the Jules Verne trophy could be described. It has definitely set back the existing world sailing record.
The team has made their achievement in the IDEC SPORT trimaran vessel
. Francis recounts how the team felt as they neared their destination in record time. He states that it was pitch black when they could only see the Creac’h Lighthouse in front of them. However, they had the belief that it would definitely be the start of something significant for them. Continue reading
In the history of 20 years, this is happening for the first time, the community sailing center of Lake Champlain will be shifted to a new place.
The center will get new home now.
Confirming the news of new sailing center Executive director of Lake Champlain Mark Naud said “The enthusiasm to anchor new building for this existing center is enormous.” He seems happier for opportunity that the new center will provide to next generation sailing lover while he was sharing his thought.
Executive Director adding further points in his explanation about center said, “This center will be an education center, it will connect people with lake also enable us to provide space for storage and maintenance of boats that we own. The new yard is designed so that people can come down following the new bike path and play on the lake.” Continue reading