Zotya Novikova – about training in Sochi

Yesterday Zotya Novikova – about training in Sochi The press service of the RUS Youth Sailing Team today posted a story by Zoya Novikova (class 49th FX) about how she and Diana Sabirova go towards their lofty goals. Novikova Zoya, St. Petersburg: “The training camp in Sochi is going very well. We are glad that we are here, because all our materiel is currently located on Palma (Father Mallorca, Spain). Thanks to the joint efforts of Togliatti and Krestovsky Island, Read more

Vendee Globe: doubts about the launch date

Yesterday       Vendee Globe: doubts about the launch date       It seemed that there was a regatta in the world, which – unlike everyone else – did not plan to postpone or cancel. It's about the famous round-the-world singles race Vendee Globe, the start of which is scheduled for November 8. But the situation with the pandemic, by and large, is getting better, and therefore the organizers of the Vendee Globe have doubts that the start of the round-the-world can be held Read more

Vendee Globe: has any doubt about the date of launch

Seemed to have the world regatta, which – unlike all others – do not plan to postpone or cancel. Talking about the famous round-the-world race singles Vendee Globe, the launch of which is scheduled for November 8. But the situation with the pandemic, by and large, the better it becomes, and therefore the organizers of the Vendee Globe in any doubt that the start of this voyage will be able to hold at the appointed time. This is due, firstly, Read more

And they didn’t forget about youth

December 12, 2019       And they didn’t forget about youth       The Royal New Zealand Sailing Club (NZRYS) today announced the holding of the America's Youth Cup on the new 9-meter AC9F class single-hull winged yachts designed and built by New Zealand-based design company Yachting Developments. The revival of this regatta is an initiative of NZRYS, China Sport Industry group and Emirates Team New Zealand. The cup will be held in several stages: 1. Fleet racing in China in November 2020 2. Read more

And about the youth not forgotten

Today, the Royal sailing club of New Zealand (NZRYS) announced the holding of the youth America’s Cup on a 9-meter single-hull cruise yacht new class AC9F designed and built by new Zealand design company Yachting Developments. The revival of this regatta is an initiative NZRYS, China Sport Industry group and Emirates Team New Zealand. The Cup will take place in several stages: 1. Racing fleet in China in November 2020 2. Match race in Auckland from 18 to 23 Feb Read more

Irina Gracheva: firsthand – about the main thing

November 22, 2019       Irina Gracheva: firsthand – about the main thing       Finally the details! On her page Irina Gracheva Racing Mini-Transat 2019 on Facebook, Irina talked about the reasons for the crash and the status of the boat at the moment: Now I am in Martinique, delivered safe and sound with a Ti Ble catamaran. And first of all, I am very grateful to the team for the welcome, great moral support and a warm atmosphere on board. *** Now Read more

Irina Gracheva: from the horse’s mouth – about the main

Finally the details! On the page Irina Gracheva Racing Mini-Transat 2019 “Facebook” Irina told about the causes of the crash and status of the boat at the moment: Now I am in Martinique, delivered safe and sound catamaran Ti Ble. First and foremost I am very grateful to the team for the warm welcome, great moral support and warm atmosphere on Board. *** Now the dry facts: Transat was very heavy. The long wait start. Two cold front and 300 Read more

Grache need to walk about 1130 miles

November 12, 2019       Grache need to walk about 1130 miles       As you probably already know, on Monday morning the disturbing news came from the Mini-Transat race: the organizers of the race reported that two yachtsmen at once – Russian Irina Gracheva (579, serial division) and Frenchman Julien Bertahl (742) – reported the masts were broken on their yachts. It was assumed that assistance to the athletes will be provided by two escort vessels that go along the route after the Read more

Gracheva need to go about 1130 miles

As you probably already know, on Monday morning of the race Mini-Transat came alarming news: the race organizers reported that two yachtsman – Russian Irina Gracheva (579, serial division) and Frenchman Julien Bertalan (742) – reported a breakage of masts on their yachts. It was assumed that the athletes will have a two vessel support, which are on the route after the regatta. According to reports from the ocean, the mast on the yacht Bartlema broken in the area of Read more

And again about the rotors

Yesterday       And again about the rotors       The Finnish technology company Norsepower, which designs and installs Fletner rotors on ships, has confirmed more than 8 percent fuel savings from testing its products aboard Maersk Pelican Maersk Tankers. Rotary sails are a modern version of Flettner's rotors, rotating cylinders that use the Magnus effect to help propel the ship and increase fuel economy using wind power. In August 2018, two 30-meter rotors were installed on board the Maersk Pelican, which travels in Read more