Tragedy off the coast of Australia

Yesterday       Tragedy off the coast of Australia       All the Australian news sites this morning reported: 7 kilometers off the coast of New South Wales in the Newcastle area, the catamaran rolled over: three out of five people on board were dead. Details are not much. Weather conditions in the area did not contribute to sailing. Rain, strong waves, wind of 25 – 30 knots … Nevertheless, five on a catamaran with a length of 11.7 meters went out to sea. Read more

The tragedy off the coast of Australia

All the Australian news sites this morning reported: 7 kilometers from the coast of New South Wales in the Newcastle area capsized catamaran: of the five people on Board, three died. Details are not many. Weather conditions in the area did not contribute to sailing. Rain, heavy sea, wind force of 25 – 30 knots… However, five on a catamaran with a length of 11.7 meters out to sea. What happened is a mystery. We only know that one of Read more

Getting started with Australia

Yesterday       Getting started with Australia       A month before the start of the world championship in the discipline “match races”, which will be held from 11 to 17 August in Yekaterinburg and included in the list of especially significant events of the Ministry of Sports of Russia, the press service of the Komatek Yacht Club began to acquaint fans with future participants regatta

The acquaintance began with Australia

Over a month before the world championship in the discipline of “match racing”, which will be held from 11 to 17 August in Ekaterinburg and entered the list of the most significant events of the Ministry of sports of Russia, the press service of the Provincial yacht club “Komatek” started to get our readers acquainted with the future participants of the regatta. The first crew was from Australia. The skipper of the team – Tom Grimes. He and his Shkotovo Read more

Three days to Australia

January 30, 2019       Three days to Australia       The 14th day of the nonstop race around the world of the 40-meter maxi-trimaran Spindrift 2 with skipper Jan Guichard ended the day. Spindrift 2 is still going better than the graphics of its virtual rival – IDEC-SPORT trimaran with skipper Francis Juyon, who has owned Jules Verne Trophy since 2017. The advantage of Gishar and his crew of 11 people is currently (at 15.30 Moscow time on Wednesday) 357 nautical miles (about Read more

Japan, followed by Australia

February 15, 2019       Japan, followed by Australia       Today, on February 15, three races of the first stage of the new international sailing league – SailGP – took place in Sydney Bay. Recall (although we wrote in detail about this the day before) that the initiators of the creation of SailGP are one of the richest people in the world, owner of Oracle Team USA Larry Ellison and five-time winner of the America's Cup, Russell Cutts. An important detail: World Sailing Read more

Australia. Logical outcome

February 16, 2019       Australia. Logical outcome       The first stage of the new international sailing league SailGP, which took place in the Bay of Sydney for two days, ended with the victory of the home team of Australia. In the final match-race with the participation of the teams that scored the most points in the sum of five preliminary races, Australia met with Japan. The real struggle, however, did not work out: the hosts steadily increased their advantage, by the fourth Read more

Pixel Flyer approaches Australia

February 28, 2019       Pixel Flyer approaches Australia       For nearly two months, the journey continues around the world of Englishman Alex Ellie. And while he is lucky: almost half the distance behind! Recall: Ellie started on Pixel Flyer (class 40) on December 31 and is hoping to set a new world record for sailing around the world solo and non-stop for yachts that are 40 feet long or less. Since 2013, this achievement belongs to the Chinese Guo Chuan – 137 Read more

Australia again

May 6, 2019       Australia again       The victory of the Australian team ended the second stage of the new international sailing league SailGP, which took place for two days in the San Francisco Bay. As you know, Australians excelled in the first stage – in February in Sydney. Recall that after the first day, the Japanese team was in the lead, winning all three races on Saturday. On Sunday, the Japanese (the name, to put it mildly, conditional, since four of Read more

And again Australia

Victory team Australia ended the second phase of the new international sailing League SailGP, in the course of two days held in the Bay of San Francisco. As you know, the Australians won the first stage in February in Sydney. Recall that after the first day leader was the Japanese team who won on Saturday all three races. On Sunday, the Japanese (the name, to put it mildly, conditional, since four of the six members of the crew, led by Read more