Category: Boating News

What’s next now that Tokyo 2020 Olympic Sailing events have ended? Hope.

Estimated reading time 20 minutes – EDITORIAL – The spectacle that lasted 10 days on the beautiful waters of Enoshima Island, Japan, was something to behold—110 fleet races taking place in 6 race areas filled the horizon with 250 boats and boards. Hope brought 350 sailors there to capture one of the 30 medals to be awarded in 10 classes of boat/board categories. However, in 2020, the pandemic had put our lives on a roller coaster and turned our lives upside down. It must have been very hard for athletes to prepare themselves for years, bodily as well as mentally, for the summer of 2020 only to find themself in an abyss of forced cancellation of events due to the pandemic. That anti-climatic moment perhaps...

The 36th America’s Cup is coming up, hold onto your hats and your seats

Move aside Olympics, the winds and skills of only one challenger push these teams to the finish line for glory.  Estimated reading time 22 minutes – If you are a pleasure boater, especially if sailing is your passion, or simply just a boating enthusiast, hold onto your hats and your seats. This is a story of sailboat racing like none other. It is the America’s Cup, the world’s oldest competition.  The history and prestige associated with the America’s Cup attract not only the world’s top sailors and yacht designers but also the involvement of wealthy entrepreneurs and sponsors. It is a test not only of sailing skill and boat and sail design but also of fundraising and management skills. The high-performance sailing sport is driven...