Turn the Tide on Plastic have added another four young sailors to their crusading campaign in the Volvo Ocean Race – with Welsh America’s Cup sailor Bleddyn Mon, fellow Briton Henry Bomby and Portuguese pair Bernardo Freitas and Frederico Pinheiro de Melo all joining Dee Caffari’s team for the 2017-18 edition.
Celina Burlin is one of these young sailing athletes who is changing the future of sailing. At the age of 17 she bested the best of Sweden’s young sailors and won in Malmö Red Bull Foiling Generation Sweden, becoming the first female sailor in the world to win a foiling event with the Flying Phantom Elite.
With nearly 40 entries (from Germany, England, Italy, Spain, Luxembourg, Turkey and France) and more than twice as many expected in the next two months, the Marseille 2017 IRC European Championship promises to be a great event.
The Grand Awards Ceremony for Antigua Sailing Week was held in Nelson's Dockyard and the UNESCO World Heritage Site was a fitting venue for the 50th edition of this historic occasion. Thousands of sailors attended the ceremony and whilst all of the respective class winners had been posted, there were special awards that were still to be announced, including the biggest prize in Caribbean sailing, the Lord Nelson Trophy.
• Winding back the clock on a Volvo 65
• Capsizing a $multi-million Cup boat…..and recovering
• How America’s Cup boats fly – Foils explained
• Trofeo Princesa Sofia – The classic Palma regatta
• TP52 Super Series - A new pecking order in Miami
I am very happy to let you know The Weekend Sailor, the ultimate movie on the Ramon Carlin and his Sparkman&Stephens Swan 65/003 Sayula II story about their participation and victory at the first Withbread Round the World Race, in 1973/74, is finally available on internet.