Posted On March 1, 2019 |
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Posted under Uncategorized Tags: Mark Richards, Roger Badham, Rolex
Posted On August 17, 2018 |
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Mark Richards is the skipper of Wild Oats XI, which is the contender of line honors in the yacht race Rolex Sydney to Hobart. The race will begin tomorrow. According to people associated with the race, this year’s race is going to be tough and it will test the tactics as boat speed.
The weather forecast says, there will be moderate winds all through the course of 628 nautical miles. This will give a huge gain as well as losses for fleet yachts because 85 yachts will fight for both handicap and line honors. Richards said, “It seems that this year’s race is going to be trickier than the races happened a few days back.” “Surely, we know that to be at the right place and at right time, we’ll all have to put our best in the race. We have sail using all tricks and tactics we know after anticipating changes coming in strength and direction of the wind.”
Posted under Uncategorized Tags: sail, stalwart, Tom Hubbell
The approach to the 2018 Thistle National Championship is unique. This year this competition is currently ongoing, from July 30th to August 3rd. There is a healthy turnout, about 66 teams participating and they are all lined up to sail at Westport, CT where a 70 year old boat design awaits them. This boat has all the lacking and an absence of modern features.
The entry list reveals that most entrants are sailing with their family members. Most of the crews have the same last names. Thistle class is known to be associated with certain known families and their fondness for this kind of sailing. This competition is different not because of the age old boat that they sail, but the kind of people who are associated with it.