The landmark decision of World Sailing pertaining to the selection of Mixed Two Person Offshore Keelboat competition for the Olympics 2024 and the recent declaration to hold an Offshore World Championship (OWC) for sailing of mixed double-handed in 2020 October has encouraged RYA (Royal Yachting Association) and RORC (Royal Ocean Racing Club) to unite their work for developing offshore sailing double-handed in the UK.
Entries for double-handed iconic Rolex Fastnet Race RORC have increased the number of participating boats. It was 36 boats in the year 2017 and now it is more than 90 entries this year. Among 90 entries, 63 are those who will be racing under the rating system, IRC, showcasing a desire by people for sailing double-handed offshore.
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The Turkish Airlines Race for moving Around the Island has begun but the weather conditions were completely unexpected. It was highly overcast and it was still that when the boats reached the c and then the sailors launched the race by hoisting into the beautiful skies.
The race first began in the year 1864 and for this year’s edition around 195 boats participated, and the number will only increase with every year. The winner of the race was Mark Thornburrow and after the accomplishment, he commented that although the conditions started overcast, the winds turned out to be perfect and the direction of it was also good although not very strong. He further mentioned the value of the wind speed to be between 10 to 18 knots which was sort of ideal for them. He hailed his crew which is named Andy Service and commented that they had sailed for around 10 years with him.
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In 2018, this will be 53rd Port Huron of Rich Marsh to Mackinac Race, which is really impressive. But, then hear about Albacore the Marsh’s boat racing on its 72nd Mackinac race. The crew has four others on board who have raced over 25 Mackinac races.
If we talk about that experience being a factor in the sailboat race, then Albacore has this in every way. March said “In 1958, my dad bought this boat and after that I have lived on it.,” Marsh is from Beverly Hills, and his father, Marv, in the year 1959 raced Albacore to Mackinac and has been in the Marsh family around 60 years.
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For those who are interested in the transactions that take place in the luxury yacht world, they would be interested to know about a sailing yacht called Alpina that is 24.8 meters which was recently put up for sale. This yacht was put up for display and sale by its makers, the Bernard Gallery Yacht Brokerage. The sale was soon concluded with a direct client claiming its ownership.
The boat has been designed and the famed designer German Frers. The boat’s construction took place in GRP when it was made in the Swan yard of Nautor’s of Finland. The boat was then delivered in the year 2001 as a model of the Swan 82 version. There was a refit done to it in 2011. The outstanding features of this yacht are the hull which is built for performance as well as a clean layout of the deck; all the features of the yacht make it comfortable for cruising over long range. Even then it underwent significant changes such as the teak deck being replaced, fresh paint being done on the body and a water maker installed all anew. Alpina was being sold at an asking price of €1,490,000.
There are several luxury features that befit the price as well. For instance, the boat is built to accommodate a party of six guests along with the owner’s quarters. There are double and twin cabins with unsuited amenities. There is a saloon on the starboard side with entertainment center fitted along with a settee and coffee table. The port has an L shaped lounge sofa along with a saloon table and three seating options. The boat has also won several races such as the Swan Maxi Class race where it gained victory in the inaugural race as well as the 2008 Swan Cup that was held in Porto Cervo.