Bermuda’s sailing regattas and races are seeing high registration spikes, assigned to the hullaballoo surrounding America’s Cup, said Bermuda Tourism Authority today.
The Royal Hamilton Amateur Dinghy Club reported thirty-four registrations for the Annapolis Bermuda Race this June, with over 2 months still left in the registration procedure. This is an 89% increase over registrations compared to the most recent race in the year 2014.
To date the Newport Bermuda Race 2016, the fiftieth since Royal Bermuda Yacht Club co-arranged the classic in the year 1906, presently has 179 applications to enter. Out of those, hundred and sixty have been accepted, while the rest are working to cope with the tough qualifications. Organizers expect to reach the new two-hunderd boat limit. This would be an increase of twenty-two percent over the year 2014. The last date for online entry is 15th May.
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Multiple world champions Mat Belcher and Will Ryan successfully defended their men’s 470 class title at the 2015 Sailing World Cup final in Abu Dhabi. The Queenslanders, who are anticipated to be the team to defeat at the Rio Olympics next year, took a 7-point lead into the final race and offered no one a scope by guiding the fleet home.
Ryan and Belcher have ended on the podium at every major meet they have taken part since teaming up following the London Olympics in 2012, where Belcher won gold with ex crewmate Malcolm Page. They would now direct their concentration just to prepare for the Rio Olympics, beginning with next month’s Copa Brazil de Vela meet in Rio. Continue reading “Belcher and Ryan successfully defend Title”
This is a testament to the apotheoses of Corinthian contest, as well as the good-fellowship linked with the game which for the 4th edition of Rolex New York Yacht Club Invitational Cup (from 15th to 19th September), 6 of the seventeen entered yacht club squads would be welcomed back as 4-time veterans of this greatly-regarded show.
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