Sailing World on Water Dec 03.21



We start this week’s “Sailing World on Water”, with a “Master-Class” of spinnaker sailing by Sean Langman, of the Noakes Racing Team.
It’s a “Much-watch” for any budding sailor.

This is the Sailing World on Water, December Three, 2021.

Here are our highlights in the sport of Sailing, globally, in the last seven days.

We start with how the team of Frank Cammas and Charles Caudrelier, sailed their ULTIM, into first place in the Transat Jacques Vabre. It’s and interesting video on how they handled the huge Trimaran in a range of conditions.

They had big seas and strong winds offshore for the Premier Divisions contesting Middle Harbour Yacht Club’s annual, Sydney Short Ocean Racing Championship, put the stress test on crews over the 24 nautical mile course, described as “brutal” by a division 1 winning tactician.

Michael Fountain from Gerry Hatton’s corrected time winner, Bushranger, said: “brutal is the only way to describe it….very tough conditions with constant 27 knot southerlies gusting to 33 and seas to 4 metres.”

The 11th edition of Sailing Arabia – The Tour, Oman’s premier offshore race, returned this week with teams representing Oman and Europe, racing at four venues along the nation’s coastline in a combination of coastal raids, and in-port races.

Erik Maris likes to race fast… on the water and off. In addition to his long, successful history in grand prix sailing, he is also an endurance motor racer.

Big offshore gusts and sunny skies delivered a barnstorming conclusion to the 2021 KiteFoil World Series Fuerteventura. Max Maeder of Singapore came out on top in a thrilling duel with Axel Mazella from France. Poema Newland of France dominated the women’s division, winning the trophy ahead of Great Britain’s Ellie Aldridge.

The defending champion Tech2 team was back to its best form on Sydney Harbour last weekend when the crew of Jack Macartney, Lewis Brake and Luke Parkinson produced a come-from-behind performance to take an exciting victory in Race 2 of the 2021-22, New South Wales, 18ft Skiff Championship.

In a race which saw the lead change several times throughout the long Southerly course, Tech2 crossed the finish line ahead of last Sunday’s Race 1 winner, Noakesailing, (Sean Langman, Ed Powys and Josh Porebski).