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Antigua Marine & Yachting Event 2018-19

The 57th show which would take place in December will showcase some of the finest yachts as well as the crews of the world to meet with brokers before the start of the Caribbean season. There is no doubt that Antigua has a wide yacht service amenities in the Caribbean which includes marinas, training, riggers, sail makers and other marine facilities.

The weather would be perfect and Christmas Day celebrated at the Nelson Dockyard. Franklyn Braithwaite, the commodore of Antigua Yacht Club invited all yachtsmen to gather and spend some time with them in Antigua. He said that competitors know that the events would be some of the most notable ones in the region and cruisers would find the event secure and safe.

The international racing event would be held during New Year’s Eve and designed mainly to attract the cruising boats from as far as Split. The boat which is known to be the slowest would start the race first and carry the French flag. The remainder of the fleet would represent the British with an attempt to capture the flag and show victory for the Britain. Every boat would be given a start time depending on the boat’s size and its expected speed. The first boat that would successfully cross the finish line will be declared as the winner. There is no better way to end the year than the celebrations which would take place in Nelson’s Dockyard. People will also get a chance to enjoy the splendid firework party.

Before the beginning of the main race, the first rowers will make an entry from the 3000 mile nautical rows starting from the Canary Islands into English Harbour. Antigua will also have an all-girl team in the race with this team known as Team Antigua Island Girls. Well, the arrival of the team won’t be anything less than historic and indeed worth being in the venue.

Celtic working hard for new signings – Brendan Rodgers

Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers has confirmed that the club are working hard to achieve their transfer ambitions for the summer transfer window. The Hoops have so far signed just one new player in the form of Scott Bain on a free whilst Odsonne Edouard has joined them on a permanent basis after impressing on loan last term.

Speaking to tevez32.com, Rodgers was quizzed about the club’s ongoing pursuit of Daniele Rugani and John McGinn but he appeared to suggest that he has no knowledge regarding any transfer proceedings. Nevertheless, the Hoops boss stressed that the club are working hard to achieve their target of signing quality players during the transfer window.

He said: “Not that I’m aware, the club are fully aware that my focus has been very much with the squad of players because that is essentially what we have to work with. However, I believe the club are working very hard to try and get the right level of quality in, that’s what we’re after. It’s not easy, we don’t want to be stockpiling players at Celtic, we need to bring in players that are going to help the squad. They do need help but it has to be the right level of quality and there’s a lot of work going on behind-the-scenes to bring that quality in.”

Meanwhile, Celtic are currently preparing for the second-leg of their Champions League second qualifying round game against Rosenborg after securing a comfortable triumph over the Norwegians in the home fixture. Celtic were expected to have a testing encounter against Rosenborg at Parkhead but they managed to overturn a 1-0 deficit to clinch a 3-1 victory.

Nonetheless, they cannot afford to be complacent on the road and scoring an away goal should surely be among the priorities to put an end to the tie. Should Celtic progress, they are scheduled to play AEK Athens in the third qualifying round.

Giles Scott And Ben Ainslie Will Sail Test Boat T5 Of America’s Cup

On 31st August INEOS Team UK Team Principal and Skipper Giles Scott and Ben Ainslie will sail the T5. It is the part of the testing session. The day has been chosen for the reason that the America’s cup started back in 1851 on the same day. On the day, the British Challenger for the 36th America’s Cup released the very first images of their test boat as well which is known as the T5. It is a small scale foiling monohull. No full-size race boat of any team can be launched before the 31st March 2019, according to the rules of America’s Cup.

This boat started sailing in the late June and from that time; it sails regularly from the Portsmouth base of the team.

Ben Ainslie said “Sailing the T5 is the important part of the new concept learning process.”

Ineos Team UK CEO, Grant Simmer was eager to stress and said, “This is just the beginning of the long process of design and development in the build up to the 2021 America’s Cup”.

He said, “We are aware that other teams won’t be much far behind us, thus it is important for us to keep pushing harder than before. This is really a great start and I want to give all the credit to my whole team.”

Facts and Figures sail79s.org/

  • The T5 is a 28-foot foiling monohull, the yacht started its life as a Quant and after significant modification it now matches the fundamental parameters of the AC75. This is the boat class that will contest the 36th America’s Cup.
  • It is scaled at 40 percent of the AC75.
  • It will let the team to learn how to sail with a completely new theory of sailboat and it will also verify the computer modeling as well as simulations for the first race boat designing.

On 61st Merdeka Day Sailing Squad Brought The Gold Medal

The 61st National Day celebration was very important for the national sailing squad. The reason for the same is that they collected a good number of medals on the day. They won a gold, three bronze and a silver medal in the event that started at the Jakarta-Palembang Asian Games. Muhammad Fauzi Kaman Shah, Junior sailor who is now 16 years old, gifted Malaysia another gold medal. This is the sixth medal of Malaysia in sailing sport.

Shah won the gold medal in Open Laser 4.7 event after three months practicing sailing in Montenegro. He collected 20 penalty points at the Indonesian National Sailing Centre (INSC)

The silver in the event went to Wang Jianxiong of China; he got this medal for collection 42 penalty points. The Bronze medal went to the woman sailor Tomar Harshita from India. She won the medal by collecting 62 penalty points. There was another national representative present in the event, With 111 penalty points, Nor Nabila Natasha MohdNazri finished in the 12th position and there were 23 participants in the race.

KhairulnizamMohdAfendy, the National Olympic sailor was also in the event. He is the first athlete in the country to book a slot at the Tokyo Olympics 2020. In the Laser Standard event, he settled for silver accumulating 23 penalty points.

He concluded race with the same number of points as Ryan Lo Jun Han of Singapore, but the jury of the event awarded him the silver medal to Khairulnizam after a recount. The gold went to Ha Jee-min, defending champion from South Korea. He has a total of 21.8 penalty points. The team also got three bronze medals. I was won by Nur Shazrin Mohamad Latif in the Laser Radial event, Norashikin Mohamad Sayed and Nuraisyah Jamil in the 470 event of women.

Sailing Needs the Right Options

Sailing is certainly a pleasure, but if you are reading this article, you do not need to explain that the sea can be very dangerous. A pleasant family cruise and even a day trip to the sea for a fraction of a minute of fun can turn into a serious disaster.

The sole purpose of this article is to prepare for a trip that will help you calmly go out into the sea and be ready to face any test. Frivolous attitude towards safety borders on stupidity.

  • Do not rely on the chance.
  • Never take anything for granted.

Always consider the worst case scenario.

  • Remember: the assumption that “and so will come down” will not come down.
  • If you are not sure about something, check it again and again.
  • If you do not know something, ask. Ask until you get an intelligible answer.

Before going to sea, you need to find time to check the vessel. Nothing can be more stupid than to arrive on an unfamiliar ship and expect to go out to sea for an hour! For a serious check, it will take almost the whole day. You can make a visit to www.readytoyacht.com for more ideas for the same.

  1. Below the waterline

If this is your own ship, then you have already checked the anti-fouling paint, electrolytic corrosion protection, echo sounder sensors (they should be clean), kingstones, rudder blade and visible propeller arrangement before launching.

In case this is a new yacht for you and it is afloat, check the hull below the waterline. If you are going on a long trip, check to see if the bottom has been algae, – it may require cleaning or painting the bottom.

  1. Kingstones and Hoses

Starting from the nose and moving towards the stern, check all the drains and nipples from outside the body. Check the sink drain and the pump in the shower. While in the shower, check and, if necessary, clean the filter. Check the drain of the sink in the galley, the drain of the refrigerator and the freezer and, of course, the sump in the engine cooling system, draining the water from the cockpit. If the ship has air conditioning, check the suction pipe for water. Be sure to find and check all the pipes coming out of the housing.

In case of breakage at hand, there should be a wooden cone-shaped plug to plug the hole.

  1. Toilets

Make sure that all toilets work, especially if they are complicated electrical or vacuum.

Batteries and electrical equipment

Check the electrolyte level in all elements and make sure that you have a liquid to refuel the batteries. Check all contacts, make sure that they are protected from water ingress and coated with a special water repellent gel. Make sure all batteries are securely fastened.

Switch on the main electrical circuit breakers. They can be in the form of separate switches or a single master switch with off, 1, 2 and 3 make sure you know what it is responsible for. One switch must be for domestic use, one for the engine’s starting battery, and perhaps one for the windlass. Make sure that crew members are familiar with the location and arrangement of the switches.