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Sunday June 18th 2017 Tresco/Brymer, Scilly Isles
No great issues to report this week - all we need to say is "great progress!".
World Sailing and Rolex have announced the line-up of Rolex World Sailor of the Year 2018 nominees.
The 11 nominated sailors represent the best of the best in international sailing over the last 12 months, with kiteboarders, offshore racers and Olympic class specialists all shortlisted. The names vying for the prestigious 2018 Rolex World Sailor of the Year Awards are:
Caterina Banti (ITA) – 2018 Nacra 17 World Champion
Carolijn Brouwer (NED) / Marie Riou (FRA) – Volvo Ocean Race winners
Daniela Moroz (USA) – 2018 Formula Kiteboarding World Champion
Wendy Tuck (AUS) – Clipper Round the World Race winning skipper
Charles Caudrelier (FRA) – Volvo Ocean Race winning skipper
Sime and Mihovil Fantela (CRO) – 2018 49er World Champions
Pavlos Kontides (CYP) – 2018 Laser World Champion
Dorian van Rijsselberghe (NED) – 2018 Men’s RS:X World Champion
Ruggero Tita (ITA) – 2018 Nacra 17 World Champion
Members of the public will be invited to vote for who they think should be crowned Rolex World Sailor of the Year on 15 October via World Sailing’s website. The public will contribute 30 per cent of the overall vote with World Sailing’s Member National Authorities making up the final 70 per cent.
On 30 October 2018, the winners will be announced at the World Sailing Awards Ceremony in Sarasota, Florida, USA.
Each winner will be presented with the unique marble and silver trophy depicting the globe, crowned with five silver spinnakers representing the continents, together with a Rolex timepiece.
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Within the next couple of days, the leader Jean-Luc Van Den Heede of the Golden Globe Race ()GGR) is due to arrive at the "Boatshed.com Film Drop" in Storm Bay.
NEWLYN HARBOUR - WEATHER BOUND
Sunday June 4 Newlyn Harbour
As the remaining entrants slog their way across to Australia, two sailors and their boats were knocked and rolled 360 degrees, resulting in complete incapacitation for Indian armed forces pilot, Abhilash Tomy, who was only able to get a message through saying that he couldn't move.
Robin Knox Johnston unveiled the winner of the MS Amlin “Life on the Water” photography competition 2018 during a winners’ reception at the Southampton Boat Show.
Run throughout the summer boating season, MS Amlin have been on the hunt for the best images representing the essence of boating and what it means to those involved. Whilst the MS Amlin Yacht team are focused on boat insurance, they know that for sailors and boat owners, it’s more than just boat insurance; it is about the unique lifestyle that comes alongside owning a boat.
The auction will run from 0900hrs on Friday 14th to 1700hrs on Tuesday 18th September.
The September Boatbid Auction has a lot to offer with almost 50 boats available!
Saturday August 13 Stranraer Marina to East Tarbert Bay Mull of Galloway - 40 miles
The RYA has written to the Union Internationale Motonautique (UIM), the international federation for Powerboat Racing, to inform them that it will no longer act as national authority for powerboat racing in the UK with effect from 01 January 2019.
This decision has been taken by the RYA’s Board, following a review of the status of the sport and an evaluation of the risks and responsibilities associated with acting as the national authority.
Princess Yachts has taken the unprecedented step in announcing six ground-breaking new models to join their range as they continue on 2017’s positive trajectory.
These new models follow the S78, V50, V60, V65 and F70 models already launched in 2018.
Boatshed HQ team members are on location at the race Village in Les Sables-d'Olonne for the start of the Golden Globe Race on Sunday.
Boatshed are proud to be sponsors of the GGR and have sold several boats to race competitors
Here are some highlights from next months auction:
SCARBOROUGH TO AMBLE - 102 miles
The Plymouth Eddystone Charity Sailing Pursuit is scheduled to take place this coming Saturday, 23rd June 2018.