Navy Lost Kennedy Cup From Students

When in class other students were complaining about the lack of competitive sports in the school campus, Andrew “Ty” Baird decided to step ahead and face the waterfront


Baird just lifted his backpack of USF and but didn’t say any word. He has listened to these comments many times before, could be the reason.

The sailing teams of USF St. Petersburg, varsity and Co-ed, get overlooked often. In November, the Co-ed team of USF St. Petersburg competed in the Intercollegiate Sailing Association competition Kennedy Cup and won the first position. In the competition the team of eight men beats the Naval Academy of United States. The event took place in Annapolis, Maryland.

The victory in Annapolis has allowed the team of USFSP to go to the next level, i.e. 37th annual Student Yachting World Cup (SYWC). The event will take place in France.

Baird grew up in St. Petersburg (a junior business major). Father of Baird is a pro sailor and the mother of Baird also a sailor (world champion)

Baird spent his initial years of sailing at Old Dominion University and returned to St. Petersburg because cold weather. Continue reading Navy Lost Kennedy Cup From Students

India Sailing Fresh Start In December

Seeing the poor performance of Indian in sailing competition in Rio Olympics, Yachting Association of India decided not to renew the contract of national coach Pete Conway who is from England.


The decision to not to renew contract was taken keeping Varun Thakkar-KC Ganapathy (49er) and Varsha Gautham-Aishwarya Nedunchezhiyan (49erFX) in consideration. All four need to clear their academic examination backlog.

But, the cheer came to face all these payers when YAI decided to get a new coach from Australia. From December, the coach from Australia Ian Stuart Warren will join YAI as a coach and will take over the position. In Australia, Warren has produced four Olympians and his recruitment has been done keeping this fact in mind. YAI member said sports ministry has already finalized his name; we are just waiting for his contract finalization that will go for four years.

He is the deserving candidate for the profile as he has a good track record. Moreover, the financial expectations of Warren were within the capacity of YAI and thus he became the first choice. According to sources, the decision to get a new coach for the team was taken keeping the coming Olympics in mind. Continue reading India Sailing Fresh Start In December

Trusswell, Pascoe Win International 14s

The VR Sport International 14 World Championships was organized from the 27th August to the 2nd September 2016 at the Yacht club de Carnac. At the end of the race, it was the pair or Trusswell and Pascoe that took the honors of winning the title once again. The wind took a late rising on the last day of the event and hence the day began with postponement of the start.

The only crew that did not have any jitters or worries about the slow wind was Glen Trusswell and Sam Pascoe of Great Britain. They had very good points before the last day and this meant that they were winners of the event going into the final race day. Continue reading Trusswell, Pascoe Win International 14s

48th Southern Straits yacht race starts in Vancouver

Over eighty yachts and hundreds of sailors are participating in the Annual Southern Straits yacht race (now in its 48th year) in the Salish Sea, during the weekend. On Friday morning, the race started from West Vancouver’s Dundarave Pier, and the very first racers would cross the end-line early on Saturday morning — if the weather and wind cooperates.