Upcoming Nations Cup Grand Final

The Nations Cup Grand Final for 2018 is to be hosted in San Francisco by St. Francis Yacht Club. The event will be held from October 10th to 14th.

This is a tournament that is an international level championship, which is organized by World Sailing. At this event there are top competitors who come to participate from around the world. There is a Women’s division as well as an Open series. The edition of 2018 will have mainly J/22s as the sailing vessels.

The Open Division will have skippers who have finished at the top of the 2017 event of US Match Racing Championship. This Open Division will have a Nations Cup Regional qualifier round as well whose location and date need to be determined. There would be ten teams who would be pre qualified and would be competing for the 2017 US Match Racing Championship which would be held from 13th to 15th of October. The races would be held at the Oyster Bay area of New York at Match 40s venue. Women skippers have been asked to apply and indeed, most applications are in. The teams would have the chance to represent their country as Nations Cup qualifiers. Continue reading Upcoming Nations Cup Grand Final

Coutts: Bermuda Set To Host 35th America’s Cup

Sir Russell Coutts is very positive and optimistic that the negativity in the Bermudian spirit will soon die down and Bermuda will overcome all hurdles to successfully conduct the 35th edition of the America’s Cup. There are threats to the safe conduct of the 35th America’s Cup in Bermuda and the threat is from the Bermuda Industrial Union.

There is a possibility of an industrial action to erupt during the tournament. But, Russell Coutts is not giving his ears to such issues and is very confident of a good showing by Bermuda. He believes that the whole of Bermuda will unite to make the AC a rousing success. This is a very good chance for the island to be known on the international stage even better after the race and hence every effort will be taken to conduct the event in a smooth manner. Continue reading Coutts: Bermuda Set To Host 35th America’s Cup