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Women Love For Sailing At NYC According To Gail MacAllister

Regional Development Officer and Coordinator of Irish Sailing for the Women Gail MacAllister, on the Water Ireland (WOWI) program had a talk with Helen Cooney.


In her talk, she discussed about how the program is executed at the National Yacht Club (NYC).

The program WOWI was launched by the Irish Sailing in 2011 with an objective to create more opportunities for women to train, learn and compete on the water. After the introduction of this program, a number of women from all over the country have been introduced to sailing. And the only person who is heading this program is Helen Cooney; she is also a volunteer from the National Yacht Club (NYC).

Helen did not have any sailing background, but at the age of 14, she started sailing in a Mirror dinghy in Lough Derg Yacht Club. Form her experience only she is aware that this could be a great family sport.

Helen acted as the Junior Organiser in the NYC for many years; she worked as a physiotherapist and did a great job in bringing up the young families in the sailing. Still, she feels the need of women encouragement in the world of sailing and this made her to take the WOWI program. Continue reading Women Love For Sailing At NYC According To Gail MacAllister

Artemis Team In Extreme Series

The two practice sessions that have been held in the Bermuda waters in preparation for the America’s Cup 35th series have seen Artemis Racing staying in strong form.


The Great Sound of Bermuda is the venue for the event as well as the practice sessions that have been held. For the Artemis Racing team comprising of Iain Percy as skipper along with his mates on Magic Blue catamaran, have been emerging as strong contenders for America’s Cup. They hold onto the memory of their crew member, Andrew Simpson aka Bart, who is no longer with them as he was killed in a training accident that occurred about four years back.

Artemis team would be sailing with Simpson in their mind and they are currently working on sea legs that they did not develop when they took part in the regatta event of 2013. Continue reading Artemis Team In Extreme Series

2016 Leukemia Cup Regatta Completed

Leukemia & Lymphoma Society organized the 2016th edition of Leukemia Cup Regattas with objective spread awareness about Leukemia disease and to raise funds for the cause.


At the regatta over 100 sailors represented who were among the top fundraisers.

The event held on 3rd December and participants who took part in sailing; sailed in PHRF boats that belonged to Bahia Corinthian Yacht Club and Harbor 20s. The event took place in Newport Beach, CA. As the objective of the event to spread awareness about disease, Leukemia, so participants also learned some information about it.

Wes Selby, who owned TNT, a 1D48 won the championship. Crew members of TNT were Columbia Yacht Club of Chicago John Boyle and Linda Zager, Great Lakes Yacht Club St. Clair Shores Allison Frantz and Trey Rose, Charleston Ocean Racing of Charleston, William Jones, Canyon Lake Yacht Club of Lake Canyon Ray Leubner, North Star Sailing Club of Harrison Township, Cruz Schroeder, Cleveland Yachting Club of Cleveland Tom Purdy, and Bahia Corinthian YC of Newport Beach Ted O’Connor. Continue reading 2016 Leukemia Cup Regatta Completed

Hodgdon Yacht Refit brings in ‘new’ Sailing Yacht Asolare

Hodgdon Yacht Services, the Hodgdon division that is committed to refit, repair and maintenance services of recreational yachts and boats, recently acquitted refit and repair work on 46.9 meter ketch Asolare at the facilities in Boothbay in Maine.
Started in the year 2003 by Hodgdon Yachts, Bruce King designed vessel, with interior design by Winch Design, was the largest cold-molded yacht ever made at that time. Hodgdon chief executive officer and President Timothy Hodgdon, said that as the real builders of Asolare, they are happy that they were able to complete this important repair work.

The company’s link to this yacht – combined with their technical expertise – uniquely positioned them for the execution of this project.
The work included substitute of the mizen mast, fixes to the astern cabin and deck regions, extensive sustentation to the sea water, electrical power, hydraulic as well as mechanical systems, along with a climb to the computerized sail handling checks.

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