There are eight international teams taking part in the EFG Sailing Arabia event that has just kicked started. The start was not as planned by the sailors as well as the organizers.
The teams from Oman, Switzerland, Kuwait, Germany, France, Great Britain and Italy had to face some rough weather at the start itself as the wind speed was a feisty 20 knot. This offshore premier Arabian regatta event is looked forward to many offshore sailing enthusiasts every year, including one particular one who enjoys an annual Bareboat Charter in Split.
The first drag race is the race from Muscat to Sohar. There will be five such grueling off shore racing legs and the sailing teams will have to cover a total of 763 nautical miles and reach the top position to be crowned the 2017 EFG Sailing Arabia champion. (more…)
Daniel Smith, Clipper 2015-16 race skipper, is a proud man as he has been shortlisted for the Performance of the Year Award for the outstanding results put in by the Derry Londonderry Doire team.
The 34 year-old West Kilbride man came in the second position out of the twelve teams that took to finish the 11-month long Clipper 2015-16 races. The race is considered to pose one of the toughest challenges in the world for the participants. Daniel is very happy about his nomination at the RYA Scotland Annual Awards and told PlainSailing.com all about it. (more…)