Para World Sailing equipment evaluation:
Lake Garda, Italy (May 7, 2016) – Day one of the Para World Sailing equipment evaluation saw current Paralympic class sailors take to the water of Lake Garda in the first trial of the selected boats.
Launching out of Fraglia Vela Malcesine, Italy, sailors of all disabilities were welcomed to sail the proposed equipment so that they can give feedback and contribute to the selection process of new classes within Para World Sailing.
With the aim of reinstating sailing to the Paralympics of 2024, the equipment evaluation and selection is essential in choosing new equipment to move the discipline forward and broaden the appeal, participation and viewership of Para World Sai…
Full Article: Scuttlebutt Sailing News – Para World Sailing equipment evaluation, Assoc Editor
Clipper Race: Pushing ahead of light winds:
(May 7, 2016; Day 8) – Day 8 of the PSP Logistics Panama Cup and all the teams racing in the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race have been taking advantage of great downwind sailing under their spinnakers as temperatures rise and shorts are shaken out, with foulies starting to be left below deck.
The most southerly boat is now Visit Seattle, but as skipper Huw Fernie reports, any potential advantage may be eroded when they head back inshore: “So far all seems well, we are now the most southerly boat which is a good thing, and also the most westerly, not so good.
“The important move will now be to get east without losing our southerly advantage and that will all depe…
Full Article: Scuttlebutt Sailing News – Clipper Race: Pushing ahead of light winds, Assoc Editor
Sailing the Whitsunday is a dream for many tourists all over the world. Tourists like this part of Australia because they experience wind power while coasting on the countrys clear waters. Whitsunday is ideal for this water activity, as the islands have stable winds and visible underwater sceneries all year long.
As Whitsunday is home to the Great Barrier Reef, the government imposes strict tourism guidelines. Part of the billion dollar revenue that Whitsunday earns goes to efforts of conservation to preserve marine life. Nevertheless, vacation and tour rates on the islands increase steadily throughout the years, as more people want to see the islands beauty.
If youre looking to stay on Whitsunday for sailing during Decembers, prepare to spend big. Tourist season peaks during Decembers because this is the height of Australias summer. If youre looking for a more cost efficient vacation, try the following tips.
Dont go to Whitsunday during weekends or holidays
Sailing the Whitsundays sounds ideal on holidays as you can extend your vacation, but its more expensive to visit during these times. If possible, get a vacation that would let you sail the islands on weekdays so that itll cost you less. Monday to Thursdays are advisable days of visit, since there will be less people there. This way, you can have more privacy and relaxation without the additional costs.
Dont go for popular rental companies
While going for famous rental companies is good, going for small establishments could be cheaper. Many small rental companies offer the same services for sailing the Whitsundays at a lesser price. Some of them even advertise discounts via coupons, so you should keep newspaper clippings. You can also try sailing tour packages from small hotels because these may come out cheaper.
Dont go for expensive tour packages
If you dont have specific needs for water transport, go on ferried tours for sailing Whitsunday trips. Ferryboats may hold more tourists and offer fewer amenities, but it can provide you the necessary tour and transportation. When booking for ferry tours, look for online reservations, because online rates are usually cheaper. If you can bring a friend with you, you may even take advantage of some travel packages available for tourist groups.
Visit www.whitsundaydive.com.au for more details.