MySail Sail Racing News - Sailing & Yachting News From Around The Web
MySail Sail Racing News - Sailing & Yachting News From Around The Web

The threat and fear of Coronavirus has led to wide spread cancellations of everything from flights to sporting events to my trip to the supermarket to buy toilet paper (for those not in Australia, it seems that Coronavirus has and led to rampant hoarding among a portion of the population).

Although I haven’t heard any official word on this yet, it seems the upcoming America’s Cup World Series event in Cagliari (Italy) may be in jeopardy. There has also been a lot of speculation about what’s going to happen with the Olympic Games and it has already been announced that the torch lighting ceremony will be closed to spectators. It seems this has not put a damper on the hopes and preparations of one of Australia’s gold medal chances, Lisa Darmanin and Jason Waterhouse.

I was deeply saddened to hear about the passing of a fellow sailor on Moreton Bay over the weekend, Rickie Makin who was racing in the Wynnum Manly Sailing Club’s Kingfisher Night Race. It is always tragic to lose a member of our community, and especially when they’re out doing what we love. I send my deepest condolences to his friends, family and fellow crew members.

I hate to leave it on such a sad note, but there’s lots more sail racing news below to hold you through to the weekend.

Happy sailing,
Deb (MySail Founder)

Sailing News from Around the Web

Sydney Harbour Regatta Trophy Spoils Divvied Up

More than 20 clubs from two Australian states and Hong Kong made up 19 divisions for the 15th Sydney Harbour Regatta conducted by Middle Harbour Yacht Club (MHYC) with the cooperation of key Sydney clubs and a host of volunteers.

From MySail News | Read full article.

Man Dies During Yacht Race on Moreton Bay

An investigation into the death of a 44-year-old man, Rickie Makin, has commenced following a fatal marine incident in Moreton Bay, east of Redcliffe, on Saturday afternoon.

From | Read full article.

SHK Scallywag shoots for GROUPAMA Race double

The current monohull record holders for the GROUPAMA Race around New Caledonia will return in 2020 with a Hong Kong team hungry to also claim the multihull record for the biennial South Pacific race starting June 21.

From MySail News | Read full article.

Countdown is on

America’s Cup teams are feeling the pressure as the clock continues to count down to March 2021, the start of the 36th America’s Cup.

From Sails | Read full article.

Why Coronavirus Won’t Scare One of Australia’s Top Gold Chances

One of Australia’s top gold medal chances will undertake three different training camps in Japan before the Olympics as the country’s sports minister raised the prospect of the Games being postponed until later this year because of coronavirus.

From Sydney Morning Herald | Read full article.

New Fastnet course: How the changes will affect this offshore classic

Pro navigator Mike Broughton explains the new challenges that the revised Fastnet course will present for next year’s entrants.

From Yachting World | Read full article.

Upcoming Event

New Caledonia Groupama Race

Start Location: Noumea, New Caledonia
Date: 21 – 27 June, 2020
Distance: 654 nautical miles

A unique yacht race starting and finishing off the capital Nouméa, with one compulsory passage to the north of the South Pacific island, through the biggest lagoon in the world, the « Grand Passage ».

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