The annual Tri State Regatta will sail this weekend into St Joseph. Boats would arrive from midnight starting from Friday and continue until noon the next day. There would be a series of events taking place all through the weekend. The arrival time would depend on the size of the boat, skills of crew, weather conditions and so on. The city of St Joseph would welcome sailors who would take a stroll in the afternoon wandering shops and streets. The race starting from Chicago till St Joseph would be run by the Columbia Yacht Club and several sailors and viewers will be sent to shores every year.
The existing format which includes a Friday race to St. Joe, Sundays in Michigan City along with Labor Day return race to Chicago is going on perfectly for more than 70 years now. The Michigan City Yacht Club is into sponsorship of second leg, whereas Jackson Park Yacht Club takes care of the race back to Chicago. Around 12 or more boats travel from St. Joseph to Chicago to participate in the race, and on a frequent basis brings a trophy home. The St. Joseph River Yacht Club is all set to sponsor the annual event on Saturday and public can also be a part of the party. The day begins with some delicious breakfast buffet from 7 am to 11 am followed by lunch which includes hot dogs and burgers. The sides are made available from 3pm. lastly dinner option would also be available and includes steaks, chicken and vegetarian meal which starts from 6 to 8 pm.
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Leonard Takahashi of Japan and Harry Price from Australia head into the final day of the Musto International Youth Match Racing Championship (MIYMRC) of the year 2017 are in the strongest possible position, both the teams have taken the early lead in the semifinals of the event over their opponents.
After the end of 105 matches there was a huge fight for the position in quarter-final, Takahashi was leading the chart with an impressive scorecard of 13-1. And for It Japanese representative to witness his first loss took to Day 4 of the regatta. Jelmer Van Beek is ruining the winning streak of their opponents to be the only team to defeat them all through the round robin.
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Transpac race is having its 49th edition this year. It starts from July 3rd and continues till 6th. The course would start from Point Fermin located in Los Angeles and will finish at Diamond Head located in Honolulu.
The total distance to cover is 2225 miles in total. There are about 55 entrants for this biennial race. The waters are cold, about 57 degrees with water that sprays over the bow on men who stack the heavy sails on one side to make their boats stable. Soon after the sails are secured it becomes time to change the sails. The new sail needs to be hauled up by all hands as the old sail is pulled down. All this has to be achieved as the waters make the boat leap over the waves. Even if a crew member vomits he or she needs to return to the task at hand as there is no time to relax and recover from seasickness.
Boats continue to smash through the waves through the night. The next day there is required to change the sail. Often this needs to be accommodated with downwind sailing. Such efforts and rigors are common in Transpac race, which comprises of a total distance of 2225 miles from Los Angeles to Honolulu.
Another unique aspect of this race is the change in weather. Initially the waters are chilling, but soon the weather gets warmer as the boats enter the tropical region. There are evening squalls that need to be handled with efficiency and caution. The sailing and surfing lifestyle here is akin to a culture that has been prevalent in Santa Cruz in the late seventies. At that time the bigger boats took a long time to sail. Today the boats are faster and make the experience of riding the waves much more fun though challenging as well.