27 April 2016

World Sailing Show, April 2016, Nevis Booby Island Regatta (video)

The World Sailing Show - April 2016:

Nine years ago the Extreme Sailing Series took high performance racing to the crowds and changed the sailing world. With the short courses and fast action, the series influenced some of the biggest events in sailing. Now in its 10th year the ESS ups the ante once more as the fleet takes to hydrofoils on brand new boats. Published April 25, 2016 At the other end of the scale, 900 junior sailors race at one event on Lake Garda. Aside from the spectacle, you can’t help wondering how many of tomorrow’s stars are in there. So we asked some of the world’s top sailors about what the Optimist meant to them. Plus, how the newest boat in the Olympics is challenging the best sailors in the world and how one man’s work changed a generation of yacht design. Plus news from around the world.

Below: Nevis Booby Island Regatta video

The 2016 Booby Island Regatta & Sailing Festival: "The Booby Island Regatta & Sailing Festival--30th April – 2nd May 2016--Anyone Can Enter. Anyone can Win The Booby Island Regatta and Sailing Festival is a fun 3 day Regatta and Sailing Festival in the beautiful Caribbean islands of St Kitts and Nevis. The Booby Island Regatta is a little bit different to the norm. We have designed the sailing to give everyone the opportunity to take part and compete regardless of the yacht’s capabilities or crew’s level of experience and have included a few of our own ideas to level the playing field. Our race philosophy, borrowed and adapted from the Olympics ethos, is  “The most important thing is not winning but taking part; the essential thing in life is not conquering but living well.” Alongside three days of sailing we have a full program of events to encourage competitors and spectators alike to come ashore and enjoy the best that Nevis has to offer."

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