Among the sailors of Canada who have made the country proud, Donald MacKenzie Green is one such name. He was proclaimed as one of the key figures in America’s Cup campaigns of the eighties. It was a time to commemorate him since he passed away on February 18th this year. He was 86 years old at the time of his death.
He had achieved several accolades. One of them was being inducted into Canadian Hall of Fame last year. He also received several distinctions such as Member of Order of Canada in 1980 which is a civilian honor given to distinguished members of the nation. The Governor-General’s office commemorated him since he had brought honor as a yachtman of the country, having won Canada’s Cup in the year 1978.
His early years were in Ontario where he grew up and learned to sail at the Royal Hamilton Yacht Club. In the fifties, when he was a teenager, he sailed the Yankee, a brigantine 96 foot long and took it around the world. His experiences were documented in a book that was published later, called the White Wings around the World.
When he graduated from Ryerson Polytechnic University, he did so with a mechanical engineering degree. He then took on CEO and Chairman Position of Tridon. This was a company headquartered in his home town and that is where he settled down. The passion that he had for sailboats and racing was passed onto his daughter and son. They motivated him to race in local races and that is what got him into the second leg of sailing. They sailed around Lake Ontario on several triumphant races. He then went onto taking Canada’s Cup challenge in 1978. Don was able to live his passion for sailing well, in his early years and later and that is what most people remembered him for.
A company lets you rent both at 60 locations around the world, such as Croatia, Bulgaria, and Greece at a fraction of the price you can imagine. Think yachts are only for the rich and the famous? Think again. A company called Loan a boat offers the British the chance to hire a luxury boat for as little as £ 126 per. Week. An all-inclusive vacation to Croatia can make you spend minimum £ 500 per person. And it will usually not include the use of a private yacht.
For those who want a change, the company has a ten-person Lagoon 380 S2 yacht, docked in Biograd Na Moru in the northern country, which can be hired by up to ten people. While the boat costs £ 200,000 to buy, it comes to £ 1,260 a week – which seems like £ 126p distributed between ten passengers. In addition, you have the freedom of where to go on the Croatian coast every day and what views to wake up to every day – which is not something you get in a regular hotel.
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The Argentinean Javier Cote was in the fine sailing form at the 2017 Lightning World Championship that was held from November 22 to 25. He, along with his crew members Paula Salerno and Julio Alsogaray entered the final day of the racing event with a 23 point lead. They won the series in a convincing manner and won both the races on the final day to claim the title.
This was a stupendous effort put in by the Argentinean and his team and they deserve all the success that they got in the Lightning Worlds. It was Nick Sertl from the United States that finished the event in the 2nd position and the third place went to Raul Rios of Peru. The event was held in Ecuador.
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Sir Ben Ainslie has joined many praising the 75ft foiling monohull concept drawings of the Emirates Team New Zealand. Despite the rivalry, Ainslie hailed the design, describing it as a “truly high performance boat.”
The sailing legend said the concept would be as quick if not quicker than the foiling catamarans used in the last America’s Cup. Team USA employed the foiling 50ft catamarans which could race at 50 knots with less than half that breeze. Continue reading “AINSLIE WON OVER BY THE 75FT FOILING MONOHULL”