2017 Lightning World Championship Goes To Conte

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”