Due to heavy wind (16-20 knots), temperature of 7 to 9 degrees C and continuous rain all sailors voted to cancel the race except Frank who was ready to go but no crew volunteered.
Next race is 4th May at SBYC
Paul Menger SBYC Vice Commodore www.shanghaibyc.org
I am not sure which is the more important number from the Charity Regatta – 23 boats on the water competing, 3 races sailed or the 1,200 dictionaries that will shortly be in the hands of the less fortunate kids in rural valleys in China. Actually that’s not really true – the sailors had fun, the organisers felt good by helping those less fortunate then themselves but the difference to those children who will receive those dictionaries is almost incalculable.
If just one ends up in a…Continue
Added by Alistair Skinner on April 13, 2013 at 12:30pm — No Comments
Dear fellow sailors,
It's been an extremely tough race . we had 21 starters , 6 boats made it around the course!
The stormy wind calmed down a little bit in the morning but picked up again at race start to 30 knots and maybe some more in heavy gusts. Lucky the boats witch could reef their sails , all others had no chance , gave up or capsized,
All respect for the winners.
Nils Plate with the Multi 23 was the only Multihull which made it around but…
With a lovely sunny day and a good breeze, Race Officer Jim Smith set a shorter course so we could fit in several races to practice our start line skills. To further raise the challenge a short start line between two gates meant that helmsmen needed to time their arrival just right to get across the line. The knowledge of the rules to apply in close-quarter racing was definitely put to the test. A total of 5 races were completed with 14 boats overall each lasting around 30 minutes. This…Continue
Added by Paul on March 28, 2013 at 10:53am — No Comments
With a good wind (10 knots), clouded but no rain and 10 degrees C, the Race Officer set a long stretched course so we could practice the best race strategy for this wind and race field. The knowledge of the rules was again required as became clear during the race. A total of 3 laps were completed with 10 boats overall each lasting around 35 minutes. In the last race 1 capsized but continued the race quickly thereafter. This race gave everyone several learning and we had the following winners…Continue
Added by Paul on March 28, 2013 at 10:32am — No Comments
After too, too long where we seemed to spend all of our boating time helping others, running events, coaching, tuning or maintaining the Team 4 Dragons boats are getting ready for the water. Saturday was a big day with the Primocon going on the bottom of both boats. Antifouling next! Li Li's boat is closer to being ready with Al's boat needing a paint while 4 Dragons topsides, being gelcoat just requiring a polish. Engines to be serviced, masts to be cleaned off and the halyards moused back…Continue
Added by Alistair Skinner on March 4, 2013 at 3:12pm — No Comments
The main subject discussed during the SBYC Club evening was this time about sailing in Phuket.
Nice photo's have been showed of Phuket sailing region. Hints and tips have been exchanged about selection of Boat Charter Companies, quality of the charter boats and also the (nice but also bad) weather conditions.
In addition information about SBYC membership was shared with interested sailors (in particular training) and also good to mention that new members signed-up for SBYC…Continue
Added by Paul on March 1, 2013 at 1:00pm — No Comments
SHANGHAI spotted swans in its lakes for the first time in years and experts attributed the return of swans to wetland restoration efforts.
Officials from local wildlife protection stations found three adult swans and two cygnets in the Dalian Lake in the western suburbs of Shanghai when…Continue
Added by Max Henry on February 20, 2013 at 10:36am — No Comments
Race report of the Frost Byte serie 1 race on Saturday 26 Jan.
We had beautiful weather for a race in winter time as the temperature was 11 deg C, sun and a mild wind.
With a good start David & Paul won the first lap, second Jim S.
After the start of the second lap there was a collission so penalty of 360 degree turn was accepted.
Even so Jim S won the second lap and David & Paul were second.
Than the wind died and further race laps were cancelled.…
Added by Paul on January 30, 2013 at 2:30pm — No Comments
The quickest way to learn sailing is to request a competent sailor if you can join him on his sailing boat as crew.
During the sailing the competent sailor will give you some task to do during the sailing and by doing that you learn from his guidance how to do it.
Competent sailors are at the Shanghai Boat & Yacht Club (SBYC) which is a sailing boat club by members for members so not profit driven.
Everybody can join SBYC and benefit from training /…
Added by Paul on January 22, 2013 at 10:30am — No Comments
It's impossible not to like this...
When most people envision a perfect sailing scenario, they think of warm breezes and T-shirt weather. I like that, too, of course (you gotta go to Cabarete, if this is your…Continue
Added by Max Henry on December 28, 2012 at 11:13am — No Comments
Added by Bingbing on September 18, 2012 at 12:30am — No Comments
Shanghai's hourly updated PM2.5 readings and a chart showing PM2.5 changes in 24 hours are available on the bureau's site, www.semc.gov.cn, and on its microblog. They are in Chinese, but the bureau said a bilingual version will be provided later.
Since March, Shanghai has released real-time PM2.5 figures at two…Continue
Added by Max Henry on July 6, 2012 at 1:56pm — No Comments
Stretch out on the velvet couch, take a sip of wine and gaze upon a tranquil sea, then be invigorated by ocean spray and a cool breeze on deck - that's not a scene found in movies, but increasingly, it's…Continue
Added by Max Henry on June 25, 2012 at 5:00pm — No Comments
"I wanted to take revenge," Zhang said, according to police. Zhang is on trial for murder in the September death in suburban Qingpu…Continue
NACRA 17 is the new Olympic Catamaran for mixed teams !
On May 2nd. ISAF decided for the new NACRA 17 as Olympic Catamaran for mixed teams. The committee followed the suggestion of the evaluation in March in Santander.…
The Shanghai Silport Golf Club was financed by the Taiwan Silport Group, whose sister course is the Tiger Beach Golf Links located in Shandong. Silport was designed by former-US Tour professional, Bob J. Martin, a member of the Nicklaus Group who devoted his life to golf and course design.
The construction of Silport makes full use of the natural landforms of Dianshan Lake. The…
Added by Bernard Schmidt on April 6, 2012 at 10:36am — No Comments