More Sailing Event Cancellations Amid COVID-19

The month of August opens on a sour note for the sailing buffs. Three glorious sailing events have been called off. Many sailing events and regattas have been affected by COVID-19 and the travel restrictions associated with it, and it looks like July disappointments have spilled over to August as well. 2020 Melges 24 U.S.…
16 Aug 2020 2 mins read

Behnken and Hurley: The First Crew to Travel in a Privately Made Capsule

30 May 2020 witnessed a historic moment when SpaceX’s space capsule, Crew Dragon, carrying astronauts Doug Hurley and Bob Behnken docked at the International Space Station (ISS). They returned on 2 August 2020 and became the first astronauts to do a space expedition in a space capsule developed by a private manufacturer. While explaining the…
16 Aug 2020 2 mins read

Government of India Bans 59 Chinese Apps Citing Emergent Nature of Threats

In a press release, the government of India said that they banned 59 apps in view of inputs received from credible sources that they “engaged in activities which is prejudicial to sovereignty and integrity of India, defence of India, security of state and public order”.  Many popular apps including the Chinese social media platform TikTok…
16 Aug 2020 2 mins read

Youth Olympic Games Dakar 2022 postponed to 2026

Subsequent to the postponement of the Tokyo Olympics 2020 and other major sports events, International Olympic Committee (IOC) and Senegal arrived at a mutual agreement to postpone the 2022 Youth Olympic Games Dakar to 2026. This will grant more time to the National Olympic Committees (NOCs) and the International Olympic Committee (IOC) to deal with…
16 Aug 2020 2 mins read

Next Edition of Ocean Race To Commence in 2022

The next edition of the Ocean Race, one of the toughest competitions in the sailing sport, has been scheduled for October 2022. The event will start from Alicante, Spain in October 2022 and finish off in Genova, Italy in 2023, the year that marks the 50th anniversary of this prestigious race. This international sailing competition…
16 Aug 2020 2 mins read

Luke Muller Selected to Join U.S. Olympic Sailing Team

After the stunning performance earning a bronze in 2020 Hempel World Cup Series Miami following a 17th place in World Championship 2019, Luke Muller secured his place in the U.S. Sailing Team for 2020 Olympics. He becomes the 11th sailor to qualify for the U.S. sailing team for Tokyo Olympic Games 2020. This is going…
16 Aug 2020 2 mins read

Organisers to Decide on Bermuda Gold Cup by August

The fate of this year’s Bermuda Gold Cup, Royal Bermuda Yacht Club’s prestigious regatta, will be decided by 31 August 2020. The possibility of the event taking place as scheduled is becoming slim due to the pandemic COVID-19. The organisers have set a deadline of 31 August 2020 to decide on going ahead or cancelling…
16 Aug 2020 2 mins read

Swan Cup to be held in September

The 2020 edition of the biennial Rolex Swan Cup is slated for 7-13 September in Porto Cervo, Sardinia. Organised by Yacht Club Costa Smeralda, the regatta aims to promote sailing and to bring together those who love water sports and the sea. Over 60 yachts will compete under the theme ‘Celebration of the Sea’ in…
14 Aug 2020 2 mins read
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