March 23, 2017 / by index / Yacht / No Comments

Maserati Cape Town Race

The Maserati Cape Town race week was recently concluded.

In the second race of this tournament, the winds were subdued due to which Royal Cape Yacht Club hosts were a bit hesitant as to whether the race schedule would keep up. The day saw a mild north westerly wind blowing as 30 boats came in and took position for the races of the day. However, as the wind dropped, the race had to be called off. Indeed, the sailing winds around Table Bay played a crucial role and impact on the sailing vessels.

However the wind direction soon changed and that is when the second race of the day took place. There was a course change made that was announced and the race was around Milnerton Beach. The boats were then headed towards Woodstock and they followed the same route back as per the wind direction. (more…)

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March 3, 2017 / by admin / Uncategorized / No Comments

2017 Boat of the Year Winners Announced

World Magazine of Sailing will announce the name of those nominees is selected for Boat of the Year 2017 awards. The announcement will be made at show of United State Sailboat 2016 in Athens. Following the event; selection of the best of best of annual arduous task will be done.

World Magazine of Sailing Editor Dave Reed said “This year judges has large and diverse boat to experience.  There was a large range of boats in different categories with some innovation this included Wasps dinghy of 14-foot foiling and built Solaria 50-Italian”. (more…)

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October 26, 2016 / by admin / Yacht / No Comments

35th Hamble Winter Series

There is a lot of time for the 35th edition of the Hamble Winter sailing event, but the organizers of the Hamble River Sailing Club had already opened the online registration seeking participation of boats for the event. The entries saw registration for the Fast 40+, J/88 and IRC1-4 classes within the first two weeks of opening the online entry.

This event is one of the most looked forward to event by sailors and the last edition of the Hamble Winter series saw over 160 entries. The organizers are pretty confident that they will overpower the number of entries to more than 160 this year. The Hamble River Sailing Club offers a challenging Solent racing every year and the atmosphere at this event is always great. This drives the sailors to perform at this best. (more…)

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October 8, 2016 / by index / Yacht / No Comments

2016 Bermuda Race

Youth sailors are making their mark as is revealed in the 2016 Bermuda Race.

The winning boat has not only been sailed by a young crew, but they have taken sailing to the next level as per the expertise they have displayed. High Noon is the boat that makes its way into the Gulf Stream en-route to Bermuda. Collin is the eighteen year old captain who is aboard the boat and at the helm while Will McKeige has a similar role and age as Collin Alexander. Both are trying to fight the Farr 72 Maximizer as they compete for the line honors in the race. It is the Newport Bermuda race for this year that they were competing for.

They were part of the Junior Big Boat Sailing category and were representing the American YC club. As they passed by Farr 72 initially, they were able to gain several miles on their competitor. However, the wind shifted and the Maximizer was able to race close to their competitor. (more…)

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August 3, 2016 / by admin / Uncategorized / No Comments

Festival State Of Boating SA

A new plan has been devised by the Boating Industry to add the title of the Festival State of Boating in South Australia. The concept is in the air as the Boating Industry is contemplating announcing the same as it governs the boating activities in Queensland, New South Wales and South Australia. This would mean that this region would take up a centralized place when initiatives are taken and there would be an emphasis on boating as being part of the lifestyle of the people in this region.

The executive officer for the Boating Industry association of the country told the Croatian yacht charter website that the initiative would ensure that boating becomes a key component of the lives of the people here. The concept would also attract families who can build on the theme. As there is adequate infrastructure as well as tourism experiences, the buzz around boating activities would be heightened in this region. (more…)

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June 3, 2016 / by admin / Yacht / No Comments

Russian Stole and Sunk 40ft Yacht

The authorities of Norway have officially asked for the extradition of Evgeny Dorofeev, the thirty-five year old Russian, who is wanted by them for the reported theft of a forty feet yacht that sank after hitting rocks near Skerryvore lighthouse, located south of Tiree on 16th February.

Dorofeev was saved by helicopter from the sinking boat and has been jailed in custody since that time. The Norwegians stated that he had reached a deal with the firm that owned the yacht to have it for some time on term that he did not go out of Norwegian waters. The vessel had been evaluated in the region of £200000. (more…)

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April 7, 2016 / by index / Yacht / No Comments

Oracle Team USA defending their glory

Oracle Team USA, the America’s Cup defender, might not have yet won any of the 4 America’s Cup World Series events, but they have not been out of the hunting either. Only Emirates Team New Zealand and Oracle Team USA have stood on the dais at each event as of now.
When the America’s Cup World Series finishes, the final results would impact America’s Cup Qualifiers (May 2017), the upcoming stage of the contest that would be sailed in the AC Class – the fifteen meter yacht to be used in the America’s Cup. Oracle gets to take part in that stage. Therefore, their results in the America’s Cup World Series might impact which challenger they finally face in America’s Cup Match.
Skipper Jimmy Spithill (Golden Gate Yacht Club in San Francisco) told that they would be rotating their people across the season to attempt and get better experience. There is only five that could go racing and from a racing point of view, if you stick to one team the whole season, that team might get the better results long-term over the season. But for them, they have two goals, they obviously want to take part in World Series, but they also have to do some rotation, and this is exactly what they are going to do going forward. Therefore, this is really how they approach it.


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November 27, 2015 / by admin / Yacht / No Comments

Finalists of the Medal Race decided at the ISAF final

The ISAF Sailing World Cup Final 2015 is all set for a great climax following a magnificent day of racing saw the top elite athletes of the sport fighting to get the go-ahead in the gold medal chase. Honors in the 8 Olympic sailing classes and an open kite-boarding contest would now be determined in a tense final day of the medal races on Sunday, with many defending champs coming under pressure from some sides.

In the kiteboarding event, Oliver Bridge, the defending champ, is in the first spot going into the semi finals. The Bridge has been on fire since day one and even though at one point he relinquished his lead, he regained it with a strong display. The young Brit goes into the semis with a great advantage. (more…)

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April 9, 2015 / by admin / Uncategorized / No Comments

Finding a Good Yacht for Sale

For those who want to buy a yacht, the difficult thing is finding a good one to buy and at the right price. If you think it’s a tough job trying to find a good yacht for sale, here are some steps that will help you in your search.

  1. 1. Research thoroughly

When looking for anything, it’s important to research properly before committing to anything. That goes for trying to get a Solent yacht charter to actually buying a boat of your own. Yachts can be very expensive, so it’s not a small decision that you’ll be making when you do eventually buy one. Use the internet to your advantage, since that is one of the best resources available. (more…)

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March 31, 2015 / by index / Yacht / No Comments

Burnt yacht sinks in River

Boaties have been asked to ensure their all their instruments are safe following a fire which saw a yacht sink to the bottom of the river. Auckland fire crews from Manurewa, Clevedon, and Papakura, along with the Howick Coastguard, were asked to the blaze on Wairoa River at around 11.30 am yesterday.

Alan Martin, the Howick Coastguard operations manager, told that the flames had done a huge damage by the time he came. The whole crew packed up yet another fire team from the jetty and they utilized their pump to serve deal with the blaze.

He also added that the boat was almost burnt out, it was the end of it. He, in fact, could not believe that the boat was still afloat but upon closer inspection it had a concrete hull so everything burnt but that. Wairoa River is punic for depth but the Coastguard team did not run into any difficulties. It was very fortunate that none was hurt. (more…)

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