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December 17, 2018 / by index / Uncategorized / No Comments

The President Of Irish Sailing Push Its Active Presence At The Paris Boat Show

Paris city undeniably big and it is big and busty enough to house the Gilets Jaunes disturbances in its one corner and continue to take actively take part and run an International Boat Show (IBS) in cities different part.

The Paris Boat Show of 2018 is presently in progress and it is witnessing extraordinary involvement of Irish team, with MGM Boats of John O’Kane and Gerry Salmon in town for the introduction of the fresh Jeanneau Sunfast 3300 and others. On the other hand, La Solitaire URGO Figaro high octane energy has witnessed the focus close already and it is in the annual award ceremony of offshore racing.
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July 20, 2018 / by index / Uncategorized / No Comments

Day 2 Of Youth Sailing World Championships 2018

Team USA was fortunate on the 2nd day of the 48th annual Youth Sailing World Championships held in Corpus Christi Bay. The American sailors successfully achieved 4 out of 9 classes. Boys and Girls 420, Boys RS: X and Girls Laser Radial had a combination of newcomers and veteran sailor who led the way. In the Girls 420 Class, Carmen and Emma Cowles, the gold medalists of the U.S did not quite make it in the 1st race, but bounced back to achieve victory in the 2nd race with a huge margin. As they were finishing more than 3 races, they are allowed to discard their worst finish. The Cowles will count 3 first-place finishes and will be leading the class with 4 points over Emilia Boyle and Vita Heathcote of Great Britain.

Carmel Cowles said they crossed the line a bit in the 1st race. Only if they remain cool in the boat, things would be just fine. The event is not over as yet and hence the team needs to be very careful especially on the start line. Last year, the Cowles twins won by 26 points, including all firsts and seconds and leaving aside the disqualification. Cowles said they are trying to remain focused to keep the bow down and take the pressure. Carmen is managing well with all the right controls and also ensuring that there is sufficient power.
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June 26, 2018 / by index / Uncategorized / No Comments

SAILING – LEONARD TAKAHASHI AND CREW WIN YOUTH INTERNATIONAL CUP

The RNZYS Performance Programme Pacific Racing Team have emerged winners at the Youth International Match Racing Cup. The 2018 campaign, sponsored by Nespresso, ended with Auckland on a wet note.

Leonard Takahashi led the team including Ibuki Koizumi, Taylor Balogh, Josh Wijohnand George Lee Rush to finish as top winners at the event. The semi finals had then top seed James Wilsonpick Finn Tapper while Takahashi faced Jordan Stevenson.

Wilson, who came back from 2-0 down in the quarters, faced a tough battle with his selection Tapper. They battled a tough one and it ended in a draw. Wilson managed to shake off Tapper in a final match to determine the winner.

After the race, he said it was a repeat of the last eight. He said his team did well in the pre starts but the main race was riddled with errors and then they could not see off the fourth race. He added that they were stoked on reaching the final so they pulled it off in the fifth race to reach the grand finale.

Takahashi led Stevenson2-0 in the other semi final clash. Takahashi was sailing hard and Stevenson was very close to the rocks. Stevenson was forced to sail towards the rocks of the Westhaven sea wall. He was black flagged and had to be towed off so Takahashi entered the finale on a high.

Wilson did well but it was obvious from the start that Takahashi had his eyes on the prize. In the pre start, he was penalized but he kept on getting rid of them with his fine sailing aided by the excellent boat speed. Takahashi was consistent, sailing to victory at the end. It is another plus for him after winning his last four match racing regattas.

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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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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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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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December 4, 2014 / by admin / Uncategorized / No Comments

Bangkok based Yacht Company hired

The premier super yacht service provider of Thailand, Yacht Solutions has been hired as a marine consultant for the new action packed blockbuster movie, Mechanic: Resurrection directed by Dennis Gansel, starring action hero Jason Statham and is scheduled to be released in January, 2016.

The shooting for this exciting movie started in Bangkok in November with Statham playing the central protagonist in the movie in the role of a master assassin who fakes his death to escape from his previous profession and lead a life of peace and solace. (more…)

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October 17, 2014 / by Liam / Uncategorized / No Comments

Jimmy Spithill Suspicious of Team New Zealand

Jimmy Spithill (USA team Oracle’s captain) has recently declared that team New Zealand is his favorite and he would really like it if team NZ will compete with team Oracle in the 2017 America’s Cup finals.

The captains of all the six teams which are going to compete in the America’s Cup which is going to be held in the year 2017 came together in London for the very first time for a press conference on the 9th of September, 2014.

Along with the skippers of Artemis, Luna Ross and team NZ (the challengers of the 2013 America’s Cup) and team Oracle (defending champions of the 2013 America’s Cup), the captains of two new teams namely team France and Ben Ainslie Racing were also a part of the press conference.

Spithill made it clear during the press conference that the line-up for the America’s Cup 2017 seems strong but team NZ has to be his favorite because of its history and experience. He also thinks the new sailing teams have the capacity to surprise the sailing world with their individual performances. The way he interacted in the conference, it surely seemed that Spithill is wary of team New Zealand.

Dean Barker (skipper of team NZ) expressed his disappointment in relation to the team’s performance in the 2013 America’s Cup and said that now the team has got the time to understand its mistake and improve its performance.

No major details were revealed about the 35th season of America’s Cup. However, the press conference confirmed that Luna Rossa was going to negotiate the terms associated with the 35th America’s Cup.

Max Sirena (captain of Luna Rossa) has put forward an idea of a challenger committee that will negotiate the rules and regulations of the 2017 America’s Cup so that all the teams can work together and take decisions collectively.

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September 2, 2014 / by Liam / Uncategorized / No Comments

Yacht Club celebrates its fifty years

Dick Wedge really enjoys the feeling of getting on the high seas, wind hitting in his sails, as well as the salt water smell filling his lungs. Decades earlier, this is one of the reasons why he as well as some other sailors decided that it was  the best time that they had a  yacht club in  the summer side.
Wedge, now 80, is serving the club found celebrate their golden anniversary. He added that they did not think of any anniversary when they started. They were only young people full of vinegar and piss who decided that they required a yacht club and they did it. And they are still there.
In the year 1964, the very first Summerside Yacht Club opened its doors officially, with less than twenty members, and all of whom had one thing in common  and that is their love of sailing. Wedge and his friend Elmer Newson began a sailing event in the year 1963, using fourteen tiny prams to teach youngsters how to sail and it caught on quite fast.
Wedge told that the parents of the kids that were taking the sailing program got interested, that is when they decided it was time that Summerside have a yacht club. Their 1st step was to see a home.
Talks to buy a house located between Holmans Wharf and the railway wharf went up in smoke  well when the house was burned down. After that, the band approached the government to lease the place where Spinnakers Landing now sits.

Dick Wedge really enjoys the feeling of getting on the high seas, wind hitting in his sails, as well as the salt water smell filling his lungs. Decades earlier, this is one of the reasons why he as well as some other sailors decided that it was  the best time that they had a  yacht club in  the summer side.

Wedge, now 80, is serving the club found celebrate their golden anniversary. He added that they did not think of any anniversary when they started. They were only young people full of vinegar and piss who decided that they required a yacht club and they did it. And they are still there.

In the year 1964, the very first Summerside Yacht Club opened its doors officially, with less than twenty members, and all of whom had one thing in common  and that is their love of sailing. Wedge and his friend Elmer Newson began a sailing event in the year 1963, using fourteen tiny prams to teach youngsters how to sail and it caught on quite fast.

Wedge told that the parents of the kids that were taking the sailing program got interested, that is when they decided it was time that Summerside have a yacht club. Their 1st step was to see a home.

Talks to buy a house located between Holmans Wharf and the railway wharf went up in smoke  well when the house was burned down. After that, the band approached the government to lease the place where Spinnakers Landing now sits.

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August 7, 2014 / by Liam / Uncategorized / No Comments

The best in single-level yachts

Yachts come in varying shapes and sizes, and there are many differentiations when it comes to design. And one of the most popular yacht designs are the single-level yachts, which make for decent, value for money yachts, and many people who are yachting enthusiasts swear by these yachts. These are lightweight yachts, and are not too rough on your budget. And Aquastar have recently come out with the 430 Aft Cockpit, which is set to bring in a different flavour of style and efficiency in the yachting world.

This design is set to take on the highly successful Hardy 40DS, which has taken the yachting world by storm. This boat has turned many heads at the London Boat Show, and Aquastar could not have chosen a better time to unveil its new masterpiece. The hull of the 430 Aft Cockpit is the same as that of the 430 Aft Cabin, which is a successful existing model, and this has been done to cut back on production costs, and also ensure reliability. The most notable difference in the design is the inclusion of the large windows, which have now come to be a notable feature on many of Aquastar’s models. The woodwork all through the yacht is of the best quality, and is fully lacquered. Below the deck, there are two cabins, and the bunks amidships are sure to add to the long list of features that this yacht will come with. The master cabin comes with scissor action berths, and this has been done so that it can be made into two in the blink of an eye.

The engines are twin diesel ones, which were donated by plainsailing.com, and can perform extremely well, but there is an option for a single engine for those who want it, and one can even ask for a hybrid drive if one so desires.

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July 10, 2014 / by Liam / Uncategorized / No Comments

Outstanding Performance In Spite Of A Broken Finger!

Inspite of a broken finger, this Portland based sailor Eilidh McIntyre along with her team mate Soplhie Weguelin delivered an outstanding week of the World Cup happening in Hyeres and baged back a silver medal in the 470 women’s game.

Weguelin is a Europe based bronzed medalist. She along with McIntyre established their participation this time at the World Cup event at the very last minute. This delay was due to the broken finger of McIntyre, which happened during her training in the month of February. This made her leave out on the Palma edition which happened three weeks before. This 19 year old girl had got rid of her pin just three days ahead of the beginning of the event because of which she had to miss out on a lot of practice sessions before the competition. But she steadily moved ahead in the event which had 10 boats and finaaly reached the finish in the second position.

This British duo was keen on protecting their silver medal from the American duo of Anne Haeger and Briana Provancha who came second. They didn’t aim for gold because of the New Zealand World Champions Jo Aleh and Polly Powrie. They were successful in securing what they had aimed of.

McInytre mentioned that it was a really awesome week for her. They had sailed very well but started to get a little tired towards the end because their sailing fitness was not present in them. But in spite of all the hurdles, their performance was outstanding. They will have to work very hard on training this May.

After the brilliant start to the week, these British sailors had to face a difficult final which left them with a strong performance along with their strong luck.

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