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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January 22, 2015 / by index / Yacht / No Comments

Volvo Ocean Race’s Second Leg started on Wednesday 19th November

The second leg of the Volvo ocean race started from Cape Town on 19th November, the race will end at Abu Dhabi. The crews were warned that cyclone or tropical storms may occur on the course.

The total number of crew members in the race is 66. It is feared that the weather the crew members will encounter on the Indian Ocean might be very bad. The organizers of the race were late in taking appropriate measures to diminish the risk of the crew members.

Certain exclusion zones were set in such a way that the boats may be safe from pirates. The exclusion zones of the Volvo ocean race were not disclosed earlier for security reasons but presently the more concerning factor on the second leg of the race is the high intensity winds. (more…)

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