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September 7, 2017 / by index / Yacht / No Comments

Hasta Nunca Won The Yacht Club Race

The Last the weekly yacht race took place in San Pablo Bay. In the event that took place on Wednesday 19 boats took part and competed.

Hasta Nunca defeated all and won the race organized by the Yacht club. She finished first in the event.

Hasta Nunca won the race in Division A, while the second place was secured by Kentucky Woman III and X-TA-C finished in third place.

In the second division, that is division B, Lean Times was the winner was, the second position was secured Trouble and third place was acquired by Wayward Wind

In the Division C, Cold Drinks II turned out as winner, whereas, the second position was secured by the Honey Moon and third was the Shadow.

The Yacht race is organized by the club every week, and it witnesses the participation of a good number of participants, mostly the one who practice yacht racing in the club. (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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December 16, 2013 / by admin / Uncategorized / No Comments

David Glenn Wins Media Award

David Glenn, the editor of Yachting World has been recently awarded the Maritime Foundation’s Desmond Wettern Media Award for his exemplary contribution towards maritime issues. The award was presented by the First Sea Lord and Chief of Naval Staff Admiral Sir George Zambellas KCB DSC in London at an event of Institute of Directors. This award is presented to academic, broadcaster, writer or any other person who has made significant contribution to increasing the general public awareness regarding the current maritime issues of the United Kingdom. This award was created to commemorate the works of Desmond Wettern, the renowned and celebrated naval correspondent of the Daily Telegrapg who passed away in the year 1991.

The objective of the Maritime Foundation is to promote and increase awareness regarding how dependent Britain is on the sea and Wettern believed that the security and economic well being of Britain was integrally linked to the sea.

The award judges, while describing what the foundation viewed as Glenn’s ‘outstanding lifetime achievement in providing the best and most up to date yachting news’ said that Yacht World is informative, accessible and visually very attractive. The magazine maintains a heightened interest in yachting and is adept in balancing cutting edge excitement that is generated by the sport and the feats of endurance. The magazine also offers tips of yachting and cruising and also yacht reviews; all in all, the magazine offers knowledgeable and practical guidance to the readers.

David Glenn said that the opinion the award judges beautifully sum up the character of the magazine. He further said that he felt extremely honored and elated to win this prestigious award.

Other award winners included Rose George for her book Deep Sea and Foreign Going  Mountbatten Maritime Award, Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall and Keo Films for the Channel 4 television series Hugh’s Fish Fight (Donald Gosling Broadcast Award), Type-23 frigate HMS Monmouth (Desmond Wettern Fleet Award for the best media contribution from a naval ship, submarine, RN air squadron or Royal Marine unit) and Andrew Linington, editor of Nautilus Telegraph (Maritime Fellowship Award).

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November 6, 2013 / by admin / Uncategorized / No Comments

Petersburg Emerges as Best Yachting Spot in US

The Alaskan sailing enthusiasts must be in a fantastic mood off late- it’s their “Little Norway” Petersburg that has been voted as best of yachting towns across America.

According to sources, an overwhelming niche of “Yachting Magazine” readers has vouched for Petersburg (Alaska) as the best of 2013 yachting spots in America. The newly chosen #1 US yachting town is an American fishing community situated around 100 ml southwards of Juneau. The Alaskan town originally made to the roster of top fifty towns from which the magazine editors brought it to the list for top 10. The readers voted online. “Petersburg effortlessly made it to the to in the competition”, stated Dan Harding, the associate editor from Yachting Magazine.

The Alaskans’ “Little Norway” has been acknowledged with 44 % vote & is entitled as the topmost port in the November edition of Yachting Magazine. The previous winners were Beuford, N.C. & Oxford, Md. Jamestown, R.I., held the 2nd position in the 2013 competition while Seattle came up with the 3rd placement. New Orleans was shoved back to the 10th place this time.

Harding was delighted to witness so much of support for comparatively smaller communities such as Petersburg. In his own verse-“Whenever we come across locations such as Oxford or Petersburg, it’s the actual treat. I feel it is a true treat for our readers as well since these are the amazing locations which don’t earn their deserved recognition. Sure, these aren’t much popular or do not hold marinas with triple digit figure of slips, yet I believe what they are lacking in terms of amenity is actually made up with natural beauty- & I feel it is basically what this competition is all about. We are always hopeful to fish out the town gems & strongly believe that Petersburg is actually a fantastic destination.”

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