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June 26, 2018 / by index / Uncategorized / No Comments

VOR: BRUNEL BETTER MAPFRE ON TUESDAY

Team Brunel was able to get one over their rivals Team MAPFRE on Tuesday, according to reports. Peter Burling played a crucial role for Brunel, with their tactical late night sailing helping them over their close rival. This just confirms that the Volvo Ocean Race is a different ball game entirely.

 

Burling and MAPFRE’s Blair Tuke are teammates in Americas Cup and Olympic sailing but they are on the fronts of completely different teams in the VOC and this was obvious on Tuesday. Burling said both teams battled late into Tuesday nightas they sought for an advantage over the other.

They were both coming up on the doldrums as they sailed closer to the equator from Hong Kong to Auckland. The aim was to get positional advantage as they sail through the ‘dangerous’ area revered for slow sailing. Performance in this part of the race had an impact on the final result, so it was crucial for the teams.

Burling said Brunel was stuck a boat behind MAPFRE who didn’t want to let them go over the top. He revealed that they battled for about half an hour but then they managed to do so at the end.

As at lunchtime on Wednesday, Brunel wasin third place, behind Sun Hung Kai/Scallywagand AzkoNobel. They were barely two kilometres ahead of Dongfeng and MAPFRE who were chasing hotly from behind. Team Turn on the Tide was way back in the fleet, about 135km behind the fleet lead.

AzkoNobel skipper Chris Nicholson maintained that despite their lead a lot could happen before the fleet reach Auckland. They were a few days out from reaching the doldrums, with the effects expected north of the equator. For now Kiwis Brad Ferrand and Justin Ferris, also team members of AzkoNobel are 22km ahead of the pack.

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May 7, 2015 / by admin / Uncategorized / No Comments

1901 steam yacht set to put on auction

Primrose Potter recalls watching ENA sail across Sydney Harbour when she was a young girl. The great-great-great-grandfather of her daughter was Thomas Dibbs – the yacht’s original owner and the person who actually commissioned ENA in 1900 for Triphena, his wife.

Ms Potter told that Thomas Dibbs used to take the then-governor out on every Sunday. Well, it was really a great way of living that time. She remembered it quite well seeing it go up and down the harbor; she believes that it was a much more gracious life back then. (more…)

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November 11, 2014 / by admin / Uncategorized / No Comments

Manhattan Beach Yacht Club celebrate their inauguration

The Manhattan Beach Yacht Club would celebrate its inauguration on 18th October, Saturday from 8 am to noon. The coffee shop of Two Guns in Manhattan takes over part of Roundhouse at the end of the dock. Craig Oram and Andrew “Stan” Stanisich, the Two Guns owners, wanted to elaborate and Ted Brown, the Two Guns manager, joined them as a partner. (more…)

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

A Guide To The Upcoming Yachting Festival

Yacht spotting has quite a dangerous effect on the various people. Mostly this results out into a jaw dropping reaction as its beauty always keeps you awestruck. This will be the reaction of many as the world’s most awaited event of yacht festival is ready to begin in Cannes. It is one of the most beautiful event where one can spot all the beautiful yacht anchored at the. Usually this festival takes place at the Port Hercule. It is nothing but about 35 miles away from Cote d’Azur where this splendid Cannes Yachting festival will be taking place.

This year it will be the 37th edition of the festival where world’s top yacht will be docked for the people to see. This year the number of boats taking part in the festival can be counted to be 580 in number. This number of boats counts up to almost more than a quarter of the premiere boats of the world. The yachting festival has the tendency to awestruck everyone when it comes to the beauty of the boats.

Apart from this there will surely be some the most outstanding ones which will be at display. The best among them will surely be the Seaway Yacht’s Shipman 59. It is an undoubtedly the most beautiful boat that one will ever see. It is a 62 feet carbon yacht which is considered to be unsinkable because of the technology used to build it. Apart from this the biggest yacht of the festival will be the four cabin boat Silent 76. It is a 76 23m/76 feet boat which will be the biggest of the festival.

In the festival you will also be able to see some motor boats and super yachts that will blow your mind. The one destination in September for all the boat lovers should be Cannes Yacht festival.

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

Super yacht of a Swiss entrepreneur docks at Aberdeen Harbor

A grand yacht has docked at the Aberdeen Harbor, Scotland. The yacht named Vive La Vie docked at city harbor earlier this morning at around 10.51 am. The luxury yacht is owned by Willy Michel, well known Swiss entrepreneur, who is also the founder of Ypsomed.
The company markets services and products directly to diabetes patients, health insurance providers or doctors. Recent figures, from the year 2012, reveal that the businessman to have a calculated fortune of £493 million.
The yacht of Willy Michel has an unusual characteristic as the dining table could be lifted to the ceiling to let the room to be used as disco. It is expected that the yacht would stay in the harbor till Wednesday. But the next destination is not yet known.
On the other hand, in another news, Shag Islet Cruising Yacht Club is a virtual yacht club that has skipped the traditional yacht club hierarchy. It has been formed conserve a network for cruising yacht lovers. Every member is a vice commodore and it also corresponds an individual nautical location. Shag Islet Cruising Yacht Club has more than three thousand members spread across thirteen nations.
The members have come across all across Australia as well as all fields and walks of life, but most of them have got to a point where they have accomplished their own personal targets. They are in a spot to relish life to the fullest.

A grand yacht has docked at the Aberdeen Harbor, Scotland. The yacht named Vive La Vie docked at city harbor earlier this morning at around 10.51 am. The luxury yacht is owned by Willy Michel, well known Swiss entrepreneur, who is also the founder of Ypsomed.

The company markets services and products directly to diabetes patients, health insurance providers or doctors. Recent figures, from the year 2012, reveal that the businessman to have a calculated fortune of £493 million.

The yacht of Willy Michel has an unusual characteristic as the dining table could be lifted to the ceiling to let the room to be used as disco. It is expected that the yacht would stay in the harbor till Wednesday. But the next destination is not yet known.

On the other hand, in another news, Shag Islet Cruising Yacht Club is a virtual yacht club that has skipped the traditional yacht club hierarchy. It has been formed conserve a network for cruising yacht lovers. Every member is a vice commodore and it also corresponds an individual nautical location. Shag Islet Cruising Yacht Club has more than three thousand members spread across thirteen nations.

The members have come across all across Australia as well as all fields and walks of life, but most of them have got to a point where they have accomplished their own personal targets. They are in a spot to relish life to the fullest.

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August 26, 2014 / by Liam / Uncategorized / No Comments

Sean Stewart celebrates friend’s birthday party with hot girls

When your dad is Rod Stewart; truly it is in your blood to encircle yourself with lovely models. Rod’s son Sean is really living up to his family’s name. The thirty three year old, who earlier dated reality television star Adrienne Maloof, 52, was seen partying hard on a yacht in Newport Beach in California, US, surrounded by pretty young girls.
One stunning lady to be specific appeared to have caught Sean’s attention on yacht deck, indirectly confirming the end of his relationship with the well known model Sophia Mondi.
On Monday, Sean, and his lady friends were celebrating his buddy Adam Drexler’s birthday on the yacht in Newport. Stewart Jr. appeared casual in light blue jeans and shirt. He rolled up his sleeves to reveal some of his huge collection of upper body tattoos. His model friend sported minimal denim hotpants as well as a neon crop top, revealing her ‘sizeable assets’.
Earlier, Sean dated billionaire and Real Housewives Of Beverly Hills star Adrienne Maloof but they parted ways in March, 2013. After that he started dating Vogue model Sophia at the beginning of this year. They were clicked on camera earlier this year in different stages of PDA. But, this new display shows that his relationship with the Vogue model is no over. ere snapped several times in various stages of PDA, but if this display is anything to go by, the relationship is over.

When your dad is Rod Stewart; truly it is in your blood to encircle yourself with lovely models. Rod’s son Sean is really living up to his family’s name. The thirty three year old, who earlier dated reality television star Adrienne Maloof, 52, was seen partying hard on a yacht in Newport Beach in California, US, surrounded by pretty young girls.

One stunning lady to be specific appeared to have caught Sean’s attention on yacht deck, indirectly confirming the end of his relationship with the well known model Sophia Mondi.

On Monday, Sean, and his lady friends were celebrating his buddy Adam Drexler’s birthday on the yacht in Newport. Stewart Jr. appeared casual in light blue jeans and shirt. He rolled up his sleeves to reveal some of his huge collection of upper body tattoos. His model friend sported minimal denim hotpants as well as a neon crop top, revealing her ‘sizeable assets’.

Earlier, Sean dated billionaire and Real Housewives Of Beverly Hills star Adrienne Maloof but they parted ways in March, 2013. After that he started dating Vogue model Sophia at the beginning of this year. They were clicked on camera earlier this year in different stages of PDA. But, this new display shows that his relationship with the Vogue model is no over. ere snapped several times in various stages of PDA, but if this display is anything to go by, the relationship is over.

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

NZ World Sailing Champs glow on as the lead

Great news for the Kiwi sailing enthusiasts- In the light of latest sailing reports, it’s the NZ World Sailing champion team which is glowing on as the lead at present.

NZ is leading in 49er & Women 470 at the esteemed Sailing World ISAF Hyeres race where 1100 + best of Olympic campaigners of the world are competing.

The Kiwis have also captured the 2nd place in 49erFX & the Laser as well the 3rd position in 49er. The recent feats have certainly placed NZL Sailing squad in an amazing shape medal hunt. The 4th Day has just finished with a couple of days still remaining for the entire championship to conclude.

Blair Tuke and Peter Burling now have amassed a great 22-point lead status in 49er race skiff class, post another 3 races were included on score-card today. Whilst Tuke and Burling’s results- nine, four, nine- weren’t the best in this series, they’re way better than rivals, as many of them were down with dual-digit scores.

Josh Porebski and Marcus Hansen also navigated well for the day & are now into top 3 as they stadily progress into penultimate stage of the eminent regatta. The spirited Kiwi duo is a single point off 2nd place which is held by Mathew Mcgovern and Ryan Seaton of Ireland.

Polly Powrie and Jo Aleh have retained their lead (overall) in Women 470, returning with a 7th & a win. Britain’s Eilich McIntyre and Sophie Weguelin are in 2nd place while America’s Briana Provancha & Anne Haeger are sharing 201 points- as the NZ team lead on eighteen.

While asked to reflect on the regatta & the day, Jo said-“It was great to get in some of the races. Given the delay & poor wind, we were susceptive initially, but there’re a couple of good races…… It was grand to secure another win.”

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April 1, 2014 / by admin / Uncategorized / No Comments

Financial Conditions Look Bleak

Emirates Team New Zealand is going through a rough period in their career as they are struggling to get the funds for the Volvo Ocean Race and the round the world race for the upcoming season. In an interview with the coach Grant Dalton he agreed that that it was not a good time for the team but was confident about the team’s unity during this time. He also said that participating in such championships is a pride for all the teams and with the team they have they would certainly want to be in the championships this year. He is looking forward to competing in them with his team however the money required to register for this has not yet been collected. The coach has taken the initiative of getting funds for the team but he says that there is still $27 million left to collect so the journey would not be a smooth one for them.

The mountain to climb will be a steep one considering the fact that the team had to change their base recently from Halsey St to Wynyard Quarter in Auckland. This was a big blow to the team because it is always difficult to change the base camp as it involves money and time. But Dalton is still hopeful that things will change soon. The crew for the New Zealand is all set and it is only the money that is keeping the team away. The team will be sponsored by a Spanish footwear company named Camper but the contract will only be for the Volvo Ocean Race and also for the America Cup for this season. The team would be have to get a new contract or extend the contract if they happen to participate in the round the world championship.

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February 20, 2014 / by admin / Uncategorized / No Comments

Bolling Plans Round-Trip

Bolling has always been vocal about his comfort quotient with water than land. The leading sailor is now all set to sail on for a round trip across the Lankan country in a non-motor sail boat.

However, Jeremy won’t be alone in his 14 ft sail boat on the expedition. In fact, he would be accompanied by a considerable rotating crew that would be spearheaded by the seasoned sailor only. Bolling’s boat for the Lanka expedition has been aptly named as “Sail Sri Lanka”. The Lanka expedition is something that hasn’t been attempted by the sailor earlier would, quite literally, send him to unchartered waters.

The expedition would start on February 19, 2014.

It would undoubtedly land him amidst varied mental and physical obstacles, of which one of the most crucial is that he would have to stay away on ocean for 7 weeks.

“It’s a dream of lifetime for me & I was at last able to pass through it given the peace it has dawned on me. It would be the 1st time that anybody would be sailing around Lanka in non-motor boat. Thus, it’s real challenge”, said Bolling while asked to speak a few words about his upcoming expedition.

“We’ve to attempt & manage the 2 monsoon conditions to northeast and southwest. At present, it’s the time fort northeast monsoon that ensures a clam west coast. Thus, we are looking forward to start in February & get right to Kankasanthurai”, added in Jeremy. “Then, we would wait till eastern coast settles down & sail along it. When the southern part of the Indian Ocean seems relaxed, there’s a 2-week opportunity that we are trying to capitalize to return to Galle, within April 6.”

In short, Jeremy would be logging around twenty nautical miles per day.

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December 16, 2013 / by admin / Uncategorized / No Comments

Murray To Become The CEO Of Team Australia

The Auld Mug or America’s Cup is presented to the champion of the match races that take place between 2 sailing yachts. One yacht represents the current winners of the Auld Mug and that yacht is called the defender. On the other hand, the 2nd yacht represents those who want to challenge the current winners of the Auld Mug and that yacht is called the challenger. The sailing races are actually held between two yacht clubs.

The most recent winners of the America’s Cup are USA’s Team Oracle which represents the defending club Golden Gate Yacht Club. Just after Team Oracle won the 34th edition of America’s Cup, Team Australia became the challengers for the 35th edition of America’s Cup. The challenge was filed by Bob Oatley as a representative of Hamilton Island Yacht Club.

Recently it has been declared that Iain Murray is going to become the CEO of Team Australia. This decision has been taken keeping in mind the challenge that Hamilton Island Yacht Club has put forward against Golden Gate Yacht Club.

Bob Oatley said that Murray is the ideal choice for the CEO because he has participated in the America’s Cup for about three times. He has proven to be a beloved friend and consummate professional. The club is extremely delighted to officially announce that Murray is going to lead Team Australia in the America’s Cup challenge, added Oatley.

Iain Murray said that when he was given the offer of becoming the CEO of Team Australia, it was obvious that he was going to say yes to that offer.

In the 34th edition of America’s Cup, Murray was the Regatta Director. But in the upcoming America’s Cup, Murray is the head who has the responsibility to build a strong Australian Team and negotiate the rules and regulations of the regatta with the Oracle Team USA.

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

Championship Of Champions

Championship of Champions is considered to be the most unique sailing race in USA. The participants have been qualified for this event only if they have won the World, National or North American championships of 2012 or 2013. All the teams will confront each other to win the Jack Brown Trophy at this year’s Championship of Champions which is being organized by Columbia Sailing Club from 25th October, 2013 to 27th October, 2013.

The most decorated sailor participating in the 2013 Championship of Champion is Betsy Alison- the guest competitor. Alison has won many championships in the past. For instance she has been the US Women’s National Champion and US Women’s Singlehanded National Champion thrice respectively. Alison has also been honored 5 times as Rolex Yachtswoman of the year. Her crew at the Championship of Champions is going to include Laura Jeffers and Will Jeffers.

David Starck winner of the 2010 Lightning North American Championship and 2013 Lightning World Championship is also going to participate in the Championship of Champions 2013 accompanied with crew members Jody Starck and Ian Jones.

Another strong contender at this year’s race is Jody Lutz who has been the 2012 Lighting North American Champion and a previous world champion. Lutz’s team is going to include Derek Gauger and Jay Lutz.

The present Etchells Worlds and National Champion, Marvin Beckmann is also going to be a part of the 2013 Championship of Champions along with crew members Stuart McNay and Meredith Killion, who are both highly accomplished champions.

Brian Keane- the J/80 North American Champion will sail with Victor Diaz De Leon and Steve Hunt.

Skip Dieball-the winner of 2009 Championship of champions is going to make a comeback with Abby Freeman and Tom Starck, this year.

Darrell Peck is also participating in the event with crew members Lori Gibson and Lois Parshley.

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