Tag: Sailing

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

Lucky Student Gets To Name A New Yacht And Sail It

A LUCKY student was taken to the water in a yacht after winning a competition “naming the vessel.”


The winners of the completion were Hayden Jennings, from Ramsey’s two Village Primary School entered in the competition Essex outdoors for pupils to name three Dufour Drakkar yachts.

The five year old student Hayden won the competition, he named a seven-meter day boats “The Merryweather.”

There were two more students present who secured the second and the third position. The students were from St Francis Catholic Primary School of Maldon. The named the two different boats “Osea Pearl” and “Seas the Day”.

Now, the students who have won the competition will be invited in the naming ceremony with their teachers along with five classmates. Here, they will spend some time on the yacht unveiling and an activity session. Here, they will also get an opportunity to participate in the high ropes and the climbing activities on the boat. (more…)

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April 1, 2017 / by index / Yachts / No Comments

Winners Of 2017 F18 Australian Championships

The racing took place on 30th January with the remaining 2 races to be scheduled.


The leaders of the race Daniel and Nathan Van Kerckhof were clinging on to a 4 point lead on the Windrush team of Lachlan Gibson and Brett Burvill. The Van Kerckhof brothers completed 2nd by Brett Burvill in the previous year in a series. Therefore, they were determined to defeat them this year. Before the race, Daniel was seen on the shore with a swollen foot and taking painkillers due to a broken foot. Despite of that, he did not give up jumping on the boat and successfully finished off the regatta.

In the race 11, the brothers fought well and scored 2nd position. This was a reason enough to compel the Van Kerckhof brothers to achieve victory in 2017 F18 Australian Championships. In the race 12, the series was finished off by Burvill with a bullet which was followed by Van Kerckhof brothers. They stood in the first portion and made their team and fan followers proud. (more…)

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March 7, 2017 / by admin / Yachts / No Comments

Sailing Events At Miami Regatta

The World Cup Series Miami has been one of the major tournaments of sailing to have started off in the New Year. It is the part of the World Cup series to be held this year with the first stage being hosted in the Biscayne Bay area of Miami.

The event continued for several days and after the first initial four days the focus turned on the Medal Race. There were a total of ten events planned which were concluded on 29th January 2017.

By January 28th events like Laser Radial, Laser, men’s and women’s 470 and Finn categories were concluded. The opening series were concluded before the other events were staged in their final rounds such as Nacra 17, 49erFX, RS:X, 49er and others in the men’s and women’s categories, allowing competitors to take up PlainSailing.com’s offer of a week’s free Greece Yacht Charter. (more…)

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

America Enters Extreme Sailing

In the Extreme Sailing Series there are seven international teams that are competing.


A wild card entry has come in to represent America known as Vega Racing. This team would be competing in the Act 6 of the series taking part in the Madeira Islands. The fleet will come in with GC32s which work on the hydro foiling technique. The team would debut between the days 22nd to 25th September on the waters of these Portuguese islands.

Vega Racing comes in with Brad Funk as the skipper and team principal. The team would be taking part of the first two acts in this race. Funk is known to be an accomplished sailor who has been part of the US Sailing team from the age of 17. He has represented his country in 49er class as well as in the Laser class. This kind of background definitely will help him line up against the best of the sailing teams in one week. He feels that being able to be part of the Extreme Sailing Series is akin to having one’s dream come true. The goal of the team is to be able to develop their skills which can help them perform in 2017 and bring on board a team of Americans. (more…)

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May 10, 2015 / by index / Yachts / No Comments

Super yacht with Italian styling

If, by chance, you have missed the Palm Beach International Yacht Show, then there is a little peek into the Italian shipyard Benetti’s interpretation, the Cakewalk – it is all about poetry in motion, and it surely it takes the cake, with its aerodynamic Italian styling as well as interiors of warm burr and cherry walnut contrasted versus cool pale marble.

James Clark, who is a sales broker with Burgess, said that its best feature, in addition to being refitted recently by the owner’s team in Fort Lauderdale, is that this is ready for the all new owners. And it would be a really great charter vessel. The boat is priced at $29.5 million.

Made in the year 2003, Cakewalk underwent an equipment transition this year, with new decor by Liz Dalton. The boat could accommodate thirteen guests in 6 cabins. The full-beam stateroom is put together in a split-level pattern. Fore on the primary deck – from the foyer and stairwell and via the office of the owner, the bedroom is plush, large and elegant, along with 2 bathrooms. After that, proceed up a central set of stairs and conciliate into a comfortable observation lounge to relish panoramic sights. (more…)

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April 24, 2015 / by index / Yachts / No Comments

Most yachts might pass over Maryland waters without a bay pilot

Very soon, the Maryland waters might see more large yachts under a brand new law passed in Annapolis which is anticipated to be a real boon for the marinas and tourist destinations of the state. This law lets for pleasure boats up to two hundred feet long to sail state waters without an accredited bay pilot. Earlier, the law needed vessels longer than seventy nine feet to hire a pilot.

Believes as an emergency legislation, the new law was signed by Gov. Larry Hogan earlier o Tuesday and it took effect from Wednesday, in time for boating season, said the advocates. Its passage was received well by marina operators from Baltimore and Annapolis, who expect to see more yachts owned as well as chartered by well-heeled make their way into Chesapeake Bay.

Baltimore Marine Centers Jessie Bowling, which deals with 5 marinas in the harbor, told that these vessels spend tens of thousands of dollars alone on one fuel bill, plus money on provisioning, local entertainment, tourism and repairs. (more…)

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February 13, 2015 / by index / Yachts / No Comments

Worlds very first yacht just for women

Lidia Bersani, the Luxury designer, has made the very first luxury mega yacht along with a female in her mind, La Belle. The yacht is gold and white on the outer side and decked out with fur, crystal and flowers for discerning woman, who are looking for luxury.

Just 6 cabins, La Belle could sleep twelve guests comfortably, all decorated with same opulent manner. The luxury spa region has all the things and more that includes a hamman, hydromassage pool, sauna as well as infrared sauna, an outdoor Jacuzzi and a small fitness club.

Spanning more than 5 impressive decks, the yacht sports a huge range of special features along with the spa that includes a few lounges as well as dining places with facilities for live music; beauty centre, library with fireplace; disco club, few bars and a theatre. (more…)

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