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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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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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April 7, 2016 / by index / Yachts / No Comments

Prince Haakon replied to all the criticism after luxury yacht holiday

Crown Prince Haakon has shared his opinion following all the public criticism he attracted because of a holiday recently which saw the Prince and Crown Princess Mette-Marit, his wife, relished their time abroad on the superyacht Mia-Elise.

Well, it actually cost two million Norwegian Krone, or around £158000 a week to rent.
On Tuesday, while speaking out for his eleven-year-old daughter Princess Ingrid Alexandra’s scout tour, Crown Prince Haakon defended all his actions and stated that he would not have done anything in a different way.
Prince Haakon reportedly stated that he has seen that there has been a whole lot of interest around this. For them, it was an invite one of their close buddies. They were visiting for a few days. There has been a lot of speculation regarding the whole thing. It was as simple as that. He added that he does not think that he has any special interests in Norway at all.
This holiday garnered a huge deal of debate in Norway because of the yacht’s great fuel consumption that some people believe is contradictory with the pair’s focus on environmental related problems. In fact, their failure to expose who paid for the luxurious trip was also met with some issues.

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January 19, 2016 / by admin / Yachts / No Comments

JK Rowling purchases Johnny Depp’s yacht

J.K. Rowling, the author of Harry Potter, has purchased Hollywood actor Johnny Depp’s grand yacht for around £22million. The 50 year old Brit writer spellbound after seeing the actor’s 156 foot long vessel with three large decks.

Amphitrite yacht
Depp, the Pirates of the Caribbean star, spent approximately £5million in renovating the vessel that can accommodate ten guests in 5 cabins as well as 9 crew members. The yacht was named Vajoliroja after Depp’s ex partner Vanessa Paradis as well as their kids Lily-Rose and Jack. After his break up, he renamed it to Amphitrite (named after the Greek sea goddess). (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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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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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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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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