Archive for the ‘Yachting’ Category

A friend indeed

A friend indeed
To note: – The front runners expected to make landfall in Martinique on Tuesday 14 – Aurélien Poisson becomes a dad while racing – Tricks for boosting competitors’ morale Whilst the fleet carves out a route between the latest squalls in what is a very shifty trade wind, each of the...
November 12th, 2017 | Associations, Sailing, Sports, Yachting | Read More

No lasting armistice out on the ocean…

No lasting armistice out on the ocean…
99 years ago, the armistice of 11 November 1918 heralded the end of the First World War. This Saturday, on this its anniversary on the great Atlantic chessboard, by way of a nod to history, the battle is continuing to rage among the Mini-Transat La Boulangère ranks. Notably so at the front of the fleet,...
November 11th, 2017 | Maritime History and Museums, Sailing, Sports, Yachting | Read More

Hot Port News from GAC

Hot Port News from GAC
  08-Nov-2017 AROUND THE ISLAND YACHT RACE Hong Kong PORT EXEMPT FROM CLOSURE Aden, Yemen Around the Island Yacht Race Wednesday, November 8, 2017, Hong Kong A large-scale yacht race will take place around Hong Kong Island on 12 November 2017 (Sunday). About 250 yachts are...
November 8th, 2017 | Port Conditions, Sailing, Sports, Yachting | Read More

MB92 takes 75% stake in Compositeworks

MB92 takes 75% stake in Compositeworks
… La Ciotat, 8 November 2017 – Marina Barcelona 92 (MB92) and Compositeworks (CW) announced today that MB92 has taken a 75 per cent stake in Compositeworks. The remaining 25% will stay in the hands of current shareholders. Compositeworks will continue under the current management of Benjamin...
November 8th, 2017 | Marinas, Mergers and Acquisitions, Shipbuilding and Shipyards, Technical, Technology, Yachting | Read More

Misfortunes at sea

Misfortunes at sea
– Breakage colours play – Ian Lipinski consolidates his lead – Steady wind as far as Cape Verde After two days of racing in this second leg of the Mini-Transat la Boulangère, the fleet is already lamenting a number of issues. For some, there’s nothing irremediable and they should...
November 3rd, 2017 | Sailing, Sports, Yachting | Read More

World Sailing uniting the sport at 2017 Annual Conference

World Sailing uniting the sport at 2017 Annual Conference
The world of sailing will come together in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico from 4-12 November for World Sailing’s 2017 Annual Conference. The overarching theme of the 2017 Annual Conference is ‘Uniting Our Sport’. Sailing’s stakeholders will be working together to seek ways to grow...
November 1st, 2017 | Associations, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Sailing, Sports, Yachting | Read More

Leading marine retailer to exhibit at London Boat Show 2018

Leading marine retailer to exhibit at London Boat Show 2018
Leading marine retailer to exhibit at London Boat Show 2018 One of the UK’s leading marine clothing and performance gear retailers, Andark Diving & Watersports, has signed up to exhibit at the new five-day London Boat Show in January 2018.  An established retailer at the Show, Andark...
October 31st, 2017 | Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Exhibitions, Marinas, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Maritime Tourism, Sailing, Sports, Tourism, Yachting | Read More

Sailors battle on opening day of World Cup Series Japan

Sailors battle on opening day of World Cup Series Japan
Pavlos Kontides CYP Laser Olympic medallists, World Champions and Continental titleholders were all battling at the front of the packs on a wet and light wind opening day of Sailing’s 2017-18 World Cup Series in Gamagori, Japan. Tom Burton (AUS), Rio 2016 Olympic gold medallist, Pavlos Kontides...
October 17th, 2017 | Associations, Events, People and Places, Sailing, Sports, Yachting | Read More

Pressure on Japanese team at first ever home World Cup Series event

Pressure on Japanese team at first ever home World Cup Series event
Yuichiro Kitamura JPN Laser Sailor Japan’s sailors racing at their first ever home World Cup Series event will not only have to deal with the weight of expectation from their nation, but also the pressure of selection trials for the 2018 Japanese Sailing Team. Out of the 251 sailors from 38 countries...
October 16th, 2017 | Sailing, Sports, Yachting | Read More

World Sailing publishes 2022 World Championships bidding guidelines

World Sailing publishes 2022 World Championships bidding guidelines
World Sailing, the world governing body of the sport, has published guidelines for Member National Authorities (MNAs) and Host Cities interested in bidding for the 2022 Sailing World Championships. Second only to the Olympic Games, the World Championships are the most important event for the Olympic...
October 13th, 2017 | Associations, Books, Sailing, Sports, Yachting | Read More

Hot Port News from GAC

Hot Port News from GAC
  12-Oct-2017 YACHT RACE FROM HONG KONG TO VIETNAM Hong Kong FORCE MAJEURE DECLARED AT TERMINALS Richards Bay, South Africa Yacht Race from Hong Kong to Vietnam Thursday, October 12, 2017, Hong Kong Yacht races from Hong Kong to Vietnam will take place on 17 October 2017 (Tuesday)...
October 12th, 2017 | Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals, Sailing, Sports, Weather, Yachting | Read More

Second service

Second service
– The group of latecomers expected at around 22:00pm local time (21:00 UTC) – Fred Guérin has left La Coruña – Barring a few exceptions, everyone in Las Palmas by tomorrow lunchtime They took their time, but the trade winds now seem to have kicked back in. As a result, the group of...
October 12th, 2017 | Associations, Sailing, Sports, Yachting | Read More

World Sailing complete move into London Headquarters

World Sailing complete move into London Headquarters
At World Sailing’s new HQs: reception area World Sailing, the world governing body of the sport, have been officially inaugurated into its new Headquarters in London, Great Britain. Following the announcement World Sailing’s relocation from Southampton to London in January 2017, an extensive...
October 12th, 2017 | Sailing, Sports, Yachting | Read More

Valentin Gautier on the up

Valentin Gautier on the up
– The Swiss sailor’s easterly option secures him the win – Sailing blind – Filled with confidence for the second leg By securing victory in the first leg of the Mini-Transat La Boulangère, Valentin Gautier (Shaman – Banque du Léman) has swept away the doubts that had bombarded...
October 11th, 2017 | Sailing, Sports, Weather, Yachting | Read More

Fire and ice

Fire and ice
– Less than two minutes separate the top two – Ian Lipinski (Griffon.fr) winner at the finish of leg one – Arthur Léopold-Léger (Antal XPO) the surprise runner-up Ultimately there was very little separating the top two sailors with their radically different temperaments and track...
October 11th, 2017 | Sailing, Sports, Yachting | Read More

Ping-pong

Ping-pong
– Game on again for those competitors further east – All change ahead – ETA for the first competitors… tomorrow To you, to me… It’s hard to know who’s got the ball in their court in the extremely variable conditions currently dominating play in the Atlantic. The wind seems to...
October 10th, 2017 | Sailing, Sports, Weather, Yachting | Read More

Madeira, the lollipop lady

Madeira, the lollipop lady
– Still precious little breeze on the race zone – Rankings fluctuating with the position reports – First ETAs now on Tuesday night through into Wednesday As the sea takes on the look of a millpond, the skippers competing in the Mini-Transat La Boulangère are getting increasingly worried....
October 9th, 2017 | Associations, Sailing, Yachting | Read More

World Sailing and Rolex form strategic partnership

World Sailing and Rolex form strategic partnership
World Sailing, the world governing body of the sport, is pleased to announce a strategic partnership with Rolex, the leading name in prestige watches that includes watches engineered specifically for sailing. Rolex has been the title sponsor of the Rolex World Sailor of the Year Awards since 2001. As...
October 9th, 2017 | Consumers Market, Fashion, Sailing, Sports, Yachting | Read More

E P Barrus to continue centennial celebrations at the iconic London Boat Show 2018

E P Barrus to continue centennial celebrations at the iconic London Boat Show 2018
Since unveiling further plans to exhibitors at TheYachtMarket.com Southampton Boat Show, British Marine Boat Shows has been inundated with enquiries and bookings to take space at the re-defined 2018 London Boat Show.  Worldwide leading custom-engine builder, E P Barrus, joins many of the global brands...
October 9th, 2017 | Associations, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Exhibitions, Sailing, Sports, Yachting | Read More

Atlantic yo-yo

Atlantic yo-yo
– Some 200 miles from the finish, the calms are all-encompassing – The first sailors are expected to finish on Tuesday – Conditions set the tone in the rankings The light airs are making the sailors’ nerves jangle. They’re all very much aware that it’s not far to the Canaries...
October 8th, 2017 | Associations, Sailing, Sports, Weather, Yachting | Read More

The Mini shake-up

The Mini shake-up
– Still under the influence of light winds on the race zone – Tuesday for the first ETAs – The light airs reshuffle the cards In both the prototype and production boat categories, the situation is becoming clearer at the head of the race. Ian Lipinski (Griffon.fr) and Arthur Léopold-Léger...
October 7th, 2017 | Sailing, Sports, Weather, Yachting | Read More

Breathless Atlantic

Breathless Atlantic
– The wind is continuing to ease across the race zone – Commando operation in La Coruña – The west of the race zone pays dividends In cruising terms, conditions could best be described as relaxing : sunny climes, seas becoming increasingly calm, light to moderate breeze, perfect conditions...
October 6th, 2017 | Associations, Sailing, Sports, Weather, Yachting | Read More

Knit one, purl one

Knit one, purl one
– The Mini fleet zigzags along the coast of Portugal, wind on the tail. – A unit of commandos en route to Fred Guérin and Julien Mizrachi. – The game of strategy begins. Whilst making the most of the last puffs of downwind breeze and continuing to make headway towards the goal without...
October 5th, 2017 | Sailing, Sports, Weather, Yachting | Read More

Knowing how far to push it

Knowing how far to push it
The expected north-easterly wind is now packing a punch. As a result, the Minis are once again making speeds that are more in line with their true potential as they plunge southwards. Though the majority of the fleet has opted to pass between the TSS of Cape Finisterre and the Spanish coast, a few of...
October 4th, 2017 | Sailing, Sports, Yachting | Read More

V-ZUG chosen by private superyacht, MY The Wellesley

V-ZUG chosen by private superyacht, MY The Wellesley
MY The Wellesley Luxury Superyacht Innovators in the design and manufacture of high quality appliances V-ZUG UK, is pleased to announce it has been chosen to become part of the private superyacht, MY The Wellesley: famed for its Art Deco design and superior luxury. Bringing a heightened level...
October 2nd, 2017 | Food and Drink, Jet set, Marine Equipment Products and Services, News, Ship Conversions, Yachting | Read More