The Regatta Of Yacht Club Carolina Wraps Up Perfectly

The Sailors who participated in the Regatta of Yacht Club Carolina beat the Saturday weather and celebrated in it on Sunday at the Yacht Club of Carolina.


The regatta avoided the worst of thunderstorms on Saturday to get enjoy the full day of racing, and then on Sunday, they enjoyed almost perfect conditions. In the regatta over 130 boats participated and sailed in the Harbor of Charleston.

Regatta chair Harvey McCormick said, “On Saturday we were expecting bad weather and were not sure whether we would get in the race,”. “But, somehow things become less favorable for racing after the heavy thunderstorm and we got three good races on the day on both the courses. And, then on Sunday, the weather became all perfect and this let us to finish the races a little early.”

He said, “On Sunday, the conditions were nearly perfect, the wind coming from the north/northeast make the conditions perfect for racing and the best part was, the wind stayed relatively steady.” (more…)

Velthooven Picking Up Sailing Quickly

The way player Simon van Velthooven is learning the horse power importance or speed and weight over the water; one can make it out that he is well schooled. Or can say, getting into the sailing art.


Van Velthooven is the new introduction in the America’s Cup crew of the team New Zealand, he is called as a trailblazer, and he has joined the sailing team of New Zealand taking a switch from the track cycling program of New Zealand.

Just a year ago, the player was striving to earn a place in the Olympic cycling team of New Zealand. And, now he is the part of the Team New Zealand AC50 boat. He has been introduced as a grinder in the team.  His role in the team is to power the boat with the revolutionary cycling crew rather than conventional grinders, who use arms to do the job. (more…)

Young New Zealand Sailors’ Achievements

Two kids have conquered sailing in New Zealand so their next stop is to participate in world sailing events as well. This is with reference to Christopher Raymond and Azhai Smith, both being in their early teens.

They were triumphant in the Open Bic National Championships which was an inaugural event, being held for the first time away from Pula. The pair obtained this opportunity courtesy the Endeavor program hosted by America’s Cup organization.

Christopher was able to claim the Silver Fleet while Azhai claimed Gold in Dunedin. Azhai had watched his father and his colleagues’ man boats as his father was a worker in ferries. He was given the chance to practice in the harbor and it definitely helped him when he obtained the opportunity to participate in this inaugural event. (more…)

Oman brothers Traveled To India For Sailing

Established sportspersons travelling outside countries for international event is a common action, but young sailors travelling to other countries for international event is a set of rare.


Reason for this is, lots of finance is required for international travelling and it becomes hard for young sports persons manage it, however, in the case of Oman brothers it is not true, they came on their own expenses to Chennai to take part in the international regatta going here.  Young sailors Ali Al Sarhi and Abdullah Al Sarhi both not only travelled to India but also show some astonishing performances.

IN RS 1 category race, Ali and Abdullah secured winning position. Abdullah came second and Ali third. First position was acquired by Dayne Coelho of India. In addition to game the brothers also enjoyed their stay in the city despite coping with extreme weather conditions. (more…)

J/24 North Americans First Round

Will Welles seems to be in top form as he took the lead in the opening day of the J/24 driveHF.ca North American Championship. There was a delay in the start of the race in the morning and then the breeze kicked in at 6 to 8 knots.

The 2016 J/24 North American Championship Regatta is held between 8 and 11 September 2016 by the Port Credit Yacht Club in Mississauga in Ontario, Canada. The regatta event is one of the most anticipated ones where top sailors from the USA and Canada take part.

While Welles ended the opening day of the race in 1st position on 10 points, Petley Jones finished the day with 13 points, just three behind the leader. Travis Odenbach had a good run on the opening day to finish third with 16 points. Only 6 points separate the first and the third positions and hence the race is wide open for the first prize of a week’s Bareboat Charter in Trogir. (more…)

Yachting Event In India

Yachts are being seen on lakes in India as well.


This time there were yachts of a different kind. There were many which had artwork on their sails on the Hussain Sagar Lake. There were splatters of colors on the sails of yachts that are otherwise plain. With such colorful artworks the yachts were definitely a pretty sight. With cheers filling the air, it was the Yacht Club of Hyderabad that had this unique event organized. In this event the sails of the yachts had different kinds of patterns on them. Many had images of trees as well as words or messages on them. The sails were decorated with paint ornamentation. The artists, who had worked on the sails, were part of the Icon Art Gallery. They helped add signature looks and designs to the sails that were on the waters that day.

This event was organized as part of an initiative to spread the message on water management. Organized on World Water Management Day, the art curator at the gallery stated that the US consulate had proposed the idea to her. (more…)

US On I420 World Championship

This is with reference to the United States International 420 Class Association, whose annual general assembly meeting was held before the Class World Championships in Italy and a bid was made for hosting the 2018 world event. It has been decided that the regatta of World Championship 2018 would be hosted at the Newport in Rhode Island.

The presentation was by Rent a yacht Croatia and the US I-420 Class Association Board. The Newport organization is the Rhode Island Public Sailing Center, which has its facilities in the Fort Adams State Park by the Newport Bay. There were several national authorities who were present at the meeting. (more…)

The World, world’s largest private residential yacht

Anne McBride-Schreiber feels very happy to be able to watch the world from her front window. And, this is almost like a dream for most people, but for the Palm Beach retiree, this is one way to relish 4 – 8 months a year.
McBride-Schreiber, now 68, is among a community of almost hundred-and-fifty international families who own a home aboard The World, which is a 644-foot-long, 12-deck luxury ship consisting the world’s biggest private residential yacht. Launched in the year 2002, the World is very must the prototype of a year-round yachting lifestyle other firms are attempting to imitate. Today homes start at more than $1 million, and you should be worth at least $10 million to be considered.
Speaking about the life aboard The World, McBride-Schreiber said that this is an extraordinary experience that one really could not explain to anyone. She is very privileged to be able to do this, but she worked hard her whole life. She did not inherit what she has now. None gave it to her.

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Crew abandons ship after racing yacht run aground

A yacht has been left grounded on the beach during the horrific storms that claimed the life of a yachtsman from Sydney over the New Year break. The yacht called M3, owned by Peter Hickson, was one of those vessels that fell afoul of the awful sea conditions during Club Marine Pittwater to Coffs Harbour Yacht Race that started on 2nd January from the Royal Prince Alfred Yacht Club.

Royal Prince Alfred Yacht Club

M3 was incapacitated, and it ran aground north of the Port Stephens on Wednesday evening, but lucky for it, the crew members safely made it to shore. A severe catastrophe was avoided when M3’s crew members had to abandon vessel near Seal Rocks and they swam to shore after Port Stephens Volunteer Marine Rescue could not reach out to them because of rough conditions. (more…)

Losses estimated at over US$ 3 million following yacht fire at marina

The time when Fort Lauderdale Fireboat 49 went towards a burning yacht at Bahia Mar Yachting Center, the firefighters looked at flames which soared over fifty feet into the night sky. They also saw millions and millions of property being destroyed.

Speaking about Wednesday night’s blaze that damaged 2 luxury vessels berthed at 801 Seabreeze Blvd, Tim Heiser, the Fort Lauderdale Fire Rescue Deputy Chief, told that it burned very hot, it was very smoky and very dangerous conditions because it was pretty much zero visibility.

Fort Lauderdale Fire Rescue fire marshal Jeffrey A. Lucas said that they believe that this is really accidental, and are waiting on some information that would confirm that.
Well, the fire sprang up aboard Journey, which is a 68-foot Fairline fiberglass yacht valued at US$ 3 million and is a real loss, stated Captain Ron Tetreault, who is also the lead investigator for the fire marshal’s office. (more…)

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