Sailing/Cruising French Polynesia – Pt. 3 – Tahuata – Marquesas

Movie Score: 4 / 5

Cumbrian sailor turns pro yacht master just at 18

Recently, a Cumbrian sailor has become a pro yacht master at the age of 18, scoring him one of the youngest person ever to do that. Dominic Jackson is depicted as a natural sailor by his family members and he is celebrating the accomplishment after finishing a grueling 18 week course on the island of Cumbrae, Scotland.

Dominic born with only one hand and this is why he is registered disabled. He sailed throughout the night up east coast of Isle of Bute with 2 others to achieve the title. While on board, the Cumbrian sailor had to purely depend on his skills as well as calculation as no tech help was allowed.

He has sailed since he was 10 years old. And, the youngster is now set for a life on seas after he qualified as a skipper. Rod Smith, Cumbrae’s pro yacht master instructor, told that to pass this course aged 18 is very unusual as the course is very intense and it involves all aspects of learning – starting from skippering a boat, to theoretical elements, like meteorological testing and navigating. (more…)

Winter Sailing on Puget Sound/Seattle Catalina 36

Movie Rating: five / five

Royal Scots Dragoon Guards – Sailing

Video Ranking: 4 / 5

Dedicated Alan Honored With Top Sailing Award

Alan Salerman, the dedicated sailing hero from Worcestershire would be receiving one of the most esteemed RYA (Royal Yachting Association) awards from Princess Royal HRH- RYA President. The award would be conferred upon him soon by end of November 2014 as an acknowledgement of his immense contributions to sailing.

Salerman hails from Rubery, Bromsgrove based Arden Sailing Club would be reportedly recognized with the very prestigious Lifetime Commitment RYA Award at the national governing body of sailing’s yearly awards ceremony that would be hosted at London.

The Arden Sailing veteran has been quite an enduring personnel on the sailing scene across West Midlands for more than 4 decades now. However, his most significant legacy is probably the contributions he made in steering his club’s re-establishment near Pershore whilst it was compelled to move out from its earlier site in the year 1997.

Albeit a small one when it comes to club size, yet it was Alan’s zeal and determination that made Arden quite a packed one with sufficient members needed for a fresh beginning.

The sailing veteran discovered the new location & almost single-handedly got the blueprints drawn & planning permission granted. His strong refusal to surrender in times of rejection also led him to gather more than 35,000 pound of funding & the ultimate outcome of his enthusiasm were impeccable facilities where a lion’s share of work was being carried on by the members of the club. Needless to mention, it was Salerman’s passion that inspired the other members of the club as well to buck up with a fighting spirit.

The sailing hero was nominated by his own club for this prestigious award & selected as the winner by the Awards panel of RYA. He would be honored with a certificate, commemorative medallion & a great celebratory lunch as well with HRH Princess Royal present at the ceremony

Piet Veerman – Sailin’ Home (1987)

Video clip Score: four / 5

Yachts of the world owned by billionaires

With the several brand of yachts thronging the markets, the demand for these yachts have been increasingly high over the few years. The race of the ownership of the mega yachts is on among some of the greatest billionaires of the world.
Russian business magnet, Roman Abramovich, tops the list as he owns the world’s largest yacht , Eclips that he purchased in 2010, that has a length of 536 foot and cost $ 1 billion. This unique yacht has two helipads, disco, cinema, hair salon and a restaurant.

The next most striking yacht is possessed by Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed al-Nahyan, the president of the United Arab Emirates. Its cost goes up to $600 million and has a length of 590 feet. It is said to have 50 private suites and had taken four years for German builders to construct it. You probably won’t see it up for charter on yachting in Scotland website any time soon!

Topaz, which is 147 meter in length and cost about $527 million comprises of a helicopter landing pad, Jacuzzi, fitness center and much more. It has been owned by Mansour Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, who is the Deputy Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates.

Apart from these three luxury yachts there are some other magnificent ones like A, worth $390 million owned by Andrey Melnichenko. This has a striking feature of a bed that rotates at the touch of the button allowing a perfect view of sunrise and sunset. Serene worth $330 million, Radiant worth $320 million, Pelorus and Al Said both worth $300 million are some other mega yachts with striking amenities. These yachts with their grandeur and luxuries resemble small cities on water and a treat to watch.

L52 sailing

Online video Ranking: five / five

Mega yacht with an indoor pool, indoor ‘drive-in garage’ and an aquarium

In the contest to be the most exuberant mega yacht on high seas, it takes a huge to actually impress. While waterslides, movie theatres and helipads are very commonplace inclusions to the yachts of super wealthy, an Italian yacht is making waves for being the very first to have a floating drive-in garage.
J’ade features a hydraulic operated hatch that can keep an 8 metre boat without applying any tender lift to hoist it out of the water. The internal basin that holds 18000 litres of water as well as empties in only  3 minutes, allowing the boat (a 27 ft Riva Iseo) to enter the boat without any crane.
When the yacht is not there in the store, the basin could also be employed as an indoor ocean pool, which is accessible from lower deck terrace.
Finished previous year, the sixty metre speed boat was the center of attraction at the Monaco Yacht Show previous week, where it was a finalist for Best Interior honor, just to miss out on the award to brand new Perini Navi motor boat named Grace E. J’ade debuted at annual yacht show previous year, and it also won the World Yacht Trophy at International Boat Show 2013.
The privately owned vessel was made by the Studio Zuccon International Project, and it is decorated to feel at one with the sea. The 196 foot yacht could comfortably hold ten guests in 4 cabins as well as the owner suite, and thirteen crew members. Apart from impressive garage, the vessel also features a hammam room, aquarium and gymnasium.

In the contest to be the most exuberant mega yacht on high seas, it takes a huge to actually impress. While waterslides, movie theatres and helipads are very commonplace inclusions to the yachts of super wealthy, an Italian yacht is making waves for being the very first to have a floating drive-in garage.

J’ade features a hydraulic operated hatch that can keep an 8 metre boat without applying any tender lift to hoist it out of the water. The internal basin that holds 18000 litres of water as well as empties in only  3 minutes, allowing the boat (a 27 ft Riva Iseo) to enter the boat without any crane.

When the yacht is not there in the store, the basin could also be employed as an indoor ocean pool, which is accessible from lower deck terrace.

Finished previous year, the sixty metre speed boat was the center of attraction at the Monaco Yacht Show previous week, where it was a finalist for Best Interior honor, just to miss out on the award to brand new Perini Navi motor boat named Grace E. J’ade debuted at annual yacht show previous year, and it also won the World Yacht Trophy at International Boat Show 2013.

The privately owned vessel was made by the Studio Zuccon International Project, and it is decorated to feel at one with the sea. The 196 foot yacht could comfortably hold ten guests in 4 cabins as well as the owner suite, and thirteen crew members. Apart from impressive garage, the vessel also features a hammam room, aquarium and gymnasium.

Southampton Boat Show Gets Makeover With New Yachts & New Features

The prestigious Southampton PSP Boat Show has reportedly received a makeover. The show would be hosting a wide spread of latest features as well as new yachts & gear launches.

Among the series latest yachts that would be debuting at the famous show are Oceanis 35 from Beneteau, Allures 39.9, Easy 9.7 from Bavaria, 55 Mkll from Discovery, Dufour’s 310, Sirius 40DS, Hanse 445, GT35, Sunbeam’s 42.1 & Varianta 37.

The spectators would be greeted by a huge lot of ways to stay afloat. These include Challenge 72, Try-a-Boat vessels & free of cost dinghy sailing arrangement for kids from 8 to 16 years.

Among the latest features introduced, there is the live musical tribute performances that would be hosted by Guinness Bar every afternoon throughout the festival & a 100-ft high huge wheel. 2014 Southampton PSP BoatShow Eye would cost around 3 pounds for a thirteen-minute ride where the riders would be able to relish the spectacular vista of the famous show.

According to sources, the Southampton Show would be promiting & supporting Bart’s Bash at the fest. The program is slated for the final day of the event which is 21st of September, 2014. Andrew Simpson Sailing Foundation, the renowned charity organization founded with the mission to changes lives of youth through sailing, plays an important role in event as the shows official charity. The charity foundation would have its stand at Holiday Inn.

Bart’s Bash is aimed to set Guinness Record as the biggest sailing championship across the globe, Freddie, the 4 year old eldest son of Bart Simpson, was the thousandth sailor- participant to register at the race. He would be sailing along Uncle Iain in Star keelboat at Portland. It’s the same range of boat with same skipper & seat that has brought immense success to his father. More than five hundred sailing clubs are said to have registered for this event.

Vertical Sailing Greenland (Ep. 2): Impossible Wall

Movie Score: four / five