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…)

Sailing Today: Lagoon 39 on test

Online video Rating: 4 / five

Super Yachts are set to come to Baltimore, reports

Chesapeake is all set to be back on the map for millionaire yacht owners. Well, the state legislature altered a law to do that only. Alex DeMetrick has a whole lot more on what backers hope would be trickle-down economics from yachts.

At present, this is the only super yacht in local waters. This is visiting Annapolis Yacht Basin, before going towards the Mediterranean. Vessels this grandeur are a very rare sight in Chesapeake, because it takes a state licensed bay pilot to navigate.

Annapolis Yacht Basin Dockmaster Steve Grace aid that years ago when they began to put the pilots on the boats, they began diverting the bay altogether and staying outside the fees they had to pay.

All huge commercial watercraft need a bay pilot to direct their travel. After all, there are few worthful obstacles to deal with, and unseen problems under the water. When Maryland law needed pilots and their US$ 268 per hour fee on all vessels larger those seventy nine feet, visits like these to the Inner Harbor vanished. (more…)

Teresa Carey Sailing, Simplicity, and the Pursuit of Happiness

Movie Rating: 4 / five

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…)