Gilmour Wins WMRT Cape Crow Cup

The Cape Crow Cup provides all the thrills and spills that you would expect in any sailing event and most of it was reserved for the final day. There were strong winds to the tune of 15 to 20 knots blowing from the south and to go along with it there was also a strong current along the southeast of Ockero Island. This made the final day’s race a very interesting one.

Swedish Nicklas Dackhammar and his Essiq Racing Team played the final day’s race perfectly and started and finished the round robin with great momentum. But, he did not have enough points to topple Australian David Gilmour in the final tally. The two sailors were in a league of their own at the WMRT Cape Crow Cup.Continue Reading

The RC44 Cascais Cup

The RC44 Cascais Cup that has been going on in Portugal is definitely providing several challenges to the crews as well as to the officials. The crews had to wait for the right winds on the water.


That is because the initial light breeze took time to build and hold a steady pace. That is required if a single race has to take place. Some of the management members saw that the Marina de Cascais had better wind conditions. Hence the course was alternatively laid in this area and the second and final race was made into a shoehorn. That helped to make it easy for the teams who raced under wind conditions of eight knots.

The seven boats on top had about five points separating them. Hence the leader board was bound to be upset by the end of the day. Peninsula Petroleum was leader of the regatta but the two top scorers upset this boat’s lead by the end of the day.Continue Reading

Laser Boats And Their Features

With the Rio Games on board there is much focus on laser sailing and what it involves. This particular one person dinghy sailing includes several thrills in the races as upsets are part of the package as well as close competitions and rivalry.

There are certain aspects of the one person dinghy that makes it popular among several nations who compete in this category. Laser is a typical low cost sailing boat as compared to speedy catamarans and yachts. As a result, several nations compete in this sailing class in the Olympics. Continue Reading

Blue Coast Yachts Trimaran Superyacht

Trimaran superyacht, the revolutionary sixty meter Trimaran yacht made by Blue Coast Yachts is making some headlines. This vessel was first announced in the year 2014 as a 2015 model from yacht specialists Based in France.

Coste Design & Partners were licensed to take care of both the naval architect and the interior design, the final result was a long range cruising yacht along with a futuristic blueprint showcasing twenty-five years of creativeness from the Blue Coasts Yachts.Continue Reading

Yacht Basin Drive work to go on as weather clears

The plan to raise the level of the roadbed next to Southport’s Yacht Basin would start very soon, after being held up by bad winter weather, said the city manager Kerry McDuffie on Tuesday.  McDuffie stated that if you are looking for a long-term, good quality job, the warmer it is, the better the paving will be. Paving during the winter is quite tough, even if it is the best time for them.
Last year, the city decided to raise the level of the mineral pitch on Yacht Basin Drive so that they could battle periodic tidal flooding which has plagued the region for many years.
Officials anticipate the higher road as well as modified drainage to ameliorate flooding in 90 to 95 percent of the examples of high water. Elixson and Sons Inc. will be in-charge of the work that must take 5 to 7 days to finish. McDuffie added that they have already issued permits. They are just waiting for the asphalt plant to open, and it must be very soon.

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Aguilar Match Race to see elite field

9 open squads constituting some of the best men and women racers in Caribbean, United States and World, are affirmed to compete in seventh Annual Carlos Aguilar Match Race, which is fixed for 3rd to 6th December, 2015.

Bill Canfield, the regatta director, said that they are set to bring world class match racing to St Thomas. Todays young stars would compete against each other and former world champions as well as Americas Cup sailors. This is perhaps the most obliging match racing event in the world this year. Continue Reading

Persico Marine fixes deal for Volvo Ocean 65s

Persico Marine, the Italian boatyard, has battened down the deal to make a new 1-design Volvo Ocean sixty-five boats, depending on their orders, for the next edition of Volvo Ocean Race, i.e. 2017-18 season.

The farm, bases in Bergamo, was part of the consortium that built the first seven Volvo Ocean 65 one-design boats that contested the 12th edition finishing in June this year. Persico Marine also had carried out the full rebuild of the tattered Team Vestas Wind boat in just 4-and-a-half months after the crew of Chris Nicholson struck a reef in Indian Ocean during the second leg in November previous year. Vestas Wind took part the final 2 legs of the 9-month offshore marathon.Continue Reading