Porto Montenegro Offers First Class Superyacht Facilities

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The first marina in the world to win the 5 Gold Anchor Platinum accreditation is Port Montenegro.


This honor has been bestowed on the superyacht marina for offer great facilities for the superyachts. This Platinum accreditation is the brainchild of the Marina Industries Association (MIA) and the Yacht Harbor Association (TYHA). This award has been constituted to recognize and reward small marinas that meet the needs of the superyacht market. This is a great honor for a very small marina in Porto Montenegro.

Some of the important things that are needed by a marina to qualify for the new Platinum accreditation are best quality food and beverages, attractive landscapes and luxury facilities at the marina. These things are in abundance at the Port Montenegro and this is why it was chosen for this first ever award.

Jon White, the manager of TYHA said that the marina must also be offering world class and high-end customer service through dedicated and experienced concierge service to meet the needs of every captain, crew, guest and the owner. Continue reading

Sailing Yacht A Gathers Attention

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Sailing Yacht A owned by Andrey Melnichenko has come under the spotlight after it was seized by port authorities over a dispute between pending payments to the shipbuilder.


It might be a reason for which the vessel has come under the spotlight and most people cannot help admiring the dimensions and features of this super yacht. The vessel looks like a sailing tank as per the kind of buildup it has. The vessel is 143 meters long. It had started to sail to be tested out in the open waters by the shores of Spain. The boat definitely has a sturdy design, akin to a floating fortress that can probably withstand a bomb blast if required.

It definitely has a futuristic design, though the looks and built are not akin to what a leisure super yacht would look like. However, one should not be disappointed with the bland appearance on the exterior as it is equipped to accommodate 54 crew members and has luxurious accommodations for about twenty guests. Continue reading

Ripon Sailing Club Celebrations

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Most sailing clubs have innovative events planned to start off the New Year. The Ripon Sailing Club started off the New Year in style with an annual prize giving ceremony followed by dinner. This is an annual event and this year it was held on 28th January, Saturday with the Annual General Meeting taking place on 29th. It also happens to be the 60th anniversary year for the club. Hence, there are several other events lined up that have had a promising start with this dinner and awards ceremony.

The dinner was a chance for the club to showcase talent of the different members, both young and old. There had been several series races and trophies won in 2016 for which awards were handed out at this event. Many even won armfuls of trophies. Several had engraved glasses as well as silver trophies to take home, handed to them by honorary members like Christ Wright and Commodore Bernard Clark of the club. Continue reading

NYC Ready To Welcome Norwegian Escape

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New York City (NYC) is expected to become home to cruise ship which is biggest in the World.


The Norwegian Escape is going to be shifted to NYC from Midtown Manhattan in April 2018.  The cruise line revealed on Wednesday that the giant cruise Norwegian Escape of 4,200-passenger capacity will start sailing from Midtown Manhattan. Presently the ship is located in Miami.

Norwegian said as if now it according to plan; the cruise will re-positioned to NYC and from here it will take seven-night voyages and it will end at Bermuda. This will take place in September 2018. After that ship will take another seven-night voyage and will sail from New York to first Bahamas and then to Florida. In addition to that longer voyages of cruise are also on the list it will be too early to speak about it. Continue reading

Gilmour Wins WMRT Cape Crow Cup

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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