The Trofeo Princesa sailing program celebrated their 50th anniversary this year. It is considered an elite category for Olympic sailing which makes it an important international sailing event. This year it was held from 29th March to 6th April. Held in Majorcan waters, this event was jointly organized by Club Maritimo San Antonio de la Playa, Nautic S’Arenal, Real Club Nautico de Palma, Spanish and Balearic federations.
This is considered one of the important Olympic class regattas. As a result, every year there is a high level of participation seen here across several countries. On average, there are thousand sailors that participate from 50 or 60 nations. They come to Mallorca to take part in this preferred regatta. The organizing team, infrastructure, and quality of the organization, as well as weather conditions in the Palma Bay, are ensured of optimal standards for such a world competition event to take place.
Our friends who were at the Latitude of 38 magazines held on our favorite topics that are sailing apps. Have a look what they want to share in the issue of November 2018.
When asking this question why we sailing receives so much love and acceptance and we are about beginning waxing poetic. As to us, the attraction of the sailing the timeless art is that it renew our relationship with the simple era. It is stirring us to throw off the fetters of modern time and free people from the nonstop rattle of machinery as well as the buzz of recent and update electronic gadgets.
The weekend’s two box office openers are coming in a far cry apart, with “Hotel Transylvania 3” soaring to an estimated $41 million from 4,267 sites while Dwayne Johnson’s “Skyscraper” heads for a stale $25 million from 3,782 domestic locations.
“Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation’s” estimate places it at the top of the box office, with Disney-Marvel’s latest installment, “Ant-Man and the Wasp,” looking to nab the second place spot in its sophomore weekend with an estimated $28 million from 4,206 theaters. That leaves Universal’s “Skyscraper” in third.
This weekend saw the start of the 38th Rolex Middle Sea Race which is taking part in the Mediterranean waters. The start was a loud one with the artillery pieces, giving a blasting signal for the fleet to get into action. The fleet comprised of different kinds of yachts and many faced confusion as the races started, some getting underway before and having to restart while others get caught out in the beginning. However the start was a good one as the weather conditions were favorable and there was a breeze blowing at ten knots.
The fleet got off well and sailors settled in with the end destination being Capo Passero. The race is being managed by Royal Malta Yacht Club who would be ensuring that the teams sail safe on the waters and that every boat would be accounted for till the end of the race. The fleet moves over Mediterranean waters to the southeastern point along the coast of Sicily. After the race started it was found that the custom built yacht Rambler 88 was already in a leading position. Tricky currents as well as fickle winds were a problem on the first night, which was created by Mount Etna, which comes by on the course and has unique weather conditions of its own. The fleet can expect smooth sailing by Messina Strait. The club that monitors and organizes the race, the Royal Malta Yacht Club was founded in the year 1835. This Malta yacht club organizes different kinds of social activities and races through the year. It is located by Ta’ Xbiex Marina where it has a club like facilities on offer to the members with a marine and waterfront facilities. The club is a great base for local and other yachtsmen who come here and wish to sail in the surrounding waters.
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 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
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
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
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