America’s World Cup Series

There had been an inaugural event that had been held at Portsmouth, heralding the beginning of the America’s Cup World Series. Being sponsored by Louis Vuitton it is called the Louis Vuitton America’s Cup World Series.

The show that was held last year proved to be a big hit as it attracted spectators from around the region. The show that had been spectacular will be staged again and it happened on July 21st. There were the best sailors of the world showcasing their high tech sailing accessories and boats. It was held at Portsmouth in Hampshire, England. (more…)

Kiwi women sailors jumps on self funded campaign

Two sailors from New Zealand would go to other nations on self sponsored campaigns in order to get in the selection process in the Olympic team in what is anticipated to be the last round of announcements.

In spite of having qualified New Zealand in the 1st round of 2015 Olympic qualification at the ISAF World Championships in Spain, they were not listed in the 1st round of nominations by the New Zealand Olympic Committee on Monday. (more…)

164 foot yacht is ready to roam in a luxurious way

Ready to ply the waters with style, McMullen & Wing’s 164-foot Y/N 1016 expedition yacht is now sailing through its water trials.

The commissioned boat is the largest yacht made to date by New Zealand boatbuilder as well as the 2nd in the company’s Diamond series—made by Gregory C. Marshall Naval Architect—that debuted with award winning, 147-foot long yacht Big Fish in the year 2010. The latter has already logged more than 100000 nautical miles (that includes voyages to Antarctica), McMullen & Wing’s newest wonder is sure to stand out at global exploration.
It is still carrying the name of its shipyard number – Y/N 1016 divides opulent interiors across 3 decks. An extra two levels, the sundeck as well as crow’s nest, are consecrated to outdoor pursuits. It has accommodations for up to twelve passengers include four guest cabins, a multi-use cabin which could be converted easily for entertaining, and the suite of the owner (sequestered on the bridge deck) along with its own private outdoor lounge place. An aft cockpit (which is ideal for sunbathing and fishing) flows into the astern deck that is placed close to the water for comfortable recreational access.

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Maine yacht wins well known Australian sailing race

A Maine-made boat has won an honored sailing race from Sydney, mainland Australia, to Hobart, the capital of the Aussie state of Tasmania, and back. The hundred foot Comanche is owned by Jim Clark, billionaire from Texas, who is also the co-founder of Netscape, along with his wife, Kristi. It ended the Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race earlier on Monday in 2 days, 8 hours, 58 minutes and thirty seconds.

Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race
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Four yachts retire from Pensacola a la Habana Race

Tough conditions in the first twenty-four-hours of the Andrews Institute Pensacola a la Habana race 2015 have ensued in four of the twenty-two starters needing to call it a day.

‘Surf Rider’, the home-made catamaran as well as Island Packet 27 ‘Island Sun’ came back to Pensacola Bay Saturday later this afternoon. ‘Makani U’l’, a Beneteau 40, went through damage to her jib halyard as well as roller-furler system and it is going to St. Petersburg, Florida for some repairs. ‘Midnight Sun II’, a Hunter 42, was dismasted and was taken back to Pensacola Yacht Club (PYC) by 8:30 AM CST. (more…)

Fire crews meet on Auckland marina as fire engulfs yacht

Police might just stand back and look as fire destroyed a ten meter yacht south of Auckland yesterday. Fire crews from Papakura, Manurewa as well as the local Clevedon voluntary brigade were asked to be in the blaze at Wairoa River, near Clevedon – about thirty minutes from downtown Auckland – approximately at around 11.30 am.

Tony Smith, a local resident, was riding towards the region when he saw a huge smoke plume billowing from water. He told that he was amazed at how big the fire was – it was really going. It was well ablaze when he reached the spot and it might have been going for about half an hour before they got it out.

Very quickly, it was established that no one was on board and the police who came on the scene could just stand back. Mr Smith told that the firefighters, who were armed with a huge hose, stood on another vessel and attempted to doused the blaze as best they might. (more…)