Category: Sailing

November 12, 2017 / by index / Sailing / No Comments

Focus For America’s Cup 2021

The America’s Cup event does not end with a win, but leaves the winners with a commitment towards framing the protocols that need to be followed for the upcoming Cup.

Hence, when Team New Zealand made a spectacular win this year at the event that was held in Bermuda in June, they were given the commitment to work on the protocols of the upcoming event that would be held in 2021. Along with them the others who committed to help out in the framing of rules were challenger of record, the Italian team along with Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron and Yacht Club Sicilia.

Dalton, who was skipper of team New Zealand states that it is a big job as the event as well as the team’s requirements needs to be kept in mind. They were able to frame and get the basics done with a target to submit the final draft by the end of September. (more…)

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August 10, 2017 / by index / Sailing / No Comments

Amateur Tessato Sail Around The Globe

Tessa Hicks, the 59-year-old woman from Isles Road in Ramsbury, is all set to take on the seven seas.

She is set to take part in the 40,000 nautical mile Clippers Round the World Yacht Race. The irony here is that she has never set foot on a yacht and has taken up a big challenge of sailing all over the globe. It takes a lot of guts to sail for a few miles for a non sailor and she has decided to sail around the globe by taking part in the race that starts on August 20 from Albert Docks in Liverpool.

She will be in the seas for 11 months and for a woman who has not had any sailing time, this is going to be a heck of a challenge. She believes that this is an adventure of a lifetime and wants to take it. The 59-year-old Hicks will have many other people from all over the globe for companies. They are all amateur sailors looking to crew some 70 yachts. (more…)

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May 10, 2017 / by admin / Sailing / No Comments

Super Yacht Seized Near Gibraltar

Even if you own the largest yacht in the world that might not save you from accidents or problems that might occur in international waters. The super yacht known as S/Y A spans 142.8 meters but this sailing yacht has been seized at the Gibraltar port after it left the shipyard it was built at in Nobiskrug.

The problem that occurred regarding payments for which the yacht has been detained, the sailing yacht left Kiel on the 5th of February in order to get more fit out works done as well as to undergo trials in the sea from Spain. These are part of the operations that will make the super yacht ready before it is handed over to the owner Andrei Melnichenkno, a Russian billionaire by the end of spring 2017. (more…)

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