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The Tide is Rising in Tokyo

The Tide is Rising in Tokyo

Will The 2020 Olympics Take Place? “Due to the Coronavirus” and “as a precautionary measure” are phrases that we’ve been hearing in recent days. It’s begun to apply to everything we know and all the plans we attempt to make. The world is treading water in anticipation of how things will turn out for us in the wake of COVID-19. In the meantime, guidelines are reworked over and over and the shadow of the Tokyo Olympics continues to grow. And Learn more
How the Coronavirus is Affecting the 36th America’s Cup

How the Coronavirus is Affecting the 36th America’s Cup

Will the Virus Stop Us From Sailing? As part of the government of Italy’s attempts to curb the spread of Covid-19 (the coronavirus), they have ordered all sporting events in the next month to take place without any fans to cheer the athletes on. Sailing enthusiasts across the globe are wondering what this means for this year’s America’s Cup World Series. The first event of the series is due to take place in Cagliari, Italy on April 23 – 26. Learn more
Five Benefits of Increased Memberships

Five Benefits of Increased Memberships

Why Australian Sailing May Have a Good Point Recently Australian Sailing came under scrutiny for an increase in required membership. As per the Racing Rules of Sailing, the membership requirements for entering a race are only relevant to the person in charge. Australian Sailing decided that this rule is not stringent enough and made a new rule that all crew members will have to be registered with them, as well as being members of an affiliated club. In a recent Learn more
Clipper Race: Prepare for Anything

Clipper Race: Prepare for Anything

Crazy Winds and the Coronavirus Causes Delays and Course Alterations As the leaders in the 2019-2020 Clipper Round the World Yacht Race are getting close to the final stretch of Race 6, the weatherman has given them some bad news. This news came after the skippers already experienced the discomfort of altering their courses because of the coronavirus outbreak. This means that, even though Ha Long Bay, Vietnam has enjoyed a cushy lead so far, turbulent weather conditions could shuffle Learn more
Yachting Gives Back to the Balearics

Yachting Gives Back to the Balearics

How the Yachting Industry is Helping to Alleviate Poverty   A new charity appropriately named Yachting Gives Back was recently launched with the aim of tackling issues such as poverty and hunger in the Balearics. After 27 years of running the Pinmar Golf Tournament, Nick Entwisle retired in early 2019. An avid yachtsman, Entwisle decided to leverage his passion for sailing into a good cause and decided to set up the initiative.   The Yachting Industry Is Surrounded by Luxury Learn more
The Latest Trend in Sailing: Sailboat Hitchhiking

The Latest Trend in Sailing: Sailboat Hitchhiking

Swedish Activist Sparks New Trend   Thanks to Greta Thunberg, there is a new trend in traveling—hitching a ride with a sailboat to cross the ocean instead of flying. Maritime hitchhiking is nothing new, but until recently, it has been reserved for sailors trying out other vessels and routes. This changed when Swedish teenager and climate change activist Greta Thunberg began taking transatlantic trips by hitching rides on sailboats. According to regular “sailboat hitchhiker” Daniel Krause, who runs the Crew Learn more
Paris 2024 – Sailing Takes a Bold Stand

Paris 2024 – Sailing Takes a Bold Stand

Sailing Events Confirmed For Next Olympics In 2014, the International Olympic Committee published a document pertaining to the Olympic Agenda of 2020. In the document, as many as 40 detailed suggestions to shape the future of the Olympic Movement were put forth. Invited sports are notified that competition programs need to be changed, often to their detriment. Sailing has had a long suffered event changing, with each alteration making an impact on investment in human commitment and sailing equipment. IOC Learn more
God Nisanov and Zarakh Iliev’s Radisson Royal Flotilla

God Nisanov and Zarakh Iliev’s Radisson Royal Flotilla

Taking Moscow River Cruises to the Next Level In 2008, God Nisanov and Zarakh Iliev expanded their business interests to include a river cruise company, the Radisson Royal Flotilla. Already well-known for their commercial real estate projects since the 1990s, Nisanov and Iliev began expanding their business portfolio to include other industries, like hotels and food hubs. The business executives have now launched yet another thrilling new project in the hospitality sector in collaboration with the popular Radisson brand. In Learn more
All is Fair in Love and Sailing!

All is Fair in Love and Sailing!

All is Fair in Love and Sailing! As one of their many charitable projects, Prince William and Kate Middleton battled it out on the water as they each skippered a Fast-40 boat at the historic King’s Cup Regatta. Young Prince George and Princess Charlotte joined in the charitable festivities as they watched the race from a boat with their grandparents. George sported a charming sailor’s hat and both children wore life jackets. Members of the public watched the race from Learn more
Sailing Through the Seas of Change

Sailing Through the Seas of Change

Is Boat Ownership Crucial to Sailing Success? Sailing has evolved over the years in many areas, including ownership. Where young sailors used to experience boat ownership through boats active in their area, the trend is now for charter or club-owned boats to be used for youth sailing in the USA. The question is whether this shift could have a negative impact on the health of the youth sailing industry over the long-term. Is Ownership All That Important? According to Rich Learn more