Posts Tagged "yacht"

Bart’s Bash – Geared to Help Hurricane Victims

Bart’s Bash – Geared to Help Hurricane Victims

On the penultimate weekend of September 2017 thousands of sailors from all over the world set sail for the largest sailing race in the world – Bart’s Bash. The multi-venue event took place in 80 countries, and not only included sailing and yacht club members, but also windsurfing clubs, sea cadets, and even scout groups. It is an annual timed event that stretches across one nautical mile, and has been verified as ‘The largest sailing race in the world’ by Learn more
Lexus Launches Concept Sport Yacht

Lexus Launches Concept Sport Yacht

Lexus Fans Rejoice In 2015 Lexus was given the go-ahead for a major brand overhaul by its holding company Toyoda. Lexus, which is Toyota’s luxury vehicle division, would no longer be limited to being a car brand – it could now also be promoted as an indulgent recreation and lifestyle brand. This means that Lexus could start building a range of luxury boats in line with their already successful luxury motor vehicles. To launch the exciting new brand the first Learn more
Yachting Photo of the Year Chosen

Yachting Photo of the Year Chosen

Jean-Marie Liot took first place for his spectacular shot of the IMOCA 60 Safran yacht in mid-race at the 2016 Mirabaud Yacht Racing event. The seventh edition of the Mirabaud Yacht Racing Image competition saw 149 photographers from 25 countries around the world participating producing an extraordinary range of photographs. The exceptional collection of images presented the essence of the excitement of yacht racing season better than what words could hope to achieve. Capturing Savage Beauty The raw power of Learn more
Float like a Whale

Float like a Whale

Pioneering a Unique Propulsion System Sea creatures move through the waters of the ocean smoothly, fast and elegantly. The way they glide is beautiful and natural. There is no need for fancy propulsion systems, motors, jets, or even sails. From the delicate damsel fish to the majestic blue whale, marine animals use their tails to gracefully manoeuvre through the depths – regardless of their size. Mimicking the Movements of a Whale Canadian engineer Charles Bombardier became fascinated with the seemingly Learn more
Star-Studded Yachting in Newfoundland

Star-Studded Yachting in Newfoundland

Ben Affleck and Rick Hendrick Spotted (Maybe) Some stunning ships were seen around Newfoundland ports recently, and has had celebrity-struck locals speculating about who is hanging out in their town – and starting up a social media frenzy. Motorsports Boss, or Charter? The 50 metre unique yacht called Wheels that belongs to NASCAR’s Hendrick Motorsports boss Rick Hendrick, was recently spotted moored in the St. Johns Harbour for two days in a row over a weekend. Locals can only wonder Learn more
Only the Best for a Diva

Only the Best for a Diva

Diva vocalist Mariah Carey has been taking time out from her busy schedule to enjoy the ocean. Carey’s billionaire husband to be James Packer is the proud owner of one of the most magnificent yachts in the world – the Arctic P. The Australian businessman reportedly forks out over US$340,000 every week to keep the Arctic P afloat and operational. The yacht used to be an icebreaker that went on major expeditions, and is known for having travelled further south Learn more
The Gorgeous Grenadines

The Gorgeous Grenadines

The Grenadines is a chain of 32 exquisite Caribbean islands and cays dotted along a 60 mile stretch of South Caribbean waters. The tropical weather, stunning sandy beaches and clear blue water makes the Grenadines a haven for sailing enthusiasts interested in exploring several islands. The Islands Sailing around the Grenadines is a bit more exciting than the British Virgin Isles. Water conditions on the journey towards the islands can be rough, but once you get to the islands there Learn more
Ghost Yacht FireFly not Abandoned

Ghost Yacht FireFly not Abandoned

Owner of FireFly Found The New South Wales Police Force announced that the owner of the recently abandoned yacht, the FireFly is safe and sound. The man apparently heard reports of the search for him in the media and reported his safety to the Newcastle Police Station. The Ghost Yacht FireFly An 8 metre yacht was discovered floating in shallow water at the popular nudist beach Samurai Beach, Port Stephens in Australia. The man who came across the vessel went Learn more
France’s Greatest Yachtswoman – Florence Arthaud

France’s Greatest Yachtswoman – Florence Arthaud

It was International Women’s Day recently, and what better time than to remember Florence Arthaud. Known as the ‘Little Bride of the Atlantic’, Florence sailed with some of the most respected French sailors, like Bruno Peyron and Jean Le Cam, who is a Barcelona World Race competitor. Arthaud and Peyron won the Transpacific in 1997, and she raced double-handed with Le Cam in 1996 in the Transatlantic AG2R, where they took second place. In addition to her competitive sailing accomplishments, Learn more
Gustavia – Lush, Charming and Simply Gorgeous

Gustavia – Lush, Charming and Simply Gorgeous

Whether you call the island Saint Barthélemy, St Barth, St Barts or Ouanalao like the indigenous people call it – it is an unparalleled tropical paradise. St Barts is the ultimate Christmas and new year destination, frequented by rich and famous sailing enthusiasts from all over the world. Along with celebrities like Kate Moss, Kim Kardashian and Paul McCartney, billionaire Russian Roman Abramovich is known to regularly moor in Gustavia – which is the capital of St Barts. These super Learn more