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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
Ditching Life on Land for the High Seas

Ditching Life on Land for the High Seas

Long-Term Living on Yachts Is Becoming More Popular There’s a fast-growing trend in the yachting industry of seniors selling their homes and packing everything up for a life on the ocean. Since not everyone can afford to invest in a yacht large and luxurious enough to live on, this trend is mostly limited to baby boomers who have made lucrative investments for retirement or have sold their businesses and property for a life on the water. Motor yachts ranging between Learn more
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