Entries open for Three Peaks Yacht Race entries open

The thirty-ninth season of the well known Three Peaks sailing and hill-running race is now set open to old-hands as well as first-times alike, and it is you who would be taking part. The Three Peaks race to take place on 11th June, next year, is now open for registration.

It is one of the oldest as well as multi-sport survival races in the world. This is a unique event blending running, sailing as well as a little cycling, with the kinky feature that rowing is allowed in moments of calm. It takes contestants in some of the highly prominent scenery in United Kingdom and it really challenges both sailors’ as well as runners’ navigational expertise.

One does not have to be a tough yacht racer to participate, or even a fit fell runner. The race attracts contestants from a great variety of sporting backgrounds as well as sailing experience, with a lot cruising sailors joining their very first race. Private crews, military, sailing clubs, university, charity teams and corporate all enter the race and battle it out on equal terms. Continue reading “Entries open for Three Peaks Yacht Race entries open”

Cruise liner engages in mid-Atlantic yacht rescue

Braemar, the Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines‘ ship, came to the help of a sailing yacht that had been afloat in the mid-Atlantic Ocean for around 3 days. This involves the intriguing rescue of 3 passengers from the fourteen metre Nicollet and help of material for the yacht’s members to make essential fixes.

The 929 guest Braemar was journeying from Santa Cruz, in Tenerife to Bridgetown, in Barbados, at a speed of around 16.2 knots on 27th Dec, 2015, when the officer of the watch seen the floating sailing yacht Nicollet on the radar, 10 nautical miles from the cruise.

Braemar Fred Olsen
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Downrigging Weekend sees smooth sailing

With spectators pouring into Chestertown to see the majestic yachts and the weather harboring attractively, this year’s Downrigging Weekend went off without any problem. The annual wooden boat and tall ship fest ran on 29th October, Thursday, to 1st Nov, Sunday. It included public sails as well as open houses on the wooden ships, demonstrations, guest lectures, live music, displays, family fun, fireworks and refreshments.

Sultana Education Foundation president Drew McMullen (who also runs a firm that specialises in Yacht Charter in Croatia) said that it was a great weekend, and it was really nice not having a hurricane or any bad weather like they have had in the past. McMullen stated that he thought the public sails as well as open houses were the most popular scenes of the weekend. People went up aboard vessels like the Lady Maryland and Kalmar Nycke, and either dug into the ship or took a tour down Chester River.

He told that they took 867 people out on Chester this year and had one thousand others do the open houses. They are unique things to do; none else does them. Centerville’s Caroline Armstrong and Dagsboro’s Shirley Derrickson said that they have been to Downrigging many times. The two buddies staying to go sailing on Pride of Baltimore II.

Alexandria’s Erica Hanson said that her kids liked to see the ships that look like pirate ships. Her husband, who works in the United States Coast Guard, said that they do not sail stuff like this very often.

Van Diemen Sports Limousine mega yacht

The brand new Sports Limousine from Van Diemen Luxury Crafts of Tasmania joins the bulge legion of convertible, multi-use yachts which includes the sports coupe- titled Revolver 44 GT as well as Kormoran super-transformer. Sports Limousine goes a step forward the basic electric hard-top transformable, summing up an electrically raised glasshouse to make 3 distinct body styles for a myriad of on-water uses. This is a real cozy fishing boat, semi-enclosed limousine, a roomy as well as a compact tender in one.

The important element of Sports Limousine’s design is their electrically activated roof that rises and drops into spot by way of hydraulic branches. In the boat’s most open contour, the roof panel stays on top the gunwale, covering the interior cabin as well as offering a low, streamlined shape.

Van Diemen told that this configuration is perfect for passing through at speed as well as maintaining clear visibility. Also, the compact 6.6-ft (2-m) height is handy for storage in little spaces which lack the room for a high roof, like inside a yacht’s tender bay or in a home garage. Continue reading “Van Diemen Sports Limousine mega yacht”

Pelindo III all set to develop cruise

PT Pelabuhan Indonesia, a state-owned port operator, (Pelindo III) that deals with port facilities in eastern and central parts of Indonesia, programs to build a whole new terminal at the Labuan Bajo port in the East Nusa Tenggara just dedicated for cruise ships and yachts next year.

Djarwo Surjanto, Pelindo III president director, said that tourism potential in the East Nusa Tenggara and West Nusa Tenggara is growing and they want to support the development of the area. They want to prepare facilities for an expected increase in traffic in cruise ships and yachts, particularly in Labuan Bajo
Djarwo added that the company anticipated to finish the whole engineering design as well as land acquisition earlier this year and started the structure of the terminal in early 2016. They need to acquire at least fifty hectares of land to construct the terminal. The construction would take around 2 years to complete. However, he was reluctant to reveal the total investment required to make the terminal. Continue reading “Pelindo III all set to develop cruise”