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.
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
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
It was announced very recently that Gothenburg will hold 2017 America’s Cup World Series qualifier races. The announcement was made one day after it was announced that Portsmouth will host two of the qualifier races of the event. The races will be held at Gothenburg next year in the month of August.
The race is regarded as the most prestigious Yachting competition. The race was first held in the year 1851. No other sporting trophy is as old as America’s Cup.
Artemis Racing, the Swedish professional America’s Cup team is based in Gothenburg. The manager of Artemis Racing, Ian Percy said that he is very excited to be able to make the announcement that America’s Cup World Series qualifier races are going to be held in Sweden in the coming year. He considers it to be a great chance to exhibit the sport of sailing and also the prestigious event. Fredrik Loof, the Artemis Team tactician who also won medals three times in Olympics has said that there is much enthusiasm in the group at the moment and he is also hopeful that his countrymen will turn up in large numbers at the event and support the team. He also said that they intend to show their capabilities.
The 2017 America’s Cup World Series will be the 35th edition of the event. The upcoming edition of the race will feature the new AC45 Yachts which Ben Ainslie, regarded as one of the greatest British Sailors has said, are faster than the previous ones and are also more exciting.
The Gothenburg races will take place on the Gota River either at Langedrag or near the City Centre. Frihamnen will be the race village. In the 2013 America’s Cup World series the American team Oracle made a huge comeback. They were behind New Zealand 8-1 but they went on to become victorious 9-8.