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Extreme Sailing Series Update

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The Extreme Sailing Series that is going on at the Madeira Islands saw a lot of conflicts coming up, especially on the penultimate day.


It was Act 6 when there was a collision between the Red Bull Sailing team and Alinghi team. The result was the Alinghi team lost their mast. Both teams have been pushing hard at each other from the beginning of the Act, especially the first two days. On the third day the drama went up another notch. On this day the Austrian Red Bull Sailing team came across the starting line at high speed and they got too close to their opposing team Alinghi. The result was that the front of the Swiss boat got clipped as a result.

The two boats being GC32 catamarans, the impact was high between the two super fast boats. A crucial part of the rigging of Alinghi snapped and their 16.5 carbon fiber mast as well as sails fell into the water. The safety team of the series came along to be by the boat and to ensure that the sailors remained safe and that no more damage was sustained. As the sailors had buoyancy aids as well as helmets along with their guests there was no injury experienced by anyone. Continue reading

Entries open for Three Peaks Yacht Race entries open

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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

Van Diemen Sports Limousine mega yacht

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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