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
Offshore yachting is really the best sport that can help you escape this Easter. Plenty of fresh air, out-of-range mobile phone, and distant horizons, out-of-range mobile phone and occasional ocean spray will certainly keep you refreshed when you rest on the edge of a sixty-six footer.
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
Solar1 launched by Nakhimov, was made to exhibit the technology and innovations in solar power. Solar1 showcased a magnificent 1st year event at new Yacht Club de Monaco earlier in July; with three days of racing, involvement from more than twenty four teams from all across the world, highly booming supporting events; from an extremely popular Solar Conference to a Kids Solar Race, with speakers from top industries. This was a magnificent event.
Solar1 really exceeded all anticipations, and are happy to officially declare the return of Solar1 Monte Carlo Cup to primarily in 2015. From 9th to 11th July, 2015, Monaco would again see squads from across the world go down to race in Larvotto bay and Port Hercules, in an even more explosive and thrilling event, for Solar1 Monte Carlo Cup World Championship award.
This year saw the very first Plain Sailing Monte Carlo Cup, where enthusiasts and experts from across the world joined together to make an unforgettable experience, offering a magnificent synergy among innovation, motion and nature. Next year’s edition would be much better and bigger; with more worldwide teams, more technological advances, higher speeds, tougher races, more competition, an all round electric experience and bigger supporting events.
The official invitation to take part in Solar1 Monte Carlo Cup has been unveiled, and already many teams have signed up to take part and defend their titles. 1st November is the deadline for team participation.