Azzurro Claims Overall Win At Sydney Gold Coast Yacht Race

The 2017 Land Rover Sydney Gold Coast Yacht Race is a very popular event and this time the overall victory was claimed by none other than Komatsu Azzurro.


This is the second time that Azzurro of Shane Kearns has won the overall title in three years at this prestigious event. He finished with a corrected time of 3 days 1 hour 40 min and 25 seconds. The second position was grabbed by Ian Creak’s Beneteau 47.7 Ausreo who finished 2 hours 36 min and 23 seconds behind Azzurro.

The Monday night wind shifts blew in favor of Azzurro and it moved from northerly to southerly. This change meant that the faster boats were able to get better results than the other boats. His team of six strong crew members had the wind advantage on their side and this helped them to steer the boat ahead of the competition and enjoy a comfortable lead. Continue reading Azzurro Claims Overall Win At Sydney Gold Coast Yacht Race

Newport To Ensenada Race All Set To Go

The Newport to Ensenada International Yacht Race (NTEIRC) 70th edition is all set to start. For the contest of its type, it has attracted 187 entries.


Here one can see sailors of all types, the serious one, recreational cruisers and weekend racers, all competing for over 45 trophies.

The starting point of the race is Newport Beach, CA Balboa Pier and the finish point is 125 nm later off Ensenada, Baja Mexico. This is for most of the fleet participating in the race. To fulfill the requirements of Transpac Race, a longer course is there which will extend 176 nm. The starting of the course is San Clemente Island and the finish point is Ensenada.

Before the beginning of the race, the forecast has been made. According to the forecast, the conditions on the day will be unstable during the early hours. However, this has no impact on the confidence and morale of all the participating teams. Continue reading Newport To Ensenada Race All Set To Go

Seychellois Sailor Wins Gold & Silver

Allan Julie the sailor from Seychellois won gold medal in the African championship under the laser standard category. The event took place in Maputo in Mozambique.


After winning the championship Julie shared his thought and said, “The championship was tough and I was competing with sailors that were much younger to me, I am very happy with the result and my performance too. Now I am feeling motivated, I think at this age, I have potential to win the tournament then I think I have lots more to give.,” He further added that “All the participants of the category in which I was competing had come back from recently held Olympic Games and in this entire year, in this category; I have not completed any championship. Thus, the championship was challenging to me and I had to put all my efforts to the best to win,” Talking about the preparation made for this event Julie said, “I did not do any extra thing except focusing on fitness and skill. But yes, I participated in various regional sailing competitions in August to stay motivated and brush my skills.” Continue reading Seychellois Sailor Wins Gold & Silver

Extreme Sailing Series Update

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 Extreme Sailing Series Update

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

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

2017 America’s Cup World Series Qualifier Races To Be Held At Gothenburg

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.