Sailing can be inspirational and life changing. No one understands that better than residents of Maui counties who recently took part in a unique sailing event. Hokule’a is a canoe that embarked on a journey to travel the waters across the globe.
It came back to its home country in Hawaii after a span of three years. It has covered a total of 60,000 nautical miles as well as stopping by hundred ports in Africa, South Pacific, East Coast, South America and the Caribbean. Continue reading “Maui Canoe Sailors Come Home”
The Bart’s Bash of 2016 will be taking place on September 17 and 18 in Belize. The organizers of the event have decided to make full use of the weekend of conducting a regatta race on 17 September and a sailing Bart’s Bash on September 18.
Sailors from all over the world take part in this Bart’s Bash sailing race. They will come in a wide range of sailboats that you can ever imagine to add color and spectacle to the sailing event.
The Bart’s Bash started in the year 2014 and it has been recognized as the largest boat race event in the sailing history by the Guinness Book of World Records, with many companies like Dubrovnik Yacht Charter giving away their yachts for free for the day to help the effort. What started as a one day all encompassing event has now moved on and is now conducted as an all-on-the-same weekend sailing event. This year’s Bart’s Bash should entertain more boats than the previous two years. This means you can see more than 16,000 boats take part in the sailboat race. Continue reading “3rd Belize Bart’s Bash”
Those who are sailing sport enthusiasts will surely be looking forward to seeing the world teams gearing up to compete in the Olympic Games. The World Sailing organization that is regulating the events has other sailing tournaments that are equally popular and promise the thrill of racing on the waters to the fans.
For instance, the race of Round the Island is a race that has gained several nominations this year. With 1500 entries and a total of 16000 sailors, this event promises to be nothing smaller than the Rio Olympics. Continue reading “Men’s Windsurfer Event Rio”
Delivered last year, Finnish shipyard Nautor’s brand new Swan 115 S is presently the yard’s biggest production model, as well as the 2nd biggest ever made by them. Named Solleone (a combo of the owner’s and his sons’ names), the yacht also refers to the warmest period of the summer – exactly when the 35.2M long yacht will be running at her optimal throughout the Mediterranean Sea.
Continue reading “Superyacht Solleone by Nautor”
A five mile spread divides the first epitome from the 4th in Mini Transat – Îles de Guadeloupe. In series, it is also a ceaseless fight between the 2 Ofcet boats; along with a firm lead over forty miles ahead of the 3rd one. At this speed, the first might reach Guadeloupe as soon as afternoon of 12th November.
In prototype part, it is between Axel Tréhin and Clément Bouyssou that are racing a short distance from each other on the same side. Having an opponent hot on your heels allows for assessing the trim of the sails. In any case, the racers are making fast progress to Guadeloupe and we seem to be moving towards a new record time to beat between the Canaries and the Caribbean.
Behind the 2 leaders, Frederic Denis appears to be back in control – it looks so easy for him that he could probably miss the last weekend and Rent a yacht in Croatia instead! Kept further south, he is in a great spot to get back quickly ahead of the group. Placed many hours at a lessen speed, Fred really had to puzzle out a technical trouble. All conjectures are possible, but the forty-mile vantage he had patiently been amassing faded like snow in the sun.
The 4th is none other than Méchin Ludovic, also still very much in the contention for the final win. It would be a bad turnaround for him, having been excluded of the prototypes ranking in the year 2013. More than that, a win would mean that his boat was the very first in history to have won Mini Transat 3 times.