In the world, Florida has three largest cruise ships. But, Royal Caribbean called Florida home.
The vessel of Quantum-class Quantum of the Seas, Ovation of the Seas and Anthem of the Sea are said they are among the best in the industry, but till date it has mainly called either the China or New York. But, now the turn has come to Australia. Seas Royal Caribbean Ovation will not make debut in Australia and will call Australia it home.
Ovation of the Seas, made its debut in April and in this week itself it made debut in Sydney. This vessel will be largest ever vessel sailed in Australia. The vessel has the capacity of holding 4,180-passenger and it has been built exclusively for market in China. It has been sailing from China, Tianjin and City of port near Beijing; it is sailing at these places since June.
Vice President of Royal Caribbean International Gavin Smith said “We arrived in Australia in 2007 and since we have arrived cruising have increased in Australia, but with the introduction of Royal Caribbean Australian cruising is breaking all its boundaries.” Continue reading →
The 27th edition of the Rolex 72 World Championship and Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup has concluded and there was a steadier breeze of 10 to 12 knots on the final day to assist the sailors. Most of the division’s results were decided on the final day of the event.
The Maxi 72 World Championship title went to Hap Fauth’s Bella Mente
. She had dominated right from the onset and gave another strong performance in the last day to win the title. She went on to register a third place in the final race and this was enough to get her name inscribed on the trophy for the second consecutive year. The second place went to Proteus with its owner George Sakellaris at the helm. The third place was bagged by Germany’s Momo. Continue reading →
The blind match racing sailing event that was scheduled from September 21st 2016 had to be delayed for several days as the teams had to wait for the fog to clear out and the wind to pick up.
There were five teams contesting that comprised of teams from Canada, Israel, Great Britain and United States. The world championship finally starts on Friday. The British team consisted of skipper Vicki
, who was at the helm of the boat and the team emerged as an early leader as they won all the matches.
She stated that the conditions were congenial for the match. With the perfect wind strength and a little amount of disturbance in the water and waves the sailing was lovely. This dominant team practiced about three days before the contest on Friday. Vicki also credited the Blind Sailing program that offered them a glimpse of how teamwork can be achieved in a seamless manner even without proper vision. Continue reading →
The second week of this month will see the twenty-third Sequim Bay Yacht Club Reach for Hospice Regatta. The race will take place on Sequim Bay, on 12th Sep, Saturday, beginning at noon, with a skippers’ meeting at 10:30 am.
In this event, the Sequim Bay Yacht Club has secured over US$ 256000 for the Volunteer Hospice of Clallam County. All are asked to see it from the John Wayne Marina as the sailors channelize their boats for position at beginning line and battle for the lead. Several starts for class A racing, class B cruising, as well as class C for boats twenty feet and under are programmed.
VHOCC offers care targeted at education, support and symptom management for those families and individuals facing the emotional and physical disputes of a terminal illness. Eight nurses, as well as around hundred-and-fifty volunteers, offer care and equipment at no cost to those people getting services. Anyone could serve this effort by sending a tax-deductible donation to VHOCC at 540 E. Eighth St., Port Angeles, WA 98362.
Mark agrees with Reach for Hospice and, if coveted, the name of a boat you are backing. The top fundraiser of SBYC for many years has been Bob McClinton with his yacht Intrepid. At the age of ninety, he races his boat throughout the year on a regular basis and is a top competitor in racing and fundraising.
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On Wednesday, the Coast Guard rescued a captain who fell off a ninety five foot yacht. The officials of the Coast Guard stated that he fell overboard from the vessel around ten miles off Nassau. Crews coming back to Miami were able to attain him after they caught a mayday call coming from the vessel named “Contessa.”
Once they found out the captain, they were able to ran him up to safety and then treat him for minor wounds. After that the captain was taken to Lynden Pindling International Airport in Nassau.
Meanwhile, Elisha McCallion, the Mayor of Derry City and Strabane District Council, became a part of the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race founder and chairman Sir Robin Knox-Johnston for the naming event of Derry-Londonderry-Doire yacht entry in 2015-16 season.
The event at race’s Gosport headquarters located in Portsmouth Harbour also watched the yacht’s captain named as thirty one year old Daniel Smith from Scotland. Daniel is an experienced instructor and yachtsman he would lead the team on its forty thousand mile, eleven month ocean race series that gets underway on 30th August, from London. Continue reading →
Police are probing whether a runaway couple is behind the allegations of sexual assault and fraud might have stolen an expensive yacht and left the country. It has been over 8 months since the last affirmed sighting of Paul James Bennett, now 52, as well as his long-time partner Simone Anne Wright, now 38.
Police wanted to talk to the pair in linked with an alleged US$ 250000 fraud case involving HeliPower, a Canterbury helicopter company. The couple is also wanted over a sex assault on a teenage young lady in late 2000s.
The police department reported that they actually have no idea regarding where they are. Michael Jacomb, the HeliPower director, has put up a US$ 50000 reward for any info which leads to their arrest. Puckered into a corner of Wisconsin Exposition Center at the State Fair Park the past 2 weeks has been a US$ 1 million yacht which was getting all types of attention. Continue reading →