Two maxi-trimarans fails to claim Jules Verne Trophy

Two maxi-trimarans that began their journey on 22nd November in an attempt to get their hands on the Jules Verne Trophy ended with nothing in hand.

The battlers were the 40 meter maxi-trimaran Spindrift 2, captained by Dona Bertarelli and Yann Guichard, and Francis Joyon’s 31.5 meter maxi-trimaran IDEC SPORT. They sought to have the award claimed by Loïck Peyron and his magnificent crew on Banque Populaire V (which is now Spindrift 2) in January 2012.

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Yacht sailors asked on to help

A brand new research program being operated by Royal National Lifeboat Institution is telling yacht sailors to share their mental attitude towards safety and risk, as well as the ways they take part in the sport.

The research, backed by Maritime and Coastguard Agency as well as Royal Yachting Association, would look at what actuates sailors, how often they go to ocean, their training and experience, awareness of probable hazards as well as the usage of safety equipment and procedures.

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Dalton Hopeful To Set Sail With His Team

The signs of New Zealand making it to the next America’s Cup are looking quite good after the boss Grant Dalton gave thumbs up in his interview.

The head of the New Zealand team said that they are looking forward for the event and they are also hopeful about the Volvo Ocean Race campaign. He has taken some time for himself to get the funds for the competition for the year 2014/15. The total amount still left to collect is $27 million for the New Zealand team.

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BUILD YOUR OWN YACHT

Yachting Partners International has staged the second YPI Yacht Builders Seminar at the Monaco Yacht Club.

Following the success of the Feadship reunion last year, the company took the event as an opportunity to introduce those in attendance to FIPA Italiana Yachts. The Italian ship builder has been in operation since the 1970s but has remained a family-run business.

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DOES YOUR YACHT HAVE A CHAMPAGNE SHOWER?

Yacht builders say the demands of their super-rich customers are becoming increasingly eccentric. Clients demanded two helipads on one yacht, giant room-sized freezer compartments and even recording studios and operating theatres on others. “Nothing is unusual any more,” Mr Breman said. “We see ourselves as part of the entertainment business. We will do anything so long as it is not illegal or nautically questionable,” he added.

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