Bjorn Bertoft, the solo sailor is all set to take the cruise to the Baltic Sea in 100 Sun, Wind Water adventure through renewable power. The solo skipper began his challenge of sailing in 7 countries in the surrounding areas of Baltic Sea only using the power of water, wind and sun. He would sail with young environmentalists to accumulate data on micro plastics present in the ocean. They will also check the visibility of water and condition of surface water for the University of Gothenburg. The performance of the electric engine of Johanna will be monitored which runs on lithium Torqeedo batteries. The engines are recharged through solar panels and pod drive propeller of the boat which works like a treadmill in the water. The yacht becomes lighter when the fuel tank and diesel engines are removed.
The 57 years old has not only cruised but also raced extensively in Sweden and Norway and now his only mission is to reach the final destination by end of August. The destination is none other than Stockholm. His main objective is to create awareness of environmentally friendly sailing. He wants his sailors to get a complete idea on this as sailors are undoubtedly wind lovers. One of the main reasons why he has taken this initiative is because his children were born and brought up in Johanna. He sold the same, bought back soon after and got some renovations done.
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Tasmania’s biggest sailing regatta has made a record this year as more than double of last year’s yachts will feature in the Banjo’s Shoreline Crown Series, as per reports. The Crown Series set for this weekend – Friday through Sunday – shows a boost in the level of competitiveness expected compared to the last edition.
The Cruising with Spinnakers Division will have close to 30 cruiser or racer yachts for the series. A fleet of more than 80 yachts is expected with many more expected off the beach. Aside the cruiser yachts, there would be SB20 sport boats, International Dragons, and trailable yachts.
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Leading the fleet of hydro-foiling GC32 super-speed catamarans during each day of racing, the Swiss team Alinghi secured another win today in Cascais, Portugal. This happened in the mid-season battle for the top spot in Extreme Sailing Series.
Nicolas Charbonnier, Arnaud Psarofaghis, Nils Frei, Timothé Lapauw and Yves Detrey showed the faultless sailing all through the event, taking their 2018 season third Act win. They entered the Cascais regatta with a tie up overall score by Danish SAP Extreme Sailing Team, but the Swiss team sailed break free and lead once again to win the race.
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