Lee Parkhill, the Canadian Laser sailor, capped off this season at the site of the Rio Olympics 2016.
The Aquece Rio Olympic Test Event is the ultimate test for sailors expecting to represent their nation on the biggest international sporting stage in 2016. Fresh off his most recent Pan Am Games bronze medal, Lee sailed a spectacular regatta in spite of some setbacks in the list on the last day of qualifying.
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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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On Sunday, a dismasted yacht in the Channel had quite a bit of luck after on board passengers on a Brittany Ferries ship saw a vessel in distress. The Mont St Michael had been going to Portsmouth from Caen and was three-forth of the way in its journey when a passenger is thought to have alarmed the yacht captain at around 5 pm.
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Finishing the day on a hundred and thirty one foot luxury yacht is only a part of the job for Barbara Stork Landeweer.
As a yacht charters broker, she sells custom-made vacations on private yachts as well as travels the world to see the boats, engage clients, keep up with market trends and meet crews.
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The RORC Transatlantic Inaugural Racing is about to start on November 29 this year, in collaboration with IMA (International Maxi Association).
The race will start CET 1200 from Lanzarote bound for West Indies- which is 2,995 nautical ml across Atlantic Ocean.
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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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A sailor from Queensland is now hatching a plan to travel around Antarctica solo and non-stop would make the parts of her zero carbon emission vessel for the world record try-out out of recycled bottles and nut shells. 29 year old Lisa Blair would leave Western Australia in 2015’s December in a fifty foot yacht for around 15000 nautical mile journey.
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News for the Hamilton Island racing enthusiasts! The series organization body has recently declared the dates for the famous regatta championship which is about to have its upcoming season next year in 2015.
According to latest reports, the eminent Hamilton Island Audi Racing Week next year would commence from 15th of August. The race, which is believed to be the best one ever in the31 year long history of the regatta, will finalize on 22nd of the month.
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Sunseeker London has forked out several new yachts over twenty four metres. The 1st one is a gold hulled Sunseeker 80 called Alfa Quattro. It boasts a gold hull wrap by the Wild Group International. The yard has also deported Sunseeker 115 Sport Yacht Number Nine that was delivered to Frances south, where she would have her home berth in Golfe Juan.
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Yachts are, if nothing else, a symbol of great wealth and prosperity, and those who are lucky enough to be the owner of quite huge pockets can afford to keep one. But when mega yachts start docking at different harbours around Hawaii, it is obvious that heads will be turned! Mega yachts are yachts, but which really pack a punch, and can blow your wallet to smithereens. So when VAVA II, a multi-million dollar yacht docked at Honolulu, it made the rounds of the celeb world. This supreme yacht is owned by Ernesto Bertarelli and his wife. And who is he?
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