Vestas Sailrocket 2

Vestas Sailrocket 2 is a unique yacht that has all the elements in place for being able to brave, strong winds and be able to reach a breakneck speed in record time.

The boat has been tested in the waters of Walvis Bay in Namibia. This yacht was first tested in 2012 and it was found that it smashed the existing record of the sailing yacht that had been considered fastest till then. It is capable of moving at eighty miles per hour, which is a fantastic speed for a yacht of its size. Many thought that the hurricane force of wind in the bay area might have been responsible for the yacht’s speed, but that was not the case as the breeze that blew was a mere 30 mph. Continue reading Vestas Sailrocket 2

Challenging Day 3 At SB20s

The day three of the SB20 World Championships was a challenging day for many of the racers with changes seen in the weather pattern as well as the top placing. It was not such a good day for the Australian sailing team as two of their boats saw a decline in performance on day 3. The Flirtatious dropped from the fourth position to the sixth and the Export Roo had to settle with the sixth position on day 3 after ending Day 2 in the 3rd position.

The first two races on day 3 was a decent one with wind speed of 15 knots. The third race saw the winds to loose speed and making it a very difficult race course for the boats. The competition is also getting tougher and the sailors are looking to outdo the other teams. Due to this the competition got rougher and there were three recalls made before commencing the first race on Day 3. There were at least 12 teams that fouled of the Black Flag. Continue reading Challenging Day 3 At SB20s

Yacht owner receives US$ 20 million in insurance

The proprietor of Barbie, one of the two superyachts demolished in a fire in Turkey, got a US$ 20 million insurance payment. A unit of 14 Lloyd’s insurers paid US$ 20 million to the owner of Barbie, a hundred-seventy foot superyacht which was demolished by fire in January, in Turkey.

The yacht was made by Al Jadaf at its Dubai shipyard in the United Arab Emirates in 2006, was destroyed on 4th Jan, after a fire broke out on The One, a Lurssen built yacht in 1973. Both these yachts were moored in the Marmaris harbor. The fire spread quickly to the Barbie docked next to it. Continue reading Yacht owner receives US$ 20 million in insurance

World Sailing rankings released

The rankings of the World Sailing Match Race have been released with Ian Williams (Great Britain) staying on top of the Open section with Camilla Ulrikkeholm (Denmark) guiding the women’s. Ian claimed the very first win of the World Match Racing Tour 2016 to solidify his World No 1 position but Taylor Canfield stays in touch at World No 2.

The Williams, Canfield fight does not look like finishing at the top of Open Rankings following the debut of the M32 into World Match Racing Tour. Camilla Ulrikkeholm holds the No 1 position in the women’s division and it is followed by France’s Anne Claire Le Berre and Sweden’s Anna Kjellberg.

The New Zealand Olympic Committee have announced a squad of 10 sailors to contest 5 events, earlier this morning at the Wakatere Boating Club on the North Shore of Auckland. Three of the crews named have won world championships in the present Olympic cycle in their respective categories.

Two of the team would be coming back for their 3rd Olympic Regatta. Another 3 of the team would be coming back for their 2nd Olympic meet. Two of the crews won Gold medals and Silver medals in their respective classes at Olympic Regatta 2012 in Weymouth, England.