Yacht Boat News

Monthly Archives: March 2017

Maxi Edmond De Rothschild

The Maxi Edmond De Rothschild © Epron / Burlet / Gitana SA

On Thursday, March 30th, the Gitana Team invited the press to the Palais de Tokyo to mark the official launch of Maxi Edmond de Rothschild, a ‘giant’ 32 meters long by 23 meters wide, which is experiencing its last months of construction after more Of a year and a half of construction. The launch of this new Gitana unit is ...

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MAPFRE ~ Volvo Ocean Race

MAPFRE returns to base after her dismasting off the Spanish coast - March 30, 2017 © MAPFRE

The 2017/18 Volvo Ocean Race entry, MAPRE, have confirmed that they were dismasted during a training session on Thursday near the island of Ons off the Spanish Coast. The team reported that there has been no personal injury on board and the boat and team have returned under their own power to their base in Sanxenxo. The broken mast is ...

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Melges 32 in Porto Venere

Melges 32 World League 2017 International Melges 32 Class Association

Everything is set and ready for the first official appointment of the 2017 Melges World League (MWL) in Europe – a brand new format featuring the supersonic Melges 32 (March 31 – April 2), but also the wildly successful Melges 20 (April 7-9). The Melges 32 World League will serve as a concise reference point for the International Melges 32 ...

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World Sailing Show April 2017

The World Sailing Show - April 2017

April’s edition of The World Sailing Show is now online for you to watch. This month’s World Sailing show includes: Going overboard – Conrad Colman’s shocking secret Miami T-bone – A tough opening day at the TP52 Super Series Lifting the lid on the new America’s Cup class Why the Finn is still such a big draw How the Caribbean ...

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Vanquish Yachts

Two hulls of the VQ54 are now under construction at Vanquish Yachts. Vanquish Yachts in the Netherlands has started construction on two hulls of its VQ54. The model is an evolution of the VQ48 and is intended to be a personal yacht as well as an oversized tender for a superyacht. One of the first owners plans to use the ...

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Sirius Signal’s SOS Distress Light

Chances are you’ve replaced your share of emergency-signaling flares — their expiration dates always seem to arrive sooner than expected. Sirius Signal’s SOS Distress Light ($99) solves this problem by using LED lights as the flare’s light source. Sirius says that the flares can be seen from more than 10 nautical miles away and can operate for up to six ...

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Congressional Cup

Day 1 – Congressional Cup Ian Roman / WMRT

Brilliant sunshine greeted the all-star line-up of Congressional Cup 2017, racing along the shores of Long Beach, California. Conditions were nothing like last year’s dismal, drizzly weather. But the wind played havoc with racers none-the-less. Light breezes from the southwest built auspiciously, then plunged. The drop was so sudden, it threw Qualifying flight three into a frenzy …. a Swan ...

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Nanny Cay Cup 2017

Winning the Nanny Cay Cup, Doug Baker;s Andrews 70, Runaway © Todd VanSickle / BVI Spring Regatta http://www.bvispringregatta.org

A tauntingly light breeze of five – seven knots out of the south was enough to get 50+ boats starting in the Nanny Cay Cup, the first event of the 2017 BVI Spring Regatta and Sailing Festival. Rather than the usual Round Tortola race, conditions favoured a 16 NM course starting in the channel off Nanny Cay and taking the ...

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44th St. Thomas International Regatta

St. Thomas’ Peter Corr’s King 40, Blitz, wins the Spinnaker Racing Class. © Dean Barnes

Several classes were too close to call going into the final day of racing at the 44th St. Thomas International Regatta (STIR), held March 24 to 26 out of St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands. The reason? A mix of STIR-signature round-the-island courses combined with conditions that ranged from near breathless calm to blustery gusts over three days of racing that ...

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Skyway Yacht Works COLORS Regatta

Beneteau 36.7 Fleet at the COLORS Regatta - Skyway Yacht Works COLORS Regatta Zachary Johnston

Starting Chicago’s racing season the right way The city of Chicago will be kicking off its racing season with the Skyway Yacht Works COLORS Regatta June 3-4, 2017 at Columbia Yacht Club. Not only is Columbia’s one level offshore racing series regatta the first major event of the season on lower Lake Michigan, but it is also one of the ...

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