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SeaLink Magnetic Island Race Week

Ave Gitana crewed by women - SeaLink Magnetic Island Race Week © Andrea Francolini

Double Olympian across two classes, Volvo Ocean racer, GC32 foiling cat series sailor, speed record chaser; New Zealand’s Sharon Ferris-Choat has done it all – this week she is at Townsville Yacht Club’s SeaLink Magnetic Island Race Week, skippering an all-female crew on the trimaran, Ave Gitana, and encouraging more women to sail at the elite level. Ferris-Choat is an ...

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Gan’Ja tops J/80 Duo Crouesty Regatta

J 80 fleet in action © J80 France Officiel

Over the past weekend, the YC du Crouesty Arzon hosted the J/80 Duo Crouesty Regatta using new racing format – doublehanded racing of J/80s. This was done because of the “European Vacation” problem; traditionally, it is always difficult to gather crews at the end of August, hence the idea of testing a new racing format. And, it was also an ...

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World ARC

2018 World ARC - Darwin © World Cruising

After three weeks free cruising, Australia’s famed Great Barrier Reef, stopping at the famous Early Beach enjoying one of the whitest sand beach in the world, White Heaven Beach, all the 22 boats have finally arrived in Darwin. On arrival boats were temporally berthed on the welcome dock at Cullen Bay marina in order to get treated by the Aquatic ...

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Queen Mary 2 arrives in New York

Wonderful arrival in New York – The Bridge - Centennial Transat © Thierry Martinez / The Bridge

The Queen Mary 2 won the The Bridge – Centennial Transat in the small hours of Saturday morning, crossing the finish line under the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge at 05:00 before bathing in a flawless dawn in New York Bay. For most of the 2,200 passengers on board, this was more than a race and more than a crossing. And for a ...

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Hybrid ferry on Norwegian fjords

ABB powers futuristic hybrid ferry on Norwegian fjords

ABB is providing integral technology to one of the most innovative ship designs ever seen on the Norwegian fjords. The ferry will couple its striking appearance with ABB’s cutting edge maritime hybrid solution. The vessel’s concept has been named “Vision of the Fjords”. ABB has supplied a compact and lightweight version of the award winning Onboard DC Grid system that ...

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“We will rock you” Playing cruise ship horn!

Playing “We will rock you” with a cruise ship horn!

The MSC Splendida played the songs “We Are The Champions”, “We Will Rock You” and “Seven Nation Army” on its horn while leaving Hamburg heading for Rotterdam on May 1, 2015. The horn of such ship can be heard at over 10 miles and was sure to wake up almost the entire city! more info …. msccruises.com by Nicolas Saugnac

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U.S. Coast Guard Searching for Overboard Passenger from Carnival Cruise Ship

U.S. Coast Guard Searching for Overboard Passenger from Carnival Cruise Ship Near Bahamas

The U.S. Coast Guard is searching for a woman who reportedly fell overboard Wednesday from the Carnival Ecstasy cruise ship approximately 27 miles southwest of Freeport, Bahamas. Missing is Rina Patel, 32, from Interlaken, New York, the Coast Guard has confirmed. The Coast Guard says it received notification from the Carnival Ecstasy crew that a 32-year-old woman was reportedly seen ...

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2 killed after tour boat capsizes off Antalya

2 killed after tour boat capsizes off Antalya

Marine and harbor teams on Sept. 3 have rescued 84 people and found the bodies of two people missing from a tour boat that was capsized off Antalya after being hit by a strong storm. A total of 84 people who became stranded on the tourist boat “Kurt C” when it capsized on its way back to Antalya’s old town ...

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Galapagos Islands Cruises Launches Tours

Rainforest Cruises Launches Galapagos Islands Tours

Amazon River cruise specialists, Rainforest Cruises, have left the jungle for the first time with the launch of a handpicked selection of cruise tours in the Galapagos Islands. Rainforest Cruises’ range of boutique boats includes catamarans and pirate-style sail ships that are environmentally friendly and exclusive, with space for 16 passengers or fewer. The Galapagos Islands itineraries range from four to ...

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Journey to Antarctica

Journey to Antarctica Aboard a 466-Foot Superyacht

No longer polar opposites, luxury and Antarctic exploration have become synonymous thanks in part to International Nature and Cultural Adventures (INCA) and its Across the Southern Ocean experience. The exclusive 18-day expedition—taking place December 18 through January 4, 2017—will depart from Tierra del Fuego, Argentina, and travel to the Falkland Islands, South Georgia Island, the South Shetland Islands, and the ...

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