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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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