Sir Robin Knox Johnston finished third in Route du Rhume transatlantic race on 22nd November. Sir Johnston’s current age is 75 and he is the oldest competitor in the race that spanned over three thousand miles.
Sir Johnston became the first to sail around the world solo without stopping 45 years ago. He currently has five grandsons. The race started from France and ended at Caribbean. Sir Johnston said that he felt euphoric after getting the third place in the race. Sir Johnston sailed in the race in his Grey Power Open 60 Yacht. Sir Johnston is the founder of Clipper Round the World Yacht Race. He finished the race on Saturday after being at sea for more than twenty days. He last participated in this race in the year 1982 where he finished 14th. Continue reading 'Sir Robert Knox Johnston Gets The Third Place In A Transatlantic Solo Race'»
Ben Ainslie, one of the greatest faces of British Sailing addressed to his fans and said that they should be ready to experience something they have never seen before after Portsmouth announced that they were to host two preparation races for America Cup 2017.
Portsmouth is the home of Royal Navy of Britain and will host the events of America’s Cup World Series in July 2015 and 2016. All these events are going to have a budget of £60million to the south coast city of England.
Ainslie chose his own team to base. His team is the Ben Ainslie Racing and is in Portsmouth to prepare them to challenge the owners of the Oracle Team USA in 2017 for the America’s cup. Ainslie said that the last of the ACWS was a real turner of the game and racing while sailing has been very entertaining to the crowns that were drawn towards it more and more. The new yachts are going to be way faster and exciting than the previous ones. They promise to give the crown an experience like never before when they come to cheer for them.
The deputy chairman of London Olympic 2012 organizing committee Keith Mills said that he is passionate to bring every world class sports event to Britain and he is very delighted as the America’s Cup World Series will be held in Portsmouth. He is also the founder of TEAMORIGIN Events that will be managing the races in Portsmouth. The event is not only a speculation. This will bring forth Portsmouth, Great Britain and South Coast out on the global platform and this will benefit the city economically as well as the sponsors.
America’s Cup started way back in 1851 but no there has never been a British team as winner of this oldest trophy in international sport.
St. Andrews Bay Yacht Club in the Panama City, in the United States of America, is famous for the varied water activities it has for adult as well as the youth. However as a part of their recent initiative, they are aiming to provide complete leisure to people so that they may relax on a spring afternoon and enjoy the beautiful boats pass by.
The coach of Yacht Club mentions that this initiative is to bring on more people downtown. He even states that the boats are amusing and people would certainly gain interest in watching them. In this regard the club has also planned to host the Class A catamaran championships to entertain people. Continue reading 'Yacht club aims to give people amusement'»
The Biograd Boat Show (BBS) was especially created to give an opportunity to nautical tourism to develop efficiently in Croatia and to give the necessary boost to the boating industry. After the success of the 2013 Biograd Boat Show, the organizers have decided to make the 2014 Biograd Boat Show the biggest boat show that has ever been held in Croatia.
This year the number of exhibitors in the show has increased. Seminars in relation to boat maintenance are going to take place during the boat show. Along with that more than hundred second-hand vessels are going to be displayed in the event.
Ever since the Biograd Boat Show became a part of the IFBSO (International Federation of Boat Show Organizers), it has turned into the major boat show held in Central Europe.
The 16th edition of Croatia boat show is going to be held from 23rd October to 26th October, 2014 and around 250 exhibitors are going to participate in the event. An information centre on yacht charter might also represent around five hundred boats at the BBS.
Nada (36 meter long event ship of BBS) is going to offer free tours to the visitors and will be utilized for all kinds of presentations and meetings. The RIB vessels (high speed ones) and semi-submersibles are going to offer free rides as well.
BBS regatta (one-day event), Elan 210 match race, the Austrian Offshore Cruising Championships are some of the regattas that are closely associated with the Biograd Boat Show.
Along with the events related to the boating industry like seminars, regattas, meetings etc. the BBS provides for biggest entertainment shows, fashion shows, concerts, art exhibitions and so on to keep the visitors thoroughly entertained.
The entry fee for the show is five Euros for the adults and kids aged fourteen or under that have free admission.