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Yacht show in Orange Beach

This weekend in Orange Beach, you can check out the newest yachts – not just one or two or a few, but hundreds of them. The Wharf Boat & Yacht Show, the largest boat show on the Gulf coast, is opening on Friday morning.

This is a full-fledged fest that is fun for the whole family along with live music and many other things. Children can relish free art learning sessions from well known artist Larry Rackley. Friday is Locals Day where people who stay in the region get a US$ 3 discount providing they have a local ID. Continue reading Yacht show in Orange Beach

New Zealand lifts NESPRESSO Youth International Match Cup

George Anyon, 20, representing the Youth Training Program of the Royal New Zealand Yacht, with his team of Josh Wijohn, Patrick Haybittle and Logan Andresen, has won NESPRESSO Youth International Match Racing Cup.
George Anyon beat Murray Jones of Cruising Yacht Club of Australia 2-1 in the best of 3 series. The Race Committee had to cut-short the racing today after no winds forced the crews to stay at docks till after lunch. The racing between Anyon and Jones was quite close all through the regatta and at the last start either team might have walked away with the victory.
In the fight of the wills, Royal Port Nicholson Yacht Club’s William Eastman won the third spot from William Dargaville. Anyon called the win today as down to the boat handling, keeping it effective and very simple big thanks to the team coach as well as graduate of Youth Training Programme Chris Steele.
Wijohn, Andresen and Anyon also won Centerport Youth International Regatta previous weekend, but Anyon appeared apprehensive that they would be able to take 3 victories in 3 weeks with Red Bull Foiling Generation arranged at Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron next week.

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Final 4 advance at the Busan Cup

Spithill, Le Berre and Groeneveld celebrated Halloween by making it to the semis of Busan Cup Women’s International Match Race, along with World #1 Ulrikkeholm Klinkby beating Women’s International Match Racing Series topper Shea of Epic Racing 3 – 1 for the last semi-final position.

Danish skipper told that Maggie pushed us a lot in the pre-starts, but they found the right shifts and had good boat handling. Now they are going for a win, in Busan and in the Women’s International Match Racing Series. They had really close races as well as most of them could have gone either way. They did the best they could, but now it is not in their hands anymore. Continue reading Final 4 advance at the Busan Cup

Phuket a top selection for the very first Thailand yacht show

Phuket has been called as a popular selection for launch of a Thailand Yacht Show, to be arranged by Ministry of Transport and Ministry of Tourism and Sports. The place for the new yacht event, programmed for this year’s end has been narrowed down to Pattaya and Phuket, said Deputy Minister of Transport Akom Termpittayapisit to the National News Bureau of Thailand.

This would give soe exposure for yacht makers same to what car makers are handed during Motor Expo, explained Prime Minister Gen Prayut Chan-o-cha. Yacht makers could exhibit their luxurious, new models at the program, and this would serve help to promote yacht tourism in Thailand, added he.

MOTS Phuket office’s deputy director Ratchadaporn Pattana told the Phuket Gazette this morning that he believes that Phuket is all set for this. Located on the Andaman coast, they have suitable marinas for this kind of event. If Phuket is selected as a place for yacht show, this would be more than helpful to the province, as it keeps itself to be an important port of call for yachts across the area. He told that along with this, they would attract more and more quality travelers, who would have higher per-capita expenditure in Phuket. Continue reading Phuket a top selection for the very first Thailand yacht show