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The Sale of Bella Ragazza Sailing Yacht

Bella Ragazza has been sold to a new buyer by McMaster Yachts and Burgess. It was listed in the to-sale list by them. The buyer was introduced by James McMaster at the McMaster Yachts. The 42.9-meter yacht used for sailing races was built by Vitters, the Dutch yard in full aluminum. It was designed by Dubois Naval Architects. The yacht used to sail in speed as same as a cruising sloop. She is an MCA compliant and has a class of ABS.

This sailing yacht was first delivered in the year 2004 and went through a renovation recently. She has a total of five guest cabins with four cabins dedicated to the crew members, which is extraordinary for her. As for the accommodation, there is one master suite where 10 guests can stay. Apart from that, there are two double suites and two twins. All the suites come with bathroom facilities. Continue Reading


Local Cruises in Seattle and Vancouver

The industry of cruise ships comprises of two distinct segments – that of ocean cruise liners and small cruising vessels. While luxury cruise liners are still being built for a luxurious travel experience, those who own small cruise boats are creating a market whereby travelers can seek local maritime cruising by bays and harbours.

There are several travelers who enjoy attractions and amenities offered on mega-size cruises. A market has also emerged for small vessel owners who can offer alternative maritime cruises. There are several coastal regions that have scenic waterways and bay areas that can be great for travelers to explore in summer months. These comprise of small and large vessels.
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Renault Is Not Investing In The Sailing Ships For Reducing The Carbon Footprint

The French automaker Renault now wants to reduce the carbon footprint using the age-old tech. The Renault Company which is a leading automobile company is now using the old age technique belongs to the golden age of sailing to reduce its carbon footprint. It is investing in the technology cargo sailing ships to do so. The company has announced that it is doing a partnership with Neoline, which is a startup and it is based in the west of France.

The firm holds the specialization in reducing the price and ejection of classical cargo ships. It is doing so by reintroducing the sailing in the equation of transportation.
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Volvo Ocean Race Inaugurated With A Beach Party

It is a beach and people are playing beach volleyball. There are courts, food stalls, bars, zorb balls, picnic tables, beach loungers, a stand-up-paddle boarding arena, and everyone is walking around in togs.

When you reach at the Volvo Ocean Race even venue, you will see all of this. No, it is not like you have landed in the wrong spot, but the spot has been prepared by the organizers of the event to begin the most awaited VOR.
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Rule Changes Volvo Ocean Race 2017-18

There are certain rules changes that have been implemented for the Volvo Ocean Race 2017-18 that is about to commence this weekend. There are several new initiatives added such as incentive schemes that are new or female sailors who have been included. Bouwe Bekking talks about the changes and how it would impact the sailing race. One of the changes that are appreciated is to have two women sailors on board. Xabi Fernandez says that it does take some time to adjust to new rules and having to include women sailors on board also means looking out for talent in a different category.


Charlie Enright as a skipper of one of the boat’s, states that he is excited for the changes that have been introduced such as incentivizing teams who had women sailors on the crew. It definitely becomes a competitive advantage when such a mixed crowd comes on board for a boat’s crew.

David Witt says that they have always had women on board their crew even before the rule changes were implemented. Often boats are under powered and hence to have lighter bodies on board is always an advantage. He talks about how women sailors can take on different roles in a boat such as provide support to the navigator or provide support in the engine room. With different roles that are present on a boat, there is always need for hands and experienced women sailors on board would also increase the demand for more women professionals in this field.

Among the seven skippers who are part of the Volvo Ocean Race, Dee Caffari is the sole woman skipper on board. She states that it is good that a rule change has been made that forces women to be part of every crew of the boats participating in the race.


Gulf Craft’s Superyacht Coming To Sydney Show

The Sydney International Boat Show is slated to be held from the 3rd to the 7th August 2017 at the Cockle Bay Marina at Darling Harbor in Sydney.

This is a chance for many of the yacht clubs to showcase their yachts to the world. The Gulf Craft along with its Australians dealer, Australian Superyachts, will be bringing its popular yachts designed for long distance travel on to the Sydney waters. These yachts will be on display at the Sydney Show. The Gulf Craft is a business based in UAE.

The Nomad 65 and the Majesty 122 are the two yachts that will be showcased during the 50th edition of the Sydney International Boat Show. This is the very first time that the Majesty 122 will be on display. It will be showcased as the biggest ever vessel to have touched the Sydney waters and have visited the Sydney International Boat Show.

Gulf Craft has seen good success in the Australian markets and this is the reason why they are bringing these two vessels to the shores of Sydney. The products made by Gulf Craft are in great demand in the Australian continent and the sales and delivery of a number of yachts is a testimony to this fact. Continue Reading


Olympic Medalist Sam Meech Back Racing

The medal winner in Olympic, Sam Meech has decided to make the comeback after spending a few days out of the water.

He wanted to put one more Olympic campaign together.

In normal days when he and his father use to go on the water, he would just sit on the boat that belongs to his family and do chatting. On the other hand, most of the work on the boat is done by his father. However, now when almost a month has been passed, he has collected bronze at the Rio Olympics in the Laser class, he asked his father to let him hold the steering.

The player said, “I started missing sailing, I miss being on the water. During the training days, you remain in water and focus on performance. Because, at the end of the day, thought of the result always remains. This results in the loss of enjoyment of sailing.” Continue Reading