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.
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.
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.
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.