National Sailing Hall Of Fame

The National Sailing Hall of Fame has two champions from Newport Beach being inducted as two legends of this sport. These two names are Dave Ullman, who is 70 years of age and Bill Ficker of 88 years of age. Both these veterans of this profession would be honored along with other inductees of this year in a ceremony that would be held in October at the St Francis Yacht Club in the city of San Francisco.

Ficker is known to be a city planning commissioner in a prior stage as well as an architect of the Newport Beach. He sailed the Intrepid and won the America’s Cup in Newport back in 1970. He was then one of the firsts from the West Coast who won this legendary race. (more…)

Yacht includes fishing kit

An all new sport fishing yacht blueprint is mixing life on the water along with life on open road. Hyperlien Yacht, a Taiwan-based company, has unveiled try out of a fishing yacht boasting what they’ve named saddlebags, aluminum alloy instrumentalities that stay at the aft of the yacht, on either part, coming to hang over the gunwale.

These saddlebags on the Modern Vintage, a 28ft yacht, are fishing kit, letting anglers to keep their fishing tackle as well as refrigerate fresh catch and bait. (more…)

Vietnam’s rich join the yacht-owners’ club

Vietnam has approximately two thousand people who are known publicly to hold assets of over USD5 million each. The number is figured to carry on rising that might fuel the bigger demand for luxury yachts.
In Vietnam, the most expensive yacht is US$ 4 million Azimut 70, is owned by family of actor Tang Thanh Ha’s husband. Actress Diem My has also used a US$2 million Sunseeker for several years. Dao Hong Tuyen, the chairman of Tuan Chau Group in Quang Ninh state owns 5 yachts, including 3 large yachts. In Nha Trang City, Dierctor of Hai Au Ltd. Co. Bui The Vinh, has recently purchased a VND10 billion yacht. In the meantime, several other affluent as well as better-off people have also adopted the suit.
Azimut Yachts Vietnam Ltd. has introduced a representative office in Vietnam to take more options to serve local rich people. The costs range somewhere between US$450000 and US$25 million each, stated Kirill Kuatov, the company director.
As per the director of a boating service firm in HCM City, a raising number of city people have paid for deluxe yachts. Kuatov also stated that every year, prices for a yacht accounted for 3% to 5% of its value, and that includes salary for crew, maintenance and wharfs.

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Conch Republic Cup countdown begins

Conch Republic Cup’s 8th edition has scheduled a nine day event that includes 3 cities in Cuba as well as the United States. With three distance races as well as two inshore races planned, the contest commences when fifty-five entrants begin on 28th January, in the Key West, Florida, for the 96 nautical miles course throughout the Florida Straits to Cuba. The meet is being sponsored by the Club Nautico International Hemingway De Cuba as well as the Key West Yacht Club.

Club Nautico International Hemingway De Cuba
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San Diego takes up Lipton Cup top spot

Another postponement to the commence of racing for the 2nd day of Lipton Cup, as the forecast of light air came through and the Race Committee decided to start the day with AP flag flying. The 6th race, which is the first of the day, started at 1:00 pm in six knots of wind.

San Diego Yacht Club saw a magnificent start, snatching the pin as well as sailing off into clean air. Annapolis as well as St. Francis followed SDYC to left side expecting to get a present boost as the tide ebbed. Annapolis communicated SDYC as the 1st boat to round, followed by SDYC, as well as Coronado who was behind on windward leg. (more…)

Sailing Champions League preparation is underway

The Sailing Champions League is taking place for the 2nd time with this year’s show being arranged at Yacht Club Costa Smeralda in Porto Cervo in Sardinia starting from 18th Sep and ending on 20th Sep, 2015.

The organizers stated that they were expecting thirty-two clubs from twelve countries to take part in the well-known transnational club contest. The members are eager to see who will beat the defending champs Royal Danish Yacht Club from Copenhagen to lift the trophy. (more…)

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