Largest Superyacht Sets Sail

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The largest super yacht is ready for sailing and it is hitting the headlines. It is being taken to the sea and would undergo a test run. There are three masts in this super yacht that are 300 ft long. That makes it taller than even the tower of Big Ben. The vessel is about 468 ft in length.

Andrey Igorevich Melnichenko, a Russian billionaire owns the yacht and has gotten it out of the German naval yard which lies in Kiel. It was hauled out with a tugboat and it moved at a speed of over twenty knots. The super yacht is estimated to cost about $450million.

However, the super yacht has not been driven at full potential as yet as the three sails are yet to be unveiled for sailing. It would probably be tested sometime next week. It is called Sailing Yacht A as named by the owner, and operated by Scottish Yacht Charters. The owner has made headlines with his motor yacht A which he moored in the Thames in September.

The super yacht with its large sailing masts was impossible to miss out as it was taken for a test run. That was more foe the masts that it has which are taller than Big Ben. For those who wish to know more about the Sailing Yacht A, there are eight floors in total inside the gigantic yacht. There is a helicopter pad as well in a deck. Continue reading

Mounts Bay Regatta Results

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Those who are part of the Mounts Bay Regatta consist of a mixed crew of Appledore. You can watch the Ilfracombe and Appledore crew in action when you follow this regatta event. Both crews represent the region of North Devon at this regatta. Indeed, with the St Michael’s Mount at the backdrop the setting of the regatta event is spectacular.

There are about 24 Cornish clubs that are represented at the regatta along with the team from St Mary’s, Bristol and Isles of Scilly. Ilfracombe was the club which entered every race in this regatta event. In this regatta there is the men’s race in A category where Appledore took up the eighth place. The crew of Ilfracombe came in the tenth position. Continue reading

Nickels Boat Works and WindRider International merges

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Nickels Boat Works and WindRider International have fused to help offer services and products and to the whole sailing world. Nickels Boat Works, with more than sixty years of history of quality boat making, is the manufacturing part for the WindRider and would now make eight models of sailboats, along with improving 5 models of sailing trimarans from Astus in France.
WindRider circularizes sailboat accessories and parts and is the exclusive provider of Nickels Boat Works parts, including parts for JY15, Lightning, Buccaneer, Rebel and Mutineer. Nickels Boat Works is a well known maker of one-design sailboats as well as other fiberglass things. It is the top supplier of the nineteen foot Lightning, whose class has more than fifteen thousand boats made since it came into spotlight, and also makes the Buccaneer, JY15, Rebel and Mutineer.
Innovations at the Nickels Boat Works include sanctioned class polishes in hull shape and graceful deck layouts resulting in World, Pan American and North American wins. The models of WindRider trimaran include the WRTango, WR17, WR16; along with Astus trimaran models 24, 22, 16.5, 18.2, and 20.2.

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Volvo Ocean Race back to Newport

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The Volvo Ocean Race once again would return to the Rhode Island, it was revealed today. Newport, which arranged the event for the very first time this past May, would welcome the Race again in its thirteenth edition that will take place in the 2017-18 season.

Volvo Ocean Race’s Tom Touber said that they are happy to be able to confirm that Newport would be hosting a 2nd consecutive stopover in the year 2018. Everything worked in a brilliant manner in Newport in May – and they were happy with the great amount of spectators from the United States as well as elsewhere, who backed this stopover.

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