The Vendee Globe race being a solo sailing race around the world, there are several incidents that keep occurring.
For instance, on December 18th
Thomas Ruyant realized that his boat had collided with a shipping container. It had nearly broken his boat into two and he had been managing to stay afloat when two technicians came aboard this morning with a pump to help clear out the water and get the boat in sailing condition. The IMOCA boat that Thomas was sailing had become flooded on the bow section and this was making the boat go out of control. Several uncertain hours were spent by Thomas as he fought to keep his boat under control. The steerage was not easy in the big seas and with winds that buffeted his boat at speeds around 55 knots. (more…)
The Royal Prince Alfred Yacht Club (RPAYC) looks to be in stupendous form at the ongoing Women’s Match Racing Championship in Australia. The event is taking place on the River Derwent in Hobart and the conditions are not too conducive for racing. In fact, there were just light winds and sometimes no winds during the second round robin competition. Only half the second round robin competition was completed.
The RPAYC from Sydney showed their prowess during the event and Sarah Parker and her crew have taken an unassailable lead in the event. They are currently on a 9 win streak and the youth member of RPAYC Clare Costanzo has notched up 8 victories so far. It looks like no other club can ever come close to the Royal Prince Albert Yacht Club this year. (more…)
Dubois Naval Architects have confirmed the passing away of Ed Dubois, 64, a well known yacht designer, following an illness. In spite of not coming from a sailing family, Dubois’s rage for designing boats began quite early. After that, he trained in Southampton as a naval architect, graduating in the year 1974.
After his graduation Dubois became a part of Jersey’s architects Alan Buchanan where he contrived his very first yacht, the Borsalino Trois that won the British Trials for 1976 Three-Quarter Ton Cup, RORC Class IV overall prize as well as the Solent Points Championship. (more…)
Recently, Lurssen Yachts relished hundred and foety years of producing magnificent custom yachts at 7 yards in Germany’s northern part. It takes state-of-the-art facilities as well as a greatly skilled workforce of 1800 to offer tis type of award winning beauties as Peloris, Limitless, Rising Sun, Dilbar and Ice. Lurssen’s newest launches are Omar, Dilbar III and Orchid. And, Kismet is “the cat’s meow!”
While not the biggest yacht made by Lurssen, Kismet ranks at 40th spot in the world’s biggest yachts and carries the record for the biggest yacht to dock at the Bahia Mar. During her come back visit to the South Florida, concurring with the very recent Miami Boat Show, Kismet’s quayside place overshadowed several of the buildings in downtown Miami. Even though Kismet really pushes the super yacht language into ‘gigayacht’ territory, Lurssen’s largest launch goes to Azzam; the largest yacht in the world at 180 meters and it brags of leading the pack at thirty knots.
Two important points that top her list of superlatives – Lurssen attained a great engineering feat and America is really a great country to nurture this class of economic enterprise.
While it is in the policy of YachtForums to not reveal owners unless it has been broadcast publicly somewhere else. With a 4 foot jaguar roosted on the bowsprit, Kismet’s master either bags it, owns it, or the procedure of voiding by way of internet search leads a person to Shahid Kahn.