Yachts News


Chinese Lone Yachtsman Inmarset-sponsored

Jan 02, 2013

Chinese single-handed sailor Guo Chuan starts 2013 tackling strong winds & towering waves of the Southern Ocean’s Roaring Forties.The Chinese yachtsman is attempting to set a new world record for solo non-stop circumnavigation of the globe…

Insurance Covers Relocated Sandy-damaged Boats

Dec 30, 2012

Boats removed from specified location for repair elsewhere may create a lapse in insurance coverage.Maritime Program Group, which is a program administrator for North American Specialty's recreational marine program, agreed to provide an…

Yacht Race Leaders: Cape of Good Hope by New Year?

Dec 28, 2012

Vendee Globe leaders Armel Le Cléac’h and his long time running partner François Gabart passed into the Pacific Ocean 9 days ago.As was widely predicted, the twosome have finally been slowed through today. It has been the two skippers which are chasing hard behind…

Rolex Sydney Hobart Race 2012 Progress

Dec 26, 2012

Race leader 'Wild Oats XI' is set to launch into Bass Strait in  the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia’s Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race.There have been no retirements from the 76 boat racing fleet since it left Sydney on Boxing Day.Wild Oats XI's navigator…

Single-handed Yuletide Southern Ocean

Dec 24, 2012

Close to the hypothetical half-way mark Francois Gabart (MACIF) and Armel Le Cléac’h (Banque Populaire) lead the Vendée Globe 2012/13 race.After separating briefly on Saturday, Francois Gabart (MACIF) and Armel Le Cléac’h (Banque Populaire)…

Beached Yacht Salvage Pulls Crowd

Dec 16, 2012

The 64-foot yacht 'Rays the Bar' driven ashore on Vilano Beach, Florida, center of attention for responders & spectators.A response operation for a 64-foot yacht on the shoreline at Vilano Beach, Fla., involving the Coast Guard, St. Johns County Fire Rescue…

'Boat of the Year': Bavaria Vision 46

Dec 11, 2012

Bavaria Vision 46 named Cruising World’s 2013 'Boat of the Year' in the competitive full-size cruising class.The first of Bavaria’s recently launched Vision Series, the all new 46 caught the eye of Cruising World’s panel of judges because…

Yacht Racing World Match Title for Team GAC Pindar

Dec 11, 2012

GAC Pindar skipper Ian Williams has clinched his fourth International Sailing Federation (ISAF) World Match Racing title.It was what everyone had been waiting for, the battle of the giants, Williams vs Hansen, at the exciting climax of the 2012 Alpari World MatchRacing Tour…

Vendee Leaders Clock 480+ Miles on 30th Race Day

Dec 10, 2012

Armel Le Cléac’h, FRA (Banque Populaire) leads the standings in this epic world circumnavigation single-handed race.As they roll seamlessly into their 30th day at sea racing, miles tumbling quickly hour by hour on the heels of strong, 25-30 kts NW’ly winds…

Boat Navigation Android Free App by Jeppesen Released

Dec 09, 2012

Jeppesen expands reach of popular Plan2Nav Mobile App with new release for Android hand-held devices.Plan2Nav , the only mobile app designed exclusively for C-MAP by Jeppesen charts, is now available for Android mobile devices. Introduced last year for iPad and iPhone devices…

Katie Sails into New Role

Dec 05, 2012

Experienced sailor Katie Austen has been appointed as new office administrator at Drew Marine Signal and Safety, the world’s leading marine distress signal company.Katie (25) has taken part in tall ship races and was just four years old when she owned her first boat…

US Boatbuilding Students Can Get a College Degree

Dec 05, 2012

Roger Williams University & IYRS partner on program to offer IYRS graduates credits toward degree programs.As part of a strategy to offer students a direct pathway from experiential training programs focused on craftsmanship and technical…

YBDSA Gala Dinner and AGMs

Dec 04, 2012

As 2012 draws to a close, the Yacht Brokers, Designers and Surveyors Association (YBDSA), ended its Centenary year in style with a Gala Dinner held at the prestigious Royal Thames Yacht Club.The Gala Dinner was attended by more than 80 past and present members of the YBDSA…

Vendee Globe Race Yachts in Albatross Seas

Dec 03, 2012

The first five in the Vendee Glove single-handed race 2012-13 have passed the Gate of Aiguilles The gap widens between the front and back of the fleet.Only 30 minutes. This is the gap that separated the first boat through the Gate of Aiguilles…

Vendee Globe Race Victim Limps Off to Brazil

Nov 26, 2012

Armel Le Cléac’h still leads the race while Vincent Riou aboard 'PRB' becomes the 7th boat to retire in 15 days of racing.Vincent Riou, onboard his boat PRB, has retired from the race. Two days ago he collided with a large floating metal buoy and damaged his hull…

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