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Claasen Shipyard Started The Refit Program Off 30m Sailing Yacht Reesle

The Engelaer sailing yacht Reesle 30.4 meters is going to be refitted and it’s refitting has been started at Claasen, which will continue for eight-month of winters.

The information has been revealed by the Dutch yard.

The yacht has a great style inside and out and it has been designed by Hoek Design the Naval Architects, this yacht schooner-rigged and it has been crisscrossing the oceans after her launch back in 1995, taking in a number of high latitude grounds of cruising such as Russia and Scandinavia. The yacht has all-aluminum body, and I can accommodate up to eight guests in its four rooms and four crew members. The interior of the yacht has the space of 100GT.

Her refit is done to make it prepare for the round-the-world cruise trip that it is going to take in the next year to New Zealand. (more…)

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Round The Island Race On July 1

The preparations for the Round the Island Race are in full swing. It is slated to be held on July 1.

This event will be held in association with the Cloudy Bay. The Island Sailing Club that is hosting the event is looking for a very good participation. They had total entries of 1500 last year and are hoping that the race will attract as many sailors this year too.

The head of Race Management Dave Atkinson is very busy putting the final touches to the most awaited race of the year for many budding sailors. He says that this is one of the iconic races in the sailing calendar that many sailors always look forward to. It is a race where they can have loads of fun and also great merriment. Sailors with all kinds of personalities and abilities take part in this one-day gala sailing event. (more…)

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Thompson Is Virgin Islands Sailor Of The Year Award

The Laser Olympic sailor Cy Thompson is the winner of the 2016 Virgin Islands Sailor of the Year Award.

This award was constituted by the Virgin Islands Sailing Association (VISA). This is a proud moment for Thompson and his hard work, achievements and work ethics are some of the reasons that he has been awarded this prestigious recognition.

The president of VISA, Phillip Shannon, said that Cy earned an early qualification for Rio 2016. He had the opportunity to train with some of the best sailors in his class for about 18 months. He was determined to make it big at the Rio Olympics and hence he deserted his personal life and business ventures and concentrated on just training for the last 9 months. This is a remarkable courage and determination by the Laser sailor and one that every sailor must follow to achieve results. (more…)

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Maxi Yacht Racing To See Giant Yachts

The Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup is just around the corner. It is to take place from the 4th to the 10th of September in Porto Cervo, Sardinia. This race is organized jointly by the International Maxi Association (IMA) and Yacht Club Costa Smeralda. The title sponsor of this prestigious racing event is Rolex.

There are as many as 52 entries for this year and 25 of the massive yachts that will take part in the race belong to the IMA. The biggest attraction at this year’s Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup is of course the Wallys that come with 13 of its most luxurious and high performing yachts. (more…)

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New York Yacht Club Race

If you were at Newport, you would have witnessed the race week that was recently concluded by the New York Yacht Club. There were about 19 boats that participated and among them the largest or biggest was J/109. The race week of New York Yacht Club was organized by Rolex.

On July 16th when the event was reported, there were two boats that were ahead of the race. These were Loki of David Rosow and Caminos of Donald Fillippelli. Each boat started off the day with 23 points. (more…)