Bootsbau: Das neue Flaggschiff der grÃ¶ÃŸten deutschen Werft kommt von Bruce Farr
Mit der Bavaria 55 Cruiser hat der GiebelstÃ¤dter GroÃŸserienbetrieb die erste Zusammenarbeit mit dem neuseelÃ¤ndisch/amerikanischen DesignbÃ¼ro vorgestellt
Nach der Trennung von den slowenischen Konstrukteuren Jakopin & Jakopin, deren Betrieb Seaway auch die Formen sowie einige GFK-ZubehÃ¶rteile wie RuderblÃ¤tter lieferte, ist die Ãœberraschung groÃŸ. Farr, bislang im GroÃŸserienbau teilweise fÃ¼r die Performance-Linie des Hauptkonkurrenten BÃ©nÃ©teau tÃ¤tig, hat sich seinen Namen auf der Regattabahn gemacht. Das BÃ¼ro steht aber weniger fÃ¼r kosteneffiziente Produktionsmethoden.
Das erste gemeinsame Projekt mit Bavaria ist die 55Cruiser, das bisher grÃ¶ÃŸte Flaggschiff aus Giebelstadt. Bislang sind nur wenige Eckdaten bekannt. Das Boot soll 4,75 Meter breit werden und wird mit drei, vier oder fÃ¼nf Kabinen zu haben sein. Es erhÃ¤lt eine Dinghy-Garage und doppelte RuderblÃ¤tter. Bislang hat Bavaria weder einen Preis genannt, noch den Erscheinungstermin. Man wolle aber "auch mit dieser Segelyacht bei gestiegener Wertigkeit und deutlich sichtbarem hÃ¶heren Anspruch die PreisfÃ¼hrterschaft behalten", so Vertriebschef Mike Reuer. Vorraussichtlich werde der Preis unter 250.000 Euro (ohne Mehrwertsteuer) liegen.
BAVARIA Yachtbau continues counting on a robust market in the boat sector, investing into another new production-line and enlarging the capacities of the full-automatic varnishing system for furniture and interior equipment of sailing and motor yachts.
Despite the fact that in general consumers are tending to keep a low profile due to the latest developments in the financial sector, results of the recent boat fairs showed that there is an ongoing interest and demand for our yachts.
Compared with the results of preceding years, we did not sell as many yachts â€“ but much more than we've estimated in advance!
In an interview with the German magazine Â«YACHTÂ» Andres Cardenas, CEO of BAVARIA with profound knowledge of the trade comments BAVARIAs perspectives:
Â«BAVARIA will act anti-zyclic in economically difficult times. We will not shorten our budget - on the contrary, we will expand our product portfolio and hit the market with new boats. As a mid-term perspective, we are planning to increase our total production to 3.000 units per year. 60% out of this number will be sailing yachts and 40% powerboatsâ€¦Â»
The interview (German version available only) in more detail here â€ºâ€ºâ€º
We at BAVARIA continue to building our yachts strictly on demand. Our short term aim will now be to stabilise our current production rate of six yachts per day.
This means that we will not produce yachts to stockpile them afterwards - every customer has the full choice of all available options to configure an individual ship.
At the same time, we will strengthen and further establish the existing product lines and introduce new products, especially for the growing market of larger yachts.
BAVARIA's cost-effectiveness and an unbeatable price-performance ratio will be an advantage for our customers and our products and we trust in staying a reliable partner for you also in difficult times.
Bavaria Yachtbau GmbH â€“ trailblazing on all points of the compass
Since years Bavaria Yachts has been synonymous for sailing and motor yachts that have an outstanding price/performance relation.
One of the top-ranking and biggest yacht builders in Europe, Bavaria Yachtbau GmbH has developed a line of yachts that stand out for their solid and lasting value. This is the result of many years of intensive cooperation between Bavaria and the most renowned yacht-design firms in Europe.
Innovation, modern manufacturing methods, computer-aided manufacturing processes and highly skilled craftsmen all enable our yachts to be produced comparatively inexpensive. Bavaria Yachts is thus able to pass this competitive advantage directly on to its customers.
Yachts between 27 and 51 feet leave the yard, which employs more than 620 people and which is one of the most modern series production facilities for sailing yachts in the world.
Our worldwide network of competent sales partners guarantees professional delivery and high quality service. Our dealers are in direct and close contact with the owners of our yachts.
BAVARIA 35match Â«Ofek IIÂ» wins the Israeli 2006 Cup
Â«Ofek IIÂ» gave a good fight to an IMX 40 and to a First 44.7 and finally was finishing on first place.
Â«Fifty ExpressÂ», another BAVARIA 35match finished the race on the 3rd place in same class, and in Cruiser B class Â«marinÂ» a BAVARIA 32cruiser finished also first.
This is the most prestigious race in Israel and the crews of Ofek II & Fifty Express are very happy. Congrats from the BAVARIA team!
Â«Ofek IIÂ» uses Elvstrom Sobstad Genesis Lightwave Sails during all races.
The crew is now in training for the Israeli open Championship to take place in October.
The beam of the new motorboat will not change, whereas the hull is appr. 30 cm longer. With this, the width of max. 3 m in a mouring base will not be exceeded.
After the great success of the Bavaria 27sport, the cockpit of the new Bavaria 30sport was extended and is layed out similiar as the 27sport.
The interior has not suffered by the extended cockpit and has been re-done, too. The new layout with the head on starboard and the pantry on port sides makes the new Bavaria 30sport larger and more spacious than the 29sport.
Motorization, standard equipment and optionals will be taken over from the 29sport.
Facts about super yachts
By The Associated Press â€“ 2 days ago
A look at the super yacht industry:
Number of yachts at least 80 feet in length: About 3,800
Projected number of at least 80 feet by 2010: About 5,000
Where they are built:
Italy â€” 37 percent of production
United States â€” 12 percent
Netherlands â€” 9 percent
Germany â€” 8 percent
England â€” 7 percent
Turkey â€” 5 percent
Rest of world â€” 22 percent
Popular super yacht charter destinations by bookings:
Mediterranean â€” 70 percent
Caribbean â€” 15 percent
Florida â€” 7 percent
New England â€” 2 percent
Rest of world â€” 6 percent
Spirit of Yachting 2008 is a series of ten half-hour programs featuring some of the very best yachting events taking place this year, and starting with the Rolex China Sea Race from Hong Kong to Subic Bay in the Philippines, with the final program in the series will be the Rolex Sydney Hobart, which starts each year on Boxing Day.
The series moves onto Miami and the Rolex Farr 40 World Championship, won for an unprecedented third time in a row by Vincenzo Onorato, before heading to Europe for the Rolex Capri Sailing Week in May and the Giraglia Rolex Cup in June.
The programs are being shown around the world and scheduling information is being posted on a regular basis to regattanews.com at: www.regattanews.com/television_spirit2008.asp
The scheduling information includes details of stations, geographical regions covered, dates and times.
The following stations have listings posted:
SKY (UK & Eire) will show Rolex Capri Sailing Week on Monday 23/6 19:00 (Local Time) (repeat times and subsequent programming information are available)
CNBC EUROPE also has Rolex Capri Sailing Week as its next program, scheduled for Saturday 28/6 at 17:30 (Local Time) (repeat times and subsequent programming information are available)
ESPN International will broadcast Rolex Capri Sailing Week in the Middle East on 25/6, in the Pacific Rim on 28/6, in Latin America on 02/7 and across Africa on 08/07 (repeat time information is available)
BETV in Belgium commences its broadcast of the series on Monday 07/7 at 20:05 (Local Time)
Supersport in Greece continues its programming on Friday 25/6 at 19:00 (subsequent programming dates are available)
SPORT + will broadcast the series in France, starting on Monday 07/7 (subsequent programming dates are available)
Channels and Listings are being updated regularly so do keep checking back. Other stations taking the series are:
ART (Middle East)
BBC World (Europe, Asia Pacific, South Asia, Middle East, South Africa, Latin America)
Channel 7 (Australia)
ESPN Classic (Pan Europe plus Italy, UK, France
ESPN Star Sports (Asia, India, Southeast Asia, Taiwan, Hong Kong)
Showtime (Middle East, North Africa)
SportKlub (Romania, Hungary, Serbia, Slovenia, Croatia, Bosnia, Montenegro)
Sport TV (Portugal)
For more information about the events covered in Spirit of Yachting 2008 series please visit www.regattanews.com
The International Superyacht Society (ISS) is seeking nominations from the yachting industry and yachting public for its annual recognition programs. While many are familiar with the organizationâ€™s design awards that celebrate achievement in superyacht engineering and style, ISS equally celebrates personal triumph from the crew level to the corporate office. Both the yacht and non-yacht awards are presented annually during ISSâ€™s International Design Awards Gala held the opening night of the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show. ISS requests that nominations for the awards defined below be made prior to September 15, 2008. Nominations may be made by email or fax. Once received, the nomination will be forwarded to the appropriate committee and ISS Board of Directors.
Distinguished Crew Award
Distinguished Crew Award nominations are made by the industry; selection is made by a panel of judges. Specifically, the DCA honour is designed to â€œrecognize yacht crew whose distinguished acts of service best exemplify the standards to which professional yacht crew aspire."
Excellence in Innovation
Open to every aspect of the industryâ€”from crew training to technological advances or environmental stewardshipâ€”the Excellence in Innovation award will be given to an individual or business that has demonstrated innovation in their endeavours. Nominations will come from the industry and ISS board members will vote to determine finalists.
ISS Person or Business of the Year
The ISS Person or Business of the Year will be awarded to those demonstrating excellence in their area of superyacht expertise within the previous year; nominations will come from both the industry and the ISS board with the board making finalists selections.
The only ISS award nominated â€œin-houseâ€; the Leadership Award recognizes an individual or business whose distinctive work and commitment to the industry has contributed over a substantial period of time to the sustainable growth of the superyacht community world-wide. Nominations are sought from ISS board members; the judging panel consists of previous recipients of the award.
Superyacht racing got about as good as it gets in Palma Bay yesterday when the weather served up a peach of a day on the water and the New Zealand superyacht industry entertained owners and crews with one of the more enjoyable dockside parties - laid back and sophisticated with some top quality Kiwi fare.
Ranger pulled off another convincing win over Open Season and Senso One in the IRC fleet race on day two of The Superyacht Cup Ulysse Nardin and with a 10 minute margin on corrected time over her nearest rival it's difficult to see how she's going to be beaten. She even survived a spinnaker hoist foul up as she headed off on the tight reach from Isla del Sech but then stretched away from the opposition on corrected.
GWM Racing set the same course as day one providing the 11 yacht fleet (six yachts in IRC and five in the pursuit division) with a tricky beat to the western extremity of the Bay of Palma. The shifts close to the turning mark had to be seen to be believed but those lucky enough to identify the lifting wind lanes did well, caught up and made a real race of it.
Aboard Simon Lambert's Nimrod, race skipper Jamie Collins and helmsman Richard Power skilfully threaded the 80-footer through the shifts and 'soft' patches bringing us to the turning mark within feet of the transom of Gliss (104ft). We hung on for a fourth place in division finishing just behind Senso One (137ft) which wasn't a bad performance for the smallest yacht in the fleet and, in this instance, demonstrated the success of the use of IRC in this regatta.
A spinnaker reach followed by a plain sail leg to the finish brought the fleet home in around three hours leaving time for a wash and brush up for the Kiwi barbecue on the dock.
Today Ranger will undoubtedly have her eye on the Yachting World trophy (pictured above) which will be awarded this evening to the winner of today's performance division in the Abu Dhabi Race. Watch this space for the result. For a full round up of The Superyacht Cup Ulysse Nardin and race results go to www.thesuperyachtcup.com
Neville Crichton has smashed his own course record in the Giraglia Race, after steering Alfa Romeo across the finish line at Genoa at 0803 hours this morning. This means the 100-footer completed the 243-mile course in just over 18 hours, a massive improvement on the record set by Crichton's previous Alfa Romeo, a 90-footer which set a time of just over 22 hours back in 2003.
The New Zealand skipper said they had a good run all the way up to Giraglia Rock, off the northern tip of Corsica, before 'parking up' for three hours. Then the wind filled in again close to the Italian coast and the supremely efficient Alfa Romeo finished off the job.
This is the 56th edition of the Giraglia Race, a 243-mile marathon starting from St Tropez via the Giraglia Rock at the northern tip of Corsica to the finish in the Italian port of Genoa.
With the Beijing Olympics only just around the corner, Interlease-sponsored dinghy sailor Sarah Blanck is maintaining her rigid training schedule to maximise her medal chances.
Sarah, Australiaâ€™s most successful single-handed dinghy sailor, recently competed in two regattas in the Netherlands, finishing in second and fourth places overall respectively.
Ranked number two in the world, Sarah has already won two World Championships and narrowly missed out on a medal at the Athens Olympics in 2004.
After further training in Sydney, Sarah has just one more Grade 1 event to compete in before heading off to the Beijing Games for the start of August.
Sarah has had a fantastic lead-up to the Games and we wish her every possible success.
Keep ongoing track of Sarahâ€™s training schedule and achievements on her website www.sarahthesailor.com as she sails towards the Olympics.
After a day spent trouncing many of their elder rivals, it appears that some relative newcomers to the World Match Racing Tour are now well on their way to securing berths in the next Quarter Final stage of the Korea Match Cup. Adam Minoprio (NZL) and his Emirates Team New Zealand/Black Match Racing has amassed eight points thus far in the Round Robin, second only on a tie-break to Jesper Radich (DEN) and his Rudy Project Sailing Team, while Torvar Mirsky (AUS) and his Mirsky Racing Team currently lie in third. Radich secures his spot in the next round on his impressive 8-3 record. The match race action started slowly, as a weak westerly seabreeze gave PRO David Tallis and his race management team fits until after lunch when the shift went right and the breeze built to a perfect 12 knots. Besides seeing some of the younger talent achieve some upsets on the race course, these spectators were also treated to seeing some of the worldâ€™s most seasoned match racers display their skills in close, hard-fought battles against one another.
She stands out from the rest of the boats moored at the lagoon in Vembanad lake.
Elegant and simple, the sophisticated navy blue and white interiors are cool and inviting. Step inside Surya, Asiaâ€™s largest solar-powered cruise boat and its smooth sailing.
Powered by solar energy, it can reduce the woes caused by soaring oil prices. And most-importantly, Surya is green friendly.
It goes without saying that demand for ferries and houseboats by tourists is increasing by the day from the laments we hear from the tourists of Thekkady. Solar boats are definitely the need of the hour in tourism.
â€œWe are green conscious and are becoming more and more dependent on renewable energy. We have four boats to ferry the passengers from the hotel to the jetty and also some houseboats; we hope to run them on solar power,â€ says Jose Dominic of CGH Earth, who has bought Surya for their Coconut Lagoon in Kumarakom.
Surya is different from other boats. Unlike the traditional â€˜kettuvallomsâ€™ where you go down a few steps before you take your seat, Surya has a higher floor that makes you feel as if youâ€™re floating on water. And itâ€™s silent.
Glide on the glistening waters eyeing the wilderness fringing it, lazy coconut palms looming at a distance and the blue skies frothed by clouds changing shape by the minute. The cool breeze blows the summer heat away.
Crowned with 56 solar panels, Surya has 2072 watt solar array capacity. Propelling the word green, it is pollution free. The silence inside strikes you unlike the noise in the other boats that causes headache to the fragile ecosystem. With zero maintenance, it is easy to operate.
â€œToday, solar powered electric propulsion is a practical and economic alternative to diesel engines. High performance solar panels, batteries, chargers, motors and motor controllers are more affordable than ever,â€ says George Mathew, MD of Team Sustain that has designed and manufactured the boat.
It has a reserve power for night-time running stored in its batteries and has a range of 10 hours from its batteries alone.
Compared to a similar diesel boat, Surya eliminates a fair amount of carbon dioxide production every year. Surya is the biggest solar ferry cruiser in Asia, he says. She made her maiden voyage on May 17 from Nettoor boat jetty to Puttanangadi jetty in six hours.
The 33-foot long and 10-foot wide beauty can accommodate more than 20 passengers. The depth sounder bilging pumps along with the airtight compartmentalised pontoons ensure safety. The global positioning system is an added asset. Life jackets of three sizes approved by US coast guard are at your beck and call.
When compared to a diesel engine, itâ€™s virtually zero maintenance. The solar panels need only weekly cleaning.
The motor brushes need to be changed after a few years and the batteries will last for eight to ten years. Its highly efficient motors and controllers make the boat safe for rugged commercial application. The cost is Rs 25,00,000. Solar boats are ideal for sustainable tourism.
They help reduce water and air pollution by eliminating the use of diesel and cause little disturbance to water.
Most importantly, they are silent. Ideal to go near natural habitats, wildlife and bird sanctuaries and spot the rare wonders of nature.
Just as 16-year-old Zac Sunderland was making final preparations to set sail on a record-breaking solo circumnavigation of the globe, a mechanic working on his boatâ€™s auxiliary engine suddenly discovered he did not have the necessary replacement parts. The experienced teen sailor, who had spent his life savings to purchase and outfit a 36-foot Islander sailboat for this cruise of a lifetime, wondered what his next move would be.
With a little help from his friends and family, and a lot of help from fellow boaters, Zac Sunderland is now ready to sail. Boaters at this weekendâ€™s Marina del Rey Boat Show can meet Zac and his family, witness the teenâ€™s departure â€” scheduled for 1 p.m. June 14 â€” and help make his dream a reality by making a donation at his booth at the boat show.
After gaining partial sponsorship for a brand-new 30 hp Yanmar engine â€” and with the help of many friends and interested boaters who have volunteered their time, helped work on the boat and offered donations to help out with the myriad cruise expenses -- the Thousand Oaks teenager and his boat are ready to go. â€œThere will be no delays this time around,â€ he said.
Zac hopes to break the solo circumnavigation record currently held by Australian yachtsman David Dicks, who is listed in the â€œGuinness Book of World Recordsâ€ as completing the feat in 1996 at age 18. Zac plans to complete his voyage in 11-months, returning to Los Angeles in April 2009, while still 17 years old.
This will not be an easy or inexpensive undertaking. For the past few months, Zac has attempted to get sponsors to jump on board. So far, he has received $50,000 from small sponsors -- and he is still on the lookout for others to help him pay the bills for this costly year-long solo adventure. He is accepting any and all donations, no matter how small.
â€œI am up to my eyeballs in debt,â€ Zac admitted. â€œBut Iâ€™ve definitely got a strong support group.â€
As he spoke, family friends and other volunteers were finishing up the engine installation aboard Zacâ€™s boat, Intrepid. And Mike Smith, who helped prepare Australian Jesse Martinâ€™s vessel during his nonstop solo navigation, was putting the finishing touches on new onboard wiring.
Born to Sail
Zac grew up in a sailing family -- and, in fact, was brought home from the hospital to a boat after his birth. The Sunderlandsâ€™ first home was a 55-foot Tradewind in Marina del Rey.
Zac is the oldest of shipwright Laurence Sunderland and Marianne Sunderlandâ€™s seven children. He is a home-schooled A-student who has spent more than 15,000 hours at sea.
In his 16 years, Zac has already done many short solo cruises, and he has been a first mate with full watch captain responsibilities on cruises from Los Angeles to San Francisco.
Zac has sailed with his family to Australia, New Zealand, Mexico and the United Kingdom. When his father purchased a 51-foot Aleutian, Zac worked with him to outfit it for cruising -- and after six months, the family settled aboard and embarked on a three-year cruise of the Channel Islands, Baja California and mainland Mexico.
As he grew older, Zac has enjoyed sailboat racing, cruising and crewing for his father during West Coast yacht deliveries. On these runs, he has gained experience in navigation, sail trim and resolution of mechanical issues.
As a young boy, Zac was drawn to the chronicles of Robin Lee Graham, a circumnavigator who began his sailing adventure at age 16 and completed his cruise when he was 20. Grahamâ€™s book, â€œThe Dove,â€ was always on the familyâ€™s coffee table, and Zac would often note the authorâ€™s experiences at each of his destinations.
â€œI kind of always had the idea to sail around the world, when I was a little boy,â€ Zac remembered.
Looking for a new activity after his high school football season came to an end; he decided to make his sailing dream a reality. He used his life savings to buy a 36-foot Islander sailboat, Intrepid, for $6,500.
Since then, the 36-footer has been rigged with a GPS navigation system, radar and seven onboard cameras to allow his trip to be documented. Zac hopes the Discovery Channel or another network will air video documenting his adventures.
The boat also now includes all-new heavy-duty running and standing rigging, chain plates, stanchions and lifelines, keel bolts and a custom fiberglass hard dodger. In addition, the sailboat now has new through-hulls and seacocks, and key bulkheads have been reinforced.
An Iridium satellite telephone will allow Sunderland to keep in touch worldwide -- and software provided by Clear Point will enable free calls. With the phone issue solved, he admits that his attention does turn to a few other concerns. Pirates and bad weather play second fiddle to his biggest concern: loneliness during the long cruise.
â€œIâ€™m really not an â€˜aloneâ€™ type of person,â€ he explained. â€œBeing alone is going to be really tough for me, so weâ€™ll see how that goes.â€
Marianne Sunderland echoes her sonâ€™s concerns. His sailing experience is not of concern to his parents since the 16-year-old has spent most of his life on boats -- cruising off California and Mexico, helping Laurence Sunderland on yacht deliveries and sailing in races.
â€œIf I had to pick something that I worry about, itâ€™s him being alone -- at first,â€ Marianne said. â€œ But he knows its coming, and weâ€™ve talked about it a lot -- and he understands it.â€
The oldest of seven children, Zac has prepared himself for quiet nights and dull moments. Two ipods have been loaded with music, and heâ€™s bringing along plenty of notebooks to document his journey -- and schoolbooks.
â€œIâ€™ve got to finish up my junior year on the boat,â€ he explained.
The pros clearly outweigh the cons, as the thoughts of discovering foreign lands and cultures ignite a spark within the teen.
â€œItâ€™s going to be awesome out there,â€ he said. â€œAll the adventures -- itâ€™s just going to be awesome.â€
As the departure day inches closer and work continues on his boat, Zac readies his belongings and spends as much time as he can with family and friends.
His will depart Marina del Rey and head for the Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Tarawa, Kiribati, the Solomon Islands, Thursday Island and Darwin, Australia. Then itâ€™s on to Cocos Island and Mauritius, Durban and Cape Town, South Africa -- and all before he turns 18.
Laurence Sunderland is scheduled to meet him at a few stops, and Marianne hopes to join him in Darwin, Australia.
The public can watch Zac cast off on his adventure of a lifetime at 1 p.m. June 14, at the Marina del Rey Boat Show docks at Burton Chace Park. And fellow boaters who stop by his booth to make a donation can help make Zacâ€™s dream of setting a solo sailing record a reality.
Gizmag has an epic feature about the evolution of sailing that's focused around Project GreenJet â€” a huge, 57 meter sailing yacht that can be controlled by one man and a touchscreen. The designer Erik Sifrer, based the design for the 57 meter Project GreenJet around his earlier SY120 Yacht that functions in a similar manner. Only this time, it bigger, faster, and more advanced.
What's cool is a boat like this would eliminate the need for the dozens of athletically-inclined sailors normally required. Instead, one (or a few) just needs to monitor weather systems and adjust accordingly via the touchscreen. The 2 sails can be raised to their 55m height in 30-40 seconds, and can also rotate 160 degrees.
Other ships, such as the Maltese Falcon, might be bigger and already do partially automated sailing to an extent, but Project GreenJet is trying to push the boundaries of automation. While still a concept, Sifrer says its a matter of time and money to get this made. Basic production calculations have already been made, and Sifrer just needs backing for this project, which will cost $70 million and take 3-6 years to build. In theory.
My feeling is that you still need the human to make the calls. Sailing is extremely complicated and it's very difficult to read into waves, wind and current simultaneously and autonomously. It just hasn't been done yet over any great distances or challenging conditions and 3 to 6 years is far enough away that we might as well say 60 years. But who knows.
Jan Henry Appointed President of the American Yacht Charter Association
Jan's understanding of the yachting industry are some of the assets she brings to her position as president of the AYCA
Fraser Yachts is proud to announce that Jan Henry, Charter Broker at Fraser Yachts, has been appointed President of the American Yacht Charter Association (AYCA).
With over 27 years of knowledge and experience, Jan holds a rich history in the Yachting industry. She has been a Charter Broker at Fraser Yachts for 14 years and was previously affiliated with Bob Saxon Associates.
She became a member of the American Yacht Charter Association in 1995 and has been a member of the board for the last 6 years. During this time, Jan was Chair of the Ethics Committee and served on the By Laws Committee. Janâ€™s dedication helped the association expand its membership to include Charter Marketing agents and Junior Charter Brokers. She is also a member of the World Wide Yachting Association (MYBA).
Her impressive background and thorough understanding of the yachting industry are some of the assets Jan brings to her newly appointed position as president of the AYCA, as well as to Fraser Yachts.
SKANDIA COWES WEEK ONBOARD DEHLER 39
Saturday, 2nd August â€“ Sunday, 10th August 2008
Yachting as a sport, hobby or used as a corporate device is very pleasurable. There are also exceptional yachting events which make it equally exhilarating and can be something that the entire members of the family can go and enjoy as one. One of the main weeks of the sailing schedule is the Skandia Cowes Regatta Week; this yachting event takes place every year and has been functioning since eighteen twenty six which makes it the longest running event in the world. With more than nine-hundred yachts & 8000 rivals participating, being watched by well over 90,000 viewers each day Skandia Cowes week has been offered the prestige as 1 of the premier sailing corporate hospitality & public event of the year. If you love Cowes Week then check out http://www.ondeck.co.uk for the best Cowes Week events.
The 8500 contenders occupy Commonwealth & world class professional sailors to beginner sailors. Nevertheless, if youâ€™re not partaking yourself, observing the sailing, benefiting from the parties & live entertainment, and to experience the unique feeling, makes it a one of a type corporate sailing event.
With Ondeck Sailing School, two-thousands and eight starts the launch of their fresh Regatta Division. Continuing on their first-rate position within the yachting charter marketplace, this has seen Ondeck Sailing & Powerboat School, run many admired sailing events for companies, they have lately teamed up with Britannia Events, the foremost organisers of industry events within the UK.
The direction of the sailing event itself will differ each day as topics such as the climate state of affairs, tidal forces and relative swiftness of each series of powerboat is taken into deciding. A representative Skandia Cowes Event has over 35 starts each day for members of cruiser series one designs & keelboats; adding to a sum total of over 900 boats. During this moment in time the Solent which is a very busy merchant shipping waterway, is packed with sailing boats of all manufactures and is principally vivid in colour on account of the spinnakers. As high lighted before as well as the yachting events the week consists of a huge number of onshore events such as live festivals and cocktail parties. From private or commercial residential parties & nominally private sailing groups and boats, there are enormous marquees put up in the ports serving food & drink.