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UKSA Introduces Course School-Leaver of Isle of Wight

UKSA, the sailing charity has introduced a maritime course for providing a pathway into the industry of seafaring for the students on Isle of Wight to opt for further education. The fully-funded course for 2 years is going to aim at people who have just passed GCSE and look forward to making a career in the field of maritime. This is a program which offers an alternative to the conventional academic options and will offer students the essential knowledge and skills required for the maritime position of entry-level.

The maritime course is going to make a pathway into the flagship course by Cowes-based charity, Superyacht Cadetship, and also the chance to work in the Royal Navy, Merchant Navy, and the onboard super-yachts. The education manager of UKSA, Will Satterly has stated that UKSA will decide to provide as many chances as possible to younger people across the Isle of Wight and also further into the field.

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Finn Lynch will have Plain Sailing in Mallorca

Olympic sailing of Ireland confidence is on the edge of a great week in Mallorca at the Princess Sofia regatta in the evening.


Finn Lynch of Carlow has now qualified in the top 10 of his Laser class 187-strong. Tomorrow, he is going to compete in the final medal race with the possibility of winning either silver or bronze medal.
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Breeze On Day Three At Sail Sydney

The traditional sea breeze of summer at Sydney arrived on the third day with the morning classes of the Olympic classes taking place in the north-north easterly breezes with 12-14 knots. The flying of the afternoon session was in 16-22 knots out of the northeastern at Nacra 17 course.

Lisa Darmanin and Jason Waterhouse from the Australian Sailing Team tore the Nacra 17 mainsail in a horizontal manner during the 2nd race of the 3rd day. This prompted a dash from the Sow and Pigs area of reef course to the Harbour Yacht Club in one coach boat for retrieving the spare. Darmanin has stated this was Rio edition sail and according to her, these things are common. She said that she jumped with Darren Bundock and together they hightailed it ashore. They have been lucky that there was a spare. They struggled to get the battens inside and they had been ready to go twenty seconds prior to the starting of the third race.
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Tan Has Stepped Down As Sailing Chief – A Full Report

Ben Tan has concluded his tenure being the president of Singapore Sailing, the national sports association for sailing. Now, he hopes that the fraternity will continue to adapt and embrace the challenges that will come on its way in the future.

In the Annual general meeting, he made an announcement to step down, he is 50 years at present and has been serving the Singapore sailing body. He served the maximum of four two-year terms. His duty will be taken over by Deputy President Lincoln Chee.
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SEMIFINALISTS EMERGE AT MATCH RACING CUP

The last four have emerged on the third day of the ongoing 2018 Nespresso Youth International Match Racing Cup, as per reports. James Wilson of RNZYS Youth Training Programme (YTP) led the pack that includes Leonard Takahashi from RNZYS Performance Programme Pacific Racing Team and another RNZYS YTP squadron leader Jordan Stevenson. Finn Tapper of Cruising Yacht Club of Australia made the final cut set to slug it out in the semis tomorrow.

The first two days of racing were very wet and windy. However the third day of Round Robin saw clear skies with wind of 10-15 knots. At the final Round robin, Jordan Stevenson made the biggest leap as he won his remaining three races to enter the top eight. Clare Costanzo and James Farquharson also made the cut as they also won their races.

It was quite disappointing for Trent Turigliatto from the Long Beach Yacht Club, John Lynch from the Darwin Sailing Club, and Tom Picot from Cercle Nautique Caledonien as they were one win short of reaching the finals. The three teams won six races but their overall ranking was not enough.

After the final Round Robin racing, eight finalists emerged. Wilson who led the Round Robin squared against Royal Prince Alfred Yacht Club’s Farquharson. RNZYS YTP’s Stevenson clashed with Nick Egnot-Johnson of RNZYS PP. Takahashi faced Frankie Dair from Kerikei Cruising Club while Tapper met Costanzo.

Wilson lost two rounds but ended up winning 3-2. Tapper was consistent to see off his rival 3-1. Takahashi was brilliant all through, seeing off Dair 3-0. Egnot-Johnson could not maintain his comeback rout as he crashed 3-2 to Stevenson.

The semis promise set for tomorrow promises more excitement with Wilson and Takahashi tapped to make the finale following some brilliant sailing.

Buying Your First Yacht

If you’ve never purchased a yacht before, the thought of looking for one to buy is likely to be quite daunting. Apart from having a budget and an idea of how much you want to spend on it, there are other things you should take into consideration before rushing out to buy your new vessel.

The size of the yacht

According to the Plainsailing website, you should start by buying a smaller yacht – don’t be too ambitious at first. Remember that you can always upgrade to something larger once you’ve got used to a smaller boat and decided if it’s the right thing for you or not. (more…)

Expansion in Denison Yacht Sales

As the marine industry seems to be recovering the Denison Yacht sales is also in an expansion spree and adding 10 employees to its first office in Palm Beach County. The branch of Denison Sales at Fort Lauderdale has been selling new as well as used yachts in the neighboring areas. According to president Bob Denison, the growing and increasing popularity of yachts have prompted them to open a separate branch at Palm Beach County.

The buyers of the Palm Beach County also differ in their tastes compared to the buyers of the Broward County in Florida. In fact the buyers here are based locally and not visitors and there is also an increasing demand for sport fishing boats. Bob Denison also said that this office will be the 11th one for their company that has offices in other locations like Fort Lauderdale, St. Petersburg, Naples and many more. The new hiring will raise the number of the company’s staff to approximately 70.

The Denison family began their business in 1948 in Fort Lauderdale’s boating industry in 1948 and Frank Denison who has been credited of introducing the first diesel engines in yacht in the mid 1930s, launched Broward Marine. It first repaired boats and has also been credited to build custom yacht that was highly appreciated.

Their biggest achievement was their innovative style as each yacht differed from the other. This unique style is still attempted to be retained and Bob Denison says that with the marine industry flourishing and the demand of yachts increasing, they are expecting a bigger sale in 2015 and are also looking forward to open one or two more branches the next year as the goes up.

Team New Zealand Back With A Bang At The Extreme Sailing Series

Extreme Sailing Series is surely one of the well-reputed sailing series that has given the necessary boost to sailing and has allowed the sport to reach new standards ever since it was started in the year 2007. The Act 1 of the 8th season of the Extreme Sailing Series started on 20th of February 2014 in Singapore. The Act 2 of the series took place in Muscat followed by Act 3 in Qingdao, Act 4 in Saint Petersburg and Act 5 in Cardiff.

During the Act 5 of the series in Cardiff, team New Zealand’s performance had been extremely poor due to which they stood in the 11th position. In the overall Extreme Sailing Series 2014 rankings team New Zealand stood in the 4th position. Dean Barker (captain of team NZ) had said that the team had to improve and perform well in the Act 6 of the series in Istanbul.

Team NZ did improve and performed exceptionally well in the sixth regatta of the Extreme Sailing Series 2014 which started on the 11th of September, 2014. After the Act 6 of the series, team NZ is in the 1st position along with the Wave, Muscat (defending champions of the series) followed by SAP Extreme Sailing Team and Red Bull Sailing Team.

Dean Barker is of the opinion that the team still has to work hard and do better in the upcoming regattas. Commenting on the team’s performance in Istanbul, Barker said they were able to handle the racecourse well and were able to take advantage of opportunities as and when these appeared during the regatta.

The Act 6 Istanbul regatta took place on the racecourse on the Bosphorus and the Marmara Sea. The fastest speed was set by team NZ who set a record of 11.80 knots (upwind speed) and 16.27 knots (downwind speed).

Yacht Charlton Heston called back at home during Planet of the Apes

Boats are meant to be in the water. But it is not vary natural for a 78 foot long yachts to finish up half submerged and need the help of airbags to be pulled pout from the depths of water. A yacht named The Notorious, was found partially submerged at the Ditto Landing in Huntsville earlier this morning.
No one was on the yacht at the time, but 1953 Feadship motor yacht is very big that the management of Ditto Landing is having to bring in top divers from Chattanooga to blow airbags and help right the ship. Ditto Landing’s operating manager Nick Werner reportedly told that the boat is the largest which has sunk at the marina. Landing is working to contact the owner of the yacht, who is out of the country at this point of time. It was around 2 years that the owner has been restoring the yacht. Once that is finished, it would be worth as much as US$ 1 million, thanks in part to its glorious history.
Christened the “Serano II,” the boat was later called Exuberance before being named as The Notorious. The earlier owners of the boat include an alleged Chicago mob boss and former President Gerald Ford. An article published about the boat featured a secret passageway and a marble table.
Meanwhile, Oban Lifeboat was called today to serve a boat which went aground in Sound of Kerrera. Still, as the volunteers were on their way, the boat crew have managed to refloat the vessel and made their way to Oban Marina.

Boats are meant to be in the water. But it is not vary natural for a 78 foot long yachts to finish up half submerged and need the help of airbags to be pulled pout from the depths of water. A yacht named The Notorious, was found partially submerged at the Ditto Landing in Huntsville earlier this morning.

No one was on the yacht at the time, but 1953 Feadship motor yacht is very big that the management of Ditto Landing is having to bring in top divers from Chattanooga to blow airbags and help right the ship. Ditto Landing’s operating manager Nick Werner reportedly told that the boat is the largest which has sunk at the marina. Landing is working to contact the owner of the yacht, who is out of the country at this point of time. It was around 2 years that the owner has been restoring the yacht. Once that is finished, it would be worth as much as US$ 1 million, thanks in part to its glorious history.

Christened the “Serano II,” the boat was later called Exuberance before being named as The Notorious. The earlier owners of the boat include an alleged Chicago mob boss and former President Gerald Ford. An article published about the boat featured a secret passageway and a marble table.

Meanwhile, Oban Lifeboat was called today to serve a boat which went aground in Sound of Kerrera. Still, as the volunteers were on their way, the boat crew have managed to refloat the vessel and made their way to Oban Marina.


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