Denzel Washington underwent a two week long detox following a month of partying hard aboard a yacht with his wife. A leading entertainment website has reported that the fifty nine year old Hollywood actor’s July events landed him in an OC residence, the place where he drafted the help of a detox pro, nutritionist, chef and personal trainer to relieve his body of toxins he assimilated on his vacation.
Reports suggests that this has long been a part of the actor’s daily routine. An insider stated that he does this health cleanse every time he is about to go back to work and start his conditioning and nutritional program. Always cleans up after the family vacation in prep for work. There is nothing new in it. The actor’s new film hits theaters on 26th September.
In the meantime, a lifeboat from Wells, on North Norfolk sea coast, was launched on Saturday to serve a 28 foot yacht that had run into difficulties. The bilge keel Yacht named Amigo with two persons on-board was on its way to Grimsby on a Northerly they ran into mechanical problems, and was not making any headway. After that the reversed its course and began to proceed toward the ‘safe port’ of Wells.
At 17:20, Humber Coastguard asked that Wells all-weather Lifeboat be set in motion, as they were not certain that the yacht would make a safe landfall and steer its way to the safety of the port.
The national sailing team of New Zealand have successfully rounded up the current season of the ISAF Sailing World Cup bagging 4 medals at the last regatta in Hyeres. Polly Powrie and Jo Aleh, who were gold medalists in Olympics picked up the gold medals in the 470 fleet for women, while the throughout consistent champion pairing of Blair Tuke and Peter Burling, post quite a great week bagged the gold. These wins got gold back to back for the crews. In the previous year’s World Cup in Palma these two fleets also aced their respective fleets.
Andy Maloney, the young Laser sailor picked up the silver in Hyeres, battling it out quite closely with the Aussie ace, Tom Burton. Alexandra, Maloney’s sister matched her brother with a silver medal in 49erFX class along with Molly Meech, her partner. These results have put the Kiwis in one of the top position in the regatta, at par as Poland and Australia. Talking about their performance, Powrie commented that Aleh and she, the present world champs and ISAF female sailors of the year are quite pleased to draw such a glorious end to the season. Together they had put in a great performance and are really glad to head back home next.
Tuke and Burling were quite excellent weeklong, while the rounded off the regatta in a spectacular way with 3 great races on the last day. Taking about the win Burling commented that he is quite excited to win the race, while they had a substantial lead, it was however mathematically possible to not win. So they made it certain that they do the job right in the first race which they had their share of fun later in the final two.
Saphire 27 has been selected as the winner for the most special yacht for the year 2012/13. The announcement was done on the 18th of January 2014 at a boat show held in Dusseldorf which was also hosting the European Yacht of the Year Awards. People were really happy with the decision because the Saphire 27 is one of a kind. Yachting World presented the award to the team and the decision for this category was quite a difficult one to make because of the other nominees who were equally good. The team of Saphire 27 was overwhelmed with this news.
There were many reasons why the Saphire 27 was chosen as the winner for this category. First of all it would serve the course for both the racing circuit as well it can be used for vacationing purposes. Apart from that the boat is shorthanded and very easy to manage that would allow the helmsman to drive with easy. It has sharp aggressive looks which makes it appear beautiful on the water. The mainsail has been kept large for this boat so that while cruising the direction does not change. Apart from this the top has been made in a square shape. The retractable carbon bowsprit has also been added to this model. This is a new feature which was not present in any of the other boats that were in the nomination list. The masthead asymmetric spinnaker along with the hull chine makes the boat quite aggressive and it will be really helpful for the helmsman while driving. This was done keeping in mind the wind changes during the races and the adjustment of the boat with the changing wind. €49,000 has been tagged as the price of the boat and that would attract the attention of many teams for the championships to come.
Time of tension in the Team NZ off late- Dean Barker has declared that he was nothing less than “hijacked” to reveal about the issues in ETNZ during America’s Cup.
In a recent interview the celebrated skipper was seen conceding questions regarding whether the ETNZ team manager Dalton (Grant) was inclined to take part in the championships. Barker also confessed that it was wrong to permit opposite squad Oracle into having lay day last September in 7-1 score- the decision which the team manager finalized without any consultation with anybody in the squad.
As Peter Lester, the commentator said- “It is a pity that it has gone public. But it is out now & the guys are needed to collect themselves together when Dalton comes back & air these issues, which they usually do.”
The duo would have forget the entire episode if they wish to find themselves in a potential status for the 2017 Cup, Lester added in. As per his statements, the ETNZ skipper was never much comfortable before the TV cameras.
“I feel he might’ve been hijacked at the show & he possibly hijacked himself as well. But definitely when you are on the roll, it is really hard to be careful on what you are talking about”, Lester seemed considerate about Barker.
The recent public revelations might imply huge and lasting damage for the esteemed sailing squad but Lester is hopeful that the impact might not be that severe as well.
Meanwhile, Barker’s revelations would not bring any harm on the 5 million USD worth Government funding that is pledged for upcoming campaign, assured Steve Joyce, the Minister of Economic Development.
“The key point is that the team would have to come up with the right members. I won’t be offering any input regarding how they are going to rearrange themselves”, said Joyce.
Opening up a throttle by enthusiasts down the Huangpu River is an easy activity now. Here on the Yachting Day the maximum speed is increased to eighteen knots on elected areas of the river, the usual limit being 8 knots. This event though took place first in the month of September but now it is a matter of every month. There were 16 yachts participating in Yachting Day who sailed along from the Bund to Xupu Bridge between 2-4pm. The sources from the Huangpu District Maritime Safety Administration say that the yachting date of every month will not remain the same because the river conditions are to be taken into consideration before fixing the date. The officials will be putting up notices beforehand and then they will make the reservations accordingly. It has also been informed by the officials that the yacht owners can avoid the formalities like the routine procedures and the paperwork.
It has been stated by the boat builders that this initiative would help them to present their boats to the would-be customers who would want to buy a boat for yachting in future. Yachting Day would pull up the conditions of their business considerably was the statement by Ni Dacheng who is the manager of the Yihong Yacht Co. Two boat manufacturing companies took part in the event with the customers interested in yachting for a sail along the river. It is good news for the potential buyers that they do not have to complete the passenger documents to take part in the Yachting Day. After experiencing a sail, the customers will be more likely to buy the vessel, exclaimed Ni.
The officials have made it clear that yacht owners should contact their clubs to take part in the yachting day who will be responsible for the application procedures. The officials also added that the departments managing the shipping lanes are communicated constantly by the maritime authorities so that the normal shipping operations are not hampered by this particular event.
Alan Roberts & Nick Craig (Merlin Rocket) have come up as the 2013 winners of Endeavour Championships. The 8-race dinghy racing event was hosted as Royal Corinthian Yacht Club.
After coming 2nd to Fireball’s Richard Anderton and Christian Birrell in the inaugural race of the event, Roberts and Craig emerged with quite a stellar series of 7 straight wins. The overall win marks a phenomenal occasion for Nick, letting him into the coveted record book of Endeavour Trophy winner for 6 times. It puts him ahead of Geoff Carveth, the erstwhile record holder. In fact, Merlin Rocket is arguably the 1st team to win on the championship with 7 first places.
The 2013 Endeavour Trophy was undoubtedly a grand win for both Craig & Roberts as they got the opportunity to showcase their dynamism in both the breezy and light conditions. Albeit Craig confessed of his discomfort with light airs, yet he & Roberts managed to flaunt a fantastic display of very tactical light-wind sail on the esteemed championship. The final day of the championship found the winners extremely comfortable in spite of a slightly slower start in initial race where they were pushed to the 9th position at the 1st mark.
Fireball’s Anderton & Birrell was leading the race yet by the 2nd beat it was the Roberts-Craig brilliant camaraderie that detoured the entire fate of the race pulling it in the favor of Merlin Rocket. It was pretty tough for the Merlin duo as apart from the stiff competition from Fireball, they had to battle a strong fight against highly competing RS800’s James Date & Toby Wincer. RS800 came to the 2nd position in the event.
“The main key to the victory was undoubtedly Alan, He nailed down every gybe, tack, hoist & drop – everything was simply perfect”, Craig was in full praise of his team mate while asked to comment on the win. Merlin Rocket contended with Topper Xenon.