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The best of the yachting fraternity in the state came together in Hobart for the 2014 Tasmanian Yachting Awards on Sunday and Wynyard got the prestigious award of being the winner of the Club of the Year along with Sandy Bay.
The coastal club was awarded another award a few months ago. They got the award of Australian Yacht Club of the Year given by Yachting Australia and after a week of this, they were listen to be the winner of Medibank Active Tasmania Awards.
Neal Rodwell, the commodore of Wynyard Yacht Club said that the whole thing happened as if someone was claiming a trifecta. For all that they do, the whole thing became very rewarding. Their mission was never to win awards but wanted to solve many problems that a lot of people face and to be rewarded for that is a very nice feeling.
The secretary of the club Chris Symonds and Rodwell were present at Hobart to receive the award along with Greg Rowlings, the Tasmania executive officer who read out a very impressive account of the Club’s activities in the last year. Rowlings told the crowd about the small club that was created at the bank of Inglis River has become very successful today by engaging themselves with the local council, sporting clubs and schools to encourage more and more children to take up sailing.
Many of the clubs in the country face same problem but when they found some bigger problems, they found it best to involve the whole community to set up some partnerships so that they could survive. That later turned out to be the fortune for the club. The yacht clubs today need to be open to everything aquatic and not just be limited to races.
Andrew Hunn and Amelia Catt won the awards for top individual sailors of the year.
The Australian National Maritime Museum has launched a photographic exhibition in the Tasman Light Gallery to honor the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia and to celebrate the 70th edition of the Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race.
This exhibition brilliantly highlights some magnificent images captured of the 69 year old race. It also shows the advancement that has been brought about in the designs of the yacht and this has been revealed by Katherine Gillett’s sketch drawings to the 100 foot maxi yachts shown through CAD drawings. Continue reading “Sydney Hobart Yacht Race”
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ISAF Sailing World Championships is the much awaited sailing event which was inaugurated in the year 2003. Ever since then, it is organized every 4 years. The 2014 ISAF Sailing World Championship is the 4th edition of this event. The city of Santander situated in Spain is hosting the championship this time from the 12th to the 20th of September, 2014.
This world championship is important for all the participating teams because the sailors and the teams will get the ultimate opportunity to quality for the Rio Olympics which are going to be held in the year 2016. Team New Zealand is surely looking forward to the sailing event so that more New Zealanders can enter the 2016 Olympics sailing competition.
On the inaugural day of the 2014 ISAF Sailing World Championship, Thomas Saunders was the only New Zealander who was able to perform exceptionally well. The Tauranga sailor stood in the 11th and 5th position because of which he reached the 15th position in the overall standing of the ISAF Sailing World Championships. He surely proved to be a remarkable sailor during the first day of the championship.
Along with Saunders, Sam Meech (another Tauranga sailor) also performed really well. Meech got the 12th and 6th position because of which he stood in the 17th position in the overall standing.
Andy Maloney got the 18th and tenth position in race one and two respectively and stood in the 35th position in the overall rankings. On other hand, another Kiwi- Mike Bullot stood in the 23rd and eleventh position in order to get an overall ranking of 43rd.
Women sailors like Sara Winther, Susannah Pyatt and Ali Nightingale have stood in the 20th, 23rd and 76th overall position respectively.
However the heavyweight sailors of Team NZ are going to be in action on 14th and 15th of September, 2014.
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People are now talking about super yacht Serene, its a 440 foot yacht of Yuri Scheffler, Russian vodka titan, that is now being chartered by Microsoft’s Bill Gates and his family for US$ 5 million a week. The yacht as well as its Medina residents are now off the coast of Sardinia in Italy, as per recent reports.
This big US$ 330 million yacht, with its crew of fifty-two, cruised into port at Pier 90, Seattle, around a year earlier. It is undoubtedly one of the largest private yacht to ever to come to Seattle and it would not be coming this year. With its twenty four staterooms, large indoor saltwater pool, 2 helicopter landing platforms as well as storage for a huge submarine, this is a great place for someone who can spend a lot of money.
A post on the plain sailing.com facebook page revealed that it also has cold and hot Jacuzzi along with a jet stream exercise pool. The upper deck swimming pool is fifty feet long. There are bars, lounges, spas, a powder generating snow room for children, elevators, a cigar lounge, many galleys, wine cellars, a theater, hair salons and a room called Nemo which has a glass bottom to view the waters underwater. There is smaller dining areas, a plethora of grills and pizza ovens and a grand dining room. There is also a spiral staircase that reaches 6 out of 7 decks.
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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.