News about sail yachts and boats - Interesting facts
Set in the stunning grounds of DongGang Marina in the Eastern Port of Dalian in Northern China, SO! DALIAN kicked off its first edition this week, with an intriguing combination of yachts on display as well as marketing and events, including the Beach Polo World Cup supported by the International Beach Polo Federation.
Jeanne Socrates, at 70 years the oldest female non-stop solo circumnavigator in the world, has been honoured with yet another award. The Cruising Club of America (CCA) has selected the British solo sailor to receive its 2013 Blue Water Medal for her completion of a solo nonstop circumnavigation of the world on her third attempt.
If, as a 'normal' cruising sailor, you have the occasional stab of envy about those who own superyachts, here's some reassuring news from a superyacht designer: Most people who order superyachts are concerned more about having a room for a giant TV than anything else. So when you thought they were leading a super-glam life, they are more likely to be stashed in front of their big screen.
The best and finest in Europe’s boat industry are awarded the “Oscars of Water Sports” every year: this is the eleventh time the international “European Yacht of the Year” awards were presented, and the eighth time for the “European Powerboat of the Year”. The jury comprises the test directors and editors-in-chief of Europe’s nineteen leading yachting and powerboat magazines.
Lighthouses are very special places for sailors. Not only are they elegant decorations to the points and capes of a coastline, they can be confirmation of successful navigation, warning against danger, or the welcome home light at the end of an ocean crossing. The fascination of lighthouses, though, is only enhanced by the sometimes extraordinary weather conditions they survive.
Boat International, media organization to the rich and famous superyachts of the world, every year publishes the top 100 yachts in the world. The largest sailing boat in the world is Sea Cloud, which was launched in 1931, owned by heiress Marjorie Merriweather Post while she was married to a keen yachtsman.
If you are thinking of sailing in Greece any time soon, you may become confused when you seek more information. Last month the authorities slapped a new tax on yachts which sail, moor or anchor in Greek waters. This would naturally tend to cause yachts to vote with their raised anchors and sail off to friendlier countries like Turkey and Croatia.
Cuba is doing its best to attract the lucrative yachting market. First, from now on cruising boats will be able to send information ahead by utilising a special website, which will simplify your arrival. Second, it has announced that it will allow leisure yachts to stay in the country for up to five years, or even longer periods, according to new regulations for marinas posted this week in the government's Official Gazette.
If you are thinking of sailing in Greek waters any time soon, there is information here that you will want to know. Britain's Cruising Association, a British organisation for cruising sailors, has announced the latest and most complete information about a new 'circulation tax' to be levied on all leisure craft over 7m spending time in Greek waters. The new regulation applies from 1st January, 2014.