The Pendennis Cup 2014

_MG_9885_1.0pendenniscupAs the yachts waited in anticipation on the still waters of Falmouth Bay a party atmosphere prevailed, with water balloons and cannons firing off throughout the fleet during build up start of the fourth race of the Pendennis Cup 2014. It seemed as though there would not be a contest at all as the wind held off, but just 15minutes before the race was due to be called off an off shore breeze started to build gradually edging across the bay – the final race was on!
_MG_9835_1.0A short course was drawn up by the Race Committee, with the initial leg sailing into the ‘Gylly Beach’ mark. Gusts of 12-14 knots combined with the shortened course created exciting close-quarters racing surrounded by a building spectator fleet in anticipation of the Red Arrows display. Velacarina had a great start flying first around the ‘Old Wall’ mark, sailing down to ‘Tango’. Kelpie, who was helmed by her Owner for the first time during the regatta, performed excellently. This lead pair were closely followed by Christopher, then the impressive schooners Adix and Mariette with Breakaway gaining from behind.
With tight sailing throughout the yachts rounded ‘Tango’ in dramatically close succession. However, it was to be Velacarina’s race, maintaining her lead throughout, storming first over the finish line and taking victory of the 2014 Pendennis Cup. Kelpie achieved her best result of the week, taking second place on corrected time, pushing her ahead of Adix and Mariette making her fourth overall and winner of the Spencer Rigging Schooner award. Christopher completed the week in second place overall, after her first week of racing in the UK. She was awarded the Ward Williams prize for Starting Prowess, with an impressive average starting record of just 7 seconds within her allotted start time throughout the week.
The competition between the Little Dennis yachts was no less exciting. The elegantly beautiful fleet of smaller classics had been closely matched all week, with Firebrand and Cerinthe tussling for the lead on each race. positionAll yachts were tight around each mark, with the final elapsed time less than 4 minutes between the first and last boat. Firebrand completed Race 4 just 20seconds ahead of Cerinthe at the final gun, but on adjusted time first place went to Cerinthe by a mere 20 seconds. Although Cerinthe and Firebrand finished the regatta equal on points it was to be Cerinthe’s victory, awarded first place in the Little Dennis Cup on the race count back system.
As the yachts anchored off Gyllyngvase Beach to watch the incredible Red Arrows display they were joined by several hundred smaller craft on the water, with tens of thousands of spectators on the beach and lining the coastal path. The Reds drew a love heart against the blue sky, the competing yachts blasted their canons and the surrounding spectator fleet sounded their horns in a glorious finale to the Pendennis Cup 2014.






MegaYacht : Sanlorenzo Steel 46

by YachtXL

Sanlorenzo introduces its first steel megayacht: SLM 102 “Lammouche” Sanlorenzo moves forward in its program for metal megayachts. Sanlorenzo 46 Steel 46 metres three deck displacement hull yacht, semi-wide body, with high tensile steel hull and 5083 aluminium superstructure.

Yachtplus Fractional Ownership : High Life without the grief of Yacht Ownership

Yachtplus has launched its first superyacht in 2009, the Ocean Emerald in La Spezia. Designed by Lord Norman Foster and his team from Foster + Partners, the 41-meter beauty represents the first of three superyachts that the UK-based fractional ownership super-yacht company has lined up over the next two years.

The team from Foster + Partners applied the same concept from their work on luxury hotels and residences in the design of the Ocean Emerald, with an emphasis on light and space, be it the outdoor terraces or the suites. The five suites on board have room for 12, with a permanent crew of seven, including Captain, chef de cuisine, engineer, two hostesses and a deckhand.

The idea of fractional ownership is increasingly being accepted as an astute option in these financially challenging times. And when applied to yacht ownership, it makes the idea of owning a yacht much more manageable. For a 1/16 or half fraction share just shy of €1m, fractional owners get 15 nights a year on board split between the Mediterranean and the Caribbean. An additional €100,000 takes care of all other charges like maintenance, management, marine and hotel operations, crew, mooring and port charges, and transoceanic crossings. It’s a slice of the superyacht life, minus the grief of yacht ownership.

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Top – 10 Best Greek Hotel Suites & Villas : 6. Elounda Beach – The Royal Villa and Yachting Villas

6. Elounda Beach – The Royal Villa and Yachting Villas

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Top-10 Best Greek Hotel Suites & Villas: 4. Out of the Blue Capsis Elite Resort – Black Pearl Residence

4. Out of the Blue Capsis Elite Resort – Black Pearl Residence

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Top-10 Best Greek Hotel Suites & Villas: 2. Grand Resort Lagonissi – the Royal Villa

2. Grand Resort Lagonissi – the Royal Villa

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How to Choose a Cruising Sailboat

 By eMerrill, eHow

If you’re shopping for a cruising sailboats, you first have to decide whether you want a classic monohull sailboat or a catamaran design. Then you have several other key choices, including sailplan, cockpit location, interior layout and keel depth. Here’s a guide to the major choices.

o                                1 Decide whether you want a monohull sailboat or a catamaran design. A catamaran’s two main advantages are level sailing attitude and spaciousness. A monohull’s two main advantages are lower purchase and operating costs and a more temperate and quieter interior which is partly below the waterline.

o                                2 Prepare to make more decisions if you choose a monohull, because there are more design alternatives than for catamarans. With a catamaran you will virtually be assured of getting a sloop rig, an aft cockpit, little or no teak on the topsides, and a shallow draft. For a monohull, your next choice will be a center cockpit or aft cockpit layout.

o                                3 Choose a center cockpit design monohull sailboat if you want better forward vision, or if you want a ketch rig with two masts. Choose an aft cockpit design if you want a more spacious feeling layout with easier access to the water.

o                                4 Next, decide if you want the simplest sailplan-a sloop rig with automatic furling, or a cutter rig with two headsails, or a ketch rig with mainsail and mizzen sail as well as headsail, or even a cutter-ketch rig if you’re really into sails.

o                                5 Decide on the minimum length sailboat that you will be comfortable on for long-range cruising. For monohulls, 35 feet overall length is about the minimum that most people are comfortable with for long voyages. Catamarans have nearly twice the living space as the same length monohull, so any sailing catamaran from 28 feet long and up will be roomy enough to cruise in.

o                                6 Attend one of the major sailboat shows if you can possibly manage, to become familiar with the different designs and layouts. If you can’t get to a sailboat show, you will have to visit multiple brokerages to familiarize yourself with catamaran layouts and all the monohull designs.

o                                7 Decide whether you want a new sailboat or a used one. A used monohull in the 35-foot range from the early 1980s can be bought for as little as $35 thousand in reasonably good condition. Used catamarans typically cost at least 50 percent more than a monohull of the same length. A new monohull in the 38-foot range or a new catamaran sailboat in a 33-foot length starts at around $160 thousand.


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The Lamborghini Yacht by Fenice Milano

By Robert Frank at theWallStreetJournal

Fenice Milano

In the world of luxury mash-ups, we have seen the Porsche Kitchen, the Hermes Helicopter and the Versace private jet. Now comes the Lamborghini yacht.

Fenice Milano, the auto aftermarket specialists, and Mauro Lecchie, the Italian designer known for producing cars, have teamed up to create a prototype of a yacht inspired by Lamborghini. As you can see from the pictures, the wedge-shaped hull has all the sinister-looking details we have come to expect from Lambos–the sloping nose, the angled vents, the roaring engines.

With giant twin engines and body made of wood and Kevlar, the Lambo boat “combines high performance and low power consumption,” according to its makers. The company hasn’t given out the exact engine specs or speed.

Driving a Lambo boat is likely to be far more comfy than squeezing behind the wheel of its namesake. The cockpit has two outside stern decks, a double sofa bed, a bar and entertainment center with large windows. The interior also has a bathroom and separate shower, in addition to a guest bedroom with bathroom on the bow. (Unlike another new yacht, which will spray champagne from its showers, the Lambo shower appears to be limited to water).

There is no information yet on the boat’s price or availability. But it is likely that the buyers will similar to the Lambo demographic–young, male and loaded.Fenice Milano Lamborghini-inspired Yacht

Magnificent Maltese Falcon, Private Sailing Yacht For Charter

 By James



The magnificent Maltese Falcon, the most expensive, private sailing yacht ever made has been placed on the charter market.

Orginally built in 2006 for the American venture capitalist Tom Perkins, the 289-ft beauty was bought last year by Elena Ambrosiadou. The Greek-born founder of hedge fund Ikos Partners paid $120 million for it and has since given the superyacht a makeover.


Elena Ambrosiadou

The main deck is expansive and includes the main salon, a massive aft cockpit, two separate studio areas and an imperious dining room. The vessel also comes equipped with a gymnasium and is staffed with a full-time masseuse.

When it’s three, 20-storey high masts are fully rigged, it can cross the Atlantic in just 10 days.


Available for charter this summer in the Mediterranean, one week will set you back $500,000.







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Introduction to Sailing : Sailing Lessons for Beginners

via eHow

You’ve always wanted to take off for the wild blue yonder in a sailboat. You have the boat reserved, the menu planned and your guests invited.

Now all you have to do is learn how to sail. Help is here.

Learn how to find more information on sailing instruction with these resources in thisnvideo lesson.

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