Even with advanced communication and safety arrangements on board, many boat owners often find themselves stranded in the water and waiting to be rescued. Two sailors faced a similar situation and were stranded for a time period of nearly three weeks. They had run out of fuel and were adrift, surviving on fish that they caught and were low on their supply of drinking water as well. They were hoping that a Christmas miracle would come their way and it did, on 21st December 2018. A cruise ship came by their way, equipped with eleven decks, a café, a dining room, a specialty grille, a spa, four walls and even a rock climbing wall included. This was the Empress of the Seas that is part of the Royal Caribbean. This cruise ship came across the fishing vessel adrift and the two marines on board. The boat was found in the waters between Jamaica and Grand Cayman as was reported later by CNN news sources.
The 45.3 meter sailing yacht Heritage has changed the central agencies and now Francesco Vitale has listed it for sale at Nauta Yachts.
In SSL league 25 stellar teams will be competing with each other, 9 among the top 10 and 16 wildcards are taken from star sailors 2017 and 2016 from every sport aspect.
It was an exciting day one at the RC44 Calero Marinas Cup as the top eight boat racing teams ended up being separated by just six points. The competition has possibly been stiffer as the racing season nears its end while another plausible reason is the tricky tests the team faced in the three races.
The nine competing sides moored at Canary Island, just south of Arrecife’s Marina Lanzarote. As the first race got underway, Team Aqua edged the others to emerge winners. Skipper Chris Bake later admitted that the strong finish in the first race put them “in good wind” and was “the breaker.”
The Transpac race of 2017 is the 49th edition of this biennial sailing race event. It comprises of covering 2225 miles that lie between Los Angeles and Honolulu, covered in a time period of four days, from July 3rd to 6th.
As this race has been going on for decades now, those who have been associated with this event can appreciate the changes that have come by in the sailing experience due to the nature of boats used. The sailing and surfing as was in Santa Cruz in the late seventies comprised of bigger boats that were painstaking to maneuver. Only the surfers could enjoy the speed and the thrill of riding the waves or those who sailed smaller boats.
Are you eager to see historic vessels that have been used back in the twenties and have been restored to their old glory?
A sail trader, the only remaining specimen that has been restored, called Lien, would be gracing the waters which were originally made in 1926 after which it had been used as a trading vessel in the South Atlantic waters. There would be other classic boats restored and put up for this parade such as Big Momma, Spirit of Oysterhaven, Peggy Bawn, Celtic Mist and others, each vessel having a unique history of its own dating back decades. The Naomh Lua would be another interesting vessel that would be brought in for participation, having served as a lifeboat which had rescued about 120 passengers in the fifties and sailed the Shannon estuary region for thirty years.