Ship Resume With New Features

At 12:40 pm around after three months St. Thomas is offering two-night cruises to Freeport in the wake of Hurricane Irma, Bahamas Paradise Cruise Line’s Grand Celebration with new upgrades.

U.S. Federal Emergency Management Agency has given hurricane relief efforts which will begin from September 23 and depart on the port of Palm Beach on December 23 on new-adult area, having expanded casino and special area for coffee and juice bar. The first post-dry-dock has an appearance of line’s holiday celebrations and this ship will going to host a New year’s eve party in cruise.
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Vanguard 15 Fleet From Nashville

The Vanguard 15 fleet from Nashville was not in existence till recently. A team of six sailors decided to pitch in and buy boats as well as committed to a schedule of sailing. With their concerted efforts the area now has a new community of sailors which are made of a mix of veteran and new sailors.

The sailing scene was dying in Nashville when the older racers were moving out and there were no new enthusiastic sailors to continue the sailing scene. At such a time a ragtag group assembled and decided to pitch in, get six boats and commit to sailing over the weekends. The Vanguard 15 of the double handed design was then decided upon which was exciting and fast to sail in the breeze. The group got together used boats as well as parts that were available and even obtained six boat trailers.

Since then the Nashville V15 fleet has grown. Today there are 19 members in total. Some members neither own a boat nor have raced but they are gaining the know how from the others. The less experienced sailors are learning to sail in breeze conditions of 10 knots so that they can gain confidence to sail when the breeze is 25 knots. It is a culture where information is shared and help is given where it is required to encourage learners to sail. LaBorde and Ted Lischer are known to be the godfathers of fleet building in the sailing circles in the Midwest. They are helping to build the learning and sharing culture so that the group can grow quickly. Today it is called a sailing family and they are committed to growing fleets elsewhere as well. The fleet focuses on providing social opportunities to promote the sailing culture which also includes having skippers and crew knowing each other.

HC Rejected To Detain BW Maple From Sailing Out Of Chennai

On Tuesday, The Madras High Court refused to intervene with a No Objection Certificate (NOC) permitting BW Maple.


The NOC was issued by the Director General of Shipping (DGS) on 14th of September 14 which allowed the BW Maple, this is one of the two vessels which is involved in the collision that lead oil spill to a large scale at the port of Kamarajar in Ennore on 28th of January, to sail out of the port.

The first Division Bench of Indira Banerjee (Chief Justice) and M. Sundar (Justice) also recorded the Ennore police submission that they do not need the vessel continued detention as the investigation into a registered criminal case with regards to the incident was in the final stage and the charge sheet for the same would be filed very soon.

The advocate S. Raghunathan, agreeing to a request made by BW Maple owners, to fix a frame of time for completing this criminal investigation, and also the internal inquiry being executed by the DGS, the judges gave the order that proceedings for both should be finished within the four weeks from the court ordered date of receipt. Continue reading “HC Rejected To Detain BW Maple From Sailing Out Of Chennai”

Special Needs Sailing Program For Youth

Boy Scout Ship 1935 is offering a program of sailing for special needs on weekends. The program will start in March and will end in May. The program is open to all the youth who special program on sailing. The program is designed for the youths of age between 13 to 21. However, it is not for those who have any type of disability. Moreover, the program does not need the experience of sailing for the youths.

With the program, those youth who will take the lesson will get an opportunity to participate in a tournament exclusively made for them. The participants will be able to take part in the event with friends, family members and supporting friends. The Boy Scout Ship will organize a short sailing voyage for them on the River Potomac. This event is free of cost to all the people who want to learn sailing. The event will take place at the Marina and Yacht club Quantico at 100 Potomac Ave.

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Camden Classics Cup From July 27-29

The 2nd edition of the Camden Classics Cup is all set to take place in New England on July 27 to 29.


This is one of the popular vintage and classic races where traditional boat owners can enjoy the best of the sailing in the New England waters. The 2016 annual Camden Classics Cup was a great hit and it is expected that the 2017 annual event will be an even bigger success. The race will be held in Maine and its event opens the classic yacht racing season in Maine.

A very good lineup of the fleet came to the waters of Penobscot Bay for the inaugural Camden Classics Cup and sailed into the Camden Harbor. The event will include 2 days of CRF, PHRF and the Spirit of Tradition boat racing. There will also be the customary post-race celebrations. Continue reading “Camden Classics Cup From July 27-29”

Sails Of Vendee Globe Fleet

It might be easy to ride the winds when the pressure is high, but areas of low pressure often put challenges for boats.


This was felt by the Vendee Globe fleet that was out there in the South Atlantic waters. The conditions represented low pressure on Saturday morning and it definitely puts up a test for the skippers there who had to regulate the speed as well as how to attack the race. The weather conditions included winds at 25 kts with water at flat levels. The race by Alex Thomson and his leading boat Hugo Boss was trying to maintain speed at 24 to 25 kts. This was along with the British skipper’s tries to stay ahead of the second boat. It definitely helped them in the early morning run.

Race Direction was being briefed by Vincent Rious of PRB who stated that the conditions of the waters proved ideal for the boats to sustain themselves at a record pace for 24 hours. Continue reading “Sails Of Vendee Globe Fleet”

Ainslie In America Cup World Series

The Land River BAR race led by Ainslie delighted the home crowd with their win at Portsmouth in the first phase of America’s Cup World Series. The team was able to achieve two first positions and a fifth position on the leader board as the first day of racing was completed. This was part of the World Series of America’s Cup which was held in Portsmouth and sponsored by Louis Vuitton.

Ben has been hoarded with messages to bring the cup home this time as he is branded as the hope for Britain after decades of losing the cup to the Americans. With the message stamped on the team’s gear they were able to secure the top position with a tie with the French team. With two first places and a fifth place they were able to delight the crowds that were watching the teams come in at the sea front in South Sea. Continue reading “Ainslie In America Cup World Series”

Sailing Competitions At Dorval

Ahead of the scheduled Quebec Games there is another sporting event attraction – a sailing competition that would be held by the Dorval club. This club is known to host annual regatta events.

The best young sailors of the country ply the waters as the national championships are usually held at Lac St Louis which is adjacent to where the Royal St Lawrence Yacht Club is located.

This year promises to be another exciting event for the participants who are the best sailors of Quebec. The competition would be held from 22 to 24th of July, backed by the guys at UK yacht charters. The talents of places like Lac St Louis as well as Lac Deux Montagnes would be showcased at Valois Bay. Continue reading “Sailing Competitions At Dorval”

Plymouth MP prefers to sleep on his yacht

A MP from Westcountry who got tongues waggling when he looked in an American shower gel advertisement has told of being forced to sleep on a yacht when in London because of all the ‘obscene’ property prices in England capital.

Johnny Mercer, a former Afghanistan soldier, had his boat brought up from Devon to River Thames so that he could sleep without paying in the capital while he would be on Parliament duty. The thirty-four year old told that it was very cheaper to sleep on his yacht near Canada Water instead of paying to rent a flat.

The Plymouth Moor View Conservative MP further added that he has been how to survive without any kind of central heating or a shower but insisted that he loves reminder of family life to a hotel room. This choice will led him to claim just £2400 per year in accommodation expenses, which is far less than the £23000 politicians with kids are entitled to.

Earlier this year, Mr Mercer joined the House of Commons after working as a captain with the 29 Commando Regiment Royal Artillery when he was in Afghanistan. He got the small Motor Cruiser after his military retirement and he calls it Pippa. It is named after his family’s dog which passed away in the year 2014.

In the weeks, following his unexpected election win, the rising star of Conservative party rented a room in a hotel. He also looked for taking a place permanently, but he was more than shocked coming the know the London prices.