Rescue operation in New Zealand

Tragic events unfolded last Monday in 20 miles from the North-East coast of New Zealand is relatively close to Auckland. A new Zealand yacht with a length of 47 feet (its name in the local media publications not mentioned) returned home after a three-year voyage around the world. On Board were four. So shortly before finishing his Odyssey, they were in the strongest storm. Gusts of wind up to 60 knots. Waves up to 9 meters. The boat broke down Read more

Have Kalinina – bronze in Qatar

Great news: Elena Kalinina won a bronze medal at the first World beach games. According to the press service of the Academy sailing of the Yacht club of Saint-Petersburg: The first world beach games held in Qatar from 12 to 16 October. In the competition participated in 1237 athletes from 97 countries. The program includes 13 sports – including basketball 3×3, the open water swimming, beach handball and, of course, kiteboarding. In kiteboarding we had serious reasons to expect a Read more

In the same place every Thursday

The Series finale of the evening regattas “Kommersant” finished the season Amateur yachting in the Northern capital. Every Thursday from June to September the citizens and guests of the Northern Capital got acquainted with sailing under the Amateur Series evening regatta “Kommersant”, during a season, it’s been 12 sports regattas. The organizers of the Amateur competition of the Yacht club of Saint-Petersburg (Expb) and Publishing house “Kommersant”, the General partner MegaFon, technical partner of “M-marine”. “The boat can be compared Read more

There are eight!

Fifty years of the American Randall Reeves (his swimming Vigure8Voyage we have written more than once) became the first sailor, who managed in the course of one voyage to describe the “eight” – to make a loop around the Americas (through the canadian Northwest passage), and Antarctica. However, his original plan was to spend the trip around two continents not only alone, but without stopping. Alas, nothing ever came of it. Before its recent passage in the canadian Arctic Randall Read more

In VPLP not stop…

And issued another draft of mnogoyarusnyi with winged sails. This time we are talking about a 68-foot catamaran Merveille 223W, developed in conjunction with the company Merveille Yachting. The project is the code name Eco-explorer and refers to the so-called courts called Zero-emission (zero emission). As the auxiliary power unit he applied the electric motors, battery which can be charged either from wind or hydro generators. Another indication of the “ecological purity” of the vessel is… a garden on Board, Read more

Ninth circumnavigation of Bowie Backing

Before the start of the round the world Ocean Race (who do not know – now known as the former Volvo Ocean Race) still seems to be far away, it will start only in 2021-m But… But news related to this famous racing, more. And then we go about these news to inform. Than we now do. Dutch Bowie Bekking – one of the most distinguished veterans of the round the world race: the first time he took part in Read more

Pursuit of Elfutina and Burmistrenko

October 12, 2019       Pursuit of Elfutina and Burmistrenko       According to the VFPS press service, the third race day of the Russian championship in the RS: X windsurfing class, held in Sochi on the basis of the Yug Sport Federal State Budgetary Institution, again did not bring weather surprises to the athletes: the races were held in low winds, and the leaders were those who better prepared not only tactically but also physically. At the same time, it is encouraging that Read more

Inexpensive. Winged. "For all"

October 12, 2019       Inexpensive. Winged. "For all" Argentinean designers Naguel Wilson and Loreano Markinez, together with their famous compatriot Santiago Lange, created a new small winged 69F single hull, designed for those who just want to get acquainted with hydrofoils. The characteristics of this nearly seven meter boat, however, are quite impressive: at full courses you can raise up to 78 square meters of canvas, which, coupled with the displacement of the projectile itself (350 kilograms) and a crew weight Read more

Inexpensive. Winged. "For all"

October 12, 2019       Inexpensive. Winged. "For all" Argentinean designers Naguel Wilson and Loreano Markinez, together with their famous compatriot Santiago Lange, created a new small winged 69F single hull, designed for those who just want to get acquainted with hydrofoils. The characteristics of this nearly seven meter boat, however, are quite impressive: at full courses you can raise up to 78 square meters of canvas, which, coupled with the displacement of the projectile itself (350 kilograms) and a crew weight Read more

Changing of the Guard

October 12, 2019       Changing of the Guard       On Friday evening, a ceremony was held in San Remo to award the winners of the festive regatta dedicated to the 90th anniversary of the Dragon class. We have already announced who became the winners, so we will not repeat ourselves. Now let's talk about this. © Elena Razina During the ceremony, two special prizes were awarded. One of them received Vasily Senatorov, for whom Friday was the last day of his tenure Read more