Prize named after the great writer

February 15, 2019       Prize named after the great writer       The other day at the premises of the Paris Military School held a solemn ceremony Trophée Antoine de Saint-Exupéry. In translation – Prize of Antoine de Saint-Exupery. From now on, this honorable award will be given to yachtsmen, who have set a new record for a round-the-world race – alone and non-stop. The main hero of the ceremony was, of course, Francois Gabar, who in 2017 at the MACIF maxi-trimaran walked Read more

Day to day – after 50 years

April 24, 2019       Day to day – after 50 years       On April 22, 1969, this man immortalized his name in the history of sailing, being the first in the world to go round the globe alone without stopping. In honor of the 50th anniversary of this event, Sir Robin Knox-Johnston arrived April 20, 2019 in Falmouth on his yacht Suhaili. The next morning, Sir Robin visited the exhibition, which opened in the National Maritime Museum of Falmouth, which presents previously Read more

The day – after 50 years

April 22, 1969, the man immortalized his name in the history of sailing around the world’s first nonstop solo the globe. In honor of the fiftieth anniversary of this event, sir Robin Knox-Johnston 20 APR 2019 arrived in Falmouth in his yacht Suhaili. The next morning, sir Robin visited the exhibition, which opened at the National Maritime Museum in Falmouth, which presents previously unreleased photographs depicting his world (the exhibition will run until September 1). And on the same day Read more

The award named after the great writer

Recently in the premises of the Paris Military school, a solemn ceremony of the Trophée Antoine de Saint-Exupéry. Translation – Prize of Antoine de Saint-Exupery. Now this honorary award will be awarded to yachtsmen, setting a new record for round the world racing solo and non-stop. The main character of the ceremony was, of course, françois Gabaret that in 2017, the Maxi – trimaran MACIF sailed around the world in 42 days, 16 hours, 40 minutes and 35 seconds. But Read more

No one needs: the price of Equanimity will reduce by almost half after the failure of the auction

The auction for the sale of 91.5 metre Oceanco superyacht Equanimity so does not end. Initially the government of Malaysia wanted to raise the ship from $250 million, but now, when wanting to buy a yacht for its estimated value is not found, Equanimity will try to sell at least $130 million, reports Bloomberg. The vessel is owned by a Malaysian financier Joe Lowe (But Low). The businessman is suspected of embezzling $4.5 billion from the national Fund 1Malaysia Development Read more

The leaders of the superyacht market: before and after the crisis

Like many other industries, the construction of superyachts has flourished just before the global financial crisis of 2008. 10 years later, the overall market recovered from the shock, although from the point of view of volume of production is not even close back to the record pre-crisis indicators. Superyacht Times has compared the period 2007-2009 2015-2017 years — the last triennium, on which today there is comprehensive official data. These figures shows that the number of produced yachts longer than Read more

“The main thing — to drink “Aperol syringe” after the race!”

Moscow hosted the award ceremony “PROyachting. Man of the year” In Moscow restaurant Siberia on the evening of November 20 was especially crowded. In the hall to honor the winners of the fifth anniversary award “PROyachting. Man of the year” was attended by over 400 guests. The scale of the event grows from year to year: in the past, 2017, invited was only 300. A kind of aperitif before the awards ceremony was the presentation of the sport of sailing Read more

After two races Nika second

In the first race day held in Portugal Cascais RC44 Cascais Cup 2018 (the final regatta of RC44 Championship tour), the Russian Team Nika’s Vladimir Prosikhin with tactician Dean Barker won the first race and finished third in the second. Elena Tekina: © Elena Tekina Team Nika at the second amount of the day. Just one point less the leader of the British Team Aqua of Chris Bake with Cameron Appleton as a tactic (2-1). In the third place comes Read more

After a series of storms in GGR lull

During the next communication session with the organizers of the race Jean-Luc van den Heede (Jean-Luc van den Heede) to elaborate what happened with his boat during a storm in early November. It has now become clear that the situation was more serious than expected at first, because the boat rolls onto its side and almost flipped over the nose, “Vitkovice” in the wave. Van den Heede in advance prepared for the worst, closed in the cabin, in the bunker, Read more

British tourists rescued from a yacht that caught fire after a lightning strike

Nine British tourists were rescued from a burning fishing vessel yacht that was hit by lightning. The accident occurred near the island of Phuket (Thailand) on Saturday, November 3. A group of tourists chartered a 50-foot boat Beneteau Cyclades Emmjay for a memorable vacation between the island of Phuket and the mainland. However, the enjoyment of peaceful views and the pleasure of travelling on the water ended in a few hours after leaving the Marina. Around 16:30 the ship was Read more