Irina Gracheva: details of the first stage

Last night in the French port of Les Sables-d’olonne passed the finish of the first stage sailing race Les Sables – Les Açores en Baie de Morlaix. Russian yachtswoman Irina Gracheva acting in the proto division, made it to second place. At the start of the first stage became 72 athletes, among them 55 employees on production boats and 17 people on yachts are prototypes, including Irina. Race, as expected, was in a very weak, variable according to the wind Read more

For the first time since February

The European championship in the Olympic classes 49er, 49erFX and Nacra 17 will be held in Austria on lake Alters from 18 September to 4 October, according to the British website www.sailweb.co.uk. Due to the long break caused by the pandemic Covid-19, the Austrian regatta will be the first major international tournament for the three classes after the world Cup, held in Australia in February. Qualifying race of the regatta will take place from 29th September to 1st October. The Read more

American Magic: first training session … since March!

American Magic today: first training session … since March! In Auckland Waitemata Bay, where the 36th America’s Cup will take place next spring, the first training session of the American team American Magic took place. Well, it took place – and took place, so what? Moreover, this is far from only the first training of Americans in the waters of New Zealand. An amazing fact: the team’s previous training took place back … at the beginning of March! This is Read more

American Magic: the first exercise… since March!

In Auckland the Bay of Waitemata, where in the spring of next year there will be a drawing 36th America’s Cup, was held the first training of the American team American Magic. Well held and was held, so what? Yes, with the fact that this is not the first training of the Americans in New Zealand waters. Startling fact: the previous training of the team held… in early March! The circumstances were: first, classes had to interrupt long because of Read more

Beneteau introduces new sailing yacht First 44.7

Beneteau starts production of a new model – First 44.7. The design of this yacht is based on the concept of the world famous yacht First 40.7 – the winner of the IMS World Championship, the winner of the Sydney-Hobart regatta and many other sailing competitions. The yacht features new developments, including the new Lewmar Y-shaped steering wheel, super-lightweight aluminum winches, increased living space, and a pull-out sofa in the cabin. Beneteau again turned to Bruce Farr’s team to develop Read more

First Class 7.5 came out to replace the First Class 8 series

The yacht First Class 8, manufactured by Beneteau, has forever entered the history of yachting life in France and Europe. Originally designed for sailing schools in France, the yacht was a huge success and became the most popular class in Europe. Virtually all of the best modern riders have owned a First Class 8. For a long time, the yacht performed its main function – it was an excellent training vessel, but still this model is outdated. A more modern Read more

First 36.7 Best Price Winner

Here are just some of what has been said about this yacht: “If you are looking for a cruiser-racing yacht in the range of 34-38 feet, and you want to please your wallet, then this yacht is your best choice.” Following the success of the First 40.7, Beneteau continued this pedigree with the Farrow project as a new yacht. Bruce Farr is widely recognized as one of the best racing yacht design bureaus in the world. And indeed it is. Read more

Beneteau First 40.7 racing cruiser

In this article I propose to pay attention to the French company Beneteau, which, in close cooperation with the design bureau Bruce Farr, has developed the new First 40.7 cruising cruising yacht. This model is comparable to the X-Yacht but is larger by 3 feet and has a different layout. But like the X-Yacht, the First 40.7 performs well. Part of the success of the racing yachts of both manufacturers – X-Yachts and Beneteau – largely depends on the professionalism Read more

Princess X95. First information – Motor Boat & Yachting Russia

Princess Yachts recently revealed the first details of the X95 motor yacht, which will launch the brand’s new lineup. After seeing the first images of the new yacht and its technical characteristics, we asked ourselves: what are the features of this project and what prompted one of the most successful yacht shipyards in Europe to such a radical innovation? I’ll start with the participants. For the development of the Princess X95, the shipyard hired the design bureau Bernard Olesinski, one Read more

Azimut of the twenty-first century – Motor Boat & Yachting Russia

In 2019, one of the strongest players in the yacht market, Azimut / Benetti Group, celebrates its 50th anniversary. The legendary company has an impressive history. By the beginning of the 21st century, Azimut Yachts had already transformed from “just a shipyard” into a huge yacht empire. Having changed its name to Azimut / Benetti Group after the acquisition of Fratelli Benetti, the company builds both production models and large custom yachts at production sites in Viareggio, Avigliana and Fano. Read more