Yacht Designer Passes Away

A prominent figure in designing racing yachts, Doug Peterson was considered a trail blazing person. He passed away at the age of 71.


There are many memorable moments captured of this iconic designer, especially of the boats he designed that helped win the America’s Cup. He was a free thinking designer and was involved in coming up with designs that were a breakthrough in the world of sailing or racing boats. He passed away on 26th June, in the city of San Diego where he resided. The reason was colon cancer, which was informed to the media by his daughter.

He had become involved in the world of racing boats from the seventies. At that time the world of yacht racing was just emerging in North America. There was a design rule that was established which opened up avenues for new boats to be designed which were affordable as well. Peterson had been a resident of San Diego and part of the yacht designing profession from the time he entered into apprenticeship with Wendell Calkins who was considered a renowned designer at that time. Indeed, Wendell was in the designing of ultra light sailing yachts that were fit for the ocean. Continue reading “Yacht Designer Passes Away”

Vendee Globe- Roura Finishes In 12th Position

Alan Roura is the youngest skipper to compete in the Vendee Globe around the world race.


He finished the race in the 12th position. Roura was happy that the race was over and he was able to make his boat touch the finish line in Les Sables d’Olonne. He has had four sleepless nights for the last few days due to the light winds and the shipping in the Bay of Biscay.

Roura did not waste any time to feature in the press conference. He said that it was like a dream come true for him and he did not expect to complete the tedious Vendee Globe race. His boat is an old one and he was also new to ocean racing. He feels that finishing the race in the 12th position is a big victory for him and said that this was a victory for his team and the sponsor. Continue reading “Vendee Globe- Roura Finishes In 12th Position”

Penitentiary Turn Into Sailing school

Kingston Penitentiary that was a jail one time will now be turned into sailing school.


A local group that included John Curtis the former Olympic sailor has put forward the step and had contributed $300-million for redevelopment of Kingston Pen.

Taking the action of Curtis and others positively, a federal government of the area has been asked to make the redevelopment process faster and turn the once jail into world class sailing training institute. The jail was present on the shore of lake Ontario thus it is considered as the best location for sailing institution. Locals of that area along with some former Olympians decided to take action on the renovation of the jail into sailing school. Kingston Penitentiary was the jail for most notorious criminals of Canada.

A group that is working for turnover of jail includes former Olympian John Curtis, Queen University head fundraising George Hood, former mayor of Kingston Harvey Rosen. The team has been working on an idea since 2013 and raising funds for reconstruction. Continue reading “Penitentiary Turn Into Sailing school”

Women In Sailing Convention 2017

There is a sailing convention for women sailors coming up in California. It is being organized by southern California yachting association which will hold the 28th annual convention for women’s sailing. The conference would be held in February which will include women sailors who can participate in the conference at all levels.

The convention indeed will help women sailors from different countries to meet each other. They will be able to discuss the different trends and challenges they face in racing, day sailing and cruising. It would also help women sailing organizations to find out about each other on this common platform.

Women sailors need a platform to learn and the Southern California Yachting Association will offer a perfect platform for the same through the annual convention that it offers, and they’ll be discussing everything from generating more interest in the sport amongst women, to how to charter a Yacht in Split. The upcoming conference would be held on 4th February 2017. The venue for the same would be at Bahia Corinthian Yacht Club, which is located in Corona del Mar. Continue reading “Women In Sailing Convention 2017”

Guanabara Bay Water Conditions

The news of debris floating in the waters of Guanabara Bay ahead of the Rio Olympics games is nothing new. There were reports that at the time when the venue had been selected the civic authorities of the city had promised to clean up the bay area.

As the date for the Olympics approached, there were concerns voiced as the water quality did not seem to have improved. Indeed, the civic authorities conceded that it was not possible to do a comprehensive cleanup that they had envisaged as it would require more funds and more time in hand. Continue reading “Guanabara Bay Water Conditions”

America’s Cup saves huge sum that earlier projected

The Louis Vuitton America’s Cup World Series 2015 event held from 17th and 18th October, in Bermuda mothered an estimated US$ 8.6 million – some US$ 6.9 million more than it was earlier thought of – in economic activity as per an impact research.

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The Economic Impact Analysis Report was developed by a consultant 2nd to America’s Cup Bermuda Lt  by a local accounting company and it constitutes direct investment into Bermuda economy. Around US$ 6.1 million, or seventy percent of the spend was brought forth from overseas sources.
Talking at a media conference earlier, Minister for Economic Development Grant Gibbons stated that the actual returns far exceed primary protrusions. This is really a very good result that builds on the overall benefit of hosting the America’s Cup, the teams and all related events.
He added that they concentrated on economic activity which could be attributed directly to this event and have not considered any secondary spending or indirect economic profits that could commonly be accounted in a full economic assessment. In that light, this judgment can be considered conservative.

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Wider introduces superyacht Genesi

Wider Yachts, the Italian yacht builder, has introduced their biggest superyacht to date, the very first Wider 150, Genesi. Taking place at Wider superyacht class quarters in Ancona, Italy, the new yacht is ended in a glossy coat of white paint, all areas of the interior have been totally outfitted, and the yacht is now all set to start an intensive period of trials at the sea.

Wider Founder and Chief Executive Officer Tilli Antonelli said that this is enormously gratifying to see Genesi in the water for the very first time. But now they have the significant task of checking that all the things are working to the same high standards that they have set themselves in every other aspect of the construction process. Continue reading “Wider introduces superyacht Genesi”

Coast Guard saves crew off Honolulu

On Saturday, Coast Guard escorted the crew of the threatened sailing vessel Honey Cutter to Honolulu, ending a 3-day, four-hundred-forty-mile rescue operation involving a Navy aircraft as well as some good Samaritans on 2 other vessels.

The Honey Cutter’s 2-man crew asked for help earlier on Wednesday after thirty-six-foot vessel endured a keel fracture and started taking on water. The Coast Guard watchstanders reached a Navy P-3 Orion people based on Oahu and the crew of the fishing boat Capt. Kenneth that was 80 miles from Honey Cutter. Continue reading “Coast Guard saves crew off Honolulu”