Two-time Helly Hansen Caribbean NOOD defending champ Dr. Jim Sears is a known Viper 640 sailor from the Long Beach, California. Sears’ Team Viper, having secured its place to Caribbean NOOD Championship by snatching the Viper 640 class as well as the San Diego NOOD in the year 2013, has always gone for the zest.
For his very first NOOD championship, Jim rented a catamaran to shadow the squad around the course, loaded it with buddies, booze, girlfriends and wives. He won the party hands down, but ended 2nd overall.
However, Team Viper revenged its loss in the year 2014, this time as a full-freight “Open” challenger, racing against select NOOD champs. Once again, The Viper mothership shook the BVI’s sleepy-eyed anchorages, lit up with LED disco lights and more importantly light, casual laughter. A win in ’14 gave them an automatic defender’s spot this year (thanks to Sunsail), and Team Viper came in Tortola in October all set to defend its awards.
According to a report by a Yacht Charter in Greece company, there were a lot of probable spoilers in the championship group. However, including San Diego YC’s commodore, John Laun, who earned his place as the captain of the top J/120 team at San Diego NOOD. The Commodore is also rolled into Sunsail’s Road Town base along with an entourage as well as a mother ship stocked with friends and crew.
Corresponding Chicago NOOD was a foursome led by Colleen Feeny. Her captain, Ron Buzil, could not pay heed so he put her in the responsibility of carrying Vayu battle flag. Team Chicago came light and lean on crew, confident the Sunsail 41’s jib-and-main combo might be handled by 8 hands.
If you believe that you have a whole lot to park your car, so attempt to look for a place for your yacht. Well, as if the boats were not really expensive enough, but Harbour 26, a new “dockominium” in Fort Lauderdale in Florida, is charging up to US$ 3 million for yacht parking spots, said to Battle Plan Capital, an Alabama-based investment group behind the development.
The twenty six totally covered, hurricane-rated boat slips each come with a 2-story storage adeptness along with an enwrapped garage as well as additional car parking. The harbor that is around 5 minutes from Fort Lauderdale airport, is also set to have a full club house on the place, with a pool, entertainment and fitness centers, barbeque as well as twenty four hour security, in case owners are bored aboard their very own yachts. (more…)
Following a lot of skepticism regarding the very first Phuket Yacht Show would happen, it has been declared that the 1st edition of the program has been called off for now because of circumstances that are beyond their control.
It had been scheduled to happen from 12th 15th February, at Phuket Yacht Haven Marina that is being remade to become grandest superyacht marina in Asia. The owner of marina and the show organizers tell that the present conditions mean it would be preferred for the show to be at a later date. No particular alternative dates have so far been declared.
Apparently, the postponement has been the final result of a push from the officials of the Thailand government to have this later in the year. Industry experts have also proposed the organizers of the show to increase the number of superyachts hitting the Thailand waters from Mediterranean for winter season.
Organizer 3L Events managing director Andy Treadwell stated that both his team and the Yacht Haven Marina team have all worked really hard to get the show off the ground this year. This is a hug project, and a highly significant one for yachting in Asia, but they all agree that it would be better to delay until conditions are perfect.
He further added that what is most important is the great interest the events start had triggered in this industry. They believe that this would be a great event as well as a great catalyst for the development of the yachting industry there. And the primary point was the center on charter, so it is also very exciting to have had a positive reaction from Thai government this might offer a great boost to the industry across the world.