Sail America is an important arm of the U.S. sailing industry. It is the trade association that takes in its stride all the companies that are associated with sailing related services and products.
There are over 200 members in this trade association and the companies in this group represent all kinds of sailing industry segments. The association is working hard to improve the health of sailing in America.
There has been a chance in the top brass of the Sail America. Kattie Kelly has joined the Sail America top team as the association manager and her appointment is with immediate effect. She is the face and the voice of Sail America. She will be doing everything in her might to boost the activities of the trade association and to bring in more new members to this group. She is also given the charge to promote the Pacific Sail & Power Boat Show that takes place from 6th to 9th April.More Link
79-year-old Harold Medd competed in the last round of Sailing World Cup and become the oldest competitor in the championship for the year 2016.
Medd now living in Black Rock had a big passion for yachting and sailing. But, sea shore was too far from the place where he used to live. Now, when he got the chance, his age could not resist him from sailing in the championship. Medd says I was 30 years old when I came to Edinburgh, then after I started sailing. Now, I have to cover those times as well that I lost.
Medd secured the 13th potion in the all-age Sabre event comprises of 29 competitors; he was very pleased with his performance. He said “I know I am too old to compete with 20 or 40 years sailors, but I keep trying sailing in events as it gives me motivation and it all for fun. Moreover, it is the sport that has kept me fit and youthful.”More Link
A fearless photographer has sailed to Antarctica to click the beauty and the wilderness of the remote Continent. Italian photographer Massimo Rumi clicked the snaps of penguins, icebergs as well as the remote polar landscape during a 3 week yachting expedition at the end of 2015.
Speaking to a leading English daily, he told that Antarctica completely switched off the noise in his mind and he could feel each moment with drowning intensity. The photographer fulfilled his lifelong dream by traveling Antarctica on the 9-man, fifty feet sailing yacht.
He stated that he had been to over hundred nations, but what he was really missing was a remote and unexplored experience – a place where one can explore a real isolation, a place where all the things are untouched and different from all other places. This is when he thought of Antarctica. He got engaged into some research, looking for something different than the huge cruise-ships where you can find yourself with hundreds of people and you do not have much flexibility as well as freedom of movement.
Today, in the midst of a sunny and beautiful day in Monnickendam, Netherlands, the Hakvoort shipyard introduced their biggest superyacht to date, the sixty-one meter Just J’s. Diana Yacht Design has been responsible for this naval architecture that slipped into water.
Earlier known as project Golden Age, Just J’s offers a significant point in Hakvoort’s timeline, as she is a straight result of the yard’s top expansion operations that was undertaken in the year 2012 whereby their primary shed was broadened to 65 meters. Just J’s has an interior architecture by Sinot Yacht Design.