Nieuw Amsterdam Cruise Cancelled by Holland America


The Holland America will not be sailing the cruise Nieuw Amsterdam because one of the azipod propulsion systems among the two of the chip is having a major issue. The cruise was to sail from February 1st.  The ship will head towards the shipyard Grand Bahama for repairs instead of the Caribbean Cruise for seven nights. Holland America has mentioned in one of their statements that they have informed all their travel advisors and guests about canceling the cruise Nieuw Amsterdam. They have honestly regretted the situation that their guests and the travel advisors had to face for the cancellation and they had to bring about changes in their traveling plans.

Holland America has come up with a plan for them to travel in the future with them. The guests who had booked on the canceled cruise have been given an option. They can move to any other cruise for Mexico or the Caribbean for the same seven nights. But the cruise that they have to choose must sail during the spring season or winter season in 2020. The stateroom for the cruise will also remain the same as that of the previous canceled cruise.

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Bianca Cook Trying To Make Waves In Yacht Race Sydney Hobart With All-Female Crew

Bianca Cook is under pressure with her idea. The boats of sailors are hurtling all over the world the championship Volvo Ocean Race but Cook is privately wondering if she is good enough at this place. Now, Cook is like the starstruck situation as she has been invited in the race to sail along with all-female professional first outfit to deal with popular SHYR, which is going to begin soon amid great euphoria.

Cook is a talented offshore sailor and she was recommended by seniors when ‘Turn the Tide on Plastic’ was searching one more female to be the part of their team. And it is very likely that Cook will be engaged in the upcoming Volvo Ocean Race (VOR), maybe with a team with all Kiwis if the proposed project will be on the ground. Still, it is not easy, to pick up work and this is the reason why she has bound at the opportunity to join (ORR) Ocean Respect Racing for SHYR.

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Menninger Views On Morgan Cup Team Race Trophy

Team race victories are undoubtedly a team effort. However, when asked about the same to Michael Menninger, the team captain of St. Francis Yacht Club, this is what he had to say. He gave credit to those who were miles away at the time of regatta yet made the team prepare for one of the highly competitive keelboat team race regattas of the country. He felt that the credit should ideally go to people who were not physically present there, but made the team give its best. Menninger said that the regatta gave them reps as a team, which made things more real. They got a few three on three practices through kites and other things.

The New York Yacht Club team captain Peter Levesque finished in 2nd and Corinthian Yacht Club came in 3rd with San Diego Yacht Club is achieving 4th place. The New York Yacht Club team race regatta for Morgan Cup was initially setup in 2002 but has now transformed into the highly coveted trophies as far as the racers from post-collegiate team is concerned. To receive an invitation to regatta needs a considerable team-racing background. The competitors in 2018 include college sailors, former team race world champions as well as Olympians.

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Sails Restaurant To Launch In Third And Fifth In Naples

The owners of a new coastal restaurant of European-style want to flip perceptions of Fifth Avenue South in the downtown Naples.

Though the this spectacular and iconic avenue is considered commonly to start at the U.S. 41’s Four Corners and extends itself west to the beach, the Sails Restaurant owners say, the upscale shops of local parade, residences and dining spots actually start at the Gulf of Mexico.

“In the whole world, all the major and vital streets begins from the beach,” said Veljko Pavicevic, who co-owns Sails with fiancée Corinne Ryan; it is in redeveloped space on the corner of the north east of Fifth Avenue South and the Third Street South.

“We travel a lot and we love to travel, everywhere in the world, entire Fifth avenues begin near the beach, where there is a beach. So we strongly feel that we are the initial of the Fifth Avenue.” (more…)

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STIG Wins Day One Of 2017 Melges 40 Grand Prix

The first ever Melges 40 Grand Prix hosted by the Yacht Club Costa Smeralda has kicked off to a great start and this has made the organizers of the event feel happy.

There were two races completed on the opening day of the Melges 40 Grand Prix.

The race started in the afternoon at 3’0 clock after the winds had settled down. The teams were in a great mood and had a great start with the super powered Melges 40. It impressed the spectators with greater acceleration that it got. It was Alessandro Rombelli on the STIG who made it to the first on the first lap of race one. He had JordiCalafat in the afterguard. The second team to touch the finish line in race one was Sweden’s Richard Goransson on the INGA and this boat had Vasco Vascotto as its tactician. (more…)

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J Class To Enter World Championships

After a hundred years of testing the waters, the J Class will for the very first time take part in the World Championships in 2017. This is great news for all the fans and the sailors of the J class. The J Class Association is now a member of the International Maxi Association (IMA) that is recognized by World Sailing.

IMA has the permission to host annual World Championships for maxi boats. Now, since it has added the J Class Association to its fold, IMA gets the chance to host the J Class World Championship as well. (more…)

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Butcher Finish Ninth In National Championship

Lenox Bucher of Penn Sailing Club managed to finish in ninth in national championship Laser Performance, women’s singlehanded.

It is the best ever finish of Quakers at any national competition. And the entire tournament was very competitive.

When Butcher qualified for this tournament, her path was not easy; there were tough competitors present in the championship and her start in completion was not impressive too. When Bucher’s starting performances went poorly, she was on her downside, but then she recollected her confidence and entered in championship with more concentration.

It is also a fact that in collegiate sailing, the participant who starts good had high chances of winning. Instead, here consistence performance is the key for winning the championship and Butcher was aware of this fact. (more…)

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RSrnYC Hosts J/80 Class Worlds

The Royal Southern Yacht Club (RSrnYC) will be hosting the J/80 Class World Championships next year from the 10th to the 14th of July 2017. The Notice of race was published by this club a couple of days back. It is organizing this World Championships along with the J/80 UK Class Association.

The Hamble based club is looking at 50 entries for the race and as many as 30 have already expressed their interest to take part in the J/80 Class World Championships next year. All the boats that will be taking part in the event will have to maroon at the Prince Philip Yacht Heaven by the 7th of July 2017. (more…)

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Snipe Don Q Rum Keg Regatta’s 50th celebration

37 teams from Peru, Italy, Finland, the Bahamas, and the United States competed in the fiftieth Snipe Don Q Rum Keg Regatta on 18th to 20th March. A 5th spot finish in the regatta’s final race was enough for Claudia Loiacono and Ernesto Rodriguez of Miami to hold off the challenge of Andre Guanragna and Jensen McTighe of Ft. Lauderdale for the victory.

Winning the last race, Jessica Chafin and Augie Diaz of Miami allowed them to move up 1 spot to end 3rd just ahead of Maddy McGrath an Randy Lake of San Diego. Ft. Lauderdale’s Peter and Connie Commette of were fifth in the ranking. (more…)

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Yacht thief caught after sailing into force 8 storm

A man has been put behind the bars after setting out to the sea in a yacht with no prior sailing experience. Cathal Matthew sailed fifty miles out to sea after slipping the £6000 yacht from Portknockie Harbour.

At last, he ended up having to be saved when he got grounded in a fierce gale force 8 storm in the Moray Firth. The weather was very bad. Therefore, the coastguard teams settled not to put any crews at risk saving him in stormy sea atmospheric condition that were getting rougher and rougher. After drifting out to an oil field next to a rig, he dealt to have the attention of a captain of a ship that took him on board the vessel to safety harbor home.

On Thursday, at Elgin Sheriff Court, Matthew admitted that he stole the Tradewind as well as a car. Fiscal depute Kevin Corrins stated that Matthew, stole a £17000 silver Audi S5 after he took it for a test drive.

On 14th November, he left the Inverurie region and drove the car around Aberdeenshire before going to Portknockie in Moray. He dumped the car there. He then took off with a yacht from the harbor and set out on the sea. The captain of a standby ship later seen him was in difficulty about thirty-five miles east of Wick.

A rescue craft was introduced to help Matthews. When the boat reached the thief, he said its crew that he stole the yacht and he wanted to get off it.

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