Turner Honored By New York Yacht Club

The New York Yacht Club Medal was bestowed on legend Ted Turner by the New York Yacht Club on June 6th, 2017.

The honoring ceremony took place at the 44th Street Clubhouse and its celebrated Turner’s 40th year of the Courageous crew. The best achievement by Turner and his crew was when they won the America’s Cup in 1977. This is going to be a soon to be released documentary as well on the NBC.

Ted Turner took the television news to a totally different level when he founded the Cable News Network in 1980. He is also a four-time winner of the US Rolex Yachtsman of the Year. He is a very successful American of the modern times and also had a very illustrious sailing career. He had won the World Series being the owner of the Atlanta Braves. He is the one who created the Goodwill Games and other achievements include Time Magazine Man of the Year in 1991 and membership in the Television Hall of Fame.   Continue reading “Turner Honored By New York Yacht Club”

Team New Zealand Unveils Their America’s Cup Boat

The America’s Cup new boat has been unveiled by the Emirates Team New Zealand. This new boat is a sleek one and is 50 feet long. This wing sailed catamaran is currently doing its test rounds on the Auckland waters. The skipper of the Emirates Team New Zealand team Glenn Ashby did not want to lose precious time to test this new beauty.

The skipper and the crew are looking to get acclimatized with the new boat and are also into training mode on this new catamaran. One of the interesting things that people who spotted the team testing the waters noted is that the crew was seen pushing pedals rather than using the turn handles and this came as a big surprise to everyone. Continue reading “Team New Zealand Unveils Their America’s Cup Boat”

Indian Woman Boat Reaches Cape Town

The sailboat of Indian Navy Mhadei carrying all women crew members reached Cape Town. The team started the journey from Goa and reach to Cape Town, after having some tough experiences.

The objective of making the boat to reach Cape Town is the participation of teams in the “Cape to Rio 2017“. The race was organized by the Yacht Club Royal Cape (RCYC) of Cape Town.

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Vendee Globe Race Progress

All eyes are on the running Vendee Globe race, which is a solo expedition of 29 boats around the world which the skippers need to do solo. There has been a lot in the news about Alex Thomson, who had been in the leading position till this weekend when his boat got damaged partially by a submerged object.

Indeed, the fleet had been advancing towards the Cape of Good Hope when this incident occurred. The latest news about this race showcases the trouble that the South Atlantic waters are causing for the boats. The fast passage route that was defined has become unavailable for the fleet of the Vendee Globe. Continue reading “Vendee Globe Race Progress”