Prince Frederik Borrows Wild Oats For Race Week Regatta

If you are the future king of Denmark, then it is only befitting you to borrow and race in one of the thoroughbred yachts.


The Crown Prince Frederik is going to take part in the forthcoming Race Week regatta and he has opted to race in the popular Wild Oats yacht.

The Prince will be using the Wild Oats 66 yacht owned by billionaire Sandy Oatley and will be competing in the event along with his sailing mates from Europe. He will also be choosing some of the popular local sailors into his team. The Crown Prince has signed Ian Murray, the American Cup legend, as the tactician to ride along with him on his borrowed yacht.

The Royal Danish crew will also feature the son-in-law of Sandy Oatley, Troy Tindill. He is the veteran sailor of the Sydney to Hobart Race. There is no clarity on whether Princess Mary will be joining Prince Fred in the Coral Sea race. The race will be coinciding with the school commitments of the four children of the Prince and the Princess and this is why Princess Mary’s participation is in doubt. Continue reading “Prince Frederik Borrows Wild Oats For Race Week Regatta”

Sailing Personalities Assembled In Malta

The ninth Yacht Racing Forum concluded amid great euphoria.


It was attended by Who’s who of the sailing industry. The event took place at Valletta the Maltese, Mediterranean. The event was hosted by Yachting Malta in association with Yachting Events at hotel Grand Excelsior.

The ninth forum was successful and has more participants than last year. The forum had over 270 attendees coming from all corners of the World. Among the 270 attendees, many were the who’s who of sailing industry from sailors to trainees. The forum is growing its strength every single passing year and attracting more and more sponsors and participants. The latest one joining the forum is Zhic, OC sports, Star Sailor League. Both have joined the brand like World Sailing, Clipper Ventures, World Match Racing Tour and Volvo Ocean Race. The list has more names to add on in coming days.

On the occasion Schopfer said “The endorsement and support we achieve a form (IYRC) International Yacht Racing Community is extraordinary and immense. We are growing every year. Presence of European is more in the forum, but the participation of the United States, Asia, New Zealand and Australia has also increased.” Continue reading “Sailing Personalities Assembled In Malta”

Fun Sailing With Hamburg Segel Club

With a fun format introduced many sailing organizations are finding novel ways to increase participation. Indeed, sailing is a recreational sport. It cannot get too serious or else the base on which the sport develops might be lost.

There are many organizations such as a Hamburg based German club that is introducing changes in sail racing in order to keep the fun element up. This club was established by Gunter Ahlers in 1990. The Hamburger Segel Club with 750 members has had a format introduced in it which has been inspired by Australian sailing. Continue reading “Fun Sailing With Hamburg Segel Club”

Yachts Miami Beach boat exhibit attracts massive numbers

Yachts Miami Beach attracted more yacht enthusiasts and larger vessels during their run from 11th to 15th February, said the organizers on Wednesday.

The show, earlier known as Yacht & Brokerage Show, drew in 5% more vessels on showcase, including twenty-two yachts over hundred-fifty feet long. The number is double compared to previous year, as per Show Management that co-owns the event with Florida Yacht Brokers Association.
In a press release, Show Management chief operating officer and senior vice president Dave Graziana stated that the combination of strong demand for huge yachts as well as the presence of international buyers who love coming to the Miami Beach to shop for boats made this the biggest event ever.
Hotel room nights specifically related to the show were up 2.24 percent over last year, according to the show’s official travel partner, BoatShowHotels.com. The average length of stay increased slightly to 4.42 nights.

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