Category Archives: Latest Classic Yacht News

U.S. Navy Rescues Two Women and their Dogs

Sailors assigned to the amphibious dock landing ship USS Ashland (LSD-48) maneuver the landing craft personnel (large) to render assistance to distressed mariners. Ashland, operating in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region on a routine deployment, rescued two American mariners who had been in distress for several months after their sailboat had a motor failure on Oct. 25, 2017. US Navy Video     By: Ben Werner USNI News - October 26, 2017 11:40 AM • Updated: October 26, 2017 4:09 PM Jennifer Appel and Tasha Fuiaba, both from Honolulu, had set out from Hawaii in the spring, planning to reach Tahiti after a few weeks at sea. On May 30, bad weather knocked out their sailboat’s engine, according to a statement released by the Navy. Appel and Fuiaba decided to continue onto their destination under wind power. After two months at sea, long past their intended arrival in Tahiti and hundreds of miles off course, Appel and Fuiaba started...
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The 2017 Mirabaud Yacht Racing Image

Mirabaud Yacht Racing Image: Vote for the world’s best sailing pictures of the year!

The best sailing photographs taken in 2017 are now online and the public is invited to vote ! Click here to discover this year’s selection. The winning images and the world’s best marine and yacht racing photographers will be celebrated during the Yacht Racing Forum in Aarhus, Denmark, on November 28. October 18, 2017 – The Mirabaud Yacht Racing Image international Jury has selected the top 80 yacht racing images taken this year throughout the world and the public is now invited to vote: Click here to see the images and make your choice! No less than 134 pictures have been submitted by photographers spanning 27 countries: a record ! The competition will be tight once again this year, with extraordinary images from the America’s Cup, Vendée Globe, Mini Transat, Olympic sailing events and much more. “We are very proud to once again link the...
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2018 Antigua Classic Yacht Regatta Update

2018 Antigua Classic Yacht Regatta - Ready and Waiting to Welcome You

  Dear Sailors, As the Mediterranean and U.S. East coast sailing season draws to a close, many of our friends in the yachting world are once again considering the Caribbean for the winter. All of you will have heard about the recent devastation caused by Hurricanes Irma and Maria to our neighbouring islands in the region. Commodore of the Antigua Yacht Club and President of the Antigua and Barbuda Marine Association Franklyn Braithwaite has this to say: "Many people have been in touch to check that Antigua is still up and running. We thank them immensely for their concern for our island; we have been lucky. Many people have asked how they can help the affected islands. My best advice is to come to the region in the coming season as planned. I have told people not to change their plans, register early for events and come and enjoy their...
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The 28th Annual Georgetown Wooden Boat Show

Georgetown Wooden Boat Show

The Harbor Historical Association of Georgetown will present the 28th Annual Wooden Boat Show on Saturday and Sunday, October 21 and 22, 2017. This year's show will feature one of the nation's best wooden boat exhibits, a wooden boatbuilding competition, a cardboard boat regatta, children's model boatbuilding, knot tying, maritime art & crafts, food and music. All events will take place on the waterfront and along Front Street in Historic downtown Georgetown. Admission is free to the public. The Wooden Boat Show is produced by the Harbor Historical Association, a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization. All proceeds will benefit the South Carolina Maritime Museum The Southeast Tourism Society has selected the Georgetown Wooden Boat Show as a Top 20 Event in the Southeast for October.   Georgetown Wooden Boat Show from Above it All Studios on Vimeo.  

Saturday, October 22 from 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.

More than 140 classic wooden boats will be...
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