Superyacht event drops anchor in Kata Bay

It appears to be a full steam before the Asia Superyacht Rendezvous as an eclectic fleet of yachts squad to fix its anchor on 16th to 18th December, in Kata Bay. This is the largest invitation only gathering of superyachts in Asia where the fun of luxury yacht ownership is feted.

Indonesian Phinisi

This year’s lineup includes of S/Y Bliss in at 37 meters; 32-meter sleek vessel M/Y Antares by Maoira Yachts; S/Y Lamima, a magnificent 65-meter rigged Indonesian Phinisi; S/Y Lady Thuraya, a super performance Dubois; S/Y Aventure, one of the biggest wooden yachts in the world at twenty-nine meters; S/Y Arabella, a twenty-meter newly made Fountaine Pajot; M/Y After 8, a beautiful German built custom at 33 meters; as well as the contemporary sharp lines of M/Y Darling a twenty-one meter new made Monte Carlo courtesy of Royal Phuket Marina and Gulu Lalvani.

The huge event brings some of most influential and active business leaders as well as society luminaries of Asia to celebrate their fifteenth year in Phuket, and has not roamed from the roots planted by founders Charlie Dwyer and Gordon Fernandes.

The organizers of the event told PlainSailing.com that this Rendezvous as a unique ambassadorial event which not just showcases yachts in all their glory, but this is a superb scope to promote the region and serve to develop Phuket into a yachting hub as well as feasible long-term home for yachts.

Andrew Davies, the Event and Business Development Manager, told that a luxury yacht hub is one of the many industry spokes linked to the wheels of regional economic development which could propel a country to further success and offer scopes to its citizens.

MMA sailing ends at Kennedy Cup

Maine Maritime Academy intercollegiate sailing event which started in hullaballoo that finished ended on a positive bill previous weekend with few strong sailing at United States Naval Academy in Kennedy Cup meet and brand new leadership in the office of the coach.

Sailing 7 races over 3 days, Mariners ended 8th overall in intercollegiate national boat sailing events. Though, after 4 races, Maine Maritime Academy was in the top half of the fleet and had a 3rd spot finish to its credit in the very first meet of the day on Saturday.

Previous weekend, ten teams from around the nation — including last year’s champ, College of Charleston — were in Annapolis to contend Kennedy Cup. As per Jahn Tihansky, the Navy sailing coach, who is also the regatta chairman, 2 races were sailed on Friday in a beautiful southerly which blew steadily in 14 to 16 knots range. Navy led all the way in the very first race, while California Maritime crushed past a couple of yachts to earn 2nd. The Mariners hit a mark on the course and were punished one point after placing 6th.

In the 2nd race, Cal and Navy switched places while URI took 3rd again. Saturday was the best of days and it was the worst of days for Mariners. Navy came out victorious in the first of the day’s 3 races, and MMA sailed a very clever race, and ended in the 3rd spot, the best performance of the team of the weekend.