Vendee Globe – Boissieres Finishes 10th

The Vendee Globe is the toughest around the world race for sailors. The 10th potion of the Vendee Globe has been decided and it goes to Arnaud Boissières who touched the finish line of the popular racing event at 8 hours 26 minutes on last Friday morning.

This is the third time that Arnaud Boissières has completed the Vendee Globe race. He completed the race in 28 days, 16 hours and 48 minutes later than the first position that went to Armel Le Cléac’h. Boissieres traveled a total of 102 days, 20 hours and 24 minutes and sailed for 28,155 miles from the start of the Vendee Globe to the finish line at Les Sables d’Olonne. His average speed during this testing race was 11.4 knots. Continue reading Vendee Globe – Boissieres Finishes 10th

Etchells Worlds Gala Reception

The Royal London Yacht Club hosted the Etchells World Championship gala reception and over 250 guests were in attendance for the reception. The reception was opened by the Medina Marching Band and they thrilled the audience with their performance.

The director of the Regatta, David Franks, welcomed the sailors taking part in the Etchells Worlds racing event that will be held from 5th September to the 10th September. The flags of 11 nations that were taking part in the sailing event were raised on Trinity Landing and were greeted with loud cheers by everyone gathered at the gala reception. Continue reading Etchells Worlds Gala Reception

Light winds block Clipper fleet build up

The wind has been shifty and inconsistent, with a lot of trimming as well as sail alterations happening on the sixth day of the Seattle Pacific Challenge. With speed changing between six and fifteen knots and shifting forty degrees, several teams have also found them stuck in wind holes. It is because of the all new pressure system, and unable to get more northern side on the Great Circle route of North Pacific because of the unfavorable winds.

Since morning, the wind has turned slightly and steadier stronger at around twelve knots. Garmin goes on to lead the fleet, round fifteen nautical miles before of LMAX Exchange in the 2nd spot, with Mission Performance now in 3rd after more leaderboard alterations. Continue reading Light winds block Clipper fleet build up

Y.CO to work with Quintessentially

Y.CO, the superyacht charter and brokerage company, has declared a brand new collaboration with Quintessentially, the well known members-only luxury lifestyle management and concierge service. Y.CO will fulfill all yacht charter calls for Q Members as part of their travel caretaker service.

Quintessentially Lifestyle Managers would work along Y.CO charter team, who would utilize years of experience as well as insider knowledge of yacht industry to bring in unique experience as well as limitless probabilities of superyacht charter to Q Members.

With more than ten years’ of experience of setting up comprehensive flowing travel for members, the Quintessentially brand is really aligned with Y.CO as well as their commitment to making great charter experiences. Both the Quintessentially and Y.CO teams work with the philosophy that no demand is too much. If a client can imagine it, they could make it.

Charlie Birkett the Co-Founder & CEO of Y.CO told that they are really very happy about working with Quintessentially and showing members just how magnificent the superyacht charter experience could be. With access to thousands of charter yachts, available in places from the Caribbean and Mediterranean to South Pacific, they look forward to working together to create unforgettable, unique times onboard, perfectly personalized for each member.

Meanwhile, Burger Begins has declared the start of an exciting new build program that would see a fully custom 31.55 meter Explorer vessel entering building site at the United States shipyard. The yacht carries a modern exterior with contemporary interior styling, developed by Luiz de Basto.