Bilgin Yacht Launched Its New Nerissa

Yard of Turkey, the Bilgin Yachts has recently launched its first boat of its new series 47.5 meter Bilgin, this is the 156 semi-custom series, and has been given the name Nerissa.


Three yachts are going to be developed by the developers and one of three is currently at the under development stage at Bilgin. The Nerissa will have its trial at sea before moving to the South of France. Here, in the 2017 Monaco Yacht Show, she will make her first public debut.

The naval architecture and exterior of the yacht has been completed by Unique Yacht Design (UYD) Company. The yacht is comprised of full displacement hull made up of steel and aluminum superstructure, she also has a 496GT total interior volume.

The yacht is powered by two diesel engines 1,475hp MTU 12V2000 M72 and according to the expectations, it is going to achieve the top speed of 16 knots. And it can go to the maximum range 4,000 nautical miles at 12 knots, her cruising speed. (more…)

Faridha Overbeat Sickness With Malaysian Navy

Faridha Yusof gets motion of sickness when she board ship, but when the opportunity of joining (RMM) Royal Malaysian Navy (RMN), she did not back stepped.


Instead, she joined RMN Sail Training Ship Tunas Samudera and said this is the biggest challenge she has faced and as a mariner she has to overcome with this.

“I had being to ship a number of times, yet I have vomited several times and I still get motion sickness.” Speaking about the training Penang-born lass said “The training on board is very tough and amid the training I have broken some of my bone too. It was in taekwondo I had broken my bones.”

“Work likes pulling the sail and working on board is very tough and it requires teamwork, all the tasks could not be done single hand, you need the support of somebody. When I remain above and the boat sails in full swing, I feel some vertigo still,” said the Penang-born lass. (more…)

Sailing Chief Now Hockey Chief

Ireland Hockey team has announced the name of their new Chief Executive and he is Jerome Pels. Before hockey Pels was at same role with World Sailing. Pels will take over his charge from Rob Johnson, who is the interim chief executive of Hockey team Ireland. Johnson has served this position for a year and he will hand over his responsibilities to Jerome Pels on January 3.

Pels has served the World sailing and International sailing federation on same role of chief executive from year 2008 to 2014. Earlier to that, he was in governing body circle. So, total he has the experience of 17 years as a governing body.

The Ireland Hockey Statement told a press conference in Kos “Pels has a big career record and within his tenure, he has served International sports for many. In the long history of his career he has acquired good knowledge and experience of sports. His experience of sports will help Hockey team of Ireland to excel in the path of success.” (more…)

Sailing Stalled In Sheboygan

Championships that were planned at Sheboygan had to be curtailed on September 22nd as there was a lack of wind on the first two days.


That led to competitions being stalled. This happened on the first of the two days when championship sailing events were planned. However, this might have come as a blessing in disguise as the sailors who were waiting for the competitions to take part found more interesting things to do. There were about two groups of top level sailors who were at Shebogyan for the week as there were two kinds of championships scheduled to take place at Shebogyan at the same time. One group was the World Racing Championship for women sailors while the other consisted of visually impaired sailors taking part in the Blind Match Race. Both the team got to learn much about each other. The women’s team realized that the blind sailors had a unique way of sailing that was neat.

As there was unsettling wind and fog it prevented the races from being on the waters as per schedule. However, the female competitors learnt several techniques on how to steer the sail even without sight. (more…)

50-ft yacht runs aground on Lake Norman

Shamrockin, a fifty foot yacht, got clung on a shoal off Governor’s Island, located near Denver, one of the fluffiest parts of the Lake Norman. TowBoatUS’s Derek DeBord said that one never knows from a tale at night what is really taking place till you just go there and experience it.

This is one of the top challenges that DeBord has confronted on Lake Norman. The yacht is the biggest to ever go aground on the water-body. DeBord stated that the boat operator was on the lake at evening when his electronics stopped working. Without access to a GPS system which shows the water depth, the operator had the boat stuck. (more…)

Yachting veteran dies in Pittwater yacht crash

Today, a yachting veteran David Booth, 72, was killed after he was struck by a timber beam and then thrown into the water in a yacht crash that left another participant pinned under water. Paramedics and police were asked to Newport’s Royal Prince Alfred Yacht Club at around 2.30 pm after the yachts broke up in Pittwater, bumping a seventy-two-year-old racer into the sea.
Tonight, the man’s friends flooded the Facebook page of the club with many tributes to the late sailor who was sailing on his couta yacht. Bob Rayner said: “A great loss of a nice bloke. Unfortunately died doing what he loves doing. RIP mate.”
Parry Thomas, a fellow sailor, said: “I have been friends and sailed with both the people involved for over 30 years. My thoughts are with the families and all the other people who have been touched by this tragedy.”
Witnesses stated that around fifty yachts from Royal Prince Alfred Yacht Club were battling it out in three races earlier on Saturday. At the time of the mishap, it was a quite hectic at the top mark in the regatta, as vessels jostled for position to round it.

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Settlement anticipated in yacht lead spill

Spokesperson for attorney general as well as superyacht Parsifal III that allegedly spilled around thirty tons of lead into Virgin Islands waters when it hit into Carrot Shoal, revealed in High Court earlier on Tuesday that they expect to reach an agreement anytime in the next 2 months.

A try out was made to commence earlier on Tuesday, but both the parties questioned for an adjournment to June when they tried to settle all the matter out of court. Attorney representing Parsifal III is Hazelann Hannaway-Boreland and it is managed by international marine firm named Camper and Nicholsons, said High Court Justice Vicki-Ann Ellis that dialogues were to begin on that day.

In court, it was told that the case deals with Parsifal III challenging the legality of a part of VI Merchant Shipping Act. Still, no people in court really explained what provision of the law is being dealt with. Ms. Hannaway-Boreland denied saying anything, and the officials of the High Court Registry told that the case documents are not made available to all. (more…)