Posts Tagged With 'Caribbean'
It was a busy day at the Antigua Yacht Club last Friday. At dawn on the fifth day of the RORC Caribbean 600 yacht race, only three yachts were still at sea finishing the course before the Prizegiving celebrations and all of the class winners are now provisionally known. The bar at the Antigua Yacht Club was in full swing, buzzing with stories between the crews as well as songs in a wide variety of different languages. Sailing yacht Scarlet Logic win IRC Two Credit: Tim Wright/PhotoactionTeam Selene skippered by Benjamin Davitt finished yesterday morning. The Swan 80 yacht Selene sailed an excellent race to claim third place overall and will lift the prestigious Swan Caribbean Challenge Trophy later this evening.Without doubt, the closest racing for this year’s event was in IRC One.... Read More
By Maarten Janssen, photo by Benoit Donne The Royal Huisman superyacht Twizzle in the CaribbeanThe magnificent Twizzle was built by Royal Huisman in The Netherlands, and designed by Redman Whiteley Dixon. She?catches the eye with her powerful contemporary lines and integration of indoor and outdoor spaces. She was built for experienced owners who previously owned the 55 metre Feadship now named Issana. For the interior, the owners relied on the same team as for their previous superyacht. The design brief went to Redman Whiteley Dixon, while decoration was in the hands of the London-based Todhunter Earle Group. Read our SuperYacht of the Week article on... Read More
Leading yachts in the RORC Caribbean 600 were moving towards Guadeloupe last night, rising to 1,467m (4,813 feet) above sea level. The island generates the most significant wind shadow on the 600-mile racecourse. First to reach the island at sunset was the 214ft Baltic ketch Hetairos, powering thought the crystal clear waters at 18knots. Sailing Yacht HetairosGeorge David’s RP90 superyacht?Rambler were just over a mile behind; the crew fully hiked with the big gear up, blast reaching after their monumental competitor. With no moon and substantial cloud cover, the two yachts were sparring for line honours in the pitch-black dark of night as they passed the Soufrière volcano. At first Rambler followed the leaders line but after passing Les Saintes, Hetairos tacked offshore and Rambler... Read More
Following the 18-month refit at Yachting Developments and sea trials completed with success, the 130′ sailing yacht Endeavour is now being transported to the Caribbean aboard Dockwise. Coming to Florida, the luxury charter yacht Endeavour will sail to participate at the Antigua St Barths Bucket regatta held in March, together with the 36m charter yacht Bliss and the 29.3m Symmetry superyacht, both built by Yachting Developments. 130′ charter yacht Endeavour heading for the CaribbeanIt has been an honor for Yachting Developments to have been able to undertake the superyacht Endeavour’s refit in New Zealand, preserving as much of the vessel as practical while taking advantage of twenty first century sailing systems, enhanced performance and improved functionality. More than 100,000... Read More
The 214ft superyacht Hetairos skippered by Vincent Fauquenoy, crossed the finish line in Antigua on Wednesday 22nd February 2012, completing the RORC Caribbean 600 in an elapsed time of 2 days 2 hours 39 minutes and 32 seconds to claim Line Honours. The monumental ketch Hetairos was well outside the record time set by sailing yacht Rambler 100 last year; however the international team aboard the Hetairos yacht were all smiles as they were greeted by well-wishers and a cacophony of horns from megayachts in Falmouth Harbour, Antigua. RORC Caribbean 600, 2012. Sailing yacht Hetairos finishes on Wednesday 22nd February. Photo CreditTim Wright/PhotoactionHetairos navigator, South African Marc Lagesse modestly admitted to being somewhat taken aback with their achievement:“I have to say, I am... Read More
By Maarten Janssen and Photos by SYT Reader?The?trinity superyacht CocktailsBuilt in 2004 by Trinity Yachts, the 47.8 metre superyacht Cocktails has a spectacularly rich interior that mirrors a stately home of Europe. Amongst Chevy Toy’s special features are a baby grand piano, large swim platform, and air-conditioned alfresco dining for 10 on the aft deck. She was sold to her current owners in the summer of... Read More