British yachtsman Tony Bullimore set out from Hobart, Australia on the Blue Ocean Wireless Round the World Challenge determined to break the 70 day barrier for sailing solo non-stop around the world.
Sailing his 102 ft. catamaran Doha, the 68 year old yachtsman crossed the start line between the Iron Pot Lighthouse and Pearson’s Point marking the entrance to the River Derwent, at an effortless 16 knots, to quickly leave the flotilla of spectator craft in his wake.
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Australian built to withstand the rigours of the Southern Ocean, the Innovation 60 is a masterpiece of design. From the defining flybridge, to the sleek powerful hulls, the Innovation 60 represents a motor yacht built to the highest engineering standards. Her ample volume is thoughtfully executed, seamlessly blending indoor and outdoor living. Stability and room from the beamy catamaran hull ensures total comfort, enjoyment and relaxation. Privacy is never compromised in the Innovation 60 (...) > Full story
After her stunning victory in the Route du Rhum/La Banque Postale last November, Gitana 11, underwent a full check-up this winter at the Gitana Team’s base at Saint-Philibert. And at 15:00 hours on Friday 13 April, the trimaran was restored to its natural habitat to prepare for an ORMA 2007 season of which the highpoint will be the doublehanded Transat Jacques Vabre departing from Le Havre on 4 November for Salvador de Bahia in Brazil. Lionel Lemonchois, winner of the 2005 Jacques (...) > Full story
Sailing south of Lorient, France, the catamaran l’Hydroptere broke two world records. Helmed by Alain Thebault and with a Swiss-French crew of seven on board, the boat averaged 44.5 knots over 500 meters and 41.5 knots over one nautical mile, speeds that beat two world records if they are ratified World Sailing Speed Record Council.
Stuart Bloomfield, the principal helmsman of Martin Riley’s super fast Australian catamaran Raw Nerve, thinks the record she set in the 2004 Brisbane to Gladstone race of 18 hours 55 minutes and nine seconds is going to be hard to beat and to do it the wind angles have to be perfect.
The 2007 race started in Easter Friday in Moreton Bay with a light east north easterly for the Crowther 50, which Bloomfield has modfied extensively for Riley in recent years.
Bloomfield recounts the race. (...) > Full story
Just recently Lagoon launched Lagoon 67 "Perle Noire" (the Black Pearl).
The flagship of the Lagoon fleet, the Lagoon 67 encompasses all of the luxury and high-tech developments that make Lagoon the world´s leading catamaran builder: fiberglass composite resin-infused hull and deck with carbon fiber reinforcements, a carbon fiber resin-infused nacelle, carbon mast, white oil-stained oak woodwork finish, oak laminate floorboards, high horsepower saildrive engines.
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Lagoon 500 Margarita recently came back from Vladivostok to Singapore with a new record: 12 days, this is an average speed of 15 knots with a top speed recorded of 22.1 knots. Captain of Margarita, Mr. Alexander Shatokhin said it was the most exciting and pleasing voyage of his career.
Lagoon 500 Margarita sailed together with the Lagoon 440 Arabella on the first 100 miles of the journey. Then Lagoon 440 Arabella headed Korea and Lagoon 500 Margarita took the direction of Singapore. The (...) > Full story
Franck Cammas and his 10-man crew are on standby for an attempt at the Columbus Route record.