VOR: BRUNEL BETTER MAPFRE ON TUESDAY

Team Brunel was able to get one over their rivals Team MAPFRE on Tuesday, according to reports. Peter Burling played a crucial role for Brunel, with their tactical late night sailing helping them over their close rival. This just confirms that the Volvo Ocean Race is a different ball game entirely.

Burling and MAPFRE’s Blair Tuke are teammates in Americas Cup and Olympic sailing but they are on the fronts of completely different teams in the VOC and this was obvious on Tuesday. Burling said both teams battled late into Tuesday night as they sought for an advantage over the other.

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Yacht Doriana Now For Sale

The classic sailing yacht Doriana which is 38 meters is now listed for sale. It has been listed by Jim Acher at Bluewater.


The yacht was built in teak by the yacht yard Denmark Frederikssund yard with delivery in the year 1930. She was owned privately until she fell into disrepair. Then, she was rescued by the people and rebuilt almost entirely in the year 2003/2004 at Navcon shipyard in Germany to DNV class. The reconstruction of the interior of this yacht was designed by Donald Starkey, who is the British naval architect. All the oak frames that were present on the yacht were checked thoroughly and were replaced. Most of them replaced. Meanwhile, all the technical things present in the yacht were also scrapped, removed and replaced; this included the engine, electrical equipment, generators and all wiring and plumbing. Continue reading Yacht Doriana Now For Sale

25th Anniversary Of Glandore Classic Boat Regatta

The 25th anniversary of the Glandore Classic Boat Regatta will be held in July this year.


There would be a unique event called Parade of Sail which will have several restored and unique boats to grace the occasion. Among these the AK Lien, a restored sail trader would be showcased as well. This is the sole vessel of the Sail Trader category that exists of Ireland. Hence, sailing enthusiasts will get a rare chance to see this heritage vessel on the ocean waters. The event will have four days of races, where eight diverse classes are lined up so far. There would be a unique event called cruise in company that will travel to Castletownshend from 23rd to 28th of July. It would be part of the lineup of Glandore regatta. Here a demonstration would also be held of synchronized sailing which will be a highlighted event of this regatta. The vessels taking part in this event will sail from Dublin Bay Water Wags. Continue reading 25th Anniversary Of Glandore Classic Boat Regatta