World Direct Shipping Adds Another Florida-Mexico Sailing

Ocean carrier World Direct Shipping (OCWDS) said it will now add a weekly sailing service between Manatee, Florida, and Mexico port in the new service that it has launched recently.

The newly introduced service will work between Port Manatee, which is located near the mouth of Tampa Bay, and the Tuxpan, which is in the Veracruz state north central part of Mexico. The existing service of World Direct operates between the Manatee port and Coatzacoalcos, in the southern Veracruz. From Tuxpan the first sailing is scheduled for 12th of Jan.

The director of Palmetto, Carlos Diaz, the, Florida-based World Shipping company said the location of Tuxpan near the Mexican paper processors will offer an opportunity for export of paper from Port Manatee including US imports of Mexican fruits, juices and vegetables.

World Shipping is planning to relocate its 672-TEU Queen B from the Coatzacoalcos service to the Tuxpan service and on the Coatzacoalcos route use the 440-TEU Pafilia. For Friday, the schedule calls departures from Tuxpan, and will reach at Port Manatee on Monday, whereas sailings from Coatzacoalcos will be continue on Saturdays, and will arrive at Port Manatee on Tuesday. Continue reading World Direct Shipping Adds Another Florida-Mexico Sailing

Lisa Blair Resumes Antarctic Circumnavigation

The 32-year-old sailor and adventurer Lisa Blair from Australia has recommenced her Antarctica circumnavigation journey.

She departed from the Royal Cape Yacht Club in Cape Town on 11th June 2017 last Sunday. She left at 11 am CAT.

Lisa is looking to create a new record of sorts by becoming the solo woman sailor to circumnavigate Antarctica all by herself. She is sailing without any crew or assistance. Lisa had to abandon her sail on 4 April 2017 when the port shroud of the Climate Action Now vessel broke. She was 895nm south of Cape Town and had issued a PAN then. She had to brave through winds up to the speed of 40 knots and 7m. It swelled her yacht.

Lisa was able to somehow safely bring her yacht to Cape Town to carry out the repairs. She got her boat fuelled on April 7 from the M.V. Eastern Mercury and safely moved on to Cape Town using a motor and jury rig. She reached Cape Town on April 12, 2017. Continue reading Lisa Blair Resumes Antarctic Circumnavigation

2017 Moth Worlds Entries

There is more focus now on the 2017 Moth Worlds regatta event that has six months remaining, more or less same as the America’s Cup event.

Indeed, summer months promise a lot of action for sailing fans and this year will be no different. A record fleet has registered for the Moth Worlds event which is all news now in the sailing world. The entrants are a record number for this year’s event. The entries for early bird category closed for this event on the last day of January. There were 190 competitors recorded who come from 25 countries. The event is scheduled to be held from July 21st to 30th at Lake Garda in Italy, a usual venue for the event. However the record lineup is what is interesting as top sailors would be part of the fleet.

Among the list of top sailors is Paul Goodison from GBR who has several world records to his name. He would also be facing other stalwarts of the racing world such as Tom Slingsby from Australia who would be paired up with Tom Burton. All such names have several accolades attached, some of Olympic and others from reputed international regatta events. Continue reading 2017 Moth Worlds Entries

De’Longhi Wins Race Two Of Australian Championship

The race 2 of the 18 Footers Australian Championship was a hard fought one and at the end, it was Niall Kinch, Simon Nearn and Grant Rollerson on De’Longhi who won the race held on Sunday.

The race started early as the fleet reached the lineup early and was eager to go. De’Longhi looked solid right from the start and at the end of the first of the three windward/leewards; the boat had a very good lead over its competitors.

De’Longhi did not give any space for the Yandoo (John Winning) and Smeg (Lee Knapton) to get beyond it. It ran a faultless race for the most part of the Day 2 of the Australian championship and had a solid lead over Yandoo and Smeg right for the word go/ The minor places saw a see-saw battle and there were four boats competing here. They were Triple M (James Ward), Coopers 62 Rag & Famish (Jack Macartney), Thurlow Fisher Lawyers (Michael Coxon) and Compass Markets (Keagan York). They were mixing the positions at the front of the race. Continue reading De’Longhi Wins Race Two Of Australian Championship

Gulf Of Mexico Race

A native of Clark Lake was successful in clinching a deal in the sailing race that occurred in the Gulf of Mexico.

Being a native of Texas, he was successful in winning the contest that involved sailing about 150 miles by the Texas coast by the Gulf of Mexico. For John Barnett, who is 66 years of age, it was no small feat as he reached a pinnacle of his achievements. Having moved here about ten years back, he now regularly competes in different sailing contests. However, this was his first win in the Harvest Moon Regatta, which was a race that started from Galveston and ended at Port Aransas.

Barnett was excited about competing in a race that has people participating from different parts of the world. The race had a lot of excitement as people surfed all night and the waves had people screaming in their boats. The race has been on for 29 years. Continue reading Gulf Of Mexico Race