Category: Yacht Stories

A Change Of Pace: Melges 20 Worlds

After the two days of ultimate Southwest Newport breeze, the third day of the Melges 20 World Championship saw warm temps, dawned sunny skies, but no wind.

When sailors reached at the Sail Newport to start their preparations, the glassy water of the sea was tempting for water skiing. A lengthy morning rescheduling gave the way to one light air Melges 20 World Championship race, one more time shuffling the standings with one final day to go.

At 09.00, the PRO of the event Peter ‘Luigi’ Reggio made the announcement that the AP would be lifted and the next announcement will be made by 11:30, which gave 20 sailors Melges some time to get relax check out the best coffee shops of Newport. (more…)

Britain Wins 6 Medals At 2017 World Cup

The first World Cup regatta of the 2020 cycle is now complete and Britain has ended up with a rich haul of medals.

It has collected a total of 6 medals from the first 2017 World Cup. Great Britain has amassed three silvers, a bronze, and two golds at the first 2017 World Cup. This is a remarkable achievement by the British sailors and they have done their country proud.

The Sailing World Cup Miami has now concluded after the final racing last Sunday on the Biscayne Bay. The gold in the 49ers racing event went to Dylan Fletcher-Stuart Bithell. They were happy with their feet and looked forward to even better showing in the races to come. The British sailors topped the first two positions in the Nacra 17 event. (more…)

Thief takes yacht for fun ride

A convicted outlaw has been charged with the theft of a Hornblower yacht and taking it for a fun ride around the San Diego Bay. The incident took place earlier this weekend.

On Wednesday, 37 year old Jorge Glaviria pleaded not guilty to 4 felony counts including vandalism, theft as well as setting a yacht adrift. Prosecutors told that Jorge jumped a fence on Saturday morning and the he floated away in the Newport Hornblower yacht that is primarily used for wedding ceremonies and dinner cruises.

A leading news channel got hold of still images taken from a webcam. It showed that the vessel circled it for around 8 hours. On Saturday morning, the employees saw the yacht floating on the water and noticed that Jorge looking back at them with a pair of binoculars.

The Harbor Police reported that Jorge then jumped off the boat and attempted to swim away from the place before he was caught. The prosecutors also stated that he also damaged the yacht. On Wednesday, prosecutor Nicole Venegas told in court that the damages are likely to be more than US$ 25000 and that is why we’re asking for this (high) bail.  He also has a recent criminal history.

Already Jorge is a convicted thief on law-breaking probation. Back in September, last year, he was declared guilty to stealing an all new Mercedes Benz from an El Cajon shop and the taking it on for a little ride.

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