The challenger team of America’s Cup, The Netherlands is again hoping to be the Challenger of Record. Luna Rossa, who won the race last time has again decided to part in the 2021 regatta taking place in Auckland.
At the prestigious Beverly Junior Regatta, the skipper Grace Gear hailing from York and the crew member John Thomas O’Rourke also from York and Potomac, Maryland, finished at the fifth place and it was the tie. The secured the fifth position beating the fleet of 85 boats. The tournament held on Buzzards Bay on Aug. 14 and 15.
World Sailing, which is the world governing body for sailing, has moved into the world of eSports, by launching the first virtual World Sailing Championships.
Saint-Tropez, the resort of glittering Riviera favored by the super-rich and celebrities are lamenting a decline in berthed number in yachts at its marina this summer.
The owners of Luxury yacht are not to be short of funds, but, because of the prohibitive cost of the luxury yachts, they are snubbing the upscale resorts of Côte d’Azur.
Now, instead of Antibes or Saint-Tropez’s’, the renowned “Billionaires’ Harbor”, people are choosing relatively less expensive destinations at the places like Spain or Italy, where the fees of berthing, crewing costs and fuel prices are lower.
Coming to the high costs on the Riviera, then strict enforcement of EU regulations France has to be blamed for this. They have strict EU regulations on the marine diesel sales price and for the high French tax new requirement along with the social contributions to be paid to the crew members.