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.
Mylius Yachts is another Italian yard of repute, known for their several luxury yacht launches. They have recently announced a third hull having been launched of the Mylius 76 series which is its flagship series. It was launched in the early part of June and was christened E Vai.
This luxury boat has several key features. For instance, the hull is made from carbon fiber and has a superstructure designed by Alberto Simeone. The sloop of 25.25 meters of this blue water yacht has been given a high A rating of CE category.
An ideal weather forecast to begin the annual Irish Cruiser Racing Association (ICRA) championships set to deliver the condition of “champagne sailing” Roche’s Point, as the first race started at 2.30pm.
But, the celebrations is not going to be long lasting as another forecast says, the perfect weather condition is going to be short-lived. On Saturday the wind will blow with the near gale-force and the situation will remain so in the coming days as well.
Because of the reason, other events that were planned in the area are being rearranged or cancelled and this includes the 200-boat Cork Harbor Festival’s Ocean (CHFO) to City race. This event has been shortened to start at Blackrock in-order to avoid the high winds.
However, Cork Harbor’s topography may yet provide a solution for the event ICRA Nationals and also the chances of setting the courses in the area of harbor by creating the ‘around the cans’ style of courses. It will be similar to the races of the scenic Cork Week.
The bad weather condition has hit many and it has led to some disastrous accidents as well. Last weekend saw the loss of Ker 39-footer Inis Mór, it was the possession of recent Scottish and the ship was on its route to Crosshaven and was competing in the national title of Class Zero. The boat sank off near Kilmore Quay in the Saltee Islands.
The good thing was, none of the delivery crew members (Three) were hurt and meanwhile they were lifted by air at the Irish Coast Guard (ICG). The helicopter was exercising nearby, when this accident happened and the call was made.
The team is hopeful that within few days weather will get fine and they will get apt weather to practice sailing.