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Cruising – Sunday, November 9, 2014
Sunday, November 9, 2014   
Today, 270 yachts will start in Las Palmas, Canary Islands, to their traditional Rally across the Atlantic, to secure a place in the sun in time for the Christmas vacations in the Caribbeans. The entry list contains teams from 17 nations. The fastest boats will take less than 20 days to cross the Ocean.
The event website.
Cruising – Wednesday, May 14, 2014
Wednesday, May 14, 2014   
On the coming weekend, the Regatta Season at the picturesque Croatian Coast begins with the Business-Cup, the first Act of a series of events co-organised by Pitter Yacht Charter. Over 50 teams did enter, and for the first time, the 'José Carreras-Yacht Race' with leukemia patients aboard, at the same time fund raising in favor of the Leukemia Foundation of the opera star, will be sailed within the Business Cup.
In 2015, Pitter Yacht Charter will organise the inaugural The Race - 1000 miles - a coastal race in two legs from Biograd to Lefkas and back. Please do not hesitate to gather more information on the varied regattas of Pitter Yacht Charter, open for all sailing and sail racing enthusiasts, be it this or next year. Here the details.
Cruising – Monday, December 9, 2013
Monday, December 9, 2013   
Pitter Yacht Charter continues in 2014 with an attractive Offshore Racing Regatta Program at the Adriatic Coast, the dream area for tourists, hobby racers and professional sailors. Thanks to the diversity of race-ready charter yachts available at the different bases along the Croatian coast, holiday cruises, as well as around-the-buoys and coastal races can be perfectly combined. Plan your most exciting 2014 vacations now ! The Communiqué (PDF).
Cruising – Thursday, December 5, 2013
Thursday, December 5, 2013   
Today, 'Caro' of Maximilian Klink CAY, leader of the Racer Division, will cross the finish line at St-Lucia as first. As during the Mini-Transat, exceptional light winds prevailed during the whole Atlantic crossing. The large Cruising Division fleet is about half-distance of the Rally over the Atlantic. The fleet-viewer with rankings and the reports.
Cruising – Tuesday, November 26, 2013
Tuesday, November 26, 2013   
Last Sunday, 224 teams started in Las Palmas on the Canaries to the traditional Atlantic Rally for Cruisers, the annual entertaining joint transfer of yachts over the Atlantic heading for the sunny Caribbeans during winter time. Five Swiss boats are on the entry list this year. The race can be followed on the fleet-viewer. The report on the start.
Cruising – Saturday, November 9, 2013
Saturday, November 9, 2013   
Lately, a dead sperm whale had stranded in the Netherlands with 25 kg plastic litter in his stomach, responsible for his death. Millions of fish, seabirds, sea animals, turtles die every year because of the plastic garbage floating in the Seas around the world. A video and an article by segelreporter.com.
Cruising – Wednesday, October 30, 2013
Wednesday, October 30, 2013   
Commercial ships, the Marine, fishermen ..... all were severely hit by the extreme storms on the Bay of Biscay of the last weekend. Here an impressive storm video. Flying water was filmed in Kiel as well - watch the vidéo.
Cruising – Wednesday, October 23, 2013
Wednesday, October 23, 2013   
Exactly 10 years before, when Newcastle yachtsman Ivan Macfadyen had sailed exactly the same course from Melbourne to Osaka and on to San Francisco, all he'd had to do to catch a fish from the ocean between Brisbane and Japan was throw out a baited line, but today, the Pacific Ocean is dead. No fish, no seabirds, no live. The engin needed in windless conditions was only usable at daytime, to steer clear of all the waste swimming around. His report.
Cruising – Friday, March 1, 2013
Friday, March 1, 2013   
All participants of the Vendée Globe mentioned in their daily reports the first Albatrosses escorting them on their way across the Soutern Oceans. The English sailing icon Ellen MacArthur GBR has been speaking up for the protection of the endangered water birds since the end of her racing career. In addition to the threat of the up to 150 km long nets of commerical fishing, it is above all the floating plastic garbage hurting the Albatrosses. In 80 % of the stomacs of dead birds is plastic litter. A movie concerning this problem will be published this autumn. Here the trailer.
Cruising – Thursday, February 21, 2013
Thursday, February 21, 2013   
The trimaran 'Paradox' of Peter Aschenbrenner USA with Cam Lewis USA as helmsman finished the fast and windy round-the-Caribbean race in 40 hrs and 22 min, just 11 minutes more as the previous record. The 100-foot max 'ICAP Leopard' as first monohull was also above the old record time. The reports.
Cruising – Wednesday, February 20, 2013
Wednesday, February 20, 2013   
The favourable trade-wind condtions stayed on yesterday and the leading boats are now advancing at record speed with the estimated time of arrival today by noon. The trimaran 'Paradox' with Cam Lewis USA will probably establish the new best time for multi-hulls, while the 100 foot maxi 'ICAP Leopard' is only very slightly behind the monohull record of 'Rambler'.The report and the race-tracker.
Cruising – Tuesday, February 19, 2013
Tuesday, February 19, 2013   (Image © Richard Langdon)
Yesterday, the start was given off St. Johns to the RORC Caribbean 600, a 600 miles' round-the-Caribbean-islands race. Among the participants are some big racers such as the 100 foot maxi 'ICAP Leopard', the 72 foot 'Bella mente' or the US trimaran 'Paradox'. Fresh trade winds between 25 and 30 kn caused already some damages, but also ensure a fast race. After 100 miles, the two leading yachts 'Paradox' and 'ICAP Leopard' sailed a 18 kn average speed, considerably below the existing record of 'Rambler'. The report and the video of the start.
 
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