Offshore Yachting : December January 2009
SEAMARK News In Brief Cafarri in another world-first British yachtswoman Dee Caffari has set out to become the first woman to sail solo and non-stop both ways around the world, an attempt which would see her notch up her second sailing world record if successful. Caffari was the first woman to sail solo, non-stop around the world against the prevailing winds and currents in 2005/06. This latest odyssey, which is being undertaken as part of the Vendee Globe yacht onboard a state-of-the-art Open 60, started in France on 9 November and is expected to take 90 days to complete. Yoti creates European Connection news Dave Chamtaloup’s Caprice of Huon will join the cruise to Hobart. Cruise the Sydney Hobart race track If you’ve ever felt compelled to experience the 628-nautical-mile Sydney Hobart voyage, but would rather take it at your own pace, then the Cruising Yacht Club of Australian (CYCA) has the event for you. The CYCA will run a non-competitive cruise from Sydney to Hobart in January to February 2009 and is extending an open invitation to all sailors interested in joining the group. The cruise has been organised to follow a set of communication and safety disciplines with a designated arrival time in Hobart of no later than midday 5 February, 2009. The arrival date will coincide with the Australian Wooden Boat Festival from 7-9 February and there will also be an option for boats to continue on and join the 2009 White & McAllister Van Diemen’s Land Cirvumnavigation Cruise, departing Hobart 11 February. “There will be no speed or timed distance reporting required,” said CYCA Vice Commodore and Sailing Committee Chairman, Gary Linacre. “The objective is to perform excellent seamanship, navigation and communication disciplines. There will be no advantage achieved by, or any need for competitive speed during the cruise.” The CYCA is encouraging participants to sail in company and all are free to choose whether to proceed under power or sail at any time. The Vice Commodore believes this is a great way for people to reconnect with the roots of the Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race. “Some would say this is the way the Sydney Hobart Yacht Race started out,” he said. The club has already accepted a number of expressions of interest including from David Champtaloup, who will sail his classic yacht Caprice of Huon, a two-time Australian Admiral’s Cup team competitor in the 1960s and a placegetter in the Sydney Hobart in the ‘70s. Cruise directions are available to download on the CYCA’s website. For further information visit www.cyca.com.au 94 | offshore Australian yacht broker Yoti has formed a strategic partnership with European-based yacht sales and service provider Sunbird offering its clients a complete solution for purchasing and launching a yacht in Europe. According to a statement, Yoti saw the opportunity to create a streamlined service for the growing number of Australian sailors looking to Europe and the Mediterranean for their sailing adventures. Through the arrangement, Sunbird’s support team can be on call for Yoti clients to do everything from arrange berthing to managing warranty and aftersales service. “We truly believe that our Australian and New Zealand clients need a considered pathway towards enjoyment of their yachts when overseas,” said Yoti director, John C Cowpe. “This is no small challenge when being looked after by a company on the other side of the world and indeed it is often made to feel further away with the challenge of time differences,” he said. Sunbird’s western Mediterranean base in Palma runs the company’s yacht sales operation as well as aftersales service. There’s also an eastern Mediterranean location in Gocek, Greece, for warranty and aftersales support. For further information visit www.yoti.com.au or email the company on email@example.com OAMPS sponsors Sydney International Regatta Insurance company OAMPS has signed on as the major naming rights sponsor of Yachting NSW’s Sydney International Regatta to be held from December 6-9. The company is the largest marine insurance specialist brokers in the Asia- Pacific region and is experienced in providing all aspects of marine insurance and consulting solutions. Apart from its sailing involvement, OAMPS is already the official insurance broker to the Rugby League World Cup 2008 and is a Wesfarmers Company with offices across Australia and in the UK.
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