Yachting News

NZ Millennium Cup 2019 Promises Nailbiting Racing

Posted: 20th Dec 2018

Written by: OnboardOnline

Newly-certified Clean Regatta, the NZ Millennium Cup will be the first superyacht regatta
to welcome in 2019 and this year’s well-matched fleet promises closer racing
than ever before. Read More

Régates Royales de Cannes Confirmed for September 2019

Posted: 20th Dec 2018

Written by: OnboardOnline

The 41st edition of the Régates Royales de Cannes is scheduled for next September, from 21 through 28. The city of Cannes and the Yacht Club de Cannes (the event organizer) will once again welcome the world’s best classic yachts t... Read More

First All-Female Pro Crew for Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race

Posted: 27th Nov 2018

Written by: Justin Chisholm

Two-time Volvo Ocean Race competitor Stacey Jackson from Australia is to lead the first professional all-female crew to take on the Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race in the 75th edition of the classic offshore race this December. Read More

Expert Dive Guides Join APS Indonesia

Posted: 27th Nov 2018

Written by: OnboardOnline

An expert in the field of Marine Biology and a local who knows the Indonesian waters and customs like the back of his hand are the two highly qualified guides that Asia Pacific Superyachts Indonesia is delighted to welcome on boar... Read More

Civitavecchia and Trieste: Ports of Call for World's Largest Superyachts

Posted: 20th Nov 2018

Written by: OnboardOnline

If anyone was in doubt that Italy is a superyacht destination, they won't be now. The world's largest superyachts, Azzam and Dilbar, have recently come to moor in Civitavecchia and Trieste. Read More

Benetti Delivers 69m Motor Yacht Spectre

Posted: 20th Nov 2018

Written by: OnboardOnline

The Italian shipyard, Benetti, is celebrating the delivery of 69m motor yacht 'Spectre' in Livorno, a fully customized superyacht built for American owners John and Jeanette Staluppi. Taking 750,000 working hours to build, the end... Read More

Cruising Indonesia - Orangutans in the Wild

Posted: 12th Nov 2018

Written by: OnboardOnline

Asia Pacific Superyachts Indonesia is delighted to welcome back MY Latitude in November. “After an amazingly successful Komodo and region expedition in August, the owner, who is a keen wildlife and underwater photographer, wants m... Read More

Asia Superyacht Rendezvous Cup 2019 Events Announced

Posted: 6th Nov 2018

Written by: Linda Cartlidge

The 18th annual Asia Superyacht Rendezvous Cup promises fierce racing and exclusive relaxed social events in its invitation to superyacht owners, captains & crew to attend the January 18-20, 2019 event, returning for the third yea... Read More

British Sailing Team Hopes for Kiteboarding Medals at 2024 Olympics

Posted: 29th Oct 2018

Written by: Justin Chisholm

In what appears to be an impressive degree of pre-planning, the British Sailing Team has set its sights firmly on winning kiteboarding medals at the 2024 Olympic Games in Paris. Despite being six years away, the British selectors ... Read More

International Schooner Association Founded

Posted: 4th Oct 2018

Written by: OnboardOnline

Schooner owners do not come more passionate than Tomas de Vargas Machuca, who owns not one, but two, of these famous vintage craft. A new initiative, nurtured by his enthusiasm and that of his captain Simon Pandolfi, is the format... Read More

International Maxi Association Set to Expand

Posted: 2nd Oct 2018

Written by: OnboardOnline

Following its Annual General Meeting held during this month’s Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup, the International Maxi Association, the World Sailing-recognised body that oversees maxi yacht racing globally, has announced its prize winners, v... Read More

Winners of the 2018 Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup

Posted: 8th Sep 2018

Written by: James Boyd

The highlight of the maxi yacht calendar, the 2018 Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup concluded in Porto Cervo on Saturday with stand-out performances in most classes. The most remarkable victory was seized by the Wally 77 Lyra in the Wally cla... Read More

Largest Yacht Built in Asia Completes Sea Trials

Posted: 26th Jun 2018

Written by: OnboardOnline

The largest yacht to be built in Asia, 88.5m Illusion Plus has successfully completed her sea trials and is now in the finishing stages of her construction at Pride Mega Yachts. Due to be delivered in the Autumn, Illusion Plus is ... Read More

Chinese Dongfeng Race Team Wins Volvo Ocean Race 2017-18

Posted: 25th Jun 2018

Written by: Volvo Ocean Race

Velsheda Wins Superyacht Cup Palma 2018

Posted: 24th Jun 2018

Written by: Daphne Morgan Barnicoat

Once the spray had settled at the end of the deciding St. Regis Mardavall Race the overall trophy went narrowly but deservedly to the famous J Class yacht Velsheda after an inspiring performance over the three days of Europe’s lar... Read More

J Class Duo Launch Superyacht Cup Palma in Style

Posted: 21st Jun 2018

Written by: Daphne Morgan Barnicoat

As a curtain raiser to the 22nd Superyacht Cup it does not get much better than the sight of two of the superb J Class yachts strutting their stuff out on the vibrant blue waters of Palma Bay. The opening races of the Mediterranea... Read More

Audi Invitational Team Racing Challenge Underway in Porto Cervo

Posted: 21st Jun 2018

Written by: Marialisa Panu

Competition in the Audi Invitational Team Racing Challenge runs from 21-23 June in Porto Cervo, organised by the Yacht Club Costa Smeralda (YCCS). The biennial regatta takes place aboard the YCCS fleet of J/70 boats in a series of... Read More

Centrostiledesign and FA Porsche Collaborate on Dynamiq GTT 115 Hybrid

Posted: 21st Jun 2018

Written by: OnboardOnline

Centrostiledesign is proud to announce its first collaboration with Dynamiq, the Monte Carlo-based shipyard that continues to make waves in the superyacht world with its original and versatile designs. Known for involving world cl... Read More

Countdown to the Palma Superyacht Cup 2018

Posted: 9th Jun 2018

Written by: OnboardOnline

Yachts from all corners of the globe are headed for the annual Superyacht Cup in Plama which kicks off on 20 June. Bolero, Bliss and Athos have returned from the far reaches of Asia and the Pacific, with many others including Miss... Read More

Superyacht Slipstream Recognized for Humanitarian Efforts

Posted: 9th Jun 2018

Written by: OnboardOnline

On Monday 11 June, the crew of 60m MY Slipstream will receive the Yachts du Coeur trophy in recognition of their efforts to organize and transport aid to the Caribbean after the 2017 hurricanes. In collaboration with ECO-MER and ... Read More

Sustainability at Cape Panwa Hotel Phuket Raceweek

Posted: 26th May 2018

Written by: OnboardOnline

Ocean waste is a huge problem in China, Indonesia, the Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam, who are jointly responsible for 60% of the eight million tonnes of plastic that enter the world's oceans each year. Regatta organizers are t... Read More

Wyndham Harbour: The New Marina 30 Minutes from Melbourne

Posted: 17th May 2018

Written by: OnboardOnline

Wyndham Harbour is a new marina in Port Phillip Bay just 30 minutes’ drive from the Melbourne CBD. Stage one of the development, comprising 150 marina berths, cafés, waterfront apartments and housing has been completed and the sig... Read More

Top Yachts Heading to Season Finale at Samui Regatta

Posted: 9th May 2018

Written by: Duncan Worthington

Samui Regatta organisers are expecting one of the most competitive line-ups ever of 50+ foot racing yachts including five TP52s at this year's regatta. Now in its 17th year, Samui Regatta in Thailand has been dubbed the 'Tropical ... Read More

Race Viewing from a Yacht at Monaco F1® Grand Prix

Posted: 7th May 2018

Written by: Rebecca Whitlocke

The 76th edition of Monaco F1® Grand Prix will be held from 24 - 27 May on the world-famous circuit through the streets of Monaco. Chartering a yacht is the ultimate way to experience the event but race fans can also consider shar... Read More

The NZ Millennium Cup Gives Notice of the 2019 Superyacht Regatta

Posted: 27th Apr 2018

Written by: Isla McKechnie

The NZ Millennium Cup will be the first superyacht regatta to welcome in 2019 and has just released its notice of race. It’s the world’s most southerly superyacht regatta and is becoming well-known as a must-do event for yacht own... Read More

Yacht Club Costa Smeralda Team First Italian Crew at Baldwin Cup

Posted: 10th Apr 2018

Written by: YCCS

In just a few days' time the Baldwin Cup 2018 will get underway in Newport Beach (LA, California) and for the first time in the history of this prestigious trophy an Italian team has been invited to participate. Read More

Save the Date: Ida Lewis Distance Race 2018

Posted: 29th Mar 2018

Written by: Barby MacGowan

A late-summer sailing tradition loved by grand prix racers and cruising sailors alike, the annual Ida Lewis Distance Race is scheduled to start on Friday, August 17, 2018. Sailing boats of 28 feet or longer set off and return to N... Read More

Volvo Ocean Race: A Devastating Week for Team Scallywag

Posted: 29th Mar 2018

Written by: Volvo Ocean Race

All teams competing in the Volvo Ocean Race have been through a difficult week, facing challenging weather conditions whilst processing their personal grief at the loss of John Fisher of Team Sun Hung Kai/Scallywag who was swept o... Read More

New Entrants Join Superyacht Cup Fleet

Posted: 26th Mar 2018

Written by: OnboardOnline

At the time of writing 17 awe-inspiring superyachts will be taking up the Superyacht Cup challenge in Palma de Mallorca from 19 to 23 June this year. Race enthusiasts can look forward to a stellar fleet, not to mention tight racin... Read More

Royal Huisman Turns its Largest Hull Ever

Posted: 23rd Mar 2018

Written by: Royal Huisman

With an impressive overall length of 81m / 266ft and a sturdy plumb bow - making her not only powerful but recognizable all over the world - Project 400 is the largest yacht built by Royal Huisman to date. Upon her delivery in 202... Read More

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