Virgin Voyages Cruise Ship – For Adults Only

Virgin Voyages

Virgin Voyages

Virgin Voyages, a partnership between Virgin Group and Bain Capital has just announced its first cruise ship sail and what we can expect from the duo venture. Founder Richard Branson, and President, and CEO Tom McAlpin came together to announce the development and details of the start-up cruise. Continue reading

Must know tips before your First Cruise

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If you are looking for a perfect getaway with your spouse or your family, then going on a cruise is ideal for you. There are different styles and themes of each cruise that can make this experience memorable. You can explore multiple cities and meet new people all while enjoying your private holiday. So if you are thinking of holidaying on a cruise, which can also be considered as a floating city, check out some essential tips below.

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World’s First Fully Electric Yacht – Dasher Unveiled

Dasher - electric yacht.

Dasher – electric yacht. Credit: Hinckley

The luxury Yacht builder Hinckley located in Maine, U.S.A. has unveiled Dasher, a 28.6-foot; fully electric luxury yacht at the 47th Newport International Boat Show. It’s the first time in the history that a fully electric yacht will sail on the sea, according to the press release by Hinckley. Continue reading

Sailing Terms You Must Know

Sailing around in the open sea is a unique treat that few of us are fortunate enough to experience. However, once you know the joys of sailing it’s hard to keep off. So to help you in your newest endeavour of sailing we have put together all the terms and phrases that every sailor must have in his dictionary.

  • Jibe

You can change the direction of your boat with the help of a jibe by bringing the stern of the boat through the wind. This manoeuvre is also called as ‘wearing ship’ in the square-rigged ships.

  • Rudder

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A rudder is a flat plank made up of wood, metal or fibre which is placed below the boat. The rudder is used to steer the ship in the waters.

  • Bow, Starboard and port

A bow is the front of the ship, to its right is the starboard and to its left is the port. These three are some of the most important terms in the sailing world.

  • Windward and leeward

Windward is the point of the boat from where the wind is blowing, while leeward is the direction opposite to which the wind is blowing. Both these terms are important to know as the boat moves to the direction of the wind.

  • Mainsail

The mainsail is the most significant and also the largest sail of the boat. It is huge and triangular in shape and lies close to the boat’s mast. It also has a bulky pole called the ‘boom’.

Summertime Sailing Destinations Around the World

Catalina Island

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Sailing in the summer is always a pleasant experience as the weather is generally predictable, winds are gentle and there is a very less chance of raining. We have listed some great sailing destinations that you can enjoy in the summers. Continue reading