Every year the yachting industry eagerly waits for the Monaco Yacht Show (MYS), which is closely associated with the world’s biggest superyachts. Continue reading
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
The new Z55 by Zeelander has similar sleek lines and elegance like its sibling Z44, but it is longer by 11 feet. This navy-blue sports cruiser is all set to make its debut at the Cannes Yachting Festival this month. Continue reading
Numarine, the Turkish yacht builder has recently launched its first 32 meters (105 feet) explorer yacht 32XP. The yacht which is specially designed and built to reduce noise and vibrations features an efficient displacement steel hull. Continue reading
According to the recent research by Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA), river cruises are becoming more and more popular amongst travellers compared to sea cruises. Continue reading
Cruising has become a favourite mode of leisure travel for many people and is becoming more and more popular.
In collaboration with the Maharashtra Tourism Development Corporation (MTDC) and Mumbai Port, the Italian luxury cruise liner Costa Cruises has launched India’s first domestic luxury cruise. Continue reading
The lush Amazon forest is a visual delight to visit in any season. The beautiful forest and rivers are mysterious and inviting at the same time. Millions of travellers visit the Amazon to explore this unique place and see the nature in its full glory. Continue reading
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.
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.
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.
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’.
As per the Cruise Lines International Association’s (CLIA) recent study, travellers have a growing interest and discovering the joy of cruising on small cruise ships – the ones with lower guest capacities than the bigger ones. Continue reading