The very first edition of the sail Maldives yacht rally is going to start soon. The venue is ready and the Indian Ocean is archipelago is all set to welcome participants of this rally. This will be one of the most exotic and spectacular event for participants.
Sailing teams were not without challenges as the week of races have started for them in the Rio Olympics games. The US team in Rio de Janeiro had been preparing for months in order to get familiar with the tidal cycles and wind patterns in the Guanabara Bay. On the second day of racing the team experienced light wind that made it difficult for the races to begin. The early races in the five different categories were defined by tactical parameters that were treacherous. The races on the second day took place in the Guanabara Bay area.
Johann Buttigieg, the MEPA chief executive officer, told that this night that he could not omit the probable evolution of a yacht marina at Zonqor Point – the place identified by the MEPA for American University of Malta project – if Local Plans stays unaltered. As such, he could also not boot out that the building height might increase to a maximum of 10 stories as a result.
Mr Buttigieg was being asked in another meet of Parliamentary Environment Committee, led by PL MP Marlene Farrugia, who had earlier objected to the use of the ODZ land for this project. The CEO of MEPA also stated that the Sadeen group had not yet went for the project. No Environmental Impact Assessment had yet been executed as of now.
Mr Buttigieg was told to report why the government chose for Zonqor and Cospicua places when the report of the site selection had identified other suitable places, including a 29000 site in Tarxien. Mr Buttigieg reported that the places were assessed on archaeological as well as ecological basis. At this point this was a desktop study. After the site was chosen experts (such as the guys who specialise in Yacht Rental Greek Islands) would come in and could decide that the site was not suitable after all.
Ambjent Ahjar’s John Cauchi stated that he saw no coherent progress between the place selection as well as the final choice. He stated that Fort St Rocco could be a great candidate site, mainly when it is melded with nearby places. Dock No. 1 has less than half of the region then the Forti Saint Rocco.
Andrey Melnichenko, a Russian billionaire and businessman, likes to charge yachts which are not like anything that have ever been made before. He began with a magnificent, 390-foot yacht which was designed by the Philippe Starck and made by Blohm + Voss in Germany.
It was introduced in the year 2008, was bruited to cost roughly around US$ 300 million dollars, and is just called A. It has room for fourteen invitees and up to thirty-seven crew.
But Motor Vessel A is quite small if we compare it to Melnichenko’s newest Starck-designed statement yacht. The Sailing Yacht A was launched in Germany recently and is astonishing in its proportions as well as price tag (reportedly well more than US$400 million dollars).
It assesses 468 feet long, its 3, free standing masts are well more than three-hundred feet tall, and as you can see, this is quite a…sight. Once they set the sails, it would technically be one of the biggest sailing vessels in the world for Melnichenko as well as up to twenty guests to enjoy.
Meanwhile, a thirty foot yacht rammed on to rocks at the Waiheke Island with 2 people on board. Coastguard Operations Centre’s Johnny Clough told that the two people on board had suffered bruises and cuts in the mishap. People on board put out a mayday alert around 6.15 pm yesterday as well as 2 Coastguard vessels replied. Mr Clough told that the boat had hit rocks near Park Point. He told that the conditions were testing. It was quite an unusual place to park.