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12 months ago

10 new superyacht playgrounds -


New bases are opening up the world of superyacht cruising beyond the usual hubsMarinas are being upgraded around the globe, including in the Arabian Gulf and North AfricaGet the lowdown on 10 of the newest developments

(SuperYachtWorld) -- Superyacht cruising is opening up beyond the usual hubs with marina facilities being developed and upgraded around the world. Check out 10 of the newest sailing playgrounds.

1. Ao Po Grand Marina, Thailand

Apart from the stunning backdrop of the region, a large part of the attraction of the Ao Po Grand Marina is its proximity to major facilities. Phuket International Airport is only 15 minutes away, as are maj

12 months ago

Crusing In Thailand

As an organization that offers yacht charters in Phuket , Krabi for 9 years now, we completely know the sailing area. Asia as a golf destination is becoming increasingly common and Thailand is Asia's main golf vacation spot, the green fees in comparison with western rates are cheap and there actually 100's of courses from which to decide on. On March 8, the fateful day for the passengers of Flight MH370, Tee and her husband, 50-year-previous Marc Horn, have been crusing across the Indian Ocean from Cochin in India to Phuket in Thailand.

For those who're planning to take a vacation yourself, you may like to move out to Southeast Asia and pay a go to to Phuket in Thailand. Visitors can have a good time Christmas or Hanukkah while crusing from Singapore to Hong Kong on the road's new ship Star Pride. Superstar Cruises'Celeb Solstice will spend the vacations cruising Australia and New Zealand cruises, between Sydney and Auckland, on 14-day itineraries that begin December 21. Destinations embrace Melbourne, Tasmania, Fjordland and Wellington. Penang Botanical Gardens is one of the best day journeys from Georgetown in Malaysia.

Vacationers and locals alike can get pleasure from diving and para crusing at a price comparatively cheaper than its neighboring Asian countries. Popular tourist locations, like Phuket and Ko Samui, though may have a slightly increased price than different locales. It ought to be a terrific journey - Diva Andaman, one of the vital stunning boats in Phuket, crusing in Phang Nga Bay, one of the crucial lovely crusing grounds on the planet. Day 1: Board Diva Andaman in Chalong Bay, Phuket at 1pm for welcome cocktails then cruise 50nm to Koh Dam (Dam island) in Krabi which enjoying dinner on board.

Each of these journeys have been for three very different reasons but every journey on the water was well well worth the time and motive enough to always deliver your digicam. Whether or not you have an interest in planning an event to WOW your boss, loosen up and enjoy a while away, or hold a wedding reception that brings nature to you, selecting to constitution a cruise or join one in your area will definitely give you some fantastic recollections. The Clipper's Captain and his officers are principally from northern European countries the place maritime officers serve a substantial amount of time training on square rigged sailing ships.

We had been hoping to get all the children up to the Nationals in Pattaya this coming week, but we just could not handle it this time around, Kate tells us. Now we have also been invited to Samui for the reciprocal Island Trophy Regatta, the inaugural of which was held right here in Phuket last 12 months, but again, we simply do not have the funding or the manpower at present to present the children this chance.

Our constitution fleet features over 25 chosen yachts and is designed to suit any imaginable desire, time-frame and any price range, whether or not you desire a bareboat or crewed boat. Our Catamaran Phuket charter base is located at the Yacht Haven Marina within the northern part of Phuket island, a handy quarter-hour from the international airport and solely 2 hours sailing from the stunning Phang Nga Bay. Especially if you are on an extended yacht constitution that brings you a bit further away from Phuket.

12 months ago

Rolly Tasker: West Australian Rolly Tasker, an Australian sailing legend, died on June 22 in Perth at the age of 86.

Rolland 'Rolly' Tasker AM was born on March 21, 1926. He

started sailing at age six and won Australia's first Olympic

sailing medal at the 1956 Olympic Games in Melbourne. He and Malcolm

Scott won a silver medal in their 12[m.sup.2] Sharpie and in 1958

Rolland won the Flying Dutchman World Championship.


He first operated a sailmaking business on Western Australia's

Stirling Highway in the 1950s, which later moved to North Fremantle. He

was to subsequently establish a sailmaking business, Rolly Tasker Sails,

in Phuket, Thailand, employing around 400 staff.

From 1969 to 1985 Tasker dominated ocean racing in Western

Australia with five sister yachts all called Siska. In the 1978 Sydney

to Hobart Yacht Race, Siska IV was denied official starter status on a

technicality. Tasker started five minutes ahead of the fleet and crossed

the finish line 20 hours ahead of line honours winner Apollo.

He won Division A in the disastrous 1979 Fastnet race. In the

Parmelia Yacht Race from Plymouth to Fremantle in 1979 he took line

honours and the handicap victory.

His performance in the inaugural Fremantle-Bali race in 1981 stood

for 30 years. He took line honours in a time of six days, 15 hours and

39 minutes for the 1440 nautical mile course.

"He didn't just win it, he almost beat the race committee

there," according to Bernie Kaaks, media director of the race that

Tasker ultimately became patron of. "What's more, his race

record stood until it was beaten only last year by a state-of-the-art,

all-carbon-fibre 62ft yacht with a hardened race crew."

Tasker was inducted into the Western Australian Hall of Champions

in 1986 and the Sport Australia Hall of Fame in 1996. He became a Member

of the Order of Australia in 2006 for his services to sailing.

In April 2008-fasker opened the Australian Sailing Museum in

Mandurah, WA, with exhibits of the America's Cup races from 1851

and famous sailors from Australian sailing competitions. Twelve lifelike

icons of the sailing world form part of the display, along with over

2001/12th model yacht fleet class examples.

Rolland's biography, Sailing to the Moon, which detailed his

business and sailing activities, was published in 2008. He passed away

peacefully in his sleep at his home on the Mandurah canals at 2am on

22nd June, 2012.

Rolland 'Rolly' Tasker is survived by his third wife


12 months ago

Trip Imaginative Traveller

With summer time coming into it's last phase within the northern hemisphere a cruise vacation in the fall and winter will likely be on the minds of many looking to make the most of better weather. Since we don't own the bareboats listed on this page, we're not biased towards any specific boat, subsequently we're in a position to suggest which bareboat could be greatest suitable for your private holiday. We're always updated for any special worth affords which may come up and we can get you one of the best offers on bareboat charters in Thailand! In most cases, you will solely see a marina on the departure of your bareboat charter and once more upon your return..or by no means! Upon getting sailed away from Phuket, you'll often expertise to be the only crusing yacht on anchor.

But even one of the best websites in South China Sea has been plunder by fisherman and many locals say the destruction has made lengthy journeys not worthwhile. From there you're free to discover extra of Koh Phi Phi or catch a ferry back to Phuket (personal expense). International Affairs Minister Murray McCully says New Zealand officers are working with Thai government authorities after the Kunlun was stopped in Phuket this week. The resort additionally has a wine cellar within the Bar at Trisara, where cool sea breezes waft over lounges with among the finest views of the sunset on Phuket. Trisara Seafood is bound to be a welcome addition to the dining scene at Trisara and the island of Phuket.

We had been hoping to get all the kids up to the Nationals in Pattaya this coming week, however we simply could not handle it this time round, Kate tells us. We now have also been invited to Samui for the reciprocal Island Trophy Regatta, the inaugural of which was held right here in Phuket last year, however again, we just haven't got the funding or the manpower at current to provide the kids this chance.

We run all inclusive packages that enable experienced sailors to constitution yachts on a really person friendly construction and people to sail the great regatta's in our space together with the King's Cup, Phang Nga Bay Regatta, Phuket Race Week and Langkawi Regatta. It is our policy that every one the sailing and area photographs in this website have been taken by our workers, clients or pals so hopefully you're going to get a real feel of Crusing in Paradise.

Sundays race held explicit importance to the membership, nonetheless, which saw the event as a celebration of the support from the Yacht Racing Affiliation of Thailand (YRAT) who has given Head PYC Coach Jaray Tipsuk 10 Racing Optimist dinghies on mortgage to make use of in their junior coaching program. The subsequent freshmen crusing course for teens organized by Khun Jaray Tipsuk and Supported by PYC and sponsored by Topper Sail Phuket will begin in the first week of Could. Our Professional Programs are MCA recognized and our Leisure Programs are IYT Licensed.

The standard of services and services provided on a yacht constitution Dubai experience could spell the difference between a good time and a snoozer. Bangaloreans often go to the place during holidays and revel in watching the nature's wonder at the temple. Wherever you travel in Thailand you can find magnificent golf programs all through the kingdom, the most popular regions are Bangkok, Hua Hin, Phuket, Chiang Mai, Chiang Rai, and Kanchanaburi, and you will discover championship programs in all of these regions. Whereas both journeys provided completely totally different views, I've to say I never saw sail boats on either trip.

12 months ago

Sea-kayaking in Phang Nga Bay | Adam Groffman

If you had told me last year that Phuket was amazing, I mightve laughed at you. I first visited Thailands largest island back in 2011 but after just four hours on the island, I looked for any way out. The hotels seemed too touristic, the beach lacked that crystal blue water and the prices were far from cheap. Fast forward to this summer when I visited during a two-week holiday to Thailand, and bam! Phuket was awesome.

I enjoyed my brief stay on Phuket island on this trip for a few reasons, but the definite highlight was the day trip to Phang Nga Bay with John Gray Sea Canoes. We were a group of gay guys on tour with OUT Adventures and were lucky enough to take the day trip with Mr John Gray himself. If youre ever so lucky, youre in for a real treat. The tour, which included a massive Thai food feast and plenty of beautiful scenery, came with stories of Emmy awards and the craziness of expat life in Thailand. The sea-kayaking (we went to three different spots) also came packaged between more cultural activities.


The mildly adventurous day of sea-kayaking (and a bit of sea-swimming) convinced me Phuket really isnt that bad. Its a great place to be based while exploring the sights along the island, especially if you only have a few days to enjoy the sunnier parts of Thailand. And if you do one thing on Phuket, it has to be a day trip out to Phang Nga Bay. There are a handful of companies and boat operators who offer similar tour experiences, but John Grays sea canoes were apparently one of the first to explore the caves and and island inlets of the bay. And the stories from the crew, plus the affordable comfort on the boat (seriously: the food was. so. good.) make it an easy choice.


This blog originally appeared on Photos courtesy of Adam Groffman.

12 months ago

Is it safe to go to phuket esp. if you are travelling alone? i am looking for a quite beach resort where u could relax and chill with a good price?

oh pls phuket is not in the middle of civil war anyway. lol.

no but there are alot of people who would kill you for the money you carry ect..

your making me scared now... most hotels have safe anyway. :p

yes but if you go out of hostel you in a bad place to be with any money.. they know your a tourist and they target you..

stop worrying about me, im a big girl -wink- and i can handle myself pretty well! :-) i am looking for 4star hotels so that would be safe enough isnt it?

until to go walk about.. I'll come and protect you honey.. if you want..

yeah i badly need someone to protect me, but how? lol, tis funny.

a beautiful lady like you i'd travel the world for.

very nice sweet talking eh ;-)

told you not a sweet talker a hopefull romantic

yah a hopeful romantic just like me... i dont know if being romantic is an advantage, my ex- was never romantic. he tried once but nah its not like him

when i was with my ex if she was feeling down i'd run her a bath with bubbles and candles a drink.. then when she got out a nice meal then cuddles and a nice film.. Flowers when i could ect..

if u were that nice to him, then why did she gave-up on you? oh by the way, how YOUNG are you if u dont mind me asking...

old enough to drink and young enough for life.. it on my profile.. i'm 37..

i see

am having a lunch break. wanna join?

yeah would love to Catamaran rental Phuket my treat..

12 months ago

Five Exotic Beach Destinations You're Scared Of (But Shouldn't Be)

The world is not a peaceful place. And when disaster strikes abroad, the media circus can make scary situations seem even scarier -- to the point where traveling anywhere can seem life-threatening, even more so when it's to locales that are off the beaten track. So you may be particularly scared of these five beach destinations, which have all made headlines; not in a good way, but instead for serious tragedies from war, to plane crashes, to murder. We understand why some travelers may be tempted to write them off for good, but we'd advise against letting isolated incidents permanently color your perception of these exotic paradises. It's always a good idea to exercise caution when you trave

12 months ago

Travel Roundup: Vegas Tourism Drops, New VP at Outrigger, Holland Sails to South America and More

Last Updated Oct 14, 2008 2:36 PM EDT

lasvegas.jpegLas Vegas tourism and hotel occupancy down -- According to August data from the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority, visitor volume dropped 4.3 percent and hotel occupancy was down 2.4 percent from August of last year. Year-to-date numbers were also negative, showing visitors down 1.5 and occupancy 2.5 percent respectively. Gambling wins were also down. [Source: GlobeSt]

Family of slain hotel manager sues hotel chains -- The family of Cynthia White, a manager of a Columbia, Mo. Comfort Inn killed by an armed assailant last year, filed a wrongful death suit against Marriott International and Choice Hotels International for not strengthening security at the hotel. A coworker was raped by the same gunman a week before White was killed, and the suit claims the hotel chains did not install surveillance cameras, hire a security guard or change locks on the doors after the first incident. [Source: Columbia Tribune]

Edmonstone new vice president at Outrigger -- Darren J. Edmonstone has been named senior vice president for Asia for Outrigger Enterprises Group and will oversee the new Asia regional office in Phuket, Thailand. Edmonstone recently was an executive with HongKong and Shanghai Hotels Limited. The Honolulu-based Outrigger manages 40 hotels, resorts and other properties in the Asia-Pacific market with about $1 billion in assets. [Source: Outrigger, Hotels]

Holland America to sail to South America, Antarctica-- Holland America has dedicated its cruise ship, Veendam, to cruise to South America and Antarctica for the 2009-2010 season. The voyages will last 16 to 20 days and begin Oct. 31, 2009 from San Diego -- a 19-day cruise to Valparaiso, Chile. A 20-day cruise to Antarctica will begin in December 2009 from Valparaiso. [Source: SmartBrief, Holland America]

Photo courtesy of Las Vegas News Bureau

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12 months ago

Phuket Youth Crusing Club Dominate Phuket King's Cup Regatta Dinghy Sequence 2014

Take boaters courses and move the check at a Marine Security Office Regional Examination Catamaran Phuket Middle. You possibly can cancel the tour as much as fifty six days previous to the departure date and you'll not need to pay the total amount of $895 for Sail Phuket to Ko Phi Phi, however the deposit of $250 is non-refundable. Because the conflict floor forward, the ship became more and more concerned in the Pacific Theater and made numerous journeys across the Indian Ocean. Rechristened America, the boat turned the cruise ship it was always meant to be and started making regular trips between New York and Ireland. In the present day native tourism officers tempt tourists with day journeys to Garcey Seashore, the place the America's bow still lies. For the beach buffs, Phuket and the string of islands gives a pleasurable retreat.

There's a terrific archipelago in Burma (Myanmar), simply up the highway, however that's one for next yr — four hundred islands, largely unspoiled and uninhabited... Our crusing mate Bart Kimman, who owns Asia Yachting Companies, says he can get us all of the permissions, so put it in your diary! While you select one of the BVI sailing charters with a full crew, you even have many other decisions to make.

In case you are uninterested in those traditional seashores filled with tourists and need to go to some unusual lovely seashores like Phuket island, Krabi and Phi Phi islands, Phang Nga island, Koh Racha, Koh Rok Nok then hiring a Yacht and going on a yacht vacation with your personal group might be an incredible idea as a result of you may independently resolve the place to go and when to go. Whereas in packaged excursions, you don't get this sort of facility such as you get whereas hiring a yacht.

While solely in Greece alone, there are a number of thousand production boats of well-known and reputable companies like Beneteau, Bavaria, Jeanneau or Hanse, accessible for bareboat yacht charter, the variety of obtainable charter yachts in Thailand is far lower. We have selected a spread of bareboat yachts for you, that we consider are truthful priced, well maintained and with as little hidden costs as possible in the pricing. All costs for our yacht constitution companies are carried by the house owners of the yachts. If we actually ought to miss one thing - our constitution yachts are coming with finest worth guarantee - we will match any valid higher supply!

Recognised all through the jap hemisphere because the premier sailing occasion of its form, the Phuket King's Cup Regatta will as soon as extra put on a spectacular show of the best crusing expertise from around the globe, competing on the Andaman Sea to win the ‘must-have' racing trophy in all of Asia from 1 to eight December, 2012. The Lagoon 380 crusing catamaran is likely one of the hottest cruising yachts on the earth.

12 months ago

Things To Do In Milton Keynes-00-3187

By: 4Ps_Marketing

The move of Wimbledon Football Club (now MK Dons) to the town also created more interest and was a further bonus to the continuing growth that Milton Keynes is enjoying.

Here is a brief roundup of some of the main attractions and a few ideas on what visitors can enjoy on a trip to MK that are suitable for all of the family.

Parks Trust

With offices located at the cricket pavilion in Campbell Park, Milton Keynes Parks Trust is a charitable body that took control of most of the towns green areas in April 1992 and manages the care of 4500 acres of park and woodland in Milton Keynes. The town was built with nature in mind and instead of trampling th