Bonhams to sell speedboat that David Beckham piloted down the Thames during the opening ceremony of the London 2012 Olympics. The 2008 Bladerunner BR RIB 35 that powered the Olympic flame on the last leg of its journey to the Olympic Park will go under the hammer at the Bonhams sale at Mercedes-Benz World Brooklands on Monday 3rd December
The tall ship HMS BOUNTY was lost yesterday in Hurricane Sandy off Cape Hatteras, North Carolina. Of the 16 persons reportedly aboard at the time, we understand that one individual has perished, and that 14 others were rescued, thanks to the exemplary courage and skill of Coast Guard search and rescue personnel. It appears that the vessel's master, Robin Walbridge, is missing, and the search continues.
Furuno continues the perfect winning streak with the seventh straight "manufacturer of the year" award, plus three other "best of" awards. Furuno, world-renowned manufacturer of marine electronics, once again received more National Marine Electronics Association (NMEA) awards than any two manufacturers combined at the prestigious 2012 NMEA Convention in Orlando, FL.
Rolex Middle Sea Race Crew Party was the largest gathering at the Royal Malta Yacht Club, since it came into existence in 1835. Over 1500 members, competitors and guests enjoyed a lavish party, including canapés, an American grill and complimentary bar.
International classification society RINA has developed guidelines for yacht sailing rig analysis, manufacturing and maintenance. The scheme includes full certification of the rig and a verifiable planned maintenance scheme.
The 5 competing boats of The Nord Stream Race officially set sails, but it's still been a busy day here in St Petersburg at the quayside.
ORACLE TEAM USA, the defender of the 34th America's Cup, has capsized its giant AC72 catamaran on San Francisco Bay during a training session. No one on the crew was injured.