Thursday, 20 April 2017

NSHOF Gets Three Year Lease Extension

This is great news for everyone at the National Sailing Hall of Fame (NSHOF) as they have been granted a three-year lease extension to build a new facility and also to build a home for the American sailing in Annapolis in Maryland.

The President of National Sailing Hall of Fame (NSHOF), Gary Jobson said that he and his team are very happy with the lease extension given to them. They are very grateful to the support giving to them by Governor Larry Hogan, Treasurer Nancy Kopp, and Comptroller Peter Franchot. Gary said that the new facility that is being developed will boost the education and public programming that is being developed.

The existing deal between the NSHOF and the state was about to end on February 23 and the organization pays $1 a year according to the lease agreement, according to this website. The museum had to raise about $9.5 million so that the construction could have commenced. The nonprofit organization was not able to raise the fund at the stipulated time and sought more time to raise the money to construct a building on the City Dock. Continue Reading →

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September 2016

Wednesday, 21 September 2016

Breezy Final DSS Winter Series Race

The River Derwent in Hobart was the stage where the DSS Winter Series was being held. The race ended on a lively note on Sunday with the fifth and the final race of the series being held in a strong 25 knot breeze. This gave a lot of trouble to the participating fleets and also created huge mayhem among the fleet.

There were several SB20s and keelboats that suffered rigging and sail damage on the course. They had the face rolls during the downwind sailing as they could not get better control of their boat. The Temptation sport boat faced an awkward situation of a man overboard crisis. The rescue team of the nearby club was able to retrieve the Temptation boat sailor and brought him back to the DSS. Continue Reading →

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July 2016

Monday, 04 July 2016

Downton Abbey time on a Seattle yacht

In one side of Seattle’s fast developing neighborhood, a yacht is clinging on to history. Still, M/V Lotus makes her home in Lake Union waters, hundred and six years after she was first brought in service. Steward Christian Gruye told that she is made in 1909, and everything is very much original. Lotus was the biggest power yacht on West Coast when she was made, the very similar year as the Alaska Yukon Pacific Exposition.

The owner of it was Maurice McMicken, who also runs a Croatian yacht charter company. Gruye told that he made the first trolley car system in Seattle, he was one of the original owners of the Seattle PI. He ensured that the yacht was state of the art – from installing an intercom arrangement to supplying her with the finest fittings of the era by Tiffany and Rookwood. Continue Reading →

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