23 03, 2016

News from Club Swan: Video presentation of Nautor’s Swan ClubSwan 50 Class

2016-10-20T05:26:36+00:00

Discover the ClubSwan 50, the lastest and most innovative addition to the SwanLine, now encompassing yachts from 50 to 115 feet. With this Yacht Nautor’s Swan officially begins the celebrations for its 50th anniversary. It was 1966 when Nautor’s Swan began building cruiser-racers which dominated the inshore and offshore racing scene, having progressed to larger yachts up to 131 feet leading the luxury composite sailing yacht market: fifty years of tradition in building fast and safe yachts of unparalleled quality. The ClubSwan 50 will be a professionally managed owner-driver class, with a global racing circuit. The events will run across three continents (Europe, North America & Asia) and four fleets, coupled with exclusive social events. The pinnacle of the circuit will be the Nations Cup, [...]

News from Club Swan: Video presentation of Nautor’s Swan ClubSwan 50 Class 2016-10-20T05:26:36+00:00
16 03, 2016

Adding the final touches: Vicsail’s expertise for yacht hand overs

2016-03-16T23:51:13+00:00

A boat straight from the builder needs careful checking and inclusion of additional features to make her safe and adapted for her owners. VICSAIL take great care and assist owners with advice built up over 25 years experience of overseas hand overs. Brendan, who is in France for the handover of a CNB 52 lagoon to Peter and Alyssa Rawson commented: "We had a lovely trip from La Rochelle to Les Sables d'Olonne, and now Site Office is moored at the famous Vendee Globe dock, and here she will receive her final touches including lithium batteries, solar panels and Sat coms. The Rawson family have been really impressive in adapting to this major new adventure. Experienced power boaters, they handle the boat both under sail [...]

Adding the final touches: Vicsail’s expertise for yacht hand overs 2016-03-16T23:51:13+00:00
14 03, 2016

Innovative catamaran spotted by Brendan in La Rochelle, France.

2016-10-20T05:26:36+00:00

Just in from Brendan in La Rochelle, France. "Have to see this boat to believe it. A surprisingly advanced hull form with step and 2 x outboards for power. This motor yacht is right "out there". Kind of like a cockroach in appearance. But moving along, it is lightning fast and pure stealth. With so many Catamaran builders based around La Rochelle, and a really good Maritime university, it's my hunch that it's a project to take Cat design to the very edges. But you are looking for a more conventional motor cat, give us a call at VICSAIL!"

Innovative catamaran spotted by Brendan in La Rochelle, France. 2016-10-20T05:26:36+00:00
7 03, 2016

Bordeaux rain and the voyage to La Rochelle, aboard “Site Office”

2017-06-22T02:09:57+00:00

Well it's another " junket" for Vicsail CEO Brendan Hunt. Back in Bordeaux for yet another handover ?  We are sure it's not all that easy, but Brendan reports that this preparation for "Site Office" a CNB lagoon 52 has been a real pleasure. It is one of the best specified boats he can recall. A full service providing every possible extra was offered by Yacht Solutions". Nicholas Rousseau from CNB made a great job of boat preparation. And the rain stopped just in time for them to leave. With good friend and experienced Bordeaux sailor Antoine Bonsch aboard, the pair headed off before light, with a strong outgoing tide for the 60 miles passage to the sea. Brendan reports that sailing down the Gironde with [...]

Bordeaux rain and the voyage to La Rochelle, aboard “Site Office” 2017-06-22T02:09:57+00:00
3 03, 2016

Vale Roger Hickman

2016-03-03T06:04:44+00:00

All at VICSAIL are most saddened by news of the passing of "Hicko". Such a good sailor, and his dedication to yachting in many different ways is well remembered. And what about his dedication to "Wild Rose", the evergreen performer in CYCA racing. Sail on sail on sailor.

Vale Roger Hickman 2016-03-03T06:04:44+00:00