24 01, 2018

ClubSwan 50 European Boat of the Year 2018 winner

2018-01-24T00:40:44+00:00

At the opening evening of the 2018 Boot Düsseldorf, the jury for the “European Yacht of the Year” Award announced the winners for this year.  The European Yacht of the Year is one of the most comprehensive awards programmes for new production yachts. Twelve judges, representing all the main European nautical magazines, appraised each of the nominated yachts. The appraisal was during the autumn of 2017 for the 15th edition of the award. The ClubSwan 50 triumphs as the best Performance-Cruiser yacht. “We are very proud of this achievement! It comes soon after SAIL Magazine’s 2018 Best Boats Award in the United States.  With twenty ClubSwan 50’s in water and a complete 2018 calendar of racing (The Nation Trophy Leagues in Med, US and Asia) our [...]

ClubSwan 50 European Boat of the Year 2018 winner 2018-01-24T00:40:44+00:00
16 01, 2018

Cotton Blossom is in Australia for inspection and ready for her new owner

2018-01-16T03:29:34+00:00

Vicsail interviewed Michael Roberts, Boat Manager and Skipper for the Dubois 78 “Cotton Blossom”. He runs a fleet of boats. But considers “Cotton Blossom”, which he has managed for more than 6 years, as the flagship of his fleet. He has cruised her to Tonga, Vanuatu, Fiji, and New Zealand’s beautiful Bay of Islands. Michael’s most recent trip was to sail ‘Cotton Blossom’ from New Zealand to Australia. She will be available for inspection over the next few weeks. V: How was the sail from NZ to Australia? MR: The trip down to Sydney from Auckland was very straightforward with great weather. We had to motor for the first few days as the wind was behind us. Therefore, there wasn't enough apparent wind to get [...]

Cotton Blossom is in Australia for inspection and ready for her new owner 2018-01-16T03:29:34+00:00