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Jeanneau 409

Newport, Rhode Island (PRWEB) February 19, 2014

Bluenose Yacht Sales invites you to visit the New England Boat Show to discuss the Jeanneau 41DS or the Jeanneau 409 in addition to the award winning SS 30.

The Bluenose Yachts Sparkman Stephens 30 won SAILING WORLD Magazine Award for Best Daysailor of the Year 2013. Jeanneau also just introduced the all new Jeanneau 349 that just arrived for the Miami Boat show and will be here in May.

Bluenose Yacht Sales with sales offices in Newport and Warwick RI in addition to their office in Falmouth, Maine, is the world wide exclusive distributor for the SS 30, expertly built in Rhode Island. The SS 30, originally designed in 1935 named “BABE” went on to win several on and off-shore races in Florida. The Sparkman Stephens design team motivated by Olin Stephens redesigned the new “BABE” with a modern underbody, well engineered construction methods and incorporating efficient boat building technology. Production slots are available for summer delivery or purchase one of their stock boats for spring delivery.

Bluenose Yacht Sales is one of New England’s leaders for quality brokerage yachts as well as representing Beneteau Group’s Jeanneau and CNB Bordeaux 60 and CNB 76 combined with the new SS 30, Grand Soleil, and Cabo Rico.

Bluenose Yacht Sales has offices located in Newport and Warwick, RI as well as Falmouth, Maine serving clients with personal attention combined with a commitment to 100% customer satisfaction supported by an excellent after-market service team.

Bluenose Yacht Charters will also be represented at the New England boat show specializing in Jeanneau yacht charters in Rhode Island where their owners offset their annual operating expenses with charter revenue whilst enjoying weeks of personal use.

Call BYS to discuss their brands or to explore how they will add value to assist your new or brokerage yacht purchase. BYS welcomes new listings where their marketing and sales experience have made a meaningful difference.

Call – 877 – 695 – 6538.

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'Impossible' Is Outdated

Cameron Welter, one of the youngest members of our team, has a fresh perspective. Here he shares how the history of sailing technology and the advancements that have been made today, reframed for him what can be considered ‘impossible.’ 

As a millennial, I’ve grown up amidst incredible technological change and innovation. That being said, if you had told me about the iPhone 5S 10 years ago, I would have told you “that’s impossible!” (In 2004, the coolest feature on my flip phone was a mirror on the outside of it.) And that’s just one example of how quickly the world is changing. In my short life, a number of things I deemed “impossible” have actually happened. Now, I see the power others harness when they refuse to use this word.

If you haven’t seen the ORACLE Team USA’s “Fun on Foils” video before, you will only need to watch the first 30 seconds to understand what I’m talking about.

The boats used during the 2013 America’s Cup are like nothing I have ever seen – at least outside of a George Lucas movie. As this new generation of boats gets up to speed (using a sail that mimics an airplane wing no less), the boat lifts off the water on a set of stilt-like apparatuses called hydrofoils and accelerates to speeds near 50 MPH.

For those of you unfamiliar, the America’s Cup is a yacht race that originated in 1851, pitting Great Britain’s Royal Yacht Squadron against the New York Yacht Club. Since then, it’s evolved into the yachting community’s equivalent of the World Cup, attracting the world’s most prestigious yacht clubs, the finest sailors and designers, and the business elite like Sir Thomas Lipton and even Oracle CEO Larry Ellison for funding and team management.

Each America’s Cup involves very carefully defined parameters for the boats used, parameters that change each competition as newer technologies become available. This year, teams reportedly spent upwards of $50 million researching, designing, and building their crafts, a model called the AC-72. The result? Speed. Lots of speed. Almost impossibly, these boats can move more than twice as fast as the speed of the wind propelling them.

Even more incredibly, the top speed of the AC-72 is about twice as fast as the boats used in the 2010 contest, which in turn was significantly faster than previous vessels. In fact, if you were to map out the top speeds of the different boat models used since the very first race in 1851, you would see that the top speeds are increasing at an exponential rate.

But what does all this mean for you? It means everything. In the face of increasing competition in nearly every industry and market, there are some incredibly important lessons we can learn about what it takes to win today:

  • If you think something is an insurmountable barrier – it probably isn’t. You just haven’t found the right solution to the problem. In 1851, you probably would have been laughed at if you suggested a boat could move twice as fast as the speed of wind. In 2014, not only is it possible, it’s what is required to win.
  • What wins today is not good enough for tomorrow in this constantly accelerating world. If you aren’t willing to adapt, you will be left in the dust. If you aren’t constantly looking to better yourself, your company, and your product with the latest technology, you will lose to someone who will, making you the next Blockbuster or Polaroid.
  • Impossible is outdated. Gone are the days when we can be content with the status quo. Companies are born and die each day. Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos dreams of delivering your packages with drones in less than 30 minutes; Elon Musk wants you to travel from Los Angeles to San Francisco in less than an hour. Impossible? They don’t think so.

As for the AC-72? By the time the next America’s Cup rolls around, there will probably be a new innovation that makes this boat utterly obsolete. These days, anyone who claims we have maxed out our potential in anything, from boat speeds to mass transit to product delivery, will be on the wrong side of history.  These are very exciting times to be alive – anything is possible.

 

Cameron Welter works at Kotter International (www.kotterinternational.com), helping leaders accelerate strategy implementation in their organizations. Follow Kotter International on Twitter @KotterIntl, on Facebook, or on LinkedIn. Sign up for the Kotter International Newsletter.


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Tampa Sailing Squadron recaptures Pirate Musketoon Award

APOLLO BEACH – The coveted Pirate Musketoon Award is once again securely on display at the Tampa Sailing Squadron clubhouse in Apollo Beach.


During its 50th annual Gasparilla Regatta Feb. 7, the squadron recaptured the award from longtime rival the Davis Island Yacht Club following a grueling race hampered by fog and 12-knot winds.


“I haven’t seen that many sailors wearing foul-weather gear since I was on Leman Lake in Switzerland,” said regatta chairman and vice commodore Dan Fels.


The fog, however, didn’t deter the hard-core sailors from pulling up anchor and setting sail from Apollo Beach.


“We had 29 boats in the race,” said Fels. “Only two didn’t make it.”


Despite the weather, Fels said the squadron’s 50th annual event went off without a hitch.


“It was definitely a success,” he said. “And getting the award back was icing on the cake. We were pretty pleased. Davis Island only had it for a year.”


Scoring for the award is done by adding the points from racer/cruiser, true cruiser and mother lode classes for each club.


In keeping with the Gasparilla tradition, crews dressed in pirate costume for the regatta’s 10 races, with winners announced at a post-regatta dinner at the squadron’s clubhouse.


In the Spinnaker Class, first place went to Jabberwocky, captained by Jeremiah Laureano. In the Non-Spinnaker Class, Wing-It, captained by Mike Doyle, captured the title. In the True Cruiser Class, Capt. Doug Smith led cruiser Emily Sue to victory. And in the Mother Lode Class, Capt. John Chapman captured first place in Sweet Surrender.


“The celebration was a huge success,” said Fels. “We served more than 175 dinners, including 39 full racks of ribs.”


In addition to the ribs prepared on the squadron’s smoker, the dinner included home-smoked tuna provided by squadron member Angus Reiger, Greek salad from Alpha Pizza of Apollo Beach, corn on the cob and 30 homemade desserts prepared by squadron members.


For more information about the Tampa Sailing Squadron, visit www.sail-tss.org.


D’Ann Lawrence White is a freelance writer who can be reached at dann.white3@gmail.com.


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Sailing industry reports solid growth in 2013

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Posted on 19 February 2014

Cruising World and Sailing World magazines, the sailing brands of Bonnier Corp.’s marine group, released their annual State of the Sailing Market report at the Miami International Boat Show.

More than 100 sailing industry leaders gathered Friday to hear publisher Sally Helme present key North American sailing industry statistics from last year.

Helme said 2013 was a positive year across the board for the sailing market, based on data collected from more than 200 sailboat builders, importers and bareboat charter companies.

According to the report, bareboat charters booked out of the North American market were up 15 percent from 2012, to 21,495 weeks, with strong gains for popular sailing destinations in the Caribbean and overseas.

North American sailboat imports saw a significant increase last year. They were up 55 percent for boats of more than 20 feet, compared with 2012.
Domestic production of sailboats larger than 20 feet also grew, rising 7 percent from the previous year. Multihulls composed 38 percent of imported sailboats and 20 percent of all sailboats built in North America.

Sailboats under 20 feet were the only category that was off, losing 16 percent in terms of units produced in the United States.

For the first time, the State of the Sailing Market report also included data on sales of brokerage sailboats in the United States, based on data supplied by Dominion Marine Media’s YachtWorld.

Member brokerages reported through SoldBoats.com that unit sales of brokerage sailboats were up 5 percent in 2013 from 2012.

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