Lyman-Morse Opens Service Yard in Panama
Yachts visiting the western Caribbean can now enjoy the services offered by Lyman-Morse.
The new facility, located in Shelter Bay, Panama, is strategically located near the Caribbean entrance of the Panama Canal and will provide yachtsmen and women a familiar and recognized source for pre-canal transit prep and logistics, a full-range of service work, haul-out and storage services between cruises.
Peach Frederick, long time service manager at Lyman-Morse, Thomaston, Maine, has re-located to Colon, Panama to run the yard.
The yard is equipped with 100-ton travelift and extended and short-term storage is available.
Lyman-Morse is leasing the property for their new facility from the owners of Shelter Bay Marina.
For information, visit: http://lymanmorse.com/panama.php
La Course de l’Alliance Regatta
The Sint Maarten Yacht Club (SMYC) has taken over the running of La Course de l’Alliance Regatta.
Now in its ninth year, the regatta was originally the Initiative of Marina Fort Louis, in Marigot, French St. Martin. Although no longer organizing the event, Marina Fort Louis remains a primary sponsor.
Sailed November 23rd – 25th, and growing every year, this unique regatta cements the alliance between St. Martin, St. Maarten, St. Barth’s and Anguilla.
Yacht Club Costa Smeralda adopts International Super Yacht Rule
Organizing Authority the Yacht Club Costa Smeralda (YCCS) have announced that the International Super Yacht Rule (ISYR) handicap system will be adopted for the 2013 edition of the Loro Piana Caribbean Superyacht & Rendezvous sailed March 20th – 23rd in Virgin Gorda. The decision was made after consultation between the organizers – YCCS and Boat International Media – and superyacht owners and captains as well as the SuperYacht Racing Association.
The International Super Yacht Rule, developed from the former ‘Bucket Rule’, was specifically designed for the superyacht arena to cope with widely disparate fleets that can see a 180ft classic ketch sailing alongside a 100ft contemporary cruiser. The rule takes into account the characteristics of each individual boat and calculates a handicap rating which allows yachts with varying sailing speeds to race together on a level playing field
Canfield Wins First U.S. Match Racing Championship
After finishing second at the last two U.S. Match Racing Championships, St. Thomas sailor Taylor Canfield and crew sailed to victory in this year’s championships hosted by the Boston Yacht Club in September. “This has always been a championship I’ve wanted to win and it feels great to get it,” said Canfield. “I’ve been coming to this event ever since I started match racing.”
Fifth Carlos Aguilar Match Race
The Fifth Annual Carlos Aguilar Match Race (CAMR), presented by Ulysse Nardin/Trident Jewels & Time, will set sail in Charlotte Amalie harbor December 5th to 9th 2012.
Teams representing some of the best match racers in the world, both men and women, will put their skills to the test in fast-paced highly-competitive sailing action along the spectator-friendly waterfront.
The USVI’s America’s Cup winning skipper Peter Holmberg and top-ranked Caribbean and USA Open match racer, Taylor Canfield, as well as the USA’s Stephanie Robles, who made it to the finals in this event last year, have already accepted invitations to return in 2012.
For information, visit: www.carlosmatchrace.com