National Lottery Funding Awards A Disabled Institution

December 13th, 2014 — 3:37pm

A grant of £49824 has been awarded to The Disabled Sailing Association or DSA so that they can buy an adapted sailing yacht to fulfill their new project: Freedom 2. People’s Millions gave the charity the funds.

The people’s funds are an initiation between the ITV and Big Lottery Fund and it is the members of the public that decide the winners for every year.

The money is going to be utilized in project Freedom 2 to buy an equipped Hanse 345 so that they can accommodate more disabled people. Shirley Musgrove of DSA said that they have been trying to raise this money for a long time now and the amount is so fulfilling that every member is extremely pleased.

The fundraising program has been going on for the past two years as grants came from different organizations and also some donations from the local people. This new yacht will have a custom designed ramp which will also be added to the swimming platform of the boat to make it accessible to the disabled. There will also be two steering wheels: the instructor and a crewmember that can sail.

Shirley Musgrove said that they have many such people who have never gone out to sail but this time they will and even if they get only an hour of sail, they come back with a big smile on their face as it gives them more confidence.

The charity received the good news yesterday morning in Torquay where their yacht Freedom is anchored at the pontoon. The organization has a Hanse 350which was also bought using the funds given by People’s Millions in 2007. There will be a competition to select the best name for their yacht in a few weeks.

The charity works to encourage the integrity of the society as well as teamwork and confidence. On top of that, the sailors get the taste of freedom.

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Salt Gameplay – Sailing the Big Pirate Ship, Offshore Fishing – Salt Gameplay Part 9

December 9th, 2014 — 5:29pm

Video Rating: 4 / 5

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Morse yacht for sale at US$ 21 million

November 11th, 2014 — 5:05pm

A world leader in superyachts for sale and charter Yachtzoo is listing H. Gary Morse owned Cracker Bay yacht for sale at US$ 21 million, reported a leading website.

The yacht was in report a little over 2 years earlier when it arranged a reception in St. Petersburg for Mitt Romney, the then-presidential candidate, during Republican National Convention in Tampa. The yacht registers the flag of Cayman Islands and Mitt Romney had received criticism for having investments there. Continue reading »

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Last Dawn – You are a Pirate! WoW

November 11th, 2014 — 11:24am

Video Rating: 4 / 5

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Southampton Boat Show’s Grand Opening

October 17th, 2014 — 11:45am

Thousands of visitors gathered at the Mayflower Park to attend the grand opening ceremony of the 2014 Southampton Boat Show. The boat show was inaugurated by Iain Percy (Olympic sailor), Hamish and Freddie Simpson (children of the legend Andrew Simpson), Matt Baker (popular TV presenter) and the kids belonging to the Andrew Simpson Sailing Foundation who all cut the ribbon together. Iain Percy along with Matt Baker sailed the Tall Ship Phoenix which is perhaps the main attraction of the boat show.

Iain Percy (winner of gold medals at the Beijing and Sydney Games and silver medal at the Olympics 2012 and the current captain of Artemis Racing at the America’s Cup) said that being a part of the boat show without Andrew Simpson was a very emotional experience for him. However, he was really proud of the fact that Andrew Simpson Sailing Foundation is the charity organization associated with the PSP Southampton Boat Show.

In order to pay tribute to Andrew Simpson, the Bart Bash is going to take place on the 21st of September, 2014 (last day of the boat show). The Bart Bash is basically an attempt to create a Guinness World Record to honor the memory of Andrew Simpson. It is going to be the largest sailing event in the world.

According to Matt Baker, the boat show gives the ultimate opportunity to the people to experience sailing in the best possible manner. During the launch event of the Sunseeker 86, the celebrity guests who were present were Eddie Jordan (Formula 1 tycoon) and Claudia Winkleman (TV present of Strictly Come Dancing).

The other attractions that are going to keep the visitors at the show entertained are the music tribute concerts that are going to take place on daily basis featuring artists like Beatles, George Michael etc. and the 100 ft high PSP Southampton Boat Show Eye.

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Salt Gameplay ► Part 1 – Getting Started // Let’s Play [Salt Game]

October 14th, 2014 — 6:39am

Video clip Rating: 4 / 5

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Dixie Chicks – Irish Melody (Medley)

September 15th, 2014 — 11:50pm

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Inside of million dollar now docked in Aberdeen Harbour

September 2nd, 2014 — 10:48am
A huge yacht that belongs to a Swiss businessman came in Aberdeen harbor just yesterday at 10.50 am. The social mediums erupted as soon as the 195ft Vive La Vie docked at the Regent Quay. The super yacht belongs to Willy Michel, a Swiss entrepreneur, who founded Ypsomed – a company that makes and distributes infusion systems in medicine.
The sixty seven year old has  owned Vive La Vie since the year 2008. The yacht, designed by Espen Oino of Monaco and built by German builder Lurssen, made exactly to Mr Michel’s specifications. Vive La Vie includes 7 cabins quite comfortably housing thirteen guests, along with separate accommodation for the cabin crew.
A magnificent design feature is interior stairwell that includes glass bridge deck debar in woven steel grids. An illumine glass sculpture integrated within the nearby glass elevator could alter color depending on the guests’ moods. The loveliest cabin belongs to the owner of the yacht – it has a rotating circular platform under the bed. The yacht also has various other features including a gym, 2 on-board tenders and a Jacuzzi.
Vive La Vie came in Aberdeen from Torshavn, the Faroe Islands capital, after it made stops in Stromness and Lerwick. It has a top cruising speed of 15.5 knots and a cruising speed of 12 knots the yacht has a maximum range of approximately seven thousand nautical miles, or almost 3 times the distance of New York to London. It has been reported that they yacht would stay in the harbor till Wednesday.

A huge yacht that belongs to a Swiss businessman came in Aberdeen harbor just yesterday at 10.50 am. The social mediums erupted as soon as the 195ft Vive La Vie docked at the Regent Quay. The super yacht belongs to Willy Michel, a Swiss entrepreneur, who founded Ypsomed – a company that makes and distributes infusion systems in medicine.

The sixty seven year old has  owned Vive La Vie since the year 2008. The yacht, designed by Espen Oino of Monaco and built by German builder Lurssen, made exactly to Mr Michel’s specifications. Vive La Vie includes 7 cabins quite comfortably housing thirteen guests, along with separate accommodation for the cabin crew.

A magnificent design feature is interior stairwell that includes glass bridge deck debar in woven steel grids. An illumine glass sculpture integrated within the nearby glass elevator could alter color depending on the guests’ moods. The loveliest cabin belongs to the owner of the yacht – it has a rotating circular platform under the bed. The yacht also has various other features including a gym, 2 on-board tenders and a Jacuzzi.

Vive La Vie came in Aberdeen from Torshavn, the Faroe Islands capital, after it made stops in Stromness and Lerwick. It has a top cruising speed of 15.5 knots and a cruising speed of 12 knots the yacht has a maximum range of approximately seven thousand nautical miles, or almost 3 times the distance of New York to London. It has been reported that they yacht would stay in the harbor till Wednesday.

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Life with derek auditions

August 18th, 2014 — 5:29pm

Movie Score: four / five

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Yacht hits rail bridge while it was on autopilot

August 18th, 2014 — 3:42pm
A owner of a yacht have been fined after several people have been injured following a crash into CN rail bridge at Second Narrows. According to reports, the Vancouver Police Department, the Coquitlam RCMP’s marine patrol units along with the Canadian Coast Guard – all responded after 1:30 pm on Saturday afternoon as the heard a distress call over the radio. According to Coquitlam RCMP, the 58 foot long Meridian yacht was going to east through the 2nd narrows when it went off water course and went into the south concrete piling.
The hit was hard hard to knock all fifteen passengers on board off their feet. For of them were taken to the Lions Gate Hospital, said Jamie Chung, Coquitlam RCMP spokesperson. And one of the passengers had a broken arm. After the incident the movable bridge was inspected and it is now back in operation.
The owner and the captain have been fined under Canada Shipping Act, said Chung. At the time of the mishap, the yacht was on autopilot and the captain was away from the helm. A yacht specialist told that it is a sad thing to see, no one wants to see a situation like that.
Rather than controlling the yacht, the captain was reportedly talking to the guests and most of them girls in their teens, who were there to enjoy a birthday party. The extreme currents took it to the Second Narrows. The currents are so strong that they can even force huge yachts off the course.

A owner of a yacht have been fined after several people have been injured following a crash into CN rail bridge at Second Narrows. According to reports, the Vancouver Police Department, the Coquitlam RCMP’s marine patrol units along with the Canadian Coast Guard – all responded after 1:30 pm on Saturday afternoon as the heard a distress call over the radio. According to Coquitlam RCMP, the 58 foot long Meridian yacht was going to east through the 2nd narrows when it went off water course and went into the south concrete piling.

The hit was hard hard to knock all fifteen passengers on board off their feet. For of them were taken to the Lions Gate Hospital, said Jamie Chung, Coquitlam RCMP spokesperson. And one of the passengers had a broken arm. After the incident the movable bridge was inspected and it is now back in operation.

The owner and the captain have been fined under Canada Shipping Act, said Chung. At the time of the mishap, the yacht was on autopilot and the captain was away from the helm. A yacht specialist told that it is a sad thing to see, no one wants to see a situation like that.

Rather than controlling the yacht, the captain was reportedly talking to the guests and most of them girls in their teens, who were there to enjoy a birthday party. The extreme currents took it to the Second Narrows. The currents are so strong that they can even force huge yachts off the course.

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