Flying Scot Had Its Last Race

They have been racing the Gulf Coast’s water since the late 60s. And on Sunday at the Yacht Club of Gulfport, the model boat of Flying Scot raced its final regatta and said Goodbye.


For Leslie Dane, it is a bittersweet goodbye.

According to Dane, “This boat has been ours since the year 1968 or 69, just before the Camille. With the sale of this boat, the young kids are very excited, but I am not. I think I am going to miss these boats a lot as so many memories are attached to it.”

According to the information, the Flying Scot is making its way at the GYA (Gulf Yachting Association) for the new model of the Viper. For four years, George Hambleton has been racing, this Flying Scots, and after its goodbye, he not upset, instead he is ready for the new challenge.Read More

Director Of Yacht Recalls Horror In Court

The company director who was responsible for the capsized yacht searches in the mid-Atlantic, said, “He was “horrified” when the Coastguard US called for the call off the rescue operation. The director broke down into tears, while narrating this incident in-front of the court. The yacht that sank in the mid-Atlantic had four crew members, two of them were young boys and two were from Somerset.

The all four crew members were, Andrew Bridge he was the skipper of the yacht and just 22 years old and he was from Farnham in Surrey. The second member was James Male, who was also 22 years old and from Southampton. The third member of the crew was Steve Warren, who was 52 years old and forth was Paul Goslin, who was 56 years old and both were from Somerset.Read More

Norauto Confirms Sponsorship Support

The Groupama Team France was the first team to exit from the 35th edition of America’s Cup competition. It was a sad moment for everyone involved with the team. But, the major sponsor of the Groupama Team France, Norauto, has announced in a media conference that it will be supporting the team in the 36th edition of the America’s Cup provided there is no change in the AC50 boat.

The major sponsor of the French team said that they were pleased and proud to sponsor the team of Franck Cammas. The team had a very good showing in the America’s Cup in Bermuda. They had won two races in the Louis Vuitton America’s Cup Qualifiers. But, they were not able to get into the semi-finals. Norauto was proud of the efforts put in by Cammas and his team. They felt that the team did exceptionally well at the event.

The Groupama Team France is one among the five who have signed for the secret ‘Framework’ agreement that that locks in the AC50 for two America’s Cups. Norauto looks committed for two more editions and hence they are having a long-term vision. They took the final media conference to announce to the world that they are assuring their support of Team France for the 36th America’s Cup.

The Team France is a very close knit team and is working on a small budget. The Norauto team believes that the Groupama Team France has the potential to upset the applecart of big teams like the English or the Swedes. The future of the French team is very bright.

Norauto partnered with Franck Cammas and his team fifteen months ago and it has been a very fruitful partnership so far. They joined Team France as the main partner knowing very well about the demands and the struggles that the team has to undergo in the crewed sailing competition.