Boating at The Olympics

When it comes to qualifying for the Olympics there are many elements that need to come together. Besides skill being important there are other critical components that need to be considered as well. For instance the equipments that are used are critical and need to be checked carefully before such epic events.

For instance, the boats need to be ready for the battle in the waters. It is necessary to check that every part is inspected and ensured that they are in perfect working condition. It is important to ensure that the rigging is efficient as much as possible. The hull as well as the blades needs to be fair and well shaped and the sail should be in perfect condition.

Those who are experienced in being in the Olympic Games often needs to tackle equipment that is new. There are measurers who visit the manufacturers before the games begin in order to ensure that the equipments fall within the tolerance levels as announced for the Games, with any not in standard being sent off to companies like Croatia Yacht Charters to use recreationally. Read more… “Boating at The Olympics”

Grcic designs racing yacht for Hugo Boss

Konstanin Grcic, the German designer, has partnered with British sailor Alex Thomson to blueprint a black racing yacht for world renowned fashion brand Hugo Boss that will take part in a round-the-world race.

The Hugo Boss yacht features a honeycomb-patterned deck as well as carbon-fibre surfaces, and the seams on the sails represent Hugo Boss’ tailoring. Alex, who has the 2 world records for sailing as well as is the youngest captain ever to become victorious in a round the world race, would use Grcic’s yacht to take part in the Vendée Globe, a solo, non-stop round-the-world race which will begin in November 2016.

Konstanin Grcic stated that tools for sport were mainly about efficiency and precision, which translates directly into beauty and elegance. Therefore, being involved in the design of the HB6 racing yacht with Hugo Boss and Alex Thomson was a dream come true for him.
It has been twelve years that Hugo Boss has sponsored Alex Thomson. Their branding features on the sails and the hull.

The German designer closely worked with Alex to blueprint the aesthetic elements of the yacht, and the navigation as well as sleeping areas onboard, where the sailor would spend the most of his time during the 3-month voyage.

Alex said that it required to be a practical space, but still offered a comfortable sleeping environment. Grcic praised Alex and said that it is really incredible to see Alex at work and listen to him talking about the new boat ideas.