Thursday, February 17, 2011

Sprint 3 in Velux Race

 Brad Van Liew, the American in the Velux 5 Oceans solo yacht race around the world is still in the lead.  His 60' yacht, Le Pingouin has finished 2nd, 3rd and 5th in other challenging races and is looking toward finishing 1st in 2011.  The yachts left Wellington, NZ eleven days ago and are headed toward Punta Del Este, which is an upscale resort town on the southern tip of Uruguay.  The skippers represent the countries of Poland, Canada, Belgium, the UK and the US.  Follow the third sprint here.

Friday, February 4, 2011

Amazing Use of Space

As one works around a shipyard with yachts, the fascinating use of space is always engaging to see.  The beautifully polished wood, on the built-in and cleverly designed storage is one of my favorite parts of the yacht.  I wonder what it would be like if a shipbuilder built a ship with the essence of this amazing 330 sq foot apartment in Hong Kong that can be 24 different rooms.  This ingenious use of space designed by Gary Chang is definitely food for thought.