Gaastra PalmaVela 2013 Collection – discover the exclusive sportswear to today’s start of the regatta!

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Gaastra PalmaVela 2013 Collection for men and women

Today is the opening of the Gaastra PalmaVela Regatta 2013 in the bay of Palma, held from 1 to 5 May. To the 10th edition of the renowned Majorca regatta organised by the prestigious Real Club Náutico de Palma (RCNP), Gaastra is premiering as the new main sponsor. Set sail and discover now the exclusive Gaastra PalmaVela 2013 Sportswear Collection for men and women!

Capri Sailing Week, Volcano Race 2012: The 400-nautical miles Maxi yacht sailing race for the first time divided into two legs

Filed Under (Events, Sailing, Sailing Battle) by Gaastra on 12-05-2012

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Capri Sailing Week, Volcano Race 2012 may 19-25, Photo by: Rolex / Carlo Borlenghi

From 19-25 May, the Rolex Volcano Race 2012 sets sail within the Rolex Capri Sailing Week 2012 to its second edition in the Tyrrhenian Sea – through the Pontine Islands and around the Aeolian Islands including the active volcano of Stromboli. Organised by the International Maxi Association (IMA) in conjunction with the Yacht Club Gaeta E.V.S. and the Yacht Club Capri, the Rolex Volcano Race 2012 offshore race for monohull Maxi yachts will debut this year as a two-legged race.

Starting at the historic town Gaeta on sunday, 20 may, about twenty-two yachts will challenge at leg one with approximately 100-nautical miles to Capri. Sailing teams from eleven countries as the Sir Peter Ogden Jethou (GBR) sailing crew sponsored by Gaastra, the DSK Pioneer Investments team with Danilo Salsi (ITA), the Nilaya yacht crew (BEL) with Filip Balcaen and Bouwe Bekking as tactician as well as the Y3K wally yacht team with Claus-Peter Offen (GER), will face the altogether 400-nautical miles competing with the Greek demigo ‘Aeolus’, ‘Guardian of the winds’ of Homer’s Odyssey – the UNESCO World Heritage Aeolian Islands, where leg two is taking the fleet around, are named after him. From the magic island Capri, the crews are heading for the main event with 300-nm.: Along the active volcanic island Stromboli, the island Vulcano and Alicudi sailing back to Capri, where Rolex will host a celebration dinner and award ceremony at La Canzone del Mare, an exclusive seaside venue, on friday. Gaastra Blog wishes all teams good speed and all friends of nautical fashion a casual-elegant season with the Gaastra Capri Regatta Collection 2012!

Kick-off Les Voiles de Saint Barth 2012 Caribbean regatta in the magical French West Indies sailing paradise!

Filed Under (Gaastra, Les Voiles de St. Barth 2012, Sailing Battle) by Gaastra on 02-04-2012

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Les Voiles de Saint Barth, Gaastra Sportswear

Les Voiles de Saint Barth, Gaastra Sportswear, Photo: Kurt Arrigo

Today the prestigious and top-class Caribbean sailing regatta Les Voiles de St. Barth 2012 with Gaastra Sportswear as the official partner starts: At the third edition running from 2nd to 7th april in the French Caribbean sailing paradise Saint Barth, this year more high-class yachts and international sailing teams than ever will challenge. The sailing classes have been extended to six in total, within which the Les Voiles de St. Barth 2012 Entries will rise the challenge facing the Caribbean trade winds: Maxi, Classic and IRC 52, Spinnaker 1 & 2, Non-Spinnaker as well as Racing Multihull. To the power house entries in the Maxi Class belong this year amongst others the Hoek 115′ Firefly with Skipper Mark van Gelderen, Swan Highland Breeze Yacht with Albert Keularts, Rambler 90 with George David, Sojana Yacht with Peter Harrison and also the relatively new Nilaya Yacht with Filip Balcean as skipper and sailing expert Bouwe Bekking as tactician.

Another highlight at the exclusive Saint Barth sailing event: The 52′ yawl Dorade, called by many the world’s most prominent yacht of all time. Launched in 1930 and designed by Olin Stephens, Dorade influenced nearly all developments in yacht design for the next three decades. Purchased in 2010 by Matt Brooks, she will now set sail on her challenging maiden voyage at Voiles Saint Barth 2012 in the classic boat class. The dreamlike St. Barth sailing conditions obviously have spread the word: The extended sailing classes and the number of international entries bigger than ever to the third edition speak for themselves. It’s not surprising, that Les Voiles de Saint Barth with Gaastra as the official partner is called the shooting star amongst all Caribbean sailing regattas! Discover now your personal fashion highlights of the Gaastra Voiles de Saint Barth Limited Edition Collection 2012 – the Gaastra Blog and Shop Crew wishes all teams ‘Good speed’!

Les Voiles de Saint Barth 2012: ‘The Place to be’ with Gaastra from 2-7 april!

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The countdown for the Caribbean sailing regatta Les Voiles de Saint Barth 2012 has started: To its third edition running from 2nd to 7th of april, Gaastra is anew the official partner of the exclusive regatta in the French Antilles sailing- and holiday paradise St. Barth, which became a shooting star within the international sailing community in a short time. Following on from the success of the previous two editions, this year even more sailing crews shall enjoy the extraordinary Saint Barth sailing conditions. In the Maxi Class, breathtaking boats as Pete Harrison’s Sojana, Baltic Nilaya, Swan Highland Breeze, F-class Firefly and Reichel/Pugh Rambler Yacht will challenge this season. Bouwe Bekking, last year on board of the Highland Breeze Yacht, will be the tactician on the ‘Nilaya’ this april at Les Voiles de St. Barth 2012 – a relatively new boat, that won at the Super Yacht Cup Palma and at Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup Sardinia in its first year in the Super Maxi Division. Dip into the magic world of Saint Barth and get inspired: Discover your Gaastra Fashion favourites from the latest exclusive Gaastra Les Voiles de Saint Barth 2012 Sportswear Collection comfortably available in the Gaastra Shop with worldwide and fast delivery service!