JAN 6

2012 Boat Shows

London Boat Show (UK)

Sailceptions hint: every year the first
Date: 06.01.2012 - 15.01.2012 London
Web: www.londonboatshow.com
Sailboats: 10%, Powerboats: 20%, Equipment: 70%

 

Boot Dusseldorf (GER)

Sailceptions hint: biggest indoor
Date: 21.01. – 29.01.2012 Dusseldorf
Web: www.boot.de
Sailboats: 22%, Powerboats: 31%, Equipment: 47%
 
 

Eurasia Boat Show (TR)

Sailceptions hint: the only one on two continents
Date: 10.02. – 19.02 Istanbul
Web: www.cnravrasyaboatshow.com
Sailboats: 10%, Powerboats: 35%, Equipment: 55%

 

Miami International Boat Show (USA)

Sailception hint:working+vacations=workcations
Date: 16.02. – 20.02 Miami
Web: www.miamiboatshow.com
Sailboats: 10%, Powerboats: 52%, Equipment: 8%

 

Stockholm International Boat Show (SWE)

Sailceptions hint: the coldest
Date: 02.03. – 11.03.2012 Stockholm
Web: www.alltforsjon.se
Sailboats: 10%, Powerboats: 32%, Equipment:58%

 

Dubai International Boat Show (UAE)

Sailceptions hint: the sandiest
Date: 13.03. – 17.03.2012 Dubai
Web: www.boatshowdubai.com
Sailboats: 2%, Powerboats: 45%, Equipment: 53%

 

Abu Dhabi Yacht Show (UAE)

Sailceptions hint: on the F1 track
Date: 24.03. – 26.03.2012 Abu Dhabi
Web: www.abudhabiyachtshow.com
Sailboats: 1%, Powerboats: 52%, Equipment: 47%

 

 

 

Moscow International Boat Show (RUS)

Sailceptions hint: $#%@ vodka
Date: 12.04. – 15.04.2012 Moscow
web: www.mibs-expo.ru
Sailboats: 7%, Powerboats: 60%, Equipment: 33%

 

 

Antibes Yacht Show (FR)

Sailceptions hint: the youngest
Date: 12.04. – 15.04.2012 Antibes
Web: www.antibesyachtshow.com
Sailboats: 20%, Powerboats: 60%, Equipment: 20%

 

Croatia Boat Show (CRO)

Sailceptions hint: used to be big
Date: 17.04. – 22.04.2012 Split
Web: www.croatiaboatshow.com
Sailboats: 12%, Powerboats: 66%, Equipment: 32%

 

Internautica International Boat Show (SLO)

Sailceptions hint: feels like home
Date: 08.05. – 13.05.2012 Portoroz
Web: www.internautica.net
Sailboats: 17%, Powerboats: 43%, Equipment: 40%

 

Sydney International Boat Show (AUS)

Sailceptions hint: the most southern
Date: 02.08. – 06.08.2012 Sydney
Web: www.sydneyboatshow.com.au
Sailboats: 10%, Powerboats: 25%, Equipment: 65%

 

Festival de la Plaisance (FR)

Sailceptions hint: a must
Date: 11.09. – 16.09.2012 Cannes
Web: www.salonnautiquecannes.com
Sailboats: 40%, Powerboats: 45%, Equipment: 15%

 

PSP Southampton Boat Show (UK)

Sailceptions hint: the leading in UK
Date: 14.09. – 23.09.2012 Southampton
Web: www.southamptonboatshow.com
Sailboats: 18%, Powerboats: 30%, Equipment: 52%

 

Monaco Yacht Show (MON)

Sailceptions hint: most glamour
Date: 19.09. – 22.09.2012
Web: www.monacoyachtshow.com
Sailboats: 15%, Powerboats: 60%, Equipment: 25%

 

INTERBOOT (GER)

Sailceptions hint: on the lake
Date: 22.09. – 30.09.2012 Friedrichshafen
Web: www.interboot.de
Sailboats: 29%, Powerboats: 33%, Equipment: 38%

 

Genoa Boats Show (ITA)

Sailceptions hint: biggest outdoor in Europe
Date: 06.10. – 14.10.2012 Genoa
Web: www.genoaboatshow.com
Sailboats: 9%, Powerboats: 47%, Equipment: 44%

 

Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show (USA)

Sailceptions hint: big, bigger, biggest
Date: 25.10. – 29.10.2012 Fort Lauderdale
Web: www.showmanagement.com
Sailboats: 1%, Powerboats: 70%, Equipment: 29%

 

Hanseboot (GER)

Sailceptions hint: 3rd in Germany
Date: 27.10. – 04.11.2012 Hamburg
Web: www.hanseboot.de
Sailboats: 25%, Powerboats: 19%, Equipment: 66%

 

Barcelona Interntional Boat Show (SPA)

Sailceptions hint: biggest in Spain
Date: 03.11. – 11.11.2012 Barcelona
Web: www.salonnautico.com
Sailboats: 10%, Powerboats: 52%, Equipment: 38%

 

METS (NED)

Sailceptions hint: equipment, equipment, equip..
Date: 13.11. – 15.11.2012 Amsterdam
Web: www.metstrade.com
Sailboats: 0%, Powerboats: 0%, Equipment: 100%

 

Salon Nautique de Paris (FR)

Sailceptions hint: every year the last
Date: 7.12. – 16.12.2012
Web: www.salonnautiqueparis.com
Sailboats: 20%, Powerboats: 40%, Equipment: 40%

 

 

Tags: Boat Show, Sailing , Yachting
SEP 14

Volvo Ocean Race 2011/12 - It may take over your life

We could tell you ... it's the toughest race on the planet ... 24 hours night and day..across 39.000 miles, 4 Oceans and 10 countries ... on the most advanced race machines in history ... coming soon 

 

 

Tags: Sailing , Video, Volvo Ocean Race
SEP 7

Formula 1 goes sailing

Last Sunday I came across an article in The Economist with the title Formula 1 goes sailing.  It instantly cached my attention and I was eager to find out how they tried to explain their view. They focused on how the technology from Formula 1 cars is taking foot in the sailing world. Now its all about gathering  different data. Accelerometers to measure g-forces, GPS to measure position and speed, laser sensors to measure the angle of the rudder, strain gauges to measure the stretch in the wires and ropes. All data is collected and displayed on the computer like the telemetry in the Formula 1 racing circuit. My first thought was: Sailing is becoming boring like GP racing has become 15 years ago.

If you want to win Regattas you would need: 


couple of Arnold Schwarzeneggers (from the days when he was Conan) to grind + one gig with an iPad2 to do the analytics + a helmsman with a precise and steady hand (I would suggest to pick one among Olympic medal winners in the 50 meter rifle shooting) + a sponsor with lots of bucks.

BUT…

Formula 1 goes sailing for real…take a look at the America's cup World Series or the Extreme Sailing Series where the sailors are wearing helmets! The sailors are becoming gladiators, warriors and that sells! This is one way how to push the popularity of sailing. My first taught when I saw picture of Slovenian helmsman Vasilij Žbogar on Spanish boat Green Comm Racing was, that he looks like a soldier from Vietnam after a accomplished mission. 



Its going so freaking fast that no gig with big glasses would survive this trill + its so unsteady on the helm that the rifle shooting guy would go nuts + there are no big grinder stations which means that you can throw all those Conans over the board. What you need on this sailing boats or better to say multihulls  are great sailors with big cohones. You need sailors that adopt quick to new dimensions of sailing on this fast mean machines called AC45.

There is also another big positive shift toward making sailing popular and appealing to the spectators. Lets say it loud, sailing is not a sport which attracts a mass of spectators. Obviously because it’s happening in the middle of the bay or even on the open seas and we cannot change that.  But now it’s possible to follow the races over the onboard cameras, live tracking and with professional commentators over the internet…its trilling, you feel almost like you are one of the crew. And this is what is so fascinating about the America's Cup World series which will for sure meet the needs of Facebook and not the Flintstone generation.

Don’t forget to follow the America's Cup World series  stop #2  in Plymouth UK from 10th-18th September.

Next post: Meet the America's Cup teams

Aleš

Tags: America's Cup, Made in Slovenia, Sailing , Sailing boat