Lewis Hamilton in Sailing Yacht Crash

Lewis Hamilton the British Formula One Grand Prix (F1) superstar was onboard racing sailing yacht HUGO BOSS when it crashed into another competing yacht before the start of the Round the Island Race.  Hamilton was on board a yacht being guided by Alex Thomson, the youngest skipper ever to win a round-the-world race, and Ben Ainslie, from America’s Cup fame and the British Olympian chasing a third successive gold medal in Beijing this summer.

Hamilton was one of the 18 crew members on board the Hugo Boss yacht, competing in the Open 60 class at the JPMorgan Asset Management Round the Island Race.  The yacht was involved in a collision before the cannon had set them on their way with another racing yacht, a smaller Farr 45 footer called ATOMIC.  ATOMIC lost its mast and after a protest when their race was over, the Hugo Boss team was duly disqualified. By the time the disqualification decision was made, Lewis Hamilton had long left the Isle of Wight by helicopter for his next appointment. But he will be back….

 “He (Lewis Hamilton) made quite an impression. He had the natural feel,” said Ben Ainslie. “For most people who have not sailed before, they get on the helm of a boat and are extremely wobbly and all over the place. Alex and I talked him through it and after a while, he was fine on his own and that focus and concentration that he uses so well in F1, it is a similar technique for sailing these boats around.”

With the pre-start collision it was a race. Hamilton said: “We tried to avoid them but it took the front of the boat off. I am gutted. It is a beautiful boat.” Ainslie was similarly frustrated, adding: “It is disappointing because we felt we had the right of way. There is nothing we can do about it but regardless, we still had a great day.”

Better luck next time!

Football Star Ronaldo on a Yacht Vacation

Famous Brazilian and Manchester United Football star Cristiano Ronaldo and his girlfriend Nereida Gallardo enjoyed their yacht vacation in Sardinia in June.

The couple are seen below on the yacht’s aft deck and they also enjoyed swimming and the beach.  The pair have reportedly been sailing around the Mediterranean after Ronaldo charterered out a 10million luxury yacht for his holiday.

Ronaldo on his Yacht

Ronaldo is on vacation with his girlfriend at a time when there is currently some confusion over the remaining years of his Manchester United contract vis-à-vis a bid by Real Madrid which could reportedly earn him £180,000 a week.

Some newspapers have estimated the famous footballer Ronaldo could receive a £80 million transfer fee.  Good luck Ronaldo.

Joan Collins Vacations On A Luxury Motor Yacht

In June the famous Glamour Queen Joan Collins was enjoying a luxury yacht charter vacation and looking fantastic for her age on a Mangusta yacht.

Joan Collins is known as the queen of old fashioned glamour and the actress didn’t disappoint when she donned swimwear for a superyacht holiday in the South of France.

Despite her being in her 75th year the film star showed she was still in great shape while on holiday luxury boat in Saint Tropez in the south Of France. A secret surprise party in the South of France was thrown hat the luxury villa of millionaire entrepreneur Simon Reuben where Joan celebrated her 75th birthday last month. Her fifth husband Percy Gibson, 43, had sworn guests to secrecy over the lavish party.

 joan collins enjoying a luxury yacht

Joan Collins and is best known for her roles in the 1980s TV series Dynasty but has been a star for more than 50 years.  May she enjoy many more luxury yacht vacations.

 

Tom Cruise in Fiji on his Yacht?

The following reoprts have been coming out of Fiji:

Hollywood superstar Tom Cruise is in the South Pacific Island of Fiji onbard his luxury superyacht.

Tom Cruise’s yacht Suri was seen at Port Denarau, Fiji, last week. This week yacht Suri has been berthed at the Tradewinds Hotel bay in Lami, also in the beautiful pacific island.

It has been rumored that Cruise is in Fiji to purchase an island in the Yasawas. The only island that’s up for sale in the area is Vatuvara.

Cruise is a famous actor and a producer whose lovely wife, actress Katie Holmes, recently gave birth to a daughter. The couple’s daughter shares the name Suri.

The superyacht is reportedly named after Cruise’s daughter with actress Katie Holmes.

Although he has not been spotted in the vicinity of the superyacht, there are reports he plans to buy an island in the Yasawa Group.

The superyacht Suri was reportedly in the Western Division last week.

– Does Mr. Crusie own yacht SURI?

It is understood that yacht SURI is merely the support boat for luxury yacht JEMASA, which is owned not by Cruise but by another wealthy Amercian.

Wayne Rooney and Coleen McLoughlin in Portofino on a superyacht.

For Wayne Rooney and Coleen McLoughlin’s wedding celebrations M/Y RM ELEGANT, a 230ft $160 million superyacht, is being chartered off Portofino for pre-wedding parties.  The famous local Portinfino Hotel Splendido has also been booked out for the week for wedding guests. Villa Durazo in Santa Margherita, a 14th century monastery has been hired for the reception and been turned into a snazzy party venue.

Wayne Rooney and Coleen McLoughlin are expected to attend a civil ceremony at the 300-year-old Villa Durazo in Santa Margherita. They will then be be married in the Salone Degli Stucchi room, beneath a Louis XVI chandelier.

P Diddy On Luxury Yacht In Cannes

Rapper and producer P Diddy chartered a 50 meter luxury superyacht called MARAYA for the Cannes Film Festival.  What a way to stay in style and hold a parties at this film industry event.

Celebrities on Luxury Yachts!

In the South of France in May 2008 Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie took their two sons, Maddox, 6, and Pax, 4, for a yacht trip (pictured below).
The Jolie-Pitts were on their way to board Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen’s yacht “Tatoosh”.
Angie, 32, walked the red carpet at the Cannes Film Festival on May 15 for her new animated flick, Kung Fu Panda, and then on May 20 for Clint Eastwood’s Changeling.