Riva displays their famous Aquamare at the 74 Venice Film Festival and travel company Globe Hunter have released aerial shots of the some of the most enchanting places in the world. See this week's most beautiful pictures
Riva is a the 74 Venice Film Festival which kicked off on 30 August. The Italian luxury yacht brand is displaying the legendary Aquamare, and will offer a boat service to VIPs and guests at the city’s Hotel Excelsior. Travel website Globe Hunters have released some gorgeous aerial shots of some of the most beautiful places in the world, including Venice and Dubai. See what makes our pictures of the week.
30/08/17: A stunning aerial shot of Venice
With its canals and beautiful architecture the Italian city of Venice is really one of a kind and is always voted one of the most beautiful places in the world. Travel website Globe Hunters have created a series of aerial shots of cities around the world, including Venice, which is currently hosting its annual film festival
18/08/17: Archaeologists uncover artefacts from the wreck of the Rooswijk off Kent
Ornate carved knife handles, glass bottles and large wooden seaman’s chests are among the finds discovered on wreck of the Dutch East India Company ship, Rooswijk, which sank in 1740 at Goodwin Sands, off Kent
Credit: Historic England/RCE
02/08/17: Mapfre Triple Crown Ocean Racer’s new outright Around Isle of Wight world record by a monohull yacht
The Mapfre, one of the seven entries in the 2017/8 Volvo Ocean Race, completed the 50-mile course around the Isle of Wight in 3 hours, 13 minutes and 11 seconds, setting a new outright Around Isle of Wight world record by a monohull yacht, beating Slade’s time by 6 minutes 58 seconds. Unlike the Volvo Ocean 65s, ICAP Leopard has powered winches. Mapfre therefore also beat the previous world record for a monohull without power assistance by an impressive margin of more than 36 minutes. Both records are subject to ratification by the World Speed Sailing Record Council.
“We did a very good start and the manoeuvres were all very good – it’s one of our strongest points we have as a crew,” said skipper Xabi Fernandez. A lot of us have sailed together already and the new people are all good, very switched on, and things are coming together nicely.
“We had a good start, were able to control the fleet a bit, and then we were always in the lead. It was a very close race with the other boats, there were some very fast moments, and it was great fun.”
Credit: Tom Gruitt
01/08/17: Annabel Vose is awarded ELEMIS Ladies Day Trophy at Lendy Cowes Week
Annabel Vose, has been announced as the winner of the ELEMIS Ladies Day Trophy at Cowes Week. The trophy recognises the outstanding contribution, commitment, or achievement of women in sailing. Vose is the first woman to to be selected as part of Sir Ben Ainslie’s Land Rover BAR Academy team. She competed in the 2017 Red Bull Youth America’s Cup in Bermuda.
Credit: Paul Wyeth