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Maritime Academy's New 18-foot Sailing Yacht

Summer 2016 is approaching and we eagerly anticipate Maritime Academy's new 18-foot sailing yacht! Built in Shanghai by Fareast, she is fast and her simplicity is great for training beginner sailors.

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One-Day Offshore Business Administration Seminar

We invite you to participate in a 1-day Offshore Business Administration Seminar organized by Maritime Academy Ltd. and Commonwealth of Dominica International Maritime Registry Hong Kong Regional Office Limited. The seminar includes the following topics: 1. Offshore Business and Taxation 2. Offshore vs. Onshore 3. Offshore Jurisdictions 4. Offshore Companies (International Business Companies) 5. Incorporation of Offshore Companies in Dominica 6. Opening a Bank Account 7. Registration of Ships in Dominica 8. Registration of Yachts in Dominica 9. Incorporation of Offshore Banks, Trusts and Insurance Companies in Dominica 10. Dominica Economic Citizenship Program The seminar will be conducted in the form of free discussion and participants will be able to ask questions during the entire seminar. Lecturers: • Sergiy Yanchyshyn, LLD – Assistant Deputy Maritime Administrator of the Commonwealth of Dominica • Tirzah Yanchyshyn, MBA – Director of Maritime Academy Ltd. (Dominica) Language of seminars: English Each participant of the seminar will receive a Diploma in Offshore Business Administration The fee for attending the Seminar is US$250 per person, paid in advance (refundable if a participant is not able to attend). Tentative Locations of Seminar: Hong Kong Macao Beijing Shanghai Shenzhen Jakarta Kuala Lumpur Phuket Labuan Taipei Tainan Jeju (South Korea) Please confirm your interest by booking your place in advance. The number of participants in each seminar is limited to small groups to facilitate free discussion. Our aim is not to make money from seminars but to give valuable knowledge and to share experience. Welcome to the Offshore Business Administration Seminar!

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She's in the Water!

On 2nd June 2016 Maritime Academy's Fareast 18 was put in water. A big thank you to everyone at Dragon Marine, Hebe Haven Yacht Club! It will be a month of rigging and 'test trips' before her first offshore voyage...

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Welcome to Taiwan

In July 2016, we sailed to Taiwan which is one of the biggest manufacturer of yachts in Asia and we hope to cooperate with Taiwanese yacht yards. We have already seen such kindness in Taiwanese people. If you are interested in sail training, welcome to Taiwan!

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Ultimate Typhoon Protection: King Jesus

We are so grateful to God for sending His holy angels to guard our yacht! This is not baseless superstition. A typhoon hit Taiwan directly on 27th September 2016 and by forceful winds stones were moved, boats seriously damaged, trees flattened, floating pontoons upheaved etc. Our yacht was one of the few small boats left in the water during the typhoon and it has little to no damages. This is one of God's many miracles. Local fishermen were also so kind: we found that a rope securing the yacht had been retied for us and a lost fender found and then returned to us. Nothing brings people together like shared struggle or shared suffering. We appreciate the good and bad that comes from God's hands - His ways are perfect!

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Taiwan Sailing

We will add to this article as our experience grows! Observation #1 about sailing in Taiwan is that having a powerful enough engine is essential for getting your boat in and out of ports. The narrow entrances of harbours magnify waves and it could be a fight to get in and out. Additionally, during our first coastal sail in January 2017, we had good wind (and wind direction) but a strong southward current meant that we couldn't go north where our home port was. Our electric engine is enough for fair weather but isn't suited for fiercer conditions. We asked God for guidance and felt it best to enter the nearest harbour instead. If you find yourself sailing on the west coast of Taiwan: have a dependable engine with enough fuel. You may find it necessary to motor for longer than you would like, especially when making landfall. The weather is fickle. Observation #2: Yachtsmen visiting Taiwan can apply for permission online to stay up to 6 months maximum in a Taiwan harbour. Foreign yachts need to apply for special permission to stay - the longest period given is 3 months, After that you can apply 3 more times - each time for 1 month. The total is 6 months in one year. If you still want to be in Taiwan after 6 months you need to have atleast one of the following requirements: 1. A berth agreement for over 6 months with a marina authority (we signed an agreement for 1 year with a fishing harbour). 2. Written proof by a factory of damages that need to be repaired before you leave Taiwan. The factory needs to state in the letter how long repairs will take. 3. A safety reason like dangerous weather or a typhoon.

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