“All of us have a blue mind, and it is perfectly tailored in order to make us happy in all sorts of ways which go way beyond relaxing in the surf, as well as listening to the murmur of a stream, or floating quietly in the pool”.
Those are the words of marine biologist Wallace J. Nichols in his latest book, entitled “Blue Mind: The surprising science that shows how being near, in, on, or under water can make you happier, healthier, more connected, and better at what you do”.
It’s got 43 berths, six decks, a cruising speed of 19 knots, and a price tag of GBP 200 million. But the 106-metre Mirage has one very special characteristic too – its designers claim it can practically turn “invisible”.
Italian boatbuilders Fincantieri went into partnership with Dutch Van Geest Designs to dream up the yacht, taking a year to find the right design and materials. They will use highly reflective glass to coat the entire hull, so the yacht appears to disappear “between sky and sea” from as little as 50 metres away.
As a British and Polish sailing partnership, we’re delighted to see that both our nations are represented in the final 20 of the Mirabaud Yacht Racing Image 2018 competition.
Brit James Tomlinson and Pole Szymon Sikora are among the 20 selected for the final list in the prestigious competition. The winner is to be announced at the Yacht Racing Forum in France on October 23.