IMCA Duel In The Desert early entries top 230

first_imgNorthern SportMod drivers pre-entered for the Duel are: Terry Phillips, Springfield, Mo. Steven Noland, Terra Bella, Calif. Robby Claborn, Santa Maria, Calif. Andy Obertello, Hollister, Calif. B.J. Haslam, Shelley, Idaho Chase Alves, Casa Grande, Ariz. Jack Aguiar, Tulare, Calif. Austin Arneson, Fargo, N.D. Fred Ryland, Brentwood, Calif. Scott Saunders, Colorado Springs, Colo. Dylan Thornton, Santa Maria, Calif. Braxton Yeager, Green Rover, Wyo. R.C. Whitwell, Longdale, Okla. Rick Durica, Las Vegas Kendra Vollmer, Idaho Falls, Idaho Bob Moore, Sioux City, Iowa;  Tim Ward, Chandler, Ariz. Weekend pit passes are $100. Re­served pit parking and backstretch tailgate spots are available by call­ing 702 632-8223. J.C. Elrod, San Martin, Calif. Steve Streeter, Madera, Calif. Mark Garner, Antioch, Calif. Sheyne Bradley, Casa Grande, Ariz. Bryan Renken, Gillette, Wyo. Lakota Cleveland, Rock Springs, Wyo.; Chester Kniss, Oakley, Calif. Dale Neitzel, Billings, Mont. Buddy Kniss, Oakley, Calif. Kyle Wood, Bakersfield, Calif. Austin Kuehl, Cave Creek, Ariz. Duane Orsburn, Hornbrook, Calif. Donald Riley, Pahrump Guy Ahlwardt, Antioch, Calif. Ryan Williams, Waxahachie, Texas Shane DeVolder, Pacifica, Calif. Jaxon Saathoff, Beatrice, Neb. Zach Fettinger, Klamath Falls, Ore. Troy Householder, Reliance, Wyo. Trevor Fitz-Gibbon, Camarillo, Calif. Jake Donnelly, Idaho Falls, Idaho Ben Stockton, Kansas City, Mo. The Duel will be broadcast by IMCA.TV. Twenty-two states and two Canadian provinces are now represented by the early Duel entries. Slade Pitt, Rock Springs, Wyo. Todd Carlock, Kingsburg, Calif. Terry Bahr, Gilbert, Ariz. Steve Boucher, Susanville, Calif. Eddie Belec, Arvada, Colo. Danny Meier, Dunmore, Alb. Chris Evoniuk, Dickinson, N.D. Doff Cooksey, Brentwood, Calif. Kersey Ferrando, Stayton, Ore. Chris Clark, Jackson, Wyo. Garrett Jernagan, Bakersfield, Calif. Cody Kuglin, Great Falls, Mont. Chris Nieman, Quincy, Calif.;  Cody Olsen, Omaha, Neb. Dick Brack, Longmont, Colo. Scott Drake, Diamond, Mo. Grey Ferrando, Stayton, Ore. Cody Thompson, Sioux City, Iowa Daniel Drury, Eldora, Iowa Jason Hilliard, Cache, Okla. Jacob Hobscheidt, Plattsmouth, Neb. Michael Johnson, Bakersfield, Calif. Heath Denney, Urda, Utah Jessie Hoskins, Longdale, Okla. Darrell Hughes II, Manteca, Calif. Albert Gill, Central Point, Ore. Jeremy Payne, Buckeye, Ariz. Brandyn Johnson, Mesa, Ariz. Robert Elliott, Clinton, Okla. Mickey Stubbings, Helper, Utah Jacob Jones, Jacob, Pocatello, Idaho Roger Bonneville, Calgary, Alb. Nick DeCarlo, Martinez, Calif. Jason Beaulieu, Campbell River, B.C. James Cecil, Bakersfield, Calif. Kellen Chadwick, Oakley, Calif. John DeMore, Spring Creek Drivers in both divisions can still enter when they arrive at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway Dirt Track on Wednesday or Thursday for the Nov. 13-16 Duel in the Desert. Pre-registered Modified drivers include: Luke Krogh, Dickinson, N.D. Duane Rogers, Imperial, Calif. Craig Nieman, Reno Paris Archie, Sparks Matthew Mayo, Bakersfield, Calif. Brenda Kirby, Bullhead City, Ariz. Raymond Keldsen Jr., Aromas, Calif. Brody Spangler, Dove Creek, Colo. Matthew Ratzlaff, Monte Vista, Calif. Racing starts at 4 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Top 20 Showdown races for Modifieds and Northern SportMods following the Wild West Tour join the final night’s program. Cody Laney, Torrance, Calif. Christy Barnett, El Paso, Texas Logan Drake, San Luis Obispo, Calif. Zack VanderBeek, New Sharon, Iowa Randy Brown, Chowchilla, Calif. Tripp Gaylord, Lakewood, Colo. A.J. Sharpensteen, Amarillo, Texas Mike O’Patik, Fort Morgan, Colo.;  Doug Rivera, Yuma, Ariz. Matthew Jenner, Vancouver, Wash. Casey Delp, Rock Springs, Wyo. Austin Ruskauff, Santa Maria, Calif. Kyle Heckman, Bakersfield, Calif. Bryan Wordelman, Salt Lake City, Utah Shane Simper, Vernal, Utah Danny Perry III, Laughlin Andy Clower, Laveen, Ariz. Freddie Plourde, Santa Rosa, Calif. Kyle Menlove, Salt Lake City, Utah Bill Cornwall, Pocatello, Idaho Drew Christianson, Minot, N.D. LAS VEGAS, Nev. – More than 230 IMCA Modified and Karl Kustoms Northern SportMod drivers are officially pre-entered for the biggest event of the season in IMCA’s Shaw Race Cars Western Region. Jorddon Braaten, Central Point, Ore. Chett Reeves, Bakersfield, Calif. Travis Olheiser, Dickinson, N.D. Matt Looft, Swea City, Iowa Regan Tafoya, Farmington, N.M. Ryan Roath, Peoria, Ariz. Jason Pugh, Clovis, Calif. Danny Wagner, Bay Point, Calif. Kenny Vollmer, Idaho Falls, Idaho Shawn Harker, Nebraska City, Neb. Ryan McDaniel, Olivehurst, Calif.;  Jason Nation, Bakersfield, Calif. Bryson Curry, Laveen, Ariz.;  Ethan Dotson, Bakersfield, Calif. Tom Fraser, Antioch, Calif. Bradley Hopkins, Henderson Mikey Bell, Quitman, Ark. Theo Van De Sande, Castro Valley, Calif. Brendyn Nordyke, Holly, Colo. Isaac Sanders, Brookings, Ore. Chris Toth, Holtville, Calif. Chaz Baca, Mesa, Ariz. Shane DeMey, Denison, Iowa Mitchell O’Patik, Canal Winchester, Ohio;  Robert Miller, Gardnerville;  Jason Hughes, Watts, Okla. Justin Foux, Red Bluff, Calif. Billy Tabor, Corvallis, Mont. Casey Renken, Gillette, Wyo. Mark Gaylord, Boring, Ore. Chris Falkenberg, Turlock, Calif. Jake Sachau, Denison, Iowa Nick Trenchard, Klamath Falls, Ore. Sean Stacy, Kearny, Ariz. Scott Brown, Meriden, Kan. Chris McKellar, Bakersfield, Calif. Brian Pearce, Oakley, Calif. Dominic Ursetta, Arvada, Colo. Michael Thing Jr., Camp, Calif. Mike Villanueva, Atwater, Calif. Brian Brennan, Rozet, Wyo. Matt Mayo, Bakersfield, Calif. Speedy Madrid, Laveen, Ariz. Mitch Machado, Rohnert Park, Calif. Jeff Streeter, Madera, Calif. Vinny Raucci Sr., Las Vegas Vinny Raucci Jr., Las Vegas Jimmy Reeves, Albert, Kan. Bill Brack, Mead, Colo. Brad Pounds, Bakersfield, Calif. Reed Payne, Idaho Falls, Idaho Jason Ferguson, Meridian, Calif. Heath Grizzle, Drasco, Ark. Brandon Schmitt, Sun Prairie, Wis. Brent Curran, Antioch, Calif. Randy Miller, San Jose, Calif. Michael Hale, West Jordan, Utah Benjamin Chukuske, Welcome, Minn. Taylon Center, Mesa, Ariz. Ricky Childress, Bakersfield, Calif. Ty Rogers, Somerton, Ariz. Jeff Taylor, Cave City, Ark. Christopher Frisbie, White Sands Missle Range, N.M. Russell Allen, Brawley, Calif. Ryan McDaniel, Olivehurst, Calif. Matt Sanders, Brookings, Ore. Chris Morris, Taylor, Texas Shelby Frye, Casa Grande, Ariz. Anthony Merritt, Hemet, Calif. Monty Nordyke, Holly, Colo. Taylor Kuehl, Cave Creek, Ariz. Adam Kates, Tonganoxie, Kan. Paul Stone, Winton, Calif. Steve Bitting Jr., Phoenix, Ariz. Tim Balding, Santa Rosa, Calif. Jacob Pace, Kearny, Ariz. Nick Spainhoward, Bakersfield, Calif. David Pitt, Rock Springs, Wyo. Steven Bowers Jr., Topeka, Kan. Clay Daly, Salinas, Calif. Rex Higgins, Bloomfield, N.M. Shawn LaRocque, Winnemucca Dan Philpott, LaPine, Ore. Robert Sanders, Bakersfield, Calif. Kevin Johnson, Bakersfield, Calif. A minimum of $777 will be paid to start the 28-car main event and to winners of Thursday and Fri­day, Nov. 14 and 15 qualifying features. Thursday and Friday Northern SportMod qualifiers both pay $500 to win. Tate Johnson, Homestead, Mont. Michael Moore, Irving, Texas Ronnie Roy, Rock Springs, Wyo. Tanner Black, Otis, Kan. Derek Nance, Merced, Calif. Ricky Saunders, Colorado Springs, Colo. Kelly Henderson, Minot, N.D. Alex Stanford, Chowchilla, Calif. Austin Manzella, Bakersfield, Calif. Ricky Thornton Jr., Adel, Iowa Tommy Hensley, Bedford, Iowa Matt Micheli, Live Oak, Calif. Chad Melton, Mineral Wells, Texas Brian Carey, Aztec, N.M. Jarrod Mounce, Atwater, Calif. Josh Stringer, Pahrump Bill Lundock, Golden, Colo. Cody Malcom, Shelley, Idaho Chuck Delp, Rock Springs, Wyo. Justen Yeager, Green River, Wyo. Dave Pearson, Ridgecrest, Calif. Lawrence O’Connor, Port Hardy, B.C. Jeremy Richey, Medford, Ore. Wade Taylor, Spring Creek Tim Ragsdale, Merced, Calif. Joe Duvall, Claremore, Okla. Nevin Kennemore, Standish, Calif. Dennis Schoenfeld, Van Buren, Ark. Bubba Stafford Jr., Wittman, Ariz. Allen Owen Jr., Pocola, Okla. Jerry Flippo, Bakersfield, Calif. Joe Docekal, Dysart, Iowa Christina Ratzlaff, Monte Vista, Colo. Chris Delp, Rock Springs, Wyo. Alan Riley, Florence, Mont. Arie Schouten, Omaha, Neb. Cory Hemphill, Yuma, Ariz. Johnny Saathoff, Beatrice, Neb. Tony Hofbauer, Huxley, Iowa Chase Hansen, Myton, Utah Crystal Hemphill, Yuma, Ariz. Brock Aeschbacher, Rigby, Idaho D.J. Shannon, Merced, Calif. Coltin Jackman, Blackfoot, Idaho Mike Ziegler, Brush, Colo.  Cody Burke, Salinas, Calif. Modifieds race for $7,777 to win, Northern SportMods for a top prize of $1,777 at the 22nd annual event. Saturday night’s Modified feature is a 2020 Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot qualifier.  Collen Winebarger, Corbett, Ore.last_img read more

GAA NEWS: CARNDONAGH U-14 GIRLS FINISH LEAGUE IN STYLE

first_imgPhoto shows ‘Presentation by Conor Kelly of Inishowen Oil Company of new under 12Kits to both U12 football manager Kevin Doherty (Left) and Dr. Seamus Kelly, U12 hurling manager. Also present is Elizabeth Doherty, Club Secretary, C. L. G. Carndomhnaigh.’Ladies Football:Under 14 Carndonagh 4-07; Aodh Ruadh 3-04.Well done to the u14 girls who beat Aodh Ruadh last Thursday evening. With the wind in their favour the girls got off to a great start, after a couple of wides Niamh McDaid got the first goal. This was soon followed by another goal from Megan Gallagher and points from Niamh, Labhaoise and Cliona. Aodh Ruadh was finding it very difficult to get the ball up the field. The Carn forwards were working well together and Tara McColgan was pushing hard for a third goal when she was fouled in the square. Cliona Gibbons took the penalty, the keeper saved the shot but Cliona was quick to score on the rebound. Aodh Ruadh got their chance shortly after when they had a number of attacks on the Carn goal area and managed to score 2 goals and 2 pts without reply. This was a warning to Carn as half time approached that Aodh Ruadh would be dangerous in the second half especially with the wind at their back. The half time score was Carn 3-04 to Aodh Ruadh 2-02.The second half was as Carn had expected Aodh Ruadh scored a point straight away after the throw in and were constantly on the attack. Carn had built up a good lead in the first half so it was very important for them to defend that. The Carn defence was under pressure but they stood strong and refused to let them through, their work rate was second to none. Shauna Harkin in goals came off her line to make a number of saves and as always Kieva Callaghan, Rachel McLaughlin and Jessica Clarke made very few mistakes in getting the ball out of the danger area. Carn made a number of breaks up the field too and managed to get 3 more points and a cheeky goal from LisaMarie McLaughlin who was in the right place at the right time. Aodh Ruadh did manage a goal and 2pts but it was too little too late. The full time score was Carn 4-07 to Aodh Ruadh 3-04.The team and scorers were; Shauna Harkin, Orla Cox, Enya McDermott, Kieva Callaghan, Rachel McLaughlin, Jessica Clarke, Cliona Gibbons (1 02), Niamh McDaid (1 03), Tegan McDaid, Niamh Callaghan, Niamh Harkin, LisaMarie McLaughlin (1 00), Labhaoise Clarke (0 01), Ciara O’Connor, Tara McColgan and Megan Gallagher (1 01) Under 14 Carndonagh 3-06 to Glenfin 1-04.The girls also had to play Glenfin on Sunday as this game was due to be played three weeks ago. It wasn’t easy for the girls to field so soon after Thursday night but the full team showed up, they were in confident mood and wanted to get the game played. It was a tight first half with both teams battling for possession and finding it difficult to get scores. Glenfin opened the scoring with a long range shot that landed in the back of the net. This was just what Carn needed to get them started and despite giving away a few silly frees they were on top of the game. Niamh McDaid and Megan Gallagher were taking turns to score, Niamh started with a goal followed by Megan’s point and this was they way for the rest of the game. There was a lot of hard work being done throughout the field from Kieva Callaghan, Orla Cox and Tara Molyneaux at the back to Cliona and Labhaoise in the middle and as always Rachel McLaughlin and Jessica Clarke never stopped running looking for the ball and breaking down attacks. This result most likely puts the girls in the A semi-final, a brilliant achievement for their first year in the A section, another great team performance by the girls.The team and scorer’s were; Shauna Harkin, Orla Cox, Kieva Callaghan, Tara Molyneaux, Tegan McDaid, Rachel McLaughlin, Jessica Clarke, Cliona gibbons, Labhaoise Clarke, Enya McDermott, Niamh McDaid(1 03), Ciara o’ Connor, Niamh Callaghan(1 00), Tara McColgan and Megan Gallagher(1 03). Subs used; LisaMarie McLaughlin and Niamh Harkin.Under 15 Og Sport:The U15 Og Sport team reached the Inishowen Final that took place in Malin on Saturday afternoon last. It was unfortunate that only seven players traveled as subs are important in this competition and left manager Tony McGinn with no options. In the first game the boys lost to Muff but recovered well to beat Malin and Burt. Old rivals Malin were once again the opposition in the semi final which ended in a draw. After six minutes of extra time Carn won and played Muff in the final who were unbeaten. Carn shocked Muff in the first half and led by a point at half time. In the second half the lack of subs began to show and Muff scored vital goals to won the tournament. It was an enjoyable tournament for all the boys and many thanks to the Malin club for the hospitality on the day. The team was James Monagle, Michael Doherty, Nathan McLarkey, Conor Browne, Enda Callaghan Dermot Doherty and Cathal Doherty.Club Lotto:The winning numbers in the club mini-lotto were 22, 13, 24, 6 and 1.There was no jackpot winner.The 30 Euro prize went to Catriona Doherty, Gleneely;15 Euro each to Laura and Roisin Doherty, Moss Cottage, Carn; Nicola and Ciaran Bonner, Crossroads, Greencastle; Celine McGonagle, Redcastle and Donal McGee, Slavery, Buncrana .The jackpot next week is 15,700 Euro and the draw will be held in The Arch. A big thank you to all who support our lotto. Lotto can be purchased at following outlets – Costcutter Supermarket, J.J. Kelly’s Supermarket, Kelly’s Shell Shop, Bridie Doherty’s, Simpson’s Supermarket, SUPERVALU and in any pub.Minor Hurling:The minor hurlers play St Eunans in the championship semi-final this Thursday in Foden at 6.45pm.Under 16 Hurling: Carndonagh 6-13; Setanta 5-4.On Thursday night the U16 hurlers reached the U16B county final beating Setanta in the semi final. Carn led at half time by 3-7 to 0-2 but Setanta did not give up in the second half and scored 5-2 to Carn’s 3-6 to leave the final score Carn 6-13 Setanta 5-4. Team Patrick Callaghan, Brian McEleney, Eamonn Harkin, Keenan Callaghan, Enda Callaghan, P.J. Walker, Cathal Doherty (0-5), Dermot Doherty(0-1), Eoghan Kelly, James Monagle (1-0), Danny McCarron(0-1), Nathan McLarkey(0-1), Matthew Porter(5-1), Joseph McKinney(0-1), William Callaghan, Michael Doherty and Shaun McCreanor. They now play McCumhaills in the final on Thursday September 5th.Under 8 and 10 HurlingCarn hosted both the under 8 and under 10 hurling blitz on Sunday in Foden. With five clubs participating at both age groups the field was packed with young hurlers. All players tried their hardest and some fine skill was displayed at both age groups. Carndonagh had two under 10 teams and one under 8 team. A huge effort was put in by everyone and a good day was had by all. Those who played were: U10s- Rihanna Gallagher, Elisha Moyne, Cian Doherty, Olan Mc Laughlin, Meadhbh Butler, Owen Monagle, Mike Nelson, Conor Lafferty, Ronan Browne, Eoin Fowley, Aaron Malarkey, Erin Mc Laughlin Dorina Gillen, Eimear Doherty, and Blaithin Gillen. U8 team: Oran Lafferty, Altan Mc Dermott, Cormac Mc Laughlin Liam Doherty, Danny Diver, Davin Mc Laughlin, Adam Malarkey, John Canney, Bronagh Butler, Ethan Gallagher. The U8 finals day is on next Sunday in Letterkenny Gaels. Players will be notified later in the week. A big thanks you to all the referees on Sunday especially P.J. Walker. Darragh Lafferty, James Monagle and Michael Doherty who refereed all the under 8 games, Thanks to the parents who helped in the kitchen and of course all the coaches who ensured the day was a great success.Under 12 Camogie training is on Monday evenings at 6.30 Hurling/Camogie Summer Camp:The hurling/camogie summer camp was a very successful and enjoyable camp with 64 boys and girls taking part. Many thanks to John Gibbons, Marty McGrath, Stephen Gillespie, Ronan Walsh and Gavin McGrath who ensured that all the boys and girls had an enjoyable time and improved their hurling/camogie skills. Yvonne Byrne Camogie Development Officer attended on Monday & Tuesday with Ulster Council Coach Kevin Himpey attending on Wednesday. A special word of thanks to our club members Catherine Walker, Demi Walker, James Monagle, Michael Doherty, Kerri Doherty &B P.J. Walker who helped out during the week and to all the ladies who helped upstairs everyday.GAA NEWS: CARNDONAGH U-14 GIRLS FINISH LEAGUE IN STYLE was last modified: August 27th, 2013 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

TV Commercial Campaign under consideration for destination TCI says Minister

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 11 Jun 2015 – Television marketing of the Turks and Caicos is being contemplated by the Ministry of Tourism according to Hon Porsha Smith. “Those thoughts are already in our minds, its just a matter of time for us and us finding the financial resource to be able to afford them.”On Saturday, with the arrival of a new direct United Airlines flight from Houston, we asked the Minister if she and her team believe the time has come for destination TCI television commercials to these markets on their local TV stations.“I think we are also looking at expanding our office locations actually in those areas, so you are going to be seeing more coming from the Tourist Board some recommendations that will go to the government on expanding ourselves and putting in strategic locations so that we can better serve the tourists that are coming to us.”A tide has certainly turned for the Turks and Caicos which now sees a surge in visitor arrivals during summer, guests catching those discounts on the usual ‘peak season rates’. Terminal and Marketing Manager of the TCI Airports Authority, Lavern Reynolds explained things are booming. “Well, what I’m very happy about is the fact that it is starting now which is June, which is somewhat our off season. So we are bringing people in on our off season to keep our tourism product busy, pretty much all year round. We hope to have this flight every off season and continue from there on in, so I think it’s a great addition to the plethora of flights that we have.” Beautiful girls on Beautiful beaches, Turks and Caicos scores with Sports Illustrated Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Recommended for you Bumper Sticker promotes Provo as #1 Island in the World Tourism Month launched with Stakeholders in Turks and Caicos Related Items:destination tci, lavern reynolds, Portia smith, tv commerciallast_img read more

Twenty countries convene for Law Enforcement Conference in Nassau

first_img ALERT # 2 ON POTENTIAL TROPICAL CYCLONE NINE ISSUED BY THE BAHAMAS DEPARTMENT OF METEOROLOGY THURSDAY 12TH SEPTEMBER, 2019 AT 9 PM EDT Recommended for you Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppNassau, Bahamas, February 21, 2017 – Law enforcers of 20 countries are convened in The Bahamas for a four day Pre-International Drug Enforcement Conference being held at the Police Headquarters in Nassau.  A strong focus is on controlling the trend of the resurgence in the popularity of cocaine and the smuggling of it.National Security Minister, Dr Bernard Nottage opened the event at the Paul Farquharson Conference Center and among the officials attending are US Charge D’Affairs, Lisa Johnson and Special Agent in Charge of the US Drug Enforcement Administration Caribbean Division, Matthew Donahue and Bahamas Police Commissioner, Ellison Greenslade.Peru and Colombia also have representative law enforcers at the Pre-IDEC which started on Monday.#MagneticMediaNews Related Items:#magneticmedianews Electricity Cost of Service Study among the big agenda items at September 11 Cabinet meeting Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp The Luxury of Grace Bay in Down Town Provolast_img read more

Playing just the right keys

first_imgDelhi brings Un Argentin A Paris by Christine Chareyron –Pianist, a musical night and melodious experience for all the piano lovers on Wednesday on 4 September at Alliance Francaise de Delhi. Christiane Chareyon is an established pianist and a piano teacher at the Music School of Suresnes. After studying at the national Music College of Grenoble followed by the higher National Music School of Paris, she also practiced under the supervision of Jean Fassina. She has also has a passion toward s Dramatic Arts,which she studied at National Music school at Chambery and then at the National Music College of Grenoble. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’She will be playing pieces from repertoire of Astor Piazzolla an Argentinan composer. Regarding Piazzolla, Christine Chareyon says herself that playing her pieces brings each time something new nothing is ever fixed and settled .It is mostly a unique and sharing experience.She induces another type off rhythm in her concerts with brief talks based on texts directly linked with the pieces played. Her intention is to carry the audience in an experience that is wider and wider.last_img read more

Virgin Voyages will sail the Caribbean in 2020 offering unique and very

first_img“Thousands of future sailors and travel professionals shared their thoughts with us and tasked us with delivering the most irresistible vacation at sea and that our name alone should leave them dizzy with anticipation,” said Branson. “I’m excited to reveal we are now Virgin Voyages, and while we have lots of work ahead to build our three ships, we can’t wait to welcome you aboard the ship of things to come.”Virgin Voyages expects the multibillion dollar financing package for the purchase of its three ships to be finalized shortly. McAlpin outlined a ship building schedule including steel cutting in early 2017, followed by the keel laying in Genoa in the fourth quarter of 2017.“This is anything but just another cruise or holiday, it will be a transformational experience delivering a very ‘Virgin style’ of adventure,” said McAlpin.Virgin Voyages’ first ship will arrive at PortMiami in 2020, hosting more than 2,700 passengers and 1,150 crew. For the first ship, Virgin Voyages will offer a range of Caribbean itineraries to ports that deliver “unique and very social experiences”. See virginvoyages.com. Tags: Virgin Group Wednesday, October 19, 2016 Posted by Share << Previous PostNext Post >> Virgin Voyages will sail the Caribbean in 2020, offering “unique and very social experiences” MIAMI — Forget cruising, says Sir Richard Branson. On a Virgin ship, it’s a “voyage”. Virgin Voyages, coming in 2020, aims to convince all those consumers who say they’ll never cruise that a vacation on a ship can be hip, sophisticated and fun. It’s what the cruise industry has tried to do, with varying degrees of success, for decades.The Virgin Voyages name and logo was unveiled yesterday at Faena Hotel Miami Beach, complete with a theatrical performance where Virgin Group Founder Branson appeared with two performers who danced on deck chairs in front of an audience of international news media, Miami politicos and business leaders.Together with Virgin Voyages President and CEO Tom McAlpin, the two shared that Virgin Voyages has officially signed a ship building contract for three vessels with Italian master shipbuilder Fincantieri, and that the company will be the first cruise line to adopt the clean energy system, Climeon Ocean. Travelweek Group last_img read more