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Monthly Archives: December 2014

Corniche Bay to witness Volvo Race Pro-Am In-Port Race and fleet departure

Volvo Ocean Race

Abu Dhabi city is readying for a spectacular weekend of international sailing activity as the UAE capital prepares to host the Volvo Ocean Race (VOR) stopover Pro-Am race, the much-anticipated In-Port race and the spectacular ceremonial fleet departure when the Volvo Ocean 65 competing yachts set sail for Leg 3 of the round-the-world epic to Sanya in China. The action ...

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Sale of the ultra-deepwater drillship “West Polaris”

Sale of the ultra-deepwater drillship “West Polaris” Ship Finance International Limited (NYSE:SFL) (“Ship Finance” or the “Company”), today announced that Seadrill Limited (“Seadrill”) has exercised a purchase option for an ultra-deepwater drilling unit. Ship Finance acquired the West Polaris in 2008 and it was chartered to a subsidiary of Seadrill on a long-term bareboat charter where Seadrill was granted certain ...

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Strong Winds Leaves OK Dinghy Fleet Ashore

Strong Winds Leaves OK Dinghy Fleet Ashore

Strong winds battering Port Phillip caused the first day of the OK Dinghy World Championship to be cancelled, leaving sailors on shore all day. After the practice race on Monday was also cancelled because of strong winds, the fleet is itching to get on the water and start some racing. The day began pretty much as the previous day had ...

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Sail In Azores

Sail In Azores

New Charter Base Added In Azores – SAIL AZORES YACHT CHARTER WILL ADD A BASE AT PONTA DELGADA MARINA ON SÃO MIGUEL ISLAND, THE LARGEST AND MOST POPULOUS MEMBER OF THE AZORES GROUP. Sail Azores Yacht Charter will add a base at Ponta Delgada Marina on São Miguel Island, the largest and most populous member of the Azores group. Bookings ...

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Barcelona World Race

Barcelona World Race

Barcelona World Race: Home comforts for 90 days at sea Managing emotions, getting rested and occasionally being able to switch off from the stress are just some of the ideals which can make the 90 days of racing on the Barcelona World Race feel less intense. Music, photos, books and movies are topics which might have once have had a ...

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Rolex Sydney Hobart

Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race

Rolex Sydney Hobart: Victoire’s daring crab-pot adventure As the boats dock in Hobart so do the stories. Everyone has a tale to tell, some funny, some of outright terror, some apocryphal to tell about the Rolex Sydney Hobart. This morning Daryl Hodgkinson jumped off his Cookson 50 Victoire with a yarn about crabs, pots and British pluck under fire. Looking ...

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Gill Commodores Cup & St. Maarten Heineken Regatta

Gill Commodores Cup & St. St. Maarten Heineken Regatta

Join the Volvo 60 MKIII Spirit Of Adventure for Gill Commodores Cup & St. Maarten Heineken Regatta fter arriving in St. Maarten on March 2nd the sailing team will start with a two full days of safety and sail training aboard the Volvo 60 in preparation for the Gill Commodore’s Cup. The first day of racing is separate from the ...

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Boat and Yacht paint product Guide

Boat and Yacht paint

Step-by-Step Project – Boat and Yacht paint product Guides – How to prepare bare substrates All surfaces should be thoroughly degreased and free from any sanding debris prior to the application of any paint to the surface.   Fiberglass Dewax with Interlux Fiberglass Surface Prep YMA601V. Sand well (using 80-220 grit below water/180-220 grit above water) sandpaper. Clean thoroughly and allow to dry completely. Prime using an ...

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Barcelona World Race

Barcelona World Race

Barcelona World Race: Grand designs Without doubt Nandor Fa is an enigma when it comes to sheer fight and determination, but the 61 years old Hungarian skipper is totally unique in the world of IMOCA 60 racing in having designed his boat himself, and built a lot of it. He is a self taught designer, although he spent time in ...

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Rolex Sydney Hobart

Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht

Rolex Sydney Hobart: Wild Oats XI’s historic eighth line honours victory Bob Oatley’s Wild Oats XI has done it again, and in claiming Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race line honours for an eighth time at 15.03.26 hours today, in the time of two days two hours three minutes and 26 seconds, goes down in the race’s 70 year history as ...

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