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Monthly Archives: July 2015

Egypt holds trial run on second Suez Canal

Egypt holds trial run on second Suez Canal

The first cargo ships have passed through Egypt’s second Suez Canal, amid tight security, ahead of the new waterway’s official opening next month. Construction on the new lane, which runs alongside part of the existing canal,started less than a year ago. The 72km (44 mile) route allows two-way traffic and can accommodate larger vessels. Several container ships from around the ...

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Land Rover Sydney Gold Coast Yacht Race 2015 – New race winner

2015 Land Rover Sydney Gold Coast Yacht Race - New race winner

Land Rover Sydney Gold Coast Yacht Race 2015 – An error in recording the finishing time has meant Peter Harburg and his V70 Black Jack, have not won the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia’s 384 nautical mile 2015 Land Rover Sydney Gold Coast Yacht Race – instead Shane Kearns’ Quikpoint Azzurro, the oldest and smallest boat in the fleet, moves up ...

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Transpac Race ~ New Arrivals Shuffle Leaderboard

Transpac Race: New Arrivals Shuffle Leaderboard

Boats from the two classes that symbolize the Transpac Race more than any other have taken the top of the leaderboard in the 48th edition of this biennial ocean racing classic. Arriving early this morning, local-based James McDowell on his Santa Cruz 70 Grand Illusion has taken the top of the leaderboard in overall ORR scoring, followed by Chuck Nichols ...

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SouthernFurl booms at Sydney International Boat Show

SouthernFurl booms at Sydney International Boat Show

Southern Spars representatives Dean Harper and Jamie Waters will be attending the Sydney International Boat Show, held in Sydney’s Darling Harbour from July 30 to August 3. Dean and Jamie will be on location to provide information to customers and distributors interested in Southern Spars’ new range of SouthernFurl booms. The new range brings Southern Spars’ highly successful superyacht furling ...

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New Hinckley Bermuda 50 Sailing Yacht

Hinckley Bermuda 50 Sailing Yacht

The launch of a new model—particularly when the builder has not launched a new sailboat design in more than a decade—would typically start with a Champagne toast at the shipyard. But the owner of the Watermark, the new Hinckley Bermuda 50, was in a hurry to get his new yacht to Block Island Race Week. The Watermark was launched in ...

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Boston Bid Cancelled for 2024 Games

Boston Bid Cancelled for 2024 Games

U.S. Olympic Committee and Boston 2024 announced today they would jointly end the campaign for Boston to host the 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games. USOC CEO Scott Blackmun and Boston 2024 Partnership chairman Steve Pagliuca released the following statements today: Statement from Scott Blackmun: During our telephonic meeting today, the board was briefed on our recent discussions with the Governor, ...

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Whidbey Island Race Week

Whidbey Island Race Week: Second Half Finished

WHIDBEY ISLAND RACE WEEK REGATTA ANNOUNCES YOUTH RACING CIRCLE, SPECTATOR CRUISES AND 2016 DATES Seattle, Washington: Whidbey Island Race Week (WIRW), the premier sailboat-racing regatta in the Pacific Northwest, announces the addition of a youth racing circle happening July 18 & 19 at WIRW in 2015. Racing will take place in the bay just west of the Oak Harbor Marina ...

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EUROSAF Europeans – British Youth Sailing Team

EUROSAF Europeans - British Youth Sailing Team

Twenty-four members of the British Youth Sailing Team are in Brest, France for the EUROSAF European Youth Sailing Championships where racing gets underway on Wednesday 29 July. Classes included are: 420, 29er, Laser Radial, RS:X and the SL16. Each class has two British representatives, selected off the back of their 2015 RYA Youth National Championships performance. RYA Pathway Manager and ...

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RYS Bicentenary International Regatta

RYS Bicentenary International Regatta

With racing cancelled today on the opening day of the Royal Yacht Squadron’s Bicentenary International Regatta most crews could only stay ashore and watch the white caps of the waves as the Solent did its worst in the wind speeds gusting 30 knots, with the ebb tide kicking up some big seas in the usually sheltered stretch of water. The ...

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Race To Alaska ~ Why It’s So Cool

Race To Alaska: Why It’s So Cool

Race to Alaska launched a unique 750-mile marathon in June from Port Townsend, Washington to Ketchikan, AK. Fifty-three entrants took the bait, bringing forth all forms of boating solution and embraced the adventure that was described as being “like the Iditarod, on a boat, with a chance of drowning…being run down by a freighter, or eaten by a grizzly bear.” ...

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