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Monthly Archives: January 2019

The Ocean Cleanup

A top view image of System 001 taken during a daily inspection [2018-10-31 14.56 UTC-10] - photo © The Ocean Cleanup

It has been four weeks since we deployed System 001 in the Great Pacific Garbage Patch (GPGP). In this time, we have observed that plastic is exiting the system once it is collected, so we are currently working on causes and solutions to remedy this. Because this is our beta system, and this is the first deployment of any ocean ...

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The 2019 Festival of Sails

2018 Festival of Sails © Salty Dingo

The Festival of Sails, with the support of Barwon Water, has joined an international campaign to provide “clean regattas” in a bid to protect our local waters. The Festival of Sails, which starts on Saturday, has registered with the Sailors for the Sea Clean Regatta program, to provide a more environmentally friendly event and better protect local waters. Event organiser, ...

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New Zealand Millennium Cup

Dolphins at the NZ Millennium Cup race alongside Enso - photo © Jeff Brown

At the top of the North Island of New Zealand lies what is referred to as one of the world’s great natural playgrounds. The Bay of Islands is formed of 144 islets and, from 30 January to 2 February, it will host a fleet of superyachts racing through its emerald waters and tearing around its sand-fringed shores. A series of ...

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Superyacht Challenge Antigua 2019

112ft (34m) Sparkman & Stephens sloop Kawil - 2018 Superyacht Challenge Antigua - photo © Claire Matches / www.clairematches.com

The ninth edition of the Superyacht Challenge Antigua will take place from Jan 30 Feb 3, featuring a programme of four races held over four days for yachts of 80 feet and over. The fleet for this spectacular regatta has now assembled in Antigua. With just over a week to the first race, boat captains and their team are readying ...

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World premiere K2X

Topcat K2X - photo © TOPCAT GmbH

Germany’s largest catamaran builder, TOPCAT which has recently opened a showroom, warehouse and office at Inning on the shores of Lake Ammersee is once again launching a world premiere at the 50th international water sports exhibition in Düsseldorf. The 17-foot-long (5.17 metre) K2X model is conceived as a sporty, fast and reliable allrounder. Not only can it be sailed in ...

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Golden Globe Race

Mark Slats now in a straight line drag race to the finish - Golden Globe Race - photo © Christophe Favreau / PPL / GGR

The elastic between Jean-Luc Van Den Heede and Mark Slats has stretched in the Frenchman’s favour over the weekend allowing him to open up a 215-mile lead over his Dutch rival. A week ago, the difference in terms of distance to finish was just 28 miles. Both skippers have used up what remained of their 160 litre supply of diesel ...

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GURNERTM Australian Yachting Championships

Australian Yachting Championships - Ichi Ban - photo © Alex McKinnon

Royal Melbourne Yacht Squadron is ready to host the 2019 Saint Moritz by GURNERTM Australian Yachting Championships from 22 – 24 January on Victoria’s Port Phillip for the combined multihull and monohull fleets representing four Australian states. The forecast shows 10-15 knot southerlies for the first two days, tending east then north-east by Thursday, combined with a top daytime temperature ...

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J/22 Nations Cup Grand Final 2019

Racing at the 2015 Nations Cup Grand Final in Russia © World Sailing

St. Francis Yacht Club in San Francisco, CA has been selected by World Sailing, the world governing body of the sport, to host the 2019 Nations Cup Grand Final from April 9th to 14th, 2019 and will use its matched fleet of J/22 one-design sailboats. St. Francis Yacht Club previously hosted the Nations Cup back in 1995 using J/24s. Ten ...

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Farr 40 One Design Trophy

2019 Farr 40 One Design Trophy day 2 - photo © Margaret Fraser-Martin

After hours of chasing breeze all over Sydney Harbour, PRO Phil Yeomans was only able to get one race away before calling it a day. “There was not much from anywhere. We had contacts up and down the harbour and even made a call to Tathra down the coast before hoisting AP over A and sending the fleet back to ...

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Gunboat 6801

January 16th marked a key milestone for the Gunboat team, as they rolled the first Gunboat 68 out of the factory to the marina for her first splash and mast stepping on January 17th. Since the brand was acquired by Grand Large Yachting in 2016, the newest Gunboat series was conceptualized, designed and built by Gunboat in just two and ...

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