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Monthly Archives: April 2019

Capri Classica


Magnificent historic sailing craft are due gather on the Bay of Naples on 7th May 2019 for four days of competition that will celebrate yachting from its golden era. Created by the International Schooner Association in conjunction with the International Maxi Association, the first edition of Capri Classica is exclusively for classic schooners. Unlike other classic sailing events, it will ...

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World Sailing Show

The World Sailing Show - May 2019 © World Sailing Show

It has taken two years to create and has required absolute secrecy throughout. As Thomas Coville’s new 32m trimaran was rolled out into the open we got to see why his team had been so tight lipped about their new beast of a boat. This is an Ultime like no other. We also take a look at another high performance ...

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Ponant Sydney Noumea Yacht Race & Groupama Race

Miss Scarlet GROUPAMA RACE 2018 line honours winner - photo © Eye Fly

For boat owners considering a unique double offshore adventure in 2020, the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia and Cercle Nautique Calédonien have again teamed up to offer a race to paradise followed by a unique sailing challenge in the beautiful South Pacific. The CYCA at Rushcutters Bay and a visiting CNC contingent will host an information evening at the CYCA ...

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Melges 20 World League 2019

Brontolo - 2019 Melges 20 World League - European Division: Day 2 - photo © Melges World League / Barracuda Communication

Great day of sailing today on the race course of Villasimius, where the first European leg of the Melges 20 World League is taking place. Strong breeze, once again from the SW and with gusts up to 25 knots, allowed the fleet two complete two more races. In such conditions of breeze and sea, crew experience is not a minor detail: the ...

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Antarctic mission complete

The Australis sailing ship was able to slip into unknown waters © Courtesy ULB

Ground-breaking Antarctic mission complete The sailing ship Australis, home for the last six weeks to a team of Belgian and French researchers, is back from its mission in Antarctica. Aside from confirming that the area is still thriving with biodiversity, the team of Mission Belgica121 also concluded that there is a troubling increase in tourism. The team was led by ...

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Sail Expo 2019

Club Marine Pittwater Sail Expo - photo © Event Media

The Royal Prince Alfred Yacht Club is hosting the 8th annual Club Marine Pittwater Sail Expo on Saturday 27th and Sunday 28th April 2019, which sees visitors from across Sydney and regional NSW attend. The Club Marine Pittwater Sail Expo is a free event which opens the doors of the RPAYC for the public to see and meet with marine ...

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Helly Hansen NOOD Regatta

2019 Helly Hansen NOOD Regatta San Diego © Paul Todd / Outside Images

The Helly Hansen National Offshore One Design (NOOD) Regatta returns to Annapolis, Md., May 3-5. Annapolis Yacht Club will host nearly 180 teams from the Chesapeake Bay region and afar, as they race for top honors in 14 individual classes of boats. One-design racing is held in identical boats, placing success at the hands of the sailors. As the first ...

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Tracking and Safety Products


AtlasTrax GPS System Keep track of your boat when you’re away with the new AtlasTrax MiniTrax GPS Satellite Tracking System. The device measures 3×2 inches and can be mounted in a hidden spot. It sends alerts if the boat moves outside a predetermined range. AtlasTrax provides equipment and services to track your location while on the water. The GPS System keeps ...

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Q&A Peters & May Round Antigua Race

Racecourse action at the Peters & May Round Antigua Race - photo © Image courtesy of Peters & May Round Antigua Race/Paul Wyeth

While playing favorites is a recipe for disaster in the journalism world, I’ll admit that Antigua is one of my favorite Caribbean islands. What’s not to love? From the world-famous Pillars of Hercules formation that guards Antigua’s English Harbor, the soaring heights of Mount Obama (née Boggy Peak; elevation 1,19 feet), the historic ruins of Nelson’s Shipyard, and the sweeping ...

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Maxi Edmond de Rothschild

BI Maxi Edmond de Rothschild - photo © Eloi Stichelbaut / Gitana SA

Within the Gitana racing stable, the winter refit is on the final straight. In fact, in a little less than a month, the Maxi Edmond de Rothschild will leave her shed in Lorient and head over to the pontoons that make up the Base. Once there, she will be equipped with a brand new starboard bow and, most significantly, we’ll ...

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