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Daily Archives: 07/01/2020

Clipper Race Leg 4 – Race 5

On board GoToBermuda - The Clipper Race Leg 4 - Race 5, Day 16 - photo © Clipper Race

With just over three days to go until the first boats are expected to cross the finish line of Race 5: The Heart of the Whitsundays, it’s currently anyone’s guess which team tactics will pay off. Just days ago, it seemed like the yachts heading inland, would be fastest to zoom up the coast, but overnight, the teams furthest offshore seem ...

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Pirates release one crew of “Happy Lady”, seven remain hostages + map Nautical Piracy

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Following the pirate’s attack on 31 December 2019 in the Greek-flagged “Happy Lady” tanker, from Limboh port in Cameroon, one of the kidnapped crewmembers officially announced to be returned back in his country, Greece. During the piracy invasion, the 35-year old engineer of the vessel ended up injured by bullet deflection. Specifically, the engineer arrived on 7 January early in ...

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World Match Racing Tour announces 20th anniversary season

WMRT Trophy © Robert Hajduk / www.shuttersail.com

The World Match Racing Tour (WMRT) today announced its 20th anniversary season with an 18 event schedule across 13 countries, including a new championship format awarding points from all events towards the annual match racing world title. GKSS Match Cup Sweden also re-joins the tour as the third World Championship event of the series, alongside Long Beach Yacht Club’s Congressional ...

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