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Daily Archives: 15/03/2020

COVID-19 Effects on the cruising community

COVID-19 - Coronavirus Disease © Daria Blackwell

Formalities worldwide have been evolving with the spread of the novel Coronavirus, prompting special health requirements at Ports of Entry. With more than 108,000 confirmed cases around the world reported as of the 8th March 2020, authorities are scrambling to contain the spread of the novel virus. As a result, they are instituting procedures designed to limit exposure via visitors ...

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Superyacht Challenge Antigua 2020

The 182ft (55.5m) Dykstra schooner Adela - 2020 Superyacht Challenge Antigua - photo © Claire Matches / www.clairematches.com

Day Two of the 2020 Superyacht Challenge Antigua was blessed with beautiful conditions on the South Coast of Antigua. A stable breeze of 14-15 knots just south of east, with no squall activity, produced picture-perfect conditions. The Corsairs were set a 33nm course. The Buccaneers and Privateers a shorter 18nm option. 15 superyachts were running in the deep offshore and ...

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SailGP event cancels San Francisco

U.S. SailGP Team © Mark Lloyd for SailGP

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the San Francisco SailGP event scheduled for May 2-3 has been canceled. SailGP CEO Sir Russell Coutts said: “We are of course disappointed to cancel our event scheduled for May 2-3 in San Francisco. This decision has been made to avoid increasing the already significant risk of COVID-19. Health and safety must be the top ...

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BVI Spring Regatta 2020

Mixing it up - racing on a wide variety of courses is a unique aspect of the BVI Spring Regatta © Alastair Abrehart

In light of the statement made by the Government of the Virgin Islands on 13 March 2020 regarding measures being taken in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the BVI Spring Regatta Board has been instructed to postpone the 2020 BVI Spring Regatta and Sailing Festival as a matter of public health and safety. We apologize for any inconvenience caused and ...

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