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Monthly Archives: April 2020

U-Boat Worx presents the new Nemo submarine

Nemo submarine - photo © U-Boat Worx

U-Boat Worx is unveiling a new addition to its popular submarine range with its latest model in the lightweight luxury submersible market. Following the successful development of the C-Researcher Series and Super Yacht Sub series, the submarine manufacturer is now offering a first glimpse of the new “NEMO”. This 2-seater lightweight submersible is currently in the final phase of production. ...

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VIDEO JJ Giltinan Race 2020

JJ Giltinan Championship - Sydney Harbour - January 2020 © 18 footers TV

While restricted to armchair yachting, there are few better ways to get a decent hit of spectacular sailing than to watch the 2020 JJ Giltinan Championship. Race 1 from this year’s regatta, sailed as usual on Sydney Harbour, was a good shake-down race. Some boats followed the old adage of “you can’t win the regatta in the first race, but ...

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Horizon Yachts Virtual Boat Show

Horizon Yachts Virtual Boat Show © Horizon Yachts

You’re serious about your next Horizon, and we’re all serious about social distancing. In this time of safe social interaction, in-person boat shows may be on hiatus but yachting dreams remain alive and well. We are pleased to now present the Horizon Yachts Virtual Boat Show, where you can peruse our extensive selection of yacht models to suit every yachting ...

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The Transat CIC 2020

The Transat Bakerly yacht race. The start of solo transatlantic race start from Plymouth UK - New York. USA © Lloyd Images

OC Sport Pen Duick, the French subsidiary of international event organiser OC Sport, have announced the cancellation of the 2020 edition of The Transat CIC, due to the unprecedented impact of the Covid-19 pandemic. The transatlantic race, which was scheduled to start from Brest in France on May 10th, was due to celebrate its 60th anniversary with a 3,500-mile race ...

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Maxi Class

Cannonball's winning move, ducking transoms at the start on day 2 of the Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup - photo © Studio Borlenghi / International Maxi Association

The past two months have seen the so-called developed world turned inside out, by an invisible, silent virus, which has grounded the world’s airlines, closed many borders and has made international sailing virtually impossible. Some events will proceed, like the America’s Cup, Vendee Globe and any event which can cope with a two week quarantine period for its competitors to ...

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Balance 526 “Galileo” sailing in Tortola


We are adventurers here at Balance Catamarans; we love to sail, explore new cultures. At Balance Catamarans we remain committed to crafting and servicing the finest performance adventure cats in the world today. We are a proud and confident team who – to a person – loves what they do day in and day out. But, still we miss you ...

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America’s Cup & J Class

J Class, Superyacht Regatta, Bermuda, June 2017 - photo © Richard Gladwell

The Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron has confirmed that the J-class regattas will be merged with the superyacht events in the upcoming 36th America’s Cup. Earlier the J class managers had announced that the 120-135ft sailing leviathans, which participated in the America’s Cup from 1930-1937, would not be sailing as a class in Auckland, as a consequence of the COVID19 ...

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Energy Observer arrives in Martinique

Arrival of Energy Observer in Martinique - photo © Energy Observer Productions - George Conty

On Tuesday 21 April, the first hydrogen vessel powered by renewable energies docked in Fort-de-France (Martinique, Caribbean) after her first transatlantic passage. Setting sail from Saint-Malo, the journey of around 5,000 nautical miles took just over 30 days, during which time it was totally self-sufficient in terms of energy, with no CO2 or fine particle emissions. Victorien Erussard, Captain and ...

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Antigua Sailing Week 2020

Antigua Sailing Week 2019 - photo © Antigua Sailing Week

Celebrating Antigua Sailing Week 2020 at home This weekend would have found us participating in the official opening of the 53rd edition of Antigua Sailing Week (ASW) and the Peters & May Round Antigua Race Prize Giving to kick off an incredible week of racing. The inevitable cancellation of the event in light of the global crisis means we are ...

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Trimaran NEEL 47 Multihull of the Year

NEEL 47 trimaran©Oliver B.

The¬†NEEL 47¬†trimaran has won a major international marine award being voted “Multihull of the Year” in the 40 to 50-foot category. The remarkable trimaran was declared the winner following nominations by Multihulls World magazine judges and the organisers of the International Multihull Show as well as more than 10,000 public votes. Filling the gap between the shipyard’s acclaimed NEEL 45 ...

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