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Monthly Archives: September 2020

Sailing Superyachts

In the last few months, sailing superyachts like the 184-foot Asahi have become hot commodities on the brokerage market. Courtesy Burgess Yachts

Sailing Superyachts & the Promise of Off-Grid Ocean Living—Have Become Big Business For some veteran yacht brokers, the rarified niche of 100-foot-plus sailing vessels has never been hotter. The emergence of Covid-19 has created a raft of unforeseen surprises in 2020, and an uptick in sales of superyacht sailing yachts may be one of them. Sailing yachts are a small ...

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UIM E1 World Electric Powerboat Series

UIM E1 World Electric Powerboat Series

Futuristic New Racer Was Made to Compete in the World’s First Electric Powerboat Championship Powered by batteries and an electric engine, the tiny RaceBird reaches an impressive 69 mph. It’ll be the backbone for an exciting e-race circuit. At a press conference at the Monaco Yacht Club on Friday, organizers announced the premier of the UIM E1 World Electric Powerboat Series. ...

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60th Genoa International Boat Show opens

Genoa International Boat Show © Stefano Gattini

THE WAIT IS ALMOST OVER FOR THE 60th EDITION OF THE GENOA INTERNATIONAL BOAT SHOW TAKING PLACE FROM 1st TO 6th OCTOBER THE OPENING CEREMONY WILL BE AT 10.30 TOMORROW MORNING WITH CABINET MINISTER PAOLA DE MICHELI, FOLLOWED BY THE INAUGURAL CONFERENCE “60 YEARS OF YACHTING, A BRIDGE TO THE FUTURE” A great sense of expectation surrounds the Ligurian capital ...

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Globe40

Volvo Ocean Race Leg 6 to Auckland, day 19 on board MAPFRE, Guillermo Altadill stearing. 25 February © Ugo Fonolla / Volvo Ocean Race

The Globe40 moves onwards and upwards Having only just dried out from the sea spray of the Normandy Channel Race, which saw 26 Class40s gathered together for an epic week of racing, the Sirius Evenements team have plunged back into the Globe40 dossier in earnest. Clearly, it is a subject that is constantly simmering away since 5 competitors in the ...

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Les Voiles de Saint-Tropez

The fleet on the dock at Voiles de Saint-Tropez © Gilles Martin-Raget

Today saw a brief pause in what has been a particularly active race week. We’re not racing! Evidently the bad weather being served up across France and western Europe is also extending its grip to the Bay of Saint-Tropez. Race Management wisely took the decision to cancel the day’s races with over 30 knots of SSE’ly breeze sweeping across the ...

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56th Congressional Cup

Congressional Cup 2019 © Bronny Daniels / Joysailing

Mark your calendars for the 56th Congressional Cup, scheduled to be held here May 11 to 16, 2021. Founded and hosted by Long Beach Yacht Club since 1965, the Grade One competition is known as the ‘grandfather of match racing’ and pioneer of on-the-water umpiring that is the standard in yacht racing today. The agenda released today calls for a ...

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IMOCA Globe Series

Vendée Globe © François Van Malleghem

Given the current public health situation and the economic difficulties that have arisen, there was the fear that some sailors who had not completed their budget for the Vendée Globe might have found it hard to find sponsors. However, Romain Attanasio managed to secure a partnership right in the middle of the lockdown, while more recently, Alexia Barrier, Clément Giraud ...

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ARC 2021

ARC Rally flags flying before the start. - photo © World Cruising Club / James Mitchell

Join the fun in Las Palmas, the camaraderie of the ocean crossing and the excitement of landfall in Saint Lucia. Entries are open: You can now join ARC 2021! For full details, request an information pack. This includes full pricing, rally benefits and links to our conditions of entry and safety equipment requirements and will be sent to you be ...

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Cruising Association Promo Week

Michaela Parker is over the moon to have won the CA/First Class Sailing transat prize © The Cruising Association

The Cruising Association’s online Promo Week (September 11-20) was held as an alternative to exhibiting at the Southampton Boat Show and it’s been hailed an all-round success for them, with 36 new members signing up plus a record 240 sales of their Almanac! This was a first for the CA and, as they rolled out the imaginary online Boat Show ...

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Rolex Middle Sea Race 2020

Start of Rolex Middle Sea Race 2019 - photo © Rolex / Kurt Arrigo

On the surface, all looks well for the 41st Rolex Middle Sea Race, scheduled to start on 17 October 2020 from Valletta’s Grand Harbour. Despite the ongoing disruption caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, 79 boats representing 21 countries are currently registered. A diverse and attractive fleet given the circumstances, with some fascinating entries. The Royal Malta Yacht Club (RMYC) continues ...

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