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New Iridium GO! exec™

The new Iridium GO! exec © Iridium

The new Iridium GO! Exec redefines personal off-the-grid connectivity Iridium Communications (Nasdaq: IRDM) has unveiled the most capable, ultra-portable solution for truly global connections to all smartphones, tablets and laptops – a new class of personal satellite communication device called the Iridium ...

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Airlie Beach Race Week 2023


Entry is open and the Notice of Race online for the 35th edition of Airlie Beach Race Week, but with marina berthing limited, necessitating a cap of 100 yachts/multihulls, organisers at Whitsunday Sailing Club (WSC) urge all prospective competitors to ...

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Golden Globe Race STORM ALERT!

Meet Lutz Kohne (GER), GGR 2022 Assistant Race Director and GGR 2026 entrant at BOOT 2023! ©Lutz Kohne / GGR2022

With 20,000 miles and five months at sea, 70% of their voyage is complete. The leading yachts are starting to show little signs of fatigue, requiring constant maintenance, just as they are undertaking the most difficult part of the course. ...

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The Ocean Race

6 February 2023, Leg 2, Day 12 onboard Team Malizia. Rosalin Kuiper under a wave one deck - photo © Antoine Auriol / Team Malizia

The leaders are pushing hard to make miles towards Cape Town, but they are sailing towards a black hole of light winds that may yet have a final say… Today’s report is from IMOCA It’s been a long, exhausting but ...

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MC38 Series 2023 Australia

Pushing for the pin - 2023 MC38 Series, Act 1 Day 2 - photo © Nic Douglass @sailorgirlHQ

Three-time running MC38 National Champions Lazy Dog skippered by part-owner Quentin Stewart out of Middle Harbour Yacht Club proved too consistent to be beaten at Act 1 of the MC38 Season over the weekend out of the Cruising Yacht Club ...

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Globe40©Jean-Marie LIOT

At 15:00 hours local time today, the GLOBE40 skippers took the start of the 7th and penultimate leg of the event, which will lead the fleet to the island of Grenada in the West Indies. The crews cast off from ...

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Clipper Race

Life at an angle - Clipper Round the World Race - photo © Clipper Race

An equator crossing, intense weather patterns, a physical challenge, a mental test and a heap of culture on the stopovers – Leg 5 has it all. Taking place in the early part of the year, the Asia-Pacific Leg starts from ...

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Ocean Race Leg 2

3 February 2023, Leg 2 onboard Biotherm. Drone view - photo © Anne Beauge / Biotherm

It was near midnight UTC on Saturday night when boats in The Ocean Race fleet started to make their first significant move to the east towards Cape Town. Within an hour, all five teams had gybed to the east and ...

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Camden Classics Cup 2023

2022 Camden Classics Cup © Camden Yacht Club

We are still in awe of the success of the 2022 Camden Classics Cup. Stunning weather, exciting racing conditions, a brand new facility for post racing festivities and a record number of 91 yachts made 2022 an amazing year. We’re ...

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