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America’s Cup

American Magic's AC75 Defiant testing off Newport, RI - photo © Amory Ross / NYYC American Magic

America’s Cup challenger, NYYC American Magic say they have made a huge leap of faith in exporting their AC75 to Auckland, without any immigration process in place that will get their team through closed borders into New Zealand. Interviewed on Sailing Illustrated by America’s Cup veteran Tom Ehman, American Magic’s Executive Director Terry Hutchinson confirmed that their AC75 leaves Pensacola in early ...

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Ocean Safety

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The time for equipment servicing is now, says Ocean Safety “We have been experiencing a natural pause in our lives, with many of the activities we love placed on hold,” says Alistair Hackett, Managing Director of marine safety specialists, Ocean Safety. “For many of us, life without sailing is unimaginable. Being out on the water gives us a sense of ...

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RYA welcomes the return to boating

Launching at Notts County's First of the Year Race 2019 in aid of the RNLI © David Eberlin

The Royal Yachting Association (RYA) warmly welcomes a return to the water following the Prime Minister’s announcement on Sunday during which he stated that from this Wednesday, the Government wants to encourage people to take more and even unlimited amounts of outdoor exercise. Since the lockdown commenced, the RYA has presented a strong case for boating to be one of ...

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Energy Observer

Energy Observer - Crossing the Atlantic with renewables and Hydrogen - photo © Energy Observer Productions - Amélie Conty

Energy Observer’s first transatlantic passage, from Finistère to Martinique, served as a test bed for this year’s key innovations in renewable energies aboard the floating laboratory. Indeed, thanks to the optimised synergy of her new fuel cell system developed with Toyota, her automatic wings, her new solar panels and her innovative propellers, this long passage could be completed totally self-sufficiently ...

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New ORC Speed Guide

ORC Speed Guide

New ORC Speed Guide now available in ORC Sailor Services New updates include calculations and graphics for all sail types, will benefit all sailors to help develop performance targets in inshore and offshore sailing While inshore and offshore races are shut down all over the world due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the technical team at the Offshore Race Congress (ORC) ...

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RORC Time Over Distance

The Ocean Race, Leg 4, Melbourne to Hong Kong, Day 12 onboard Turn the Tide on Plastic. Dee Caffari studies the routing for the second half of this leg. © Brian Carlin / Volvo Ocean Race

Dee Caffari has sailed around the world six times. She is the first woman to have sailed single-handed and non-stop around the world in both directions, and the only woman to have sailed non-stop around the world a total of three times. Dee was awarded an MBE in recognition of her achievements, including multiple sailing world records. Watch RORC Lockdown ...

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America’s Cup

The Huawei P40 is launched in NZ on the same day that Huawei NZ sign on as Official Smart Device Partner with Emirates Team NZ - photo © Emirates Team New Zealand

Emirates Team New Zealand have made a significant gain off the water, with the announcement of Hauwei as one of its technology partners. The announcement is significant against what is generally reckoned to be a tight sponsorship market and is the second technology partner to sign on with the America’s Cup champions. Huawei NZ is celebrating its fifteenth year of ...

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Voiles de Saint-Tropez

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In agreement with the French Sailing Federation and in accordance with government directives, the Société Nautique de Saint-Tropez confirms the following in terms of organisation for the 2020 edition of the Voiles de Saint-Tropez for modern and classic boats from September 26th to October 10th. At this stage and taking into account the information available, the organisers are working on ...

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New Solaris 80RS

Solaris 80RS - photo © Solaris Yachts

We are almost in the final stages of this incredible project. We invite you to read again the technological content of this new yacht before performing the first exciting test at sea. Soon we will show you the awaited pictures of the interior and exterior layout. The 80 RS is the latest evolution of more than 30 years of Solaris ...

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America’s Cup

American Magic's first AC75 Defiant testing their Code Zero in Pensacola, Florida - January 2020 © Will Ricketson

New York Yacht Club entry in the 2020 America’s Cup, American Magic will be the first Challenger to arrive in New Zealand. The team confirmed to Sail-World Tuesday morning, NZT, that the team had packed their boat AC75 Defiant onto a ship bound for New Zealand, presumably with chase boats and a base. The team says their arrival time in ...

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