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America’s Cup Rialto

INEOS Team UK - Waitemata Harbour - November 13 2020 - 36th America's Cup - photo © Richard Gladwell / Sail-World.com

The nightmare condition for crews in the upcoming America’s Cup is likely to be winds that are close to the minimum windstrength of 6.5kts than the upper 23kt limit. After the breeze literally boxed the compass across all five course areas for the Prada Cup and 36th America’s Cup, crews finally got their practice session around 4.00pm in winds of ...

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Bartercard Sail Paradise Regatta

Bartercard Sail Paradise 2020 - photo © Mitch Pearson / Surf Sail Kite

Bartercard Sail Paradise Regatta early-bird registration close with more than 42 boats registered The Southport Yacht Club now has more than 42 boats registered, by those who take advantage of the early bird entry fee. These numbers are predicted to rise steadily over the next two months, as border restrictions ease across the eastern states. 2021 marks the Southport Yacht ...

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Vendée Globe Day 4

Vendée Globe Day 4 © Gauthier Lebec / Charal Sailing Team

Jérémie Beyou, one of the Vendée Globe solo round the world race’s pre-race favourites has been forced to turn back to the start port of Les Sables d’Olonne in France after suffering a succession of problems including rudder damage and a broken backstay after three days of racing. Beyou is more than 600 nautical miles from the French port where ...

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$9 Million Water Vessel Transforms From Speedboat to Submarine in Two Minutes

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The 40-foot Victa travels across the water at 40 knots, then abruptly dives beneath the surface to explore the ocean depths. You can almost hear a James Bond theme song as this slick-looking water vehicle—with a Bond-like name Victa—starts to plunge into the murky subterranean depths. The six passengers and two crew are dressed in black scuba gear from head-to-toe, ...

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41st St. Maarten Heineken Regatta

2020 St. Maarten Heineken Regatta © Laurens Morel

The future course of the Covid-19 pandemic is far from clear, however the Sint Maarten Yacht Club Regatta Foundation and the Government of St. Maarten are confident to host the 41st St. Maarten Heineken Regatta taking place March 4 – 7, 2021. Relying on implementing proper protocols and clear communication, the event is now accepting entries for its annual Regatta ...

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Luna Rossa Prada Pirelli

Luna Rossa Prada Pirelli - November 8 - Waitemata Harbour - Auckland - 36th America's Cup © Richard Gladwell / Sail-World.com

America’s Cup Rialto: November 9 – Luna Rossa dodges storm Italian Challenger Luna Rossa was the only team to venture on the water today. They were out on Saturday along with American Magic. The British team INEOS Team UK sailed alone yesterday, Sunday – and mostly out of sight. Today was a mixed bag of breeze with a NW blowing ...

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New Marine Weather Forecast platform enovOcean

Launch of the new marine weather forecast platform enovOcean © enovOcean

Launch of the new marine weather forecast platform enovOcean As a “Doctor of physical sciences, I worked for many years in the space field. By the late 1990s, the fruits of all space research were more than impressive, but they lacked operationality. It is from this observation that the desire and the idea of building the NOVELTIS company were born, ...

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ARC+ 2020

Cloudy Bay Leaving Las Palmas de Gran Canaria - ARC 2020 ©WCC / Jésus de Leon

After months of preparation, hard work and determination to take part in ARC+ 2020 in challenging circumstances, last night’s firework display lit up the skies above the fleet of 24 boats, acting as a final farewell from organisers, World Cruising Club and our hosts in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria. Participants woke up on start day to sunny, light wind ...

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Auckland Anniversary Day Regatta

Classic yacht Rawene sails in the 2020 regatta. © Peter Le Scelle

Ports of Auckland Anniversary Day Regatta: Entries invited to take part in NZ’s oldest regatta The Ports of Auckland Anniversary Day Regatta may not be the cutting edge clash of titans that the America’s Cup will be. But Auckland’s annual celebratory regatta can lay claim to being the older of the two events, pre-dating the challenge for the Auld Mug ...

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LIVE VIDEO Vendée Globe Race Start

LIVE VIDEO: Vendée Globe Race Start

The start of the Vendée Globe will take place as planned on Sunday November 8 at 1:02 p.m. local time but behind closed doors without local spectators. It will be broadcast live on vendeeglobe.org and on many television channels. by admin

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