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Boatwatch ~ Safety at Sea Information

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Boatwatch.org provides a communications focal point/portal for the family and friends of cruisers with emergency communications needs and also for locating overdue and missing yachts/cruisers. They provide valuable assistance with the many governmental agencies responsible for Search and Rescue Operations throughout the world. If you have lost track of a loved one, friend or fellow cruiser at sea, or you ...

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Australian 505 Championship 2020

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The International 505 Class has announced that the 2020 Australian Championship will be held as part of the annual Sail Melbourne Regatta. In what is the first of many international 5O5 open events around the world in the coming year, the 2020 505 Australian Open Championship will take place January 16-21, 2020. Melbourne is known for its great restaurants and ...

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Ocean Globe Race & Boot Dusseldorf

Eleven Nautor's Swan yachts feature in the OGR to date with 51,55,57,59,65 and 651 all entered. This is the Swan 59 ICEBEAR. - photo © Ocean Globe Race

Entries from 13 countries in the Ocean Globe Race are going strong, just six months after announcing the inaugural race starting in May 2023 The 10 entries in Adventure Class (47-56 feet production yachts) have now been filled and a waiting list has been established Eight entrants are now confirmed in the Sayula Class (56.1 to 66 feet production yachts), ...

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RORC Transatlantic Race

French Wally 100 Dark Shadow finishes the 2019 RORC Transatlantic Race in Grenada - photo © RORC / Arthur Daniel

The Royal Ocean Racing Club have announced a new start date for the seventh edition of the RORC Transatlantic Race. Traditionally held in November each year from Lanzarote to Grenada, the next edition will start from Calero Marinas Puerto Calero on the 9th January 2021 and once again finish at Camper & Nicholsons Port Louis Marina in Grenada. This date ...

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Macau Cup ~ Greater Bay Cup Regattas 2020

Parade of Sail in front of Macao Science Centre. Macao Cup International & Greater Bay Area Cup Regattas 2020. © Guy Nowell

But first of all there was another Parade of Sail, which provided a pleasant and colourful sight as the combined Macao Cup and GBA Cup fleets cruised along the waterfront to the Macao Tower and back again before heading out to sea and round to the racing area. “An opportunity to bring understanding and appreciation of yacht racing to the ...

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Hempel World Cup Series 2020

Nacra 17 fleet - Hempel World Cup Series Miami © World Sailing

The Hempel World Cup Series rolls into Miami, in the sunshine state of Florida, USA from 19 – 25 January 2020 for the second instalment of the 2020 Series. 205 sailors from 50 nations will race across seven fleets in Miami and the stakes are high for North American competitors. The event is the final opportunity for nations to qualify ...

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Overboard Locator CrewWatcher fastest way to rescue

CrewWatcher (Patent Pending)

CrewWatcher (Patent Pending) is an app-based crew overboard alarm system that is the fastest way to rescue a person who is overboard. The system works like a virtual lifeline and is made up of two components: a smartphone application and a small beacon that can be comfortably worn by each crew. The beacon does not require complex manual activation. The ...

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Etchells Australian Championship 2020

The fleet under kite – the wind built all afternoon as the cloud dissolved. Classic racing weather. - 2020 Etchells Australian Championship, final day © John Curnow

Two races in good wind with improving skies closed out the 2020 Etchells Australian Championship from the Royal Brighton Yacht Club. Certainly the shifts were there for the astute crews to use, and a sailing lesson was certainly delivered by the great John Bertrand, with Noel Drennan and Jake Lilley as crew, when on the last work to windward of ...

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International Contender Australian National Championship 2020

Contender fleet starts race 9 reduced - International Contender Class National Championships 2020 © Will Martineau

The 2020 Australian Contender Championships, hosted by Royal Queensland Yacht Squadron during the second week in January have been won by Queensland’s Geoff Fisher representing Darling Point Sailing Squadron. A small but quality fleet from Western Australia, Victoria, NSW, ACT, far north Queensland and south Queensland came together for the 10 race championship and enjoyed champagne sailing conditions with warm ...

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ORC Rules 2020

The 2020 ORC European Championship in Capri will use not only CDL limits for the ORCi fleet, but will also feature an ORC DH Class in the Tres Golfi Race © Rolex Capri Sailing Week

With numerous improvements prompted by user input and internal research over the past year, the Offshore Racing Congress (ORC) is pleased to announce its new 2020 VPP and 2020 Rules books are available now for download from the ORC’s website. The VPP and the new 2020 version of the ORC Manager software has been distributed to the 35 Rating Offices that ...

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