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Clipper Round World Race


It has been revealed today that Derry-Londonderry, Northern Ireland, will once again feature as a Host Port in the Clipper 2017-18 Round the World Yacht Race. The decision that the race will visit the Northern Irish city for the fourth consecutive time, in July 2018, was confirmed today by Derry City and Strabane District Council at its Business and Culture ...

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Extreme Sailing Series

Team ENGIE leaves Oman in 6th place at the Extreme Sailing Series © Swathik Rushend

As a preamble to his new season in GC32, Sébastien Rogues and the Team ENGIE crew benefited from very high-level training during two major international events, the GC32 Championship and the first leg of the Extreme Sailing Series which took place in Muscat in the Sultanate of Oman. The end of the first leg of the Extreme Sailing Series that ...

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Foiling Week

Foiling Week GARDA is the first TFW event in 2017 © Martina Orsini / TFW http://foilingweek.com/

Foiling Week GARDA is the first TFW event in 2017 The Foiling Week™, now reaching the fourth year, is expanding again offering more events and richer programs. The first and only series of global events dedicated to the amazingly fast foiling boats, their sailors and designers is heading to destinations in Europe, USA, South America and Australia. The Foiling Week ...

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Prevention Yacht Boat Insurance yes or …

That time when the only option is to go… © Pantaenius Australia http://www.pantaenius.com.au

With boating, you have to cast the lines off in order to go and get into it. However, when it comes to your insurer, you kind of expect that they’re going to be as bound to you as the standing rigging is to the mast, the ring frames to the hull, or the engine mounts to the runners, and the ...

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Land Rover BAR Academy

The Land Rover BAR team test the Spinlock buoyancy aid in the wind tunnel. © Harry KH / Land Rover BAR

Spinlock are excited to announce that they are the official technical supplier of personal protective equipment to the Land Rover BAR Academy. Chris Hill, CEO of Spinlock, said: ‘We are delighted to be supporting the next generation of America’s Cup sailors, through the Land Rover BAR Academy, as they embark on an exciting campaign in 2017. Land Rover BAR saw ...

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Red Bull Youth America’s Cup 2017

Cutting-edge foiling catamaran arrives for Premier Youth Sailing Event Robert Snow

Cutting-edge foiling catamaran arrives for Premier Youth Sailing Event Double Olympic champions Roman Hagara and Hans Peter Steinacher sailed the first Red Bull Youth America’s Cup-branded AC45F catamaran to arrive in Bermuda – an exciting milestone in the countdown to the second edition of the event, upcoming in June. Twelve teams of youth sailors will battle it out on the ...

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Loro Piana Caribbean Superyacht Regatta

Ganesha Class B, Loro Piana Caribbean Superyacht Regatta & Rendezvous 2017. © Borlenghi / YCCS / BIM

The second day of racing at the seventh annual Loro Piana Caribbean Superyacht Regatta and Rendezvous-presented by Italian luxury brand Loro Piana and co-organized by the Yacht Club Costa Smeralda and Boat International Media saw the fleet of 17 superyachts circumnavigate Virgin Gorda. Day races that circumnavigate islands such as the Isle of Wight in the U.K. or Block Island ...

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Miami to Havana Race

Miami to Havana Race © Marco Oquendo/SORC

One of the coolest aspects of distance racing is the opportunity to wend between scenic islands and around geographic features, ideally ending in a welcoming locale for the finish, the after-party, and the opportunity to see new places and meet new friends. And if one happens to live in the Sunshine State, one island in particular holds a magnetic force ...

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A Wonderfully Relaxing Cruise to a Sunken City

Turquoise Coast of Turkey

The Turquoise Coast of Turkey has many treasures. One of them is the sunken city of Kekova on an island close to Demre, a cruise away from the tourist region of Fethiye. The Provinces of Mugla and Antalya in South West Turkey have wonderful coastlines. Mugla’s northern border looks west to Greek Islands and continue around the very south west ...

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Sealink Magnetic Race Week

Sealink Magnetic Race Week - 40th and 80th birthday for first entrants

Online entry to Townsville Yacht Club’s 2017 Sealink Magnetic Island Race Week is open, with the first entry coming from Akarana as she celebrates her 40th birthday while her owner, Ian Hamilton, is to celebrate his 80th during the September event. Celebrations for Akarana, known to all regulars at Magnetic Island, have already begun, according to the owner’s daughter, Vicki, ...

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