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Oyster’s first 885GT blue water Grand Tourer


The first new model of the Oyster 885 GT is currently in production. The inspiration for this performance-orientated yacht came from a long-time Oyster owner who was keen to combine true luxury with exceptional performance capability. The result is the Oyster 885GT, a Grand Tourer of the oceans, inspired by the classic automobiles of the 1950s, which were designed for ...

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Jules Verne Trophy

© Eloi Stichelbaut / PolaRYSE / Gitana S.A

Gitana Team on Jules Verne Trophy standby As scheduled, since 1 November, the Maxi Edmond de Rothschild and her crew have officially been on standby to set sail on their Jules Verne Trophy attempt. Moored in Lorient, her port of registry, the 32-metre giant is ready to head off on the theoretical 22,000 nautical miles that make up the legendary ...

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SP80 Swiss World Sailing Speed Record prototype

SP80 render © SP80

A year ago, SP80 unveiled the design of its boat to beat the World Sailing Speed Record. Today the team, composed of more than forty engineers and students from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne (EPFL), conducts test after test on Lake Geneva with a prototype scaled down to 1/2 of the final boat. The launch of this ...

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OceanXplorer 285-Foot Explorer Yacht

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OceanX has wrangled an impressive A-list ensemble for its latest cutting-edge vessel. The nonprofit ocean research organization enlisted none other than American filmmaker James Cameron to design a Hollywood-style studio aboard the new 285-footer to help get rare ocean footage to the masses. The behemoth builds upon the legacy of the first research vessel in the OceanX fleet, M/V Alucia, and previously ...

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Patriot racing yacht representing the United States

Courtesy Will Ricketson

Meet the ‘Patriot,’ the New Lightning-Fast America’s Cup Foiling Yacht Representing the US After being airlifted 9,000 miles from the factory, the 45-foot sailing racer exceeded designers’ initial expectations by zigzagging around the Auckland waterfront at insane speeds. Patriot, the just-launched America’s Cup racing yacht representing the United States, completed its first week of sailing last week in New Zealand. The ...

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Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race 2020

A strong Rolex Sydney Hobart fleet is set to light up Sydney Harbour again this Boxing Day. © Rolex / Kurt Arrigo

The starting cannon will be fired again on Boxing Day for the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia’s (CYCA) 2020 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race. The prestigious, world-renowned 628-nautical-mile blue water classic will go ahead after a lengthy period of consultation with state governments, health authorities and other key stakeholders. The opening of Tasmania’s borders to New South Wales travellers this ...

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IRC Congress Zooms into 2021

IRC racing in Hong Kong © Guy Nowell

Representatives of the International Rating Certificate (IRC) from around the world met at the beginning of October for the annual IRC Congress to discuss the past IRC season and future developments. This year the planned gathering in London was not possible due to Coronavirus so the meeting was held online with delegates joining the meeting from varied time zones as ...

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IACH start Register of Solo Circumnavigators

Cape Horners launch register of solo circumnavigations

Cape Horners launch register of solo circumnavigations As 33 potential Cape Horners prepare for the start of the ninth Vendée Globe solo non-stop round the world race from Les Sables d’Olonne on November 8, The International Association of Cape Horners (IACH) has taken on the mantle of maintaining an official register of those who have completed solo circumnavigations via the ...

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Vendée Globe start Sunday November 8

Vendée Globe race village ©

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. Following the confinement measures announced by the President of the French Republic last night the Vendée Globe race village has been closed ...

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RNZYS Mastercard® Superyacht Regatta 2021

RNZYS' Mastercard® Superyacht Regatta © Jeff Brown

Further entries have been received for the Mastercard Superyacht Regatta 2021 hosted by the Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron in Auckland. The RNZYS is pleased to confirm they now have ten confirmed entries for the regatta, including some beautiful superyachts that are going to make for a truly spectacular event on the Hauraki Gulf. With Europe closing down again, the ...

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