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The Lockdown Cup

The Lockdown Cup © Virtual Regatta / YachtsandYachting.com

The crème of British sailing, both amateur and full-time, are set for another showdown on Wednesday (15 April) at 16:00 BST online within the Virtual Regatta Inshore game. This time it’s all to play for as they jostle and compete for five places in the final of the RYA and YachtsandYachting.com’s ‘The Lockdown Cup’ which will take place on Wednesday, 22 April. ...

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Rocket Ride 65+ knot

Outright World Speed Sailing Record holder, VESTAS Sailrocket 2 © Helena Darvelid / VESTAS Sailrocket 2

With so many people asking “what is it like” to sail this boat at this speed, we thought it was time to do a more ‘pure’ edit of our fastest, final incredible run. This run shows Vestas Sailrocket 2 absolutely smashing the outright world speed sailing record and easily becoming the sports first true 60+ knot boat. She averaged 65.45 ...

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Melges IC37 Class

Melges IC37 racing © Melges Performance Sailboats

The Melges IC37 Class Association has brought onboard world champion sailor Greg Fisher (Mt. Pleasant, SC) as the Class Coach for the 2020 summer sailing season. “The hiring of a Class Coach is one more example of how the Melges IC37 Class is looking to build a culture that encourages passionate skippers and crew,” says Melges IC37 Class Association President ...

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Burnham Week 2020

Looking forward to fun times ahead with close racing in the Dragon class © Roger Mant Photography

Burnham Week Ltd (BWL), the organisers of Burnham Week confirms plans are still in place to run Burnham Week 2020 at the end of August (29 August-5 September). However, the committee does stress that as a result of the ongoing national and global measures being taken to contain the COVID-19 pandemic, it will continue to monitor the situation and make ...

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Luna Rossa America’s Cup

Luna Rossa Prada Pirelli is making its fifth challenge for the America's Cup © Carlo Borlenghi / Luna Rossa

This year sees Prada launch its fifth challenge for the America’s Cup, and pouring multi-millions into the cause. But, as the Financial Time’s Grace Cook discovers, there’s more at stake than winning the trophy “I christen you Luna Rossa!” shouted Miuccia Prada through a microphone, standing on a cherry-picker on the seafront in Cagliari last October. Huddled in the small box ...

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New study Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

An international team of scientists aboard the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Healy and the German research icebreaker Polarstern met at the North Pole in 2015 to survey elements in the Arctic Ocean. (Photo by Stefan Hendricks, Alfred Wegener Institute)

A new study by researchers at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) and their international colleagues found that freshwater runoff from rivers and continental shelf sediments are bringing significant quantities of carbon and trace elements into parts of the Arctic Ocean via the Transpolar Drift—a major surface current that moves water from Siberia across the North Pole to the North Atlantic ...

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Vijonara Superyacht

42m SY Vijonara ©

The 128′ Hoek sloop Vijonara was delivered in spring 2018, following her 18-month build programme in Falmouth. Andre Hoek, her Dutch designer, said “This is the second hull in our ‘Truly Classic 128’ series, and this project in particular has been a fantastic experience from start to finish. The vessel was created for knowledgeable clients with extensive sailing experience. Based on a ...

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Garmin Quatix 6

Garmin® quatix® 6 marine GPS smartwatch series © Kathryn Morrell

Garmin Australasia, the world’s leading marine electronics manufacturer, today announced the quatix 6, its next-generation marine GPS smartwatch series designed specifically for life on the water. More than a watch, the quatix 6 combines all of the best features of Garmin’s flagship fenix® 6 GPS smartwatch with specialized boating, fishing, cruising and sailing capabilities, including comprehensive connectivity with compatible Garmin ...

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ARC Portugal 2020 Rally

2019 ARC Portugal - Bayona © World Cruising

Over recent weeks, the global spread of COVID-19 has impacted the cruising plans of many and the rapidly evolving situation leading to regular changes to long-held intentions. As sailors, we should never be afraid to change route and improvise. At sea you always have to adapt to the weather and wind direction and if your planned route does not work ...

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Pacific Cup 2020 Cancelled

Start of the 2018 Pacific Cup, D division © Erik S Simonson / www.h2oshots.com

Race organizers for the 2020 Pacific Cup race from San Francisco to Hawaii have announced their decision to cancel the 2020 race, with the next race to be held the week of July 4, 2022. “We’re terribly disappointed to take this step to cancel the 2020 race, but the health and safety of our participants, partners, and the many supporting ...

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