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Second Med Yacht Show in Nafplion Greece 2 – 6 May 2015

Second Med Yacht Show in Nafplion Greece 2 - 6 May 2015

The historic city of Nafplio, in the eastern Peloponnese, is set to host next month’s 2nd Mediterranean Yacht Show, organized by the Greek Yachting Association, thus establishing itself as a destination on the Greek yachting map, as Nafplio Mayor Dimitris Kostouros stated on Thursday during a presentation for the event. The show will take place on May 2-6 and is ...

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Hannah Mills & Saskia Clark ~Road to Rio

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Jonny Fullerton of Grand Prix Sailing talks to 2012 Olympic 470 silver medallists Hannah Mills & Saskia Clark of Team GBR at the start of the 2015 season JF: Whats your current assessment of where you stand at the start of the 2015 season? HM: We are really happy with where we are at the moment we have made had ...

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Volvo Ocean Race ~A ‘growing catastrophe’

The Ocean Summit on Marine Debris during the Volvo Ocean Race stopover in Newport, Rhode Island, USA, next month has attracted a stellar list of expert speakers to bring attention to a ‘growing catastrophe’. The summit will take place on May 15, and is sponsored by Volvo Group, The Embassy of Sweden, the U.S. State Department, the Swedish Ministry of ...

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Ambitions of the Multi70′ Edmond de Rothschild – Gitana XV back in the water

Multi70' Edmond de Rothschild - Gitana XV

In refit since her return from the West Indies back in December, the Multi70 Edmond de Rothschild left the cosy atmosphere of her technical base in Lorient this Wednesday morning to return to the liquid element. Benefiting from the first tide of the day and the summery weather, it didn’t take long for the members of Gitana Team to release ...

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Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show 2015

Exhibitor Spotlight at Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show

Joining you as an exhibitor at the 2015 Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show are Multihull Solutions, who will feature the exclusive Southern Hemisphere launch of two remarkable new catamarans. Multihull Solutions will be unveiling the exquisite Saba 50 sailing catamaran as well as the impressive Cumberland 47 Long Range power catamaran at the show. The Saba 50 has garnered worldwide ...

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Mooloolaba Etchells Australasians warm-up to Hong Kong Worlds

Mooloolaba Etchells Australasians warm-up to Hong Kong Worlds

Hong Kong Fleet Captain Greg Farrell is leading the charge down under of the Hong Kong teams planning on using the June long-weekend Marinepool 19th Etchells Australasian Winter Championship as a warm-up to their World Championships later in the year. He is expecting at least three or four Hong Kong teams to make it Mooloolaba for June 4 to 7 ...

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Volvo RS Feva Grand Prix overall

Volvo RS Feva Grand Prix overall

Volvo RS Feva Grand Prix – Last weekend, 108 Feva sailors from across the country flocked to Northampton Sailing Club for the first Grand Prix of the year. Summery temperatures seemed to have disappeared for the weekend, but nothing could deter our hardy teams, who battled it out over six races ranging from a blustery 18-20 knots of wind on ...

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Volvo Ocean Race – Relief for Dongfeng as water maker repair holds… for now

Volvo Ocean Race - Relief for Dongfeng as water maker repair

2014 – 15 Volvo Ocean Race – After 20 long hours of waiting the team have confirmed that the repairs to their water-maker are holding… for now. A huge relief as they only had one attempt and had it not worked – the alternative would have been bleak. Less than 24 hours in to leg six, Dongfeng Race Team discovered ...

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America’s Cup ~ Oracle gets NZ Govt funding

America's Cup Oracle gets NZ Govt funding

The Government says a taxpayer subsidy for Team New Zealand’s arch rival Oracle Racing has been overstated. Warkworth-based boat-building business Core Builders Composites, a wholly owned subsidiary of Oracle Racing, has been awarded a three-year research and development grant by the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE). A news update on MBIE’s website last week appeared to show that ...

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Scottish RS400 Sprints

Scottish RS400 Sprints

Scottish RS400 Sprints – Fourteen boats and their eager crews arrived at Dalgety Bay Sailing Club over the weekend of 18/19th April and with a balmy forecast and comments of ‘Dalgety al Garda’ there was a keenly anticipated day of early season training followed by a day of ‘Sprints’, a new format to the Scottish RS400 scene. A combination of ...

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