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Machine learning and whale song

A humpback whale surfaces near Maui Island © Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary / Jason Moore

What do you do when you have too much data? It’s not a question I’ve ever had to ask myself in my scientific career, and is rarely a problem when working with hard-to-study animals like whales and dolphins. But this is exactly the question I found myself asking shortly after starting my new job with the Pacific Islands Fisheries Science ...

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Beneteau Cup 2018

Beneteau-Cup-2018

The Beneteau Cup was the first of the manufacturer’s regattas, and it started a trend that others followed. Flagstaff Marine held another of their popular regattas on Sydney Harbour last Friday, where sailing and socialising, breakfast, lunch and dinner, along with all things Beneteau are celebrated in grand style. The event was staged out of the newly renovated, and just ...

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MACIF Trimaran

Francois Gabart on the maxi trimaran MACIF training off Belle Ile ahead of The Route du Rhum - Destination Guadeloupe © Vincent Curutchet / ALéA / Macif

The trimarans of the Ultime class will take off from St Malo in the direction of Point-à-Pitre, at fabulous speeds probably never achieved before, this Sunday at 2 pm. François Gabart, skipper of the MACIF trimaran and his Design Office Manager, Antoine Gautier, explain why this short-lived sprint is so exhausting. A question for the general public. What is the ...

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12th Classic Yacht Cup Regatta

Zephyr skippered by Anne Batson on day 1 of the 12th Classic Yacht Cup Regatta - photo © Alex McKinnon Photography

The 12th running of the Classic Yacht – Cup Regatta organized by the Classic Yacht Association of Australia was held on Port Phillip today. Hosted by the Royal Yacht Club of Victoria, 13 boats and their crew enjoyed the conditions. Two sailors even made the trip from New Zealand to take part in this year’s regatta. The forecast for the ...

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Route du Rhum

123 boats in the race village in Saint Malo ahead of the Route du Rhum-Destination Guadeloupe start on Sunday. © ALEXIS COURCOUX

Sailing journalist Andi Robertson and previous Class40 winner in this race, Alex Pella, assess the pre-start form in ULTIMES, IMOCAS, Multi50s and Class40s. The ULTIME class is going to produce a breathtakingly fast race in the 2018 Route du Rhum-Destination Guadeloupe from Saint Malo in Brittany to Point-à-Pitre in Guadeloupe and it features the rockstars of French solo ocean racing. ...

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J/111 Blairgowrie Regatta

2018 J/111 Blairgowrie Regatta - photo © Rod Warren

The J/111 DownUnder fleet started the season with a regatta held at the Blairgowrie Yacht Squadron. Five boats, Jake, Joust, Playlist, Scarlet Runner and Veloce, competed in the 42 km passage race, followed by four Windward Leewards held in medium to heavy conditions over three days. The first day of the regatta was a passage race beginning in light winds ...

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Route du Rhum

Maxi Edmond de Rothschild - Route du Rhum - Destination Guadeloupe © Eloi Stichelbaut

In five days, time, the 11th Route du Rhum will set sail. The start is scheduled for 13:00 GMT on Sunday 4 November offshore of the Pointe du Grouin, unless the weather decides otherwise! Having arrived in Saint Malo this Tuesday morning, the Maxi Edmond de Rothschild has finally been able to take up position in the city’s outer harbour ...

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2018 Video Etchells Worlds Wrap Up

The two wine glasses. The one who finishes lower in the standings is the one buying – and it is not cheap - on the final day of the 2018 Etchells World Championship © Mitchell Pearson / SurfSailKite

The 2018 Etchells World Championship based out of Brisbane’s Royal Queensland Yacht Squadron got a full compliment of nine races in for the 94-boat armada that sailed on Moreton Bay. Well done to all who attended, and the many, many Volunteers that it made it all possible. A big shout out to Ross and Kevin Wilson (IROs) for making the ...

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Sailors League Nations Gold Cup

SSL Nations Gold Cup © Star Sailors League

It’s been about a week since the official presentation of the SSL Nations Gold Cup in Lorient, France, at the Yacht Racing Forum, when Mateusz Kusznierewicz and the Star Sailors League team presented to the public and media the SSL Nations Gold Cup, the last block of the Star Sailors League circuit, created in 2013, that received the World Sailing ...

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Red Bull Foiling Generation

Participants race during the national qualifier of the Red Bull Foiling Generation in Maurach, Lake Achensee, Austria - photo © Sebastian Marko / Red Bull Content Pool

A global lineup of top young sailors from 16 countries and five continents are feverishly preparing to face off in the second-ever Red Bull Foiling Generation World Final, which will fly at Miami, USA on 9-11 November 2018. The climax of the planet’s largest youth sailing program, directed by double Olympic champions Roman Hagara and Hans Peter Steinacher, will crown ...

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