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Explore the Deep Sea in Style

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Underwater ‘Space’ Travel More than eighty percent of the world’s ocean is uncharted and unexplored. As the National Ocean Service observes the vast underwater realm through sonar technology, hydrographic surveys and manned expeditions, deeper waters remain a mystery, as oceanographers have mapped just five percent of its floor. Luxury submarine manufacturers are stepping in to help with site survey while also ...

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The world premiere of the BAVARIA C42 at the boot in Dusseldorf from January 18 – 26/1/2020 The BAVARIA C42 is the logical progression from the BAVARIA C-line, but has its own distinct character. A modern, innovative hull shape with chines and a V-shaped bow developed by BAVARIA YACHTS guarantee both the best sailing performance and an unusually large amount of space below deck. clever details that ...

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RORC Caribbean 600~2020

New to this year's race is the pocket rocket GP42 Phan, chartered by Patrick and Catherine Keohane - photo © Paul Wyeth / pwpictures.com

For the 12th edition of the RORC Caribbean 600, 21 teams – racing yachts of 50ft (15.24m) or over – have already signed up for the 600-mile blast around 11 Caribbean Islands. The competition in all the classes will be as fierce as ever. However, history has shown that the best performer in the big boat class is likely to ...

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5.5 Metre Class Cups ahead of World Championship

Girls on Film - 5.5 Metre Scandinavian Gold Cup 2020, final day - photo © Robert Deaves

The final day of the International 5.5 Metre Class Cups in Newport, Australia brought the most complex set of conditions yet with only Ku-Ring-Gai (AUS62, John Bacon, Terry Wetton, James Mayjor) hanging onto their series lead to take the Hankø Evolution Cup. Baragoola (AUS 26, Jason Antill, Damian Macey, Larry Eastwood) picked up two more race wins to take the ...

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Adelaide National Regatta 2020

Mick and Di Floyd sailing Totally in the Mosquito Mk II fleet - 2020 Adelaide National Regatta - photo © Brad Halstead

National championships for the Finn, OK Dinghy and Mosquito Catamaran classes have started to take shape with overall results for each class allowing a few event favourites to emerge. While there’s close competition in all fleets, some top contenders have shone through in most classes, with Rob McMillan (OK Dinghy), Warwick Kemp (Mosquito Mk I), Justin and Kalahni Bissi (Mosquito ...

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Clipper Race Leg 4 – Race 5

On board GoToBermuda - The Clipper Race Leg 4 - Race 5, Day 16 - photo © Clipper Race

With just over three days to go until the first boats are expected to cross the finish line of Race 5: The Heart of the Whitsundays, it’s currently anyone’s guess which team tactics will pay off. Just days ago, it seemed like the yachts heading inland, would be fastest to zoom up the coast, but overnight, the teams furthest offshore seem ...

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Pirates release one crew of “Happy Lady”, seven remain hostages + map Nautical Piracy


Following the pirate’s attack on 31 December 2019 in the Greek-flagged “Happy Lady” tanker, from Limboh port in Cameroon, one of the kidnapped crewmembers officially announced to be returned back in his country, Greece. During the piracy invasion, the 35-year old engineer of the vessel ended up injured by bullet deflection. Specifically, the engineer arrived on 7 January early in ...

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World Match Racing Tour announces 20th anniversary season

WMRT Trophy © Robert Hajduk / www.shuttersail.com

The World Match Racing Tour (WMRT) today announced its 20th anniversary season with an 18 event schedule across 13 countries, including a new championship format awarding points from all events towards the annual match racing world title. GKSS Match Cup Sweden also re-joins the tour as the third World Championship event of the series, alongside Long Beach Yacht Club’s Congressional ...

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Bartercard Sail Paradise Regatta

2020 Bartercard Sail Paradise Regatta - Day 2 ©Nic Douglass / www.AdventuresofaSailorGirl.com

The 11th Bartercard Sail Paradise Regatta wrapped yesterday after four days of racing and seven races for the 33 boat fleet. Local Gold Coast boat, Desperado, the Atkinson 24 owned by Graham Sherring won the IRC Gold Coast Championship after leading from start to finish in the regatta in dominating form. Black Diamond, the RP42 skippered by Glenn Burrell held ...

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Cape2Rio2020 Ocean Race

Cape2Rio2020 Ocean Race - First start - photo © Alec Smith

Years of preparation, dreaming and hard work came to fruition for 13 of the participating Cape2Rio2020 teams, as they took to the blue and rather calm waters of Table Bay, hoisting their sails and embarking on Start One of this adventure of a lifetime, at 14h00 local time on Saturday 4th January 2020. Family, friends and enthusiasts excitedly gathered in ...

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