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Dead Fish Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro Sailing Venue

Dead Fish Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro Sailing Venue

Thousands of dead fish have been found floating in the sailing venue for next year’s Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. The carcasses of twaite shad – small silver fish belonging to the herring family – have filled huge swathes of water in Guanabara Bay, and were even found washing up on the coastline outside Rio’s international airport. They were ...

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Delight at Pendennis as Adela wins superyacht challenge

Delight at Pendennis as Adela wins superyacht challenge

Pendennis Shipyard is celebrating after a superyacht built at the yard won a popular race in the far flung waters of the Caribbean. The Adela was one of two Pendennis built superyachts to compete in this year’s Antigua Superyacht Challenge, along with Rebecca, and regular Pendennis visitor Gloria also took part. This year was the fifth edition of the race, ...

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Carnival Magic Cruise – Food Food Choices onboard

Carnival Magic Cruise - Food Food Choices onboard

There’s a lot to share about my family’s recent experience aboard Carnival Magic, but this post is going to focus on one of the main attractions on every cruise line…the food. Yes, we Americans take our food very seriously and it shows with cruisers. I’ve had cruise employees tell me that the first thing American cruisers do upon embarking is ...

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A Beautifully Renovated Houseboat on the River Seine

Beautifully Renovated Houseboat on the River Seine

Beautifully Renovated Houseboat on the River Seine – total renovation of a barge creates a light, open-plan river home that channels a loft-like vibe. The new owners of this barge knew architect Yann Colouarn and asked him to perform a complete makeover before they moved in. We took everything apart, broke it down to its bare structure and even played ...

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Countdown to the RYA Suzuki Dinghy Show

Countdown to the RYA Suzuki Dinghy Show

Whether you’ve never set foot in a dinghy or you’re a seasoned pro, this weekend (28 February-01 March) the RYA Suzuki Dinghy Show, brought to you by the RYA, is the only place to be. The annual show, in association with Yachts & Yachting, is held at the magnificent Alexandra Palace, London, with exhibitors filling some 12,000 sq. metres of ...

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No Sleep Until Auckland – Volvo Ocean Race

No Sleep Until Auckland - Volvo Ocean Race

Victory in the fourth leg of the Volvo Ocean Race was so close that Dongfeng Race Team skipper Charles Caudrelier (FRA) could almost taste it on Thursday, but with just over 500 nautical miles (nm) to go, he was taking nothing for granted. The fleet is expected to arrive at their destination, Auckland, on New Zealand’s North Island, on Saturday ...

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London Instructor Training and CPD

The 2015 RYA Instructor Training and Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Programme for Thames Valley and London (TVL) Region is now live. The 2014 programme was very well received by TVL clubs and centres and we are pleased to offer an enhanced programme in response to the feedback. A great deal of thought and planning has gone into the programme in ...

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America’s Cup – Barker offered non-sailing

America's Cup - Barker offered non-sailing

America’s Cup – Barker offered non-sailing role by Emirates team NZ Emirates Team New Zealand has announced a team restructuring ahead on next week’s expected announcement that the Qualifier for the 2017 America’s Cup will be held in Auckland. The statement issued by the team early this afternoon, indicates the team has secured substantial funding and sponsorship for its 2017 ...

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Volvo Ocean Race – Morning Report Thursday 26 Feb

Volvo Ocean Race - Morning Report Thursday 26 Feb

The overall picture hasn’t changed much overnight. Dongfeng has pulled another mile from Abu Dhabi, and MAPFRE looks like they have been making some good gains on the two leading boats. As can be seen from the reduced overall spread of the fleet the approach to New Zealand will compress the fleet as they hit the lighter wind pressure system, ...

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Yachting New Zealand Sailing Team

Yachting New Zealand Sailing Team

Yachting New Zealand has named 15 campaigns in the 2015 NZL Sailing Team All are chasing the ultimate goal of Olympic glory in 2016, but selection comes first and 2015 is crucial in terms of demonstrating form through results on the world stage. Twelve campaigns named today were part of the 2014 NZL Sailing Team, while the other three (Sara ...

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