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MSC OSCAR Biggest Capacity Container Ship In First UK Visit

The world’s MSC OSCAR biggest capacity container ship is currently docked in Felixstowe in its first ever visit to UK waters The MSC Oscar is somewhat shorter than the CSCL Globe which called at the same port in January, as previously reported on Afloat.ie – though it still has a deck the size of four football pitches. However, it’s in ...

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The Great Shark Race

Sir Richard Branson joins Guy Harvey in The Great Shark Race Calling on Sponsors to Back Innovative Race to Support Vital Shark Research Renowned marine wildlife artist and conservationist Dr. Guy Harvey and Sir Richard Branson are calling on individuals and corporations to sponsor shortfin mako sharks that will be tagged and released off the coast of Isla Mujeres, Mexico ...

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GAC Pindar Hope Duo Indar of world champions

GAC Pindar Hope Duo Indar of world champions can provide the winning formula in Oman GAC Pindar’s record breaking world champions, Ian Williams and Seve Jarvin, will lead the Team GAC Pindar challenge as co-skippers for the second round of the Extreme Sailing Series in Oman (11-14 March 2015). Williams joins Team GAC Pindar’s Extreme Sailing Series crew after winning ...

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High Performance Yacht Design at Volvo Boatyard

Today at the opening of the fifth High Performance Yacht Design conference in Auckland, the astonishing pace of progress in sailing performance and boat and sail technology was the theme of Burns Fallows’ Adapting to Change’ keynote presentation. The Head Sail Designer and a Director at North Sails who has headed the sail program at Emirates Team New Zealand for ...

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MONDO MARINE M57 EIDOS

This month’s opening yacht is a stunning 57-meter concept, created right here in the Middle East by the Team for Design studio. Penned by Enrico Gobbi himself, the M57 Eidos was conceived as a response to feedback from the market for yachts of this size and features supremely elegant lines, typical of the Dubai-based office. Gobbi has fused a number ...

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Bahamas Sailing the Abaco Islands

The Bahamas – year round tropical temperatures, refreshing sea breezes, and hundreds of miles of unspoiled white sandy beaches… this is surely paradise on earth! The Abaco Islands are an idyllic sailing paradise, with perfect winds but flat calm turquoise seas, thanks to the Atlantic side reef cays. Across the island chain there are numerous unspoilt beaches to visit, and ...

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Victorian Optimist Championship

Victorian Optimist Championship – As the three Optimist fleets headed out on to Port Phillip this morning, a moderate westerly was backing into the south and softening to around five knots. Race officials were hoping the breeze would stabilise enough to get three good races to finish off the nine race regatta program. Daniel Links (RPAYC) and Steven Case (RGYC), ...

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Etchells WA State Championships 2015

A nervous start to the final day program left points leader Michael Manford seemingly vulnerable in his quest for another State title in the Etchells class. In breeze which has just turned from east to west and was still settling, Manford took the option to go north while the majority of the fleet took to the south side. At the ...

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18ft Skiffs Club Championship on Sydney Harbour

The Thurlow Fisher Lawyers crew of Michael Coxon, Dave O’Connor and Trent Barnabas capitalised on a brilliant start to lead all the way for a convincing victory in Race 10 of the Australian 18 Footers League Club Championship on Sydney Harbour today. After crossing the fleet on port tack at the pin end of the line, Coxon and his team ...

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Exciting Developments for Vice Admiral’s Cup 2015

The 2015 edition of the Vice Admiral’s Cup will be hosted from Friday 15 to Sunday 17 May by the Royal Ocean Racing Club, incorporating the Royal Corinthian Yacht Club, from its Cowes waterfront clubhouse. Since its introduction in 2005 the Vice Admiral’s Cup has gone from strength to strength, providing outstanding racing for a wide cross section of classes. ...

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