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Volvo Ocean Race – Morning 12 Feb

Volvo Ocean Race - Morning 12 Feb

Volvo Ocean Race – Morning Report Thursday 12 Feb The move to the north by Team SCA and Team Brunel looks to be paying as the rest of the Volvo Ocean Race fleet scramble to escape the confused light zone to the south east of them. Abu Dhabi, who were leading the southern fleet, are sailing at 9 to 12 ...

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Setouchi International Yacht Rally

Setouchi International Yacht Rally

Setouchi International Yacht Rally – Long time members Colin and Marion on Avant Garde got the opportunity of a lifetime sailing on the Setouchi Yacht Rally and spend some time cruising the Japanese Inland Sea, they loved it and the rally is being run again this year. Here are a few comments from Colin. Two years ago we were invited ...

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Captain Costa Concordia 16 years in prison

Captain Costa Concordia 16 years in prison

Costa Concordia captain sentenced to 16 years in prison Former captain of the Costa Concordia, Francesco Schettino, has been sentenced to 16 years in prison and one month under arrest for the ship’s sinking. The sentence was issued by the Court of Grosseto on Wednesday in the first instance judgment. Costa Crociere will compensate the families of the victims. Prosecutors ...

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Barcelona World Race leaders left on their own in the Pacific

Barcelona World Race leaders left on their own in the Pacific

In the Barcelona World Race, with their long time rivals Neutrogena (Guillermo Alatadill and José Munoz), now heading to make a short pit stop in the south of New Zealand to repair their engine starter motor, leaders Cheminées Poujoulat are left on their own in the Pacific. In fact Stamm and Le Cam sailed their highest 24 hours run of ...

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Loss of Tall Ship Astrid

Loss of Tall Ship Astrid

Altering Passage For ‘Promotional Activities’ Led to Loss of Tall Ship Astrid – MCIB Report If the initial MAYDAY message from the Sail Training Ship Astrid had been sent out in the correct format the emergency services could have been activated 10 minutes earlier, which could have been critical to the final outcome had conditions been more severe, according to ...

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$1 billion superyacht

$1 billion superyacht

The $1 billion superyacht: Bigger, longer, but is it better? ntroducing “Triple Deuce,” set to be the world’s biggest superyacht at a whopping 222 meters long. At $1 billion, it will also be the most expensive private yacht ever built, costing more than the annual GDP of Western Sahara, the British Virgin Islands, and Micronesia. The identity of “Triple Deuce’s” ...

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Nacra 17 Champions of America

Nacra 17 Champions of America

A week on from the Sailing World Cup in Miami, some of the top crews preparing for the Olympic Games in the Nacra 17 have been participating in the North American Championship in Clearwater, Florida. Aboard Groupama, Franck Cammas and Sophie de Turckheim took the competition by storm, outpacing Spaniards Iker Martinez – Marina Lopez and French duo Moana Vaireaux ...

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Neutrogena stops in New Zealand Barcelona World Race

Neutrogena stops in New Zealand Barcelona World Race

Barcelona World Race – Second Placed Neutrogena stops in New Zealand After suffering an engine problem which affects their ability to generate electrical power, Guillermo Altadill (ESP) and Jose Munoz (CHI), who are racing in second place in the Barcelona World Race around the world, have taken the decision to reroute to the south of New Zealand to make a ...

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Christensen shipyard closed?

Christensen shipyard closed?

According to reports in The Columbian, Christensen shipyard has been closed, although there has been no official clarification from the builder on its status. The main manufacturing plant has been shut, although a site housing current project, Missing Link, which was launched at the end of January, is still open, The Columbian states. SuperyachtNews.com contacted the shipyard but received the ...

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Arcadia 85 debuts in Miami Yacht & Brokerage Show

Arcadia 85 debuts in Miami Yacht & Brokerage Show

Arcadia 85 US Edition Debuts at Miami Yacht & Brokerage Show 2015 Arcadia Yachts heads into the 2015 new year’s boat show season with Arcadia 85 US Edition at her debut at Miami Yacht & Brokerage Show, from February 12 to 16. This February, visitors at the Miami Yacht & Brokerage Show 2015 will be welcomed by an example of ...

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