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Navigation lights and their arc of visibility

Navigation lights © www.ecolregs.com

Collision Regulations.. This month we are looking at some of the navigation lights and their arc of visibility. Even if you are sure of yourselves, it doesn’t hurt to have a reminder. So, lets start. Any vessel at night should be able to be seen by other vessels. Depending on the size of the vessel will depend on how it’s ...

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New Zeus3 Glass Helm from B&G®

Zeus3 Glass Helm from B&G®

B&G®, the world’s leading sailing navigation and instrument specialist and official supplier of sailing instruments and navigation electronics for the 2017-18 Volvo Ocean Race, is pleased to introduce the new Zeus3 Glass Helm series. Designed specifically for blue-water sailing, multihulls and superyachts, this premium, super-fast, large-screen, multifunction display sits at the heart of a fully integrated navigation system. The B&G ...

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Challenge the Champions February 28th, 2018 E-Sailing

E-Sailing: Challenge Loïck Peyron © Virtual Regatta

Challenge Loïck Peyron over the Atlantic The famous French skipper challenges you tomorrow onwards on board his favourite trimaran, Happy, formerly Mike Birch’s Olympus, on a demanding course between Yarmouth (USA, Maine) and Saint-Malo (France). An exceptional gift will be drawn between all the virtual sailors who manage to beat him! Have you ever dreamed of racing against one of ...

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Cornells’ Ocean Atlas Special offer

Cornells' Ocean Atlas © Jimmy and Ivan Cornell

Jimmy Cornell said of this new Second Edition, “The pilot charts featured in this ocean atlas are based on weather information gathered by a network of meteorological satellites over the last 25 years and incorporate the consequences of climate change. Voyage planning is therefore even more important than in the past, and the main purpose of this atlas is to ...

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Yx7 Explorer 74

Yx7 Explorer - photo © Michael Schmidt Yachtbau

MSY unveils striking new Yx7 Explorer range Michael Schmidt Yachtbau (MSY) in Germany has unveiled a new range of crossover sailing yachts that will enable people to discover their world in unprecedented safety and comfort. The Yx7 Explorer range makes the most of its wide beam to ensure maximum comfort on extended voyages while retaining the ability for fast cruising ...

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Mothquito simulation © IFS Foiling

And now for something completely different: Introducing the Mothquito The IFS Foiling company has entered into the flying boat market with an innovative project that provides new systems and solutions to the high performance foiling sailboat world, thanks to the patented IFS (Increased Foiling System), that is the result of a hard work which see its first application in the ...

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North Sails 3Di NORDAC

North Sails 3Di NORDAC claims SAIL Pittman Innovation Award for cruising gear © Amory Ross

North Sails 3Di NORDAC is already recognized as game changing cruising technology and has claimed yet another coveted prize. The revolutionary polyester sail, designed for small to medium sized cruising boats, was yesterday announced as a winner of SAIL Magazine’s renowned Pittman Innovation Awards. Since 3Di NORDAC was launched in June 2017, the sail has seen unparalleled success with cruisers and ...

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Icom IC-M330GE

Icom IC-M330GE © Icom

The clever engineering department at Icom have done it again and produced one of the smallest fixed VHF/DSC radios in the market. The IC-M330GE’s front face is so compact that it matches the size of a modern Smartphone. Despite its size, the IC-M330GE has all the hallmarks of Icom’s stylish design, ease of use and performance. The compact IC-M330GE measures ...

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Vulcan by B&G

B&G introduces easy to use, radar enabled Vulcan 12 and Vulcan 7 sailing chartplotters Marine Advertising Agency

B&G introduces radar enabled Vulcan sailing chartplotters B&G®, the world’s leading sailing navigation and instrument specialist, is pleased to announce the launch of the new Vulcan family of sailing chartplotters. The updated and extended series now offers a fully refreshed 7”, a 9” and an all?new, large?format 12”; all with Broadband Radar™ compatibility. B&G’s latest offering with the new Vulcan range ...

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America’s Cup confirm monohull for Cup

The America's Cup Class is expected to use similar foil systems to the IMOCA60 class. However there is no reference point for a round the buoys foiling monohull. Guillaume Verdier

Following comments attributed to Luna Rossa principal, Patrizio Bertelli, Emirates Team New Zealand have confirmed that the next America’s Cup will be sailed a high performance monohull yacht. A statement issued by the team this evening (NZT) reads: Emirates Team New Zealand can confirm Patrizio Bertelli’s suggestion today that the next America’s Cup will be sailed in high performance monohull yachts. ...

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