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New System HubbaX4 Hi-Speed 3G/4G Coastal Marine Broadband

Buzz Connect, the UK company that brought mobile broadband to the maritime industry, has developed a new system specifically designed for vessels that cross between service providers or countries. The new Hubba X4 duo uses a dual SIM facility on 3G and 4G to provide considerably faster speeds than previously possible over the mobile network, achieving download speeds of up ...

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Volvo Penta diesels deliver power to sailboats Volvo Ocean Race

Engine Volvo Penta D2-75

Volvo Penta is the official engine supplier for the 2014-2015 Volvo Ocean Race, which is having its North American stopover in Newport, R.I., this week. “The Volvo Ocean Race serves as a crucible for developing and testing new technologies that will benefit the entire marine industry,” said Ron Huibers, president of Volvo Penta of the Americas. “We take innovation very ...

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Hurricane Hunter ~ Special Tropical Weather Outlook

Hurricane-Hunter-~-Special-Tropical-Weather-Outlook

May 8, 2015, data from an Air Force Reserve Hurricane Hunter aircraft indicate that the nearly stationary area of low pressure located about 210 miles south-southeast of the South Carolina-North Carolina border is now producing 40-45 mph winds mainly to the north and west of the center. Environmental conditions are favorable for some additional development, and any increase in the ...

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Oil painting of Aberdeen boat expected to fetch £30,000 at auction

Star of Peace fetch £30,000 at auction

She was one of the finest and fastest Aberdeen sailing ships of her day. And now, on the 160th anniversary of her construction in 1855, an oil painting of the clipper Star of Peace is expected to fetch £30,000 at an auction in America next week. Star of Peace was built by Walter Hood, at his yard next to Pocra ...

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International 420 Class launches Exercise e-Book

International 420 Class launches Exercise e-Book

The International 420 Class has launched the Exercise e-Book, a new online training resource targeted at providing world-class training techniques and strategies on performance improvement for coaches and sailors. The new International 420 Class Association Exercise eBook provides a selection of carefully chosen performance training exercises, with accompanying video and commentary to provide sailors and coaches with a step by ...

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RNLI’s Mayday campaign

RNLI’s Mayday campaign

Steve Redgrave, Ben Ainslie and Richard Branson model yellow wellies for the RNLI’s Mayday campaign Five-time Olympic rowing gold medallist Sir Steve Redgrave, the most successful sailor in Olympic history Sir Ben Ainslie, and entrepreneur Richard Branson have donned yellow wellington boots for a photo shoot in support of the Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) as the charity launches its ...

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Inmarsat ~Fleet One connectivity for all

Inmarsat ~Fleet One connectivity for all

Leisure and fishing boats can now access the satellite voice and data services enjoyed by much larger vessels. Get the latest weather forecast and update charts, check your emails and call home – it’s all possible and affordable with Fleet One from Inmarsat Maritime. Broadband connectivity for all Specially designed equipment and flexible regional price plans put always-on broadband connectivity ...

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Second Med Yacht Show in Nafplion Greece 2 – 6 May 2015

Second Med Yacht Show in Nafplion Greece 2 - 6 May 2015

The historic city of Nafplio, in the eastern Peloponnese, is set to host next month’s 2nd Mediterranean Yacht Show, organized by the Greek Yachting Association, thus establishing itself as a destination on the Greek yachting map, as Nafplio Mayor Dimitris Kostouros stated on Thursday during a presentation for the event. The show will take place on May 2-6 and is ...

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Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show 2015

Exhibitor Spotlight at Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show

Joining you as an exhibitor at the 2015 Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show are Multihull Solutions, who will feature the exclusive Southern Hemisphere launch of two remarkable new catamarans. Multihull Solutions will be unveiling the exquisite Saba 50 sailing catamaran as well as the impressive Cumberland 47 Long Range power catamaran at the show. The Saba 50 has garnered worldwide ...

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Ocean Cleanup’s ‘Mega Expedition’ announced

Ocean Cleanup’s ‘Mega Expedition’ announced

This August, up to 50 vessels will cross the ‘Great Pacific garbage patch’ in parallel, in what aims to be the largest ocean research expedition in history. Sailing from Hawaii to Los Angeles, The Ocean Cleanup’s Mega Expedition will cover 3,500,000 m2, and aims to collect more plastic measurements in three weeks than has been collected in the past 40 years combined. ...

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