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Yachting Festival Cannes 8-13 September 2020

Yachting Festival Cannes © Camille Iparraguire

On the international nautical calendar the Yachting Festival, the first show in the autumn and the leading in-water event in Europe, confirms that it will be held from 8 to 13 September 2020, in Cannes. Although the offices have been closed since the confinement period, thanks to the new tools deployed internationally by the Reed Exhibitions Group, the team has ...

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Sail Scotland

Pleasure yachts at Kytra, Caledonian Canal © Peter Sandground

The Scottish Government’s promised £100 million COVID-19 fund to support small and medium-sized businesses and the self-employed opened yesterday for applications – to the delight of Sail Scotland and its members. The national marine tourism body has been fiercely lobbying the Scottish Government for additional assistance for its members, joining voices with Wild Scotland to support the wider marine and ...

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Club Marine Pittwater Sail Expo 2020

Multihull Solutions will showcase the award-winning Fountaine Pajot Saona 47 sailing catamaran at the 2020 Club Marine Pittwater Sail Expo. © Gilles Martin-Raget

The Royal Prince Alfred Yacht Club will host the ninth annual Club Marine Pittwater Sail Expo on Saturday 21 and Sunday 22 March 2020, from 10am – 4pm. Come on down and see the Multihull Solutions NSW team who would love to show you the stunning Fountaine Pajot Saona 47 on display. The Club Marine Pittwater Sail Expo is a ...

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COVID-19 Effects on the cruising community

COVID-19 - Coronavirus Disease © Daria Blackwell

Formalities worldwide have been evolving with the spread of the novel Coronavirus, prompting special health requirements at Ports of Entry. With more than 108,000 confirmed cases around the world reported as of the 8th March 2020, authorities are scrambling to contain the spread of the novel virus. As a result, they are instituting procedures designed to limit exposure via visitors ...

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Wooden Boat Festival

Congratulations to MyState Bank Australian Wooden Boat Festival 2019 for taking Gold in Major Festivals and Events Category! © Australian Tourism Awards

The MyState Bank Australian Wooden Boat Festival took out gold at the national Qantas Australian Tourism Awards in Canberra last night for Major Festivals and Events. Festival General Manager Paul Stephanus said the festival had taken on “titans” of the Australian tourism industry – and thanked the 400-strong volunteers for its success. “The festival was up against the likes of ...

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Vendée Globe

2019 Azimut Challenge © Yvan Zedda

More competitors at the start of the Vendée Globe On 8th November 2020, at 13:02, the ninth Vendée Globe will start from Les Sables-d’Olonne. Ever since its creation, the Vendée Globe – a sailing race round-the-world, solo, non-stop and without assistance – has been an essential reference in the world of offshore sailing. Driven by an ever-increasing popularity, the race ...

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The Clipper Race

The Clipper Race Leg 1 - Race 2, Day 6: The Commodore's Cup © Clipper Race

Close match racing has been the order of the day on Day 6 of Race 2: The Commodore’s Cup to Punta del Este, Uruguay. Incredibly after around 1,000 nautical miles of racing, three boats – GoToBermuda, Zhuhai, and WTC Logistics, have almost been in touching distance as they raced along the coast of Western Sahara. GoToBermuda Skipper David Immelmann is ...

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Monaco Classic Week

Monaco Classic Week - photo © Stefano Gattini

Monaco Classic Week, the Yacht Club de Monaco’s biennial flagship event opens in style on Wednesday 11th September with a rendition of America’s most famous Sousa march, ‘Stars & Stripes forever’, performed by the naval military band based in Toulon (Musique des Equipages de la Flotte de Toulon). A spectacular way to kick-off the 14th edition which sees American yachting ...

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GC32 World Championship

Alinghi has pulled out in front on day 2 of the GC32 World Championship at Lagos © Jesus Renedo / Sailing Energy / GC32 Racing Tour

Five more races in warm sunshine, flat water and a shifty 12-16 knot northwesterly off Lagos on day two of competition, and the leader board is starting to be defined at the GC32 World Championship, taking with the support of the City of Lagos, Marina de Lagos and Sopromar. While four boats were separated by one point as day two ...

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Superyacht Cup Palma 2019

Superyacht Cup Palma - photo © Claire Matches / www.clairematches.com

Competition begins this Thursday with the opening Pantaenius Race, which will see an impressive selection of 13 of the world’s most breathtaking superyachts make the most of the idyllic and reliable sailing conditions on the waters of Palma Bay. The second day of racing will now have added spice with the announcement that the brand new North Sails Boat of the Day Award will ...

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