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Thrash to the Onion Patch ~ Newport Bermuda Race

The youth crew of the 63-foot Young American - Gambler during a practice session in late May - photo © Will McKeige

No matter how you look at it, thrash, whether used as a noun or a verb, sounds like a bad thing. But for the 1500+ sailors on 180 vessels entered in the 51st “Thrash to the Onion Patch”, more formally known as the Newport Bermuda Race, this biennial race is a bucket list challenge. When the boats – in seven ...

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Swedish J/70 Sailing League

Cape Crow YC - Swedish J/70 Sailing League 2018 © Daniel Stenholm

The Swedish J/70 Sailing Leagues seasonal premiere took place in Malmö from the 18th to 20th of May. Eighteen teams from across Sweden participated in the event, the first of four competitions that include 1-3 June in Jungfrusund on Ekerö, outside of Stockholm (from June 1st to 3rd); then Örnsköldsvik from August 24th to 26th, and concluding at Gottskär (outside ...

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Swan 78 video

Swan 78 - photo © Nautor's Swan

The Swan 78.001 Haromi, the first of four already sold, designed by Germán Frers, has just been launched on an auspiciously sunny day in Pietarsaari. The cold waters of the Baltic became at once familiar with the beamy, powerful hull of this 24-metre yacht. All of Nautor’s know-how and experience in racing and cruising yachts has been incorporated into this ...

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Atlantic Cup 2018

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The first 24 hours of the 2018 Atlantic Cup have been intense. Since leaving the maritime city of Charleston, South Carolina the 11 Class40s competing to cross the Angola Cables Finish Line in New York City have been positioning themselves throughout the racecourse. Shortly after the start three groups formed with #145 Eärendil, #81 Esprit Scout, #118 Oakcliff and #95 ...

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International Paint Poole Regatta

Tight racing in the J/24s on day 1 of the International Paint Poole Regatta 2018 - photo © Ian Roman / International Paint Poole Regatta

Did you believe the weather forecast today? If you were in Poole Bay, or thinking of a trip to the beach in Bournemouth, then you’d have been very wrong to make other plans. The BBC were advising rain all morning followed by thunder and lightning in the afternoon and temperatures lucky to reach 18 degrees. Instead the sun shone, the ...

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Offshore Sailing World Championship 2018

Class C racing is very close in Worlds events - photo of Class C in action in the Trieste ORC Worlds 2017 - photo © Andrea Carloni

It is only 62 days left until the start of The Hague Offshore Sailing World Championship, and the approved entries in Class C are now confirmed for this first-ever regatta using both IRC and ORC scoring to crown three new World Champions of offshore sailing. These Class C entries include 56 boats that are among teams from 18 nations that ...

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New Swan 98

New Swan 98 - photo © Nautor's Swan

Nautor’s Swan yachts will soon launch a new superyacht: the Swan 98. Designed by the experienced and successful Germán Frers, the brand-new 30-metre Swan 98 will redefine high performance cruising by delivering unrivalled comfort, safety and reliability while ocean passage-making at speed. The elegance and style of Frers’ design is currently being made real in Nautor’s Swan’s state-of-the-art superyacht facility ...

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Cruising in French Polynesia

Anchorage on West side of Huahine - photo © Andrew and Clare

So here we are back in French Polynesia ready for another season of sailing. The weather is perfect, bright sunny days, balmy nights and 29.6 degrees sea water. Swimming is almost like taking a bath. Most of the tropical rain has gone but occasionally we get a deluge, just to keep us on our toes. The heavy downpours come quickly, ...

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Innovative mobile app NEBO boat Logging

Preserve your precious boating memories with Nebo - photo © Nebo

Innovative mobile app NEBO continues to shake up the international marine industry with a new collaboration established with global yacht charter companies Sunsail and The Moorings. The world-leading yacht charter and flotilla companies have integrated NEBO into their operations to enhance the experience of clients onboard their boats and to facilitate safer and easier fleet management for staff. Primarily designed ...

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Energy Observer

Energy Observer © Jeremy Bidon

Energy Observer now taking to the seas After travelling around France, Energy Observer is now off on her six year voyage to 50 countries, which begins in the Mediterranean for this Summer. She has already steamed over 5000nm, and made 12 stopovers in three countries. If she looks familiar it is because she was once the maxi cat, Formule TAG. ...

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