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IoT on Amazon web services globally & Iridium CloudConnect

Iridium CloudConnect goes live, extending IoT on Amazon web services globally © Iridium

Iridium Communications Inc. (NASDAQ: IRDM) announced today that Iridium CloudConnect, the first and only satellite cloud-based solution offering truly global coverage for Internet of Things (IoT) applications, is now actively serving customers. This new service combines Iridium® IoT capabilities with Amazon Web Services (AWS) IoT and cloud services extending customers’ IoT reach to the more than 80 percent of the ...

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Hamilton Island Race Week 2020

The rounding marks are islands, not buoys, at Hamilton Island Race Week. - photo © Craig Greenhill – Salty Dingo

Within two hours of the Notice of Race for Hamilton Island Race Week 2020 being posted, the first entry had been lodged. And, for the second consecutive year, the yacht with that honour was David Bell’s Bavaria 39, Four Bells, out of Sydney’s Royal Prince Alfred Yacht Club. At the same time, a high-profile individual from within the Australian boating ...

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Island Water World Grenada Sailing Week

Pure Grenada Race Day One delivered perfect conditions for the first day of racing - 2020 Grenada Sailing Week © Tim Wright

Racing for the international fleet at Island Water World Grenada Sailing Week started today, Monday 27 January for Pure Grenada Race Day One. Grenada delivered perfect conditions for the first day of racing with 12-15 knots of trade winds from the south east with a comfortable sea state. Race winners on the first day were: Liquid (ANT), Optimus Prime (RUS). Cricket ...

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In-Port Race in Salalah ~ Oman

EFG Sailing Arabia The Tour - In-Port Race in Salalah, Oman ©Oman Sail / Sander van der Borch

Fast start to 10th EFG Sailing Arabia – The Tour in Oman The tenth edition of EFG Sailing Arabia – The Tour is under way, following a fast and competitive opening stage in Salalah, Oman. The conditions on the opening day of the race quickly blew out any cobwebs, with the eight crews facing tricky conditions as they raced their ...

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Philippe Briand SY200 superyacht concept

SY200 superyacht concept © Philippe Briand

Philippe Briand has unveiled the latest sailing yacht concept to come from his London-based design studio: the 60-metre (200-foot) SY200. With a traditional sailing rig, the 490-gross-tonne sloop has been created to outperform the other sailing yachts under 499 gross tonnes that are on the water today, as well as to provide a head-turning aesthetic and ultimate comfort on board. ...

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Evolution Sails Round North Island Yacht Race 2020

SSANZ Round North Island Yacht Race - January 2020 © Deborah Williams

With just one month until the 2020 Evolution Sails Round North Island Yacht Race, anticipation is starting to build for the 38 boats entered in the fleet with the official release of the provisional divisions for the race. Division 1 will include Wired, a Bakewell-White 15.85, Kia Kaha, a TP52, Miss Scarlet, a Reichel Pugh IRC52, Blink, a Shaw 12, ...

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18th annual CRC Bay of Islands Sailing Week

Bay of Islands Sailing Week, 2019 © Lissa Reyden

Bay of Islands Sailing Week starts Wednesday with biggest ever fleet The 18th annual CRC Bay of Islands Sailing Week gets under way today, Wednesday 22 January. A record-breaking 141 boats are set to take part in three days of yacht racing as part of “the best big boat regatta in New Zealand”, according to yachting commentator Peter Montgomery. For ...

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America’s Cup World Series training in Cagliari

INEOS TEAM @INEOSTEAMUK

The start of the new year has brought the start of INEOS TEAM UK’s winter training camp in Cagliari, Sardinia, as preparations stepped up another level before the first America’s Cup World Series (ACWS) event in Cagliari from April 23 to April 26, 2020. Speaking during the second week of camp, INEOS TEAM UK Skipper and Team Principal Sir Ben ...

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Boatwatch ~ Safety at Sea Information

Coast guard

Boatwatch.org provides a communications focal point/portal for the family and friends of cruisers with emergency communications needs and also for locating overdue and missing yachts/cruisers. They provide valuable assistance with the many governmental agencies responsible for Search and Rescue Operations throughout the world. If you have lost track of a loved one, friend or fellow cruiser at sea, or you ...

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RORC Transatlantic Race

French Wally 100 Dark Shadow finishes the 2019 RORC Transatlantic Race in Grenada - photo © RORC / Arthur Daniel

The Royal Ocean Racing Club have announced a new start date for the seventh edition of the RORC Transatlantic Race. Traditionally held in November each year from Lanzarote to Grenada, the next edition will start from Calero Marinas Puerto Calero on the 9th January 2021 and once again finish at Camper & Nicholsons Port Louis Marina in Grenada. This date ...

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