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Machine learning and whale song

A humpback whale surfaces near Maui Island © Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary / Jason Moore

What do you do when you have too much data? It’s not a question I’ve ever had to ask myself in my scientific career, and is rarely a problem when working with hard-to-study animals like whales and dolphins. But this is exactly the question I found myself asking shortly after starting my new job with the Pacific Islands Fisheries Science ...

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BVI Spring Regatta 2019 & Sailing Festival

15 Different Classes and Gorgeous Islands as marks. © BVI Spring Regatta

It has been a year of expedited recovery and the BVI Spring Regatta and Sailing Festival hasn’t missed a beat. The stage is set for the 48th edition to begin on March 25-31, 2019. With slogans of “No Fear – Just Great Racing and Fun” as well as “Building BVI Back Bigger – Better – Stronger”, regatta director, Judy Petz ...

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50th Anniversary Rolex Middle Sea Race

Freccia Rossa after the Rolex Middle Sea Race 2018 start - photo © Rolex / Kurt Arrigo

The 50th anniversary Rolex Middle Sea Race is underway. A record fleet of 130 yachts was waved on its way by large crowds filling the bastions of Valletta and the Three Cities, and other vantage points. Grand Harbour, Valletta, is a magnificent location in its own right. Each year, the lily is gilded by an intrepid fleet of Corinthian and ...

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Trophée Panerai ~ Régates Royales Cannes

The 40th Règates Royales - Trophée Panerai: the anniversary edition closes in style

13 knots, flat water, sun, blue skies and the stunning backdrop of the mount Esterel overlooking the Bay of Cannes. Who could ask for more on the opening day of the 40th Régates Royales – Trophée Panerai, after two days of waiting for the right conditions? All sails up, the armada of 200 classics, Dragons and 5,50 offered a display ...

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Régates Royales Cannes ~ Trophée Panerai

40th Régates Royales Cannes - photo © Guido Cantini / seasee.com

No racing for the opening day of the 40th edition of the Régates Royales – Trophée Panerai. An Easterly wind, exceeding 30 knots, a confused sea state out on the bay forced the race organisers to keep the boats at the pontoon and abandon racing. Tomorrow the weather should be improving, enabling the 200 crews to dock out and get ...

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Qingdao Mazarin Cup

Extreme Sailing Series™ Cardiff 2018 - Flying Phantoms - photo © Vincent Curutchet / Lloyd Images

In a matter of days, the twelve-strong international fleet of Flying Phantoms will descend upon Qingdao, China, for the first time in history to participate in the first ever Qingdao Mazarin Cup powered by Extreme Sailing Series™. Representing six nations: China, Hong Kong, France, New Zealand, Germany and Spain, the super fast foiling fleet will fly around Fushan Bay at ...

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Superyacht Cup Palma in 2019

2018 Superyacht Cup Palma © Claire Matches / www.clairematches.com

Make sure to save the date for the 23rd running of Europe’s largest and longest-running superyacht regatta from 19–22 June 2019. Our 23rd edition will again offer yacht owners, their friends, captains, crews and sponsors the opportunity to meet in an idyllic setting both on and off the water. The successful 2018 event reunited old friends and rivals along with ...

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Jimmy Spithill on sailing at 47.5kts on autopilot

MACIF gets onto her foils during sea trials, September 2018 © MACIF

Jimmy Spithill, twice winner of the America’s Cup takes time out from America’s Cup challenger Luna Rossa to have a stint of offshore sailing aboard the 30metre foiling trimaran MACIF – arguably the fastest sailing vessel on the planet. “Extreme. Frightening. Fast.” “It’s amazing what you get used to,” he commented. “In 30-35kts of wind we are getting up and ...

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Rolex Big Boat Series

2018 Rolex Big Boat Series - Final day - photo © Rolex / Daniel Forster

Bright sunshine, steady breeze and flat seas greeted the 76 teams for the final day of racing at the 54th edition of the Rolex Big Boat Series (September 12-16, 2018), hosted by the St. Francis Yacht Club. The race committee announced a 15-minute postponement on both the Alcatraz and Treasure Island race courses to allow the breeze to consolidate and—given ...

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Golden Globe Race

Igor Zaretskiy called for medical advice after suffering a bad fall - photo © Group V team / PPL / GGR

As Jean-Luc Van Den Heede continues to set the pace across the South Indian Ocean, fellow Frenchman Loïc Lepage docked his Nicholson 32 Laaland in Cape Town, and Finland’s Tapio Lehtinen surprised himself and American/Hungarian Istvan Kopar by meeting up in mid-ocean. 73-year old Van Den Heede and his Rustler 36 Matmut now have a healthy seven-day lead over Dutchman ...

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