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Antigua Sailing Week Fever~Tree

Fever-Tree prize giving at Antigua Sailing Week © Paul Wyeth / www.pwpictures.com http://www.pwpictures.com

The Fever-Tree Cocktail Bar at Antigua Sailing Week is the place to be. Located right next to the event stage, it is the place where winning teams gather, after collecting their awards after the daily prize giving. Performance Yacht Racing’s Quokka is having an excellent regatta, the team are composed of charter guests from Great Britain, and after receiving their ...

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Real-Time Battery Health

Simarine’s Pico battery monitor

Simarine’s Pico battery monitor can monitor six battery banks and uses ­Simarine’s Real Time Battery Health algorithm to deliver metrics. Additionally, Pico can monitor 14 holding tanks and 20 current sensors. The unit has Wi-Fi connectivity, allowing it to be wirelessly networked with and controlled by a smartphone running Pico’s app (Android- or iOS-compatible). SIMARINE PICO+ sets new standards for ...

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Securitag’s Sea-Tag Wristbands

Securitag Sea-Tag

Securitag’s Sea-Tag wristbands offer a man-overboard (MOB) solution for anyone operating on coastal waters. The Sea-Tag system consists of at least one wristband that continuously sends electronic signals to one or more smartphones running the Sea-Tag app and monitoring for the signal. In the event of an MOB, the signal is broken when the wristband is submerged, triggering the app ...

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Sailing Paradise

Sailing the Islands of Phuket Sarah Wise

For over 30 years I have cruised the world and can’t believe I have missed sailing in Thailand. After a recent cruise you will agree this new destination offers spectacular scenery and top quality resorts and restaurants with exceptional food at Bali prices. We even found nice wine at reasonable prices. Join me sailing and escape for seven nights and ...

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Nations’ Cup

United Nations Race Management Team - Nations' Cup © RHKYC/Guy Nowell http://www.guynowell.com/

52 boats from 13 Nations and a planet turned out for one of Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club’s most colourful events, the Nations’ Cup, including Australia, Germany, Netherlands, England, France, Hong Kong, Japan, New Zealand, Scotland, Singapore, Sweden, United States and Wales. Competitors set out to find blue skies and a varied breeze of five to 10 knots with Race ...

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Costa’s 580 lenses come in a variety of lens colors, including sunrise, copper, silver, gray, green and blue.

Costa Del Mar’s 580 lens technology offers yachtsmen a new perspective on the world. An infinite stretch of aquamarine appeared before my eyes as my sweet ride, a Viking 52 Convertible, cruised toward Resorts World Bimini. Midday sunlight pierced the shallows and drop-offs, offering countless variations of the trance-inducing color scheme.  I took in the gorgeous scenery through a test ...

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Mini Transat

Mini Transat © Christophe Beschi

Created to ensure sailors once again had a prominent place in a race ranking, the Mini Transat was devised by British sailor Bob Salmon and first set sail from Penzance in Cornwall some 40 years ago. Twenty-seven sailors took part in the first edition, somewhat shrouded in secrecy. Since that time, the number of applicants has continued to grow and ...

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Thinking about Autopilot

Courtesy Edson International A traditional magnetic compass has its place, but instruments rely on a modern heading sensor.

The new breed of solid-state compasses will steady your autopilot and take the wiggle out of your wake. Years ago, my parents owned a C&C 37 that we cruised extensively offshore, often sailing from our Connecticut home to points north such as Maine and Nova Scotia. While the boat was quick on most points of sail, her tumble­home hull form ...

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Cowes Week Triple Crown

Cowes Week Triple Crown © Cowes Week http://www.cowesweek.co.uk

Momentum is building in the lead-up to the inaugural Triple Crown at Cowes Week – the new mini-series for Big Boats holding its first edition in 2017. Cowes Week Ltd is delighted to announce the confirmed participation of the Volvo Ocean Race fleet and the super-maxi CQS, setting the scene for what promises to be some stunning and highly competitive ...

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Legendary Carlo Riva Dies at 95

Carlo Riva opened the Riva shipyard in 1954.

The legendary yacht builder created some of the most famous boat models in nautical history. We are saddened to report that yachting legend Carlo Riva passed away today, April 10, 2017, in his hometown of Sarnico, Italy. Ferretti’s CEO Alberto Galassi said of Riva, “The world has lost a brilliant creator of boats, a master of style, a giant in ...

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