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Billy Brannan rescue

Billy Brannan sailing his Vancouver 34 yacht Helena © Rachelle Turk

Interview by Emma Bullimore, BBS Sounds 06/06/20, with Billy Brannan, single-handed sailor whose yacht Helena was dismasted 500 miles short of home. Billy Brannan was solo sailing his Vancouver 34 yacht Helena back to the United Kingdom from Marigot Bay in the Caribbean when Helena was rolled and dismasted in storm force conditions and heavy seas 500 nautical miles South ...

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LIFE ON BOARD – Clipper Race

Clipper Race

The Clipper Round the World Yacht Race is the only event of its type. Anyone, even if they have never stepped on a boat before, can join the adventure. A Clipper 70 is not a place for the faint hearted or work-shy. There are many roles to play on deck. Your race team will be trained to be a self-sufficient ...

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Vector 50 M/Y EIV present shipyard Rossinavi

Rossinavi Vector 50 motor yacht EIV © Michele Chiroli

Italian shipyard Rossinavi has presented with a private ceremony in their facility of Viareggio EIV, a tailor-made superyacht commissioned by a private American owner which signals a major development for the yard. Previously known as Project Vector 50, EIV is a trideck luxury performance vessel entirely designed with the shipyard’s American client in mind. It is a fusion of Rossinavi’s ...

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PRIVILÈGE 510 SIGNATURE “D-LIGHT”

Privilège Signature 510

PRIVILÈGE INAUGURATES A VERY NEW VERSION – THE PRIVILÈGE 510 SIGNATURE “D-Light” The Privilège 510 Signature “D-Light” embodies technological excellence combining velocity and high-tech comfort. How? Thanks to lighter internal and external equipment. All the rigg, optimised and reviewed with our partners and suppliers, is designed with high performance materials: a carbon mast, carbon boom, Kevlar rigging and bigger membrane ...

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IMOCA Globe Series

The Vendée-Arctique-Les Sables d'Olonne is set to start on 4th July © Yvan Zedda / Défi Azimut

Vendée-Arctique-Les Sables d’Olonne confirmed It’s confirmed. On Saturday 4th July, at 15:30hrs (French Time), 22 skippers from the IMOCA Class will indeed set sail on the Vendée-Arctique-Les Sables d’Olonne, a unique and enticing triangular course, which will take the fleet up to the edge of the Arctic Circle. This is excellent news for the solo sailors seeking to prepare and ...

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Spirit of Bermuda Charity Rally

The sail training vessel Spirit of Bermuda © Bermuda Sloop Foundation

The Bermuda Sloop Foundation (BSF), East End Mini Yacht Club (EEMYC) and the Sailing Yacht Research Foundation (SYRF) are pleased to announce the organization of the Spirit of Bermuda Charity Rally, a rally race to St George’s, Bermuda and back for the benefit of BSF’s programs for youth on the sail training vessel Spirit of Bermuda. The rally will start ...

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RORC Racing update

Racing past the Needles Lighthouse in the RORC's Cowes-Dinard-St Malo Race - photo © Paul Wyeth / pwpictures.com

The Royal Ocean Racing Club (RORC) announce further changes to some of its key events during June and July as the season progresses and the COVID-19 pandemic continues to evolve. The Club continues to monitor the latest advice from the Government, World Sailing, the RYA and rescue authorities, and with recent changes to guidelines it is hoped that racing may finally get ...

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Energy Observer

Energy Observer in Northern Europe © Energy Observer Productions / Amélie Conty

The CNES, a new scientific and educational partner for Energy Observer In order to successfully complete its mission to promote renewable energies and raise awareness about the challenges of the energy and ecological transition, Energy Observer is teaming up with the CNES (France’s National Centre for Space Studies). To draw energy from nature, without damaging or wasting it, such is ...

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Clipper Round the World Race

The Garmin team during the Clipper 2017-18 Race © Clipper Race

“It doesn’t feel like two years ago! The race was such an affecting experience that it still feels quite fresh.” Bill Lyons circumnavigated the world in the Clipper 2017-18 Race, signing up after she said ‘I ran out of reasons not to’. Following a successful career in marketing, Bill wanted a physically and tangible challenge that would test her stamina ...

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About the Sunreef 80

Sunreef 80 Bundalong evening - photo © Sunreef Yachts

Colin Maslen is one the most experienced boat captain managers in Australia, a boat builder and project manager. He owns and operates Colin Maslen Marine. Colin did his early years in the navy, he has skippered sailing and motor yachts all around the world. He is also a very sought after and experienced Ocean Racing helmsman competing in offshore events ...

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