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Sea kidnappings rise in 2016 despite plummeting global piracy


More crew were kidnapped at sea in 2016 than in any of the previous 10 years, despite global piracy reaching its lowest levels since 1998, the ICC International Maritime Bureau’s (IMB) annual piracy report revealed today. In its 2016 report, IMB recorded 191 incidents of piracy and armed robbery on the world’s seas. “The continued fall in piracy is good ...

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Henning Harders OK Dinghy Nationals

Downwind action - Henning Harders OK Dinghy Nationals 2017 © Bruce Kerridge

Peter Horne has taken out the opening race and finished second in Race two of the Henning Harders 55th OK Dinghy Nationals to take an early lead in the event hosted by Drummoyne Sailing Club where he is a member. Horne, a pre-event favourite with his ‘Another Crack’ has started his campaign well. Meanwhile, Wangi Wangi Sailing Club’s Tim Davies ...

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Bartercard Sail Paradise Regatta

David Keep and his crew on Tonoa, sitting in first place (Trailers) after day 2 at SYC’s Bartercard Sail Paradise Regatta © Southport Yacht Club/Sail Paradise

After finishing day one in third place, David Keep and his crew on Tonoa, secured the top spot after day two of the 2017 Bartercard Sail Paradise Regatta. “After joining the regatta in 2016, we had such a great time at SYC with the fantastic hospitality provided by the Club, it was a no brainer for myself and the crew ...

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Triple Lindy about the 2016 Sydney Hobart Race

Perpetual Loyal took line honors in the 2016 Sydney to Hobart Race and set a new course record en route © Rolex/Daniel Forster http://www.regattanews.com

Q&A with Joe Mele of Triple Lindy about the 2016 Sydney Hobart Race Spend enough time racing sailboats, and you start to realize that there’s a hierarchy amongst events. This is easily understood amongst One Design classes, where regional or national events obviously hold more importance to serious racers than a casual Wednesday evening Laser race, however ocean racing can ...

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Pittwater to Southport Yacht Race

Occasional Coarse Language One - 2017 Club Marine Pittwater to Southport Yacht Race © Bob Fowler

True to the forecast, a 15 knot southerly breeze had built to 20 knots by the time the Club Marine Pittwater to Southport fleet set off at 1pm on Monday January 2, 2017 from a long start line to the north of Palm Beach headland. Doug Coulter’s Rogers 46 Shakti won the clean start and led the fleet into choppy ...

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Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race

CQS is forced to tack and gets caught with her canting keel on the wrong side © Crosbie Lorimer http://www.crosbielorimer.com

The 72nd start of the iconic blue water classic had 300,000 spectators lining the foreshores of Sydney Harbour, another two million watching on TV, and the constant buzz and whir of media helicopters overhead. 88 boats, from Australia, USA, UK, Germany, Sweden, Russia, Japan, Korea, China, oh and New Zealand, had lined up on three start lines. Drama at the ...

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Global Warming ~ Vendeé Globe Race

Biodiversity, sea level rise, climatic phenomena more and more intense … only satellites are able to watch this globally. Throughout the Vendee Globe race, skippers travel through areas affected by global warming. These changes are measured by satellites. The mean sea level is one of the best indicators of global warming, probably better than the average temperature of the Earth. The gaz ...

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Aquijo Largest Ketch In The World

Aquijo Largest Ketch

Put Cape Horn on notice: Aquijo is coming. The largest ketch in the world is ready to stretch her sails after a summer spent on an extended shakedown in the Med. “My dream is to sail her around South America,” Aquijo’s owner says. “People who round Cape Horn are a special breed among sailors.” World cruising, in comfort, was a ...

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YCM sailors honoured / Vincenzo Onorato wins YCM Awards – Trophée Credit Suisse 2016 Tuesday 20th December 2016. It’s been a busy year with YCM sailors competing all over the world, and this evening Club President HSH Prince Albert II of Monaco paid homage to the Club’s best sailors at the YCM Awards – Trophée Credit Suisse. There are two ...

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Future Gunboat 68 sport Catamaran

Gunboat 68 sport catamaran

The future Gunboat 68 is the first model developed by the American shipyard, since its takeover by the French Group Grand Large Yachting, after its bankruptcy. In the Gunboat range, the all new Gunboat 68 will replace the Gunboat 66, formerly constructed by the Hudson Group, and then complete the Gunboat 57. According to the shipyard, the Gunboat 68 should be “a ...

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