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CQS skipper supermaxi

CQS skipper says radical supermaxi crew are on steep learning curve

Ludde Ingvall and his crew on CQS have taken line honours in the Royal Akarana Yacht Club’s Round White Island Race. The eye-catching super-maxi completed the 320 nautical mile race in a few seconds less than 1 day, 4 hours. Speaking after the finish, Ludde said it had been a good shake-down for the boat and the crew, and paid ...

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Mike sets off on the longest leg of his Pole2Pole Expedition the Crossing of Antarctica

Mike sets off on the longest leg of his Pole2Pole Expedition (launched in Monaco on 8th May): the Crossing of Antarctica

November 20th, Cape Town, South Africa – Today, Mike Horn and his crew have just left the V&A waterfront Marina onboard Mike’s sailing vessel Pangaea, to make their way south towards Antarctica, where Mike plans to cross the continent via the South Pole in under 4 months. Mike and his crew expect a rough 2-week sail across the Southern Ocean ...

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Windytv is now available in the App Store on iOS

Windy tv

Get Your Boards, Planes and Sails Ready! Prague, Czech Republic, November 1, 2016: The long anticipated release of the Windytv iOS app is finally here! Starting now, you can visit the App Store and download the free Windytv app directly to your iPhone. With breathtaking wind displays and striking weather pattern views, Windytv’s users will enjoy this app just as ...

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Volvo Ocean Race signs 3 new Official Supplier deals

Volvo Ocean Race signs 3 new Official Supplier deals

Sailraces are the most efficient way to test innovations, that will be lately implemented in nautism. The Volvo Ocean Race will work more closely with the marine industry’s biggest innovators after having agreed Official Supplier status with a host of major companies. Industry leaders such as Spinlock, Riwal and Gottifredi Maffioli will join existing Boatyard suppliers Volvo Penta, North Sails, ...

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CQS supermaxi is launched in Tauranga

Revamped radical supermaxi is launched in Tauranga

The revamped supermaxi, formerly Nicorette now known as CQS, has been launched in Tauranga, on New Zealand’s east coast. Originally 90ft, the hull has been stretched to 98ft and fitted with several new features including a reverse bow, DSS foils, an outsized bowsprit, and ‘wings’ to spread the shroud base supporting the mast. The spars for the remodeled supermaxi are ...

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World Sailing Conference

World Sailing Conference

The Commercial Strategy for the Sport Forum was hosted by broadcaster, adventurer and sailor, Hannah White, who was joined by an expert line up of speakers. The session covered a lot of ground mostly around new media and how this can be adopted by sailors for sponsorship, event organisers and national authorities. Also covered was how The content included: The ...

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Festival of Sails expands to include Tall Ships Series

Festival of Sails expands to include Tall Ships Series

Australia’s biggest celebration of sailing, the Festival of Sails, will introduce a new Tall Ships series to the 2017 event, with three spectacular tall ships to join in the Melbourne-Geelong Passage Race which marks the official start of the festival. The news follows the announcement of British vessel STS Tenacious – the largest operative wooden ship in the world – ...

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Supermaxi CQS ~ Round the World

Round the World racer rolls out Supermaxi conversion in Tauranga

Ludde Ingvall unveiled major modifications to his former 90 foot yacht when it emerged from the Southern Ocean’s shed in Tauranga, New Zealand today. The work has been undertaken with backing from Sir Michael Hintze. Ingvall, a former round the world yachtsman, world champion and record holder, has taken over a year to transform the yacht, from a fairly conventional ...

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China Cup International Regatta Retrospective – 10th edition

Retrospective – 10th edition of the China Cup International Regatta

Success or victory can be measured in a number of ways. There are the ten teams that won their respective divisions at this year’s China Cup International Regatta, but there are also the victories within those fleets. For example the all-Chinese crew who raced Tencent Board Game to seventh overall in the Beneteau 40.7 fleet, which numbered some very experienced ...

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Vendee Globe ~ Hugo Boss

Vendee Globe - New foils claimed to be 20% faster on Hugo Boss

Alex Thomson Racing’s Technical Manager, Ross Daniel, talks shoreside with James Boyd of the Daily Sail about the development and progression of the foil package on Vendee Globe entry IMOCA 60 Hugo Boss Hugo Boss is using sails from Doyle Sails in New Zealand. This Sunday, British sailor Alex Thomson, will begin his bid to become the first British sailor ...

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