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BVI Spring Regatta

Fun racing in CSA Jib & Main for Jeremi Jablonski's Hanse 43 © BVI Spring Regatta

In CSA Racing on Day 1 of the BVI Spring Regatta, fleet leaders established early, with the winners of the three racing divisions each taking three bullets in a clean sweep. Blitz, the King 40 owned and skippered by Peter Corr (USA), took first in CSA-Racing 1 (Three points); Team McFly-Joanna, the Beneteau First 40 skippered by Tony Mack (GBR) ...

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Sirius Signal’s SOS Distress Light

Chances are you’ve replaced your share of emergency-signaling flares — their expiration dates always seem to arrive sooner than expected. Sirius Signal’s SOS Distress Light ($99) solves this problem by using LED lights as the flare’s light source. Sirius says that the flares can be seen from more than 10 nautical miles away and can operate for up to six ...

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Ex-Tropical Cyclone Debbie

Shute Harbour, near Airlie Beach, is littered with debris after Cyclone Debbie. Dan Peled / AAP

Heavy rain and flooding is expected as Ex-Tropical Cyclone Debbie moves south-east. A Flood Watch has been issued for coastal catchments between Gladstone in Queensland and Bellingen in northern New South Wales. The Flood Watch extends inland to parts of the Central Highlands and Coalfields, Central West, Maranoa and Warrego, Darling Downs and Granite Belt forecast districts, as well as ...

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X-Yachts

X-Yachts

Catering for a complete cross section of sailors prioritising Superb Sailing Pleasure, X-Yachts now has three unique and different ranges. All three lines will be further developed and refined. At the recent Dusseldorf Boat show, X-Yachts announced a complete new edition of the Xperformance range. The first models, including the flagship Xp 55 will go on display at the autumn ...

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Australian National Championship

Team Beau Geste – Australian Yachting Championship Andrea Francolini https://www.facebook.com/AndreaFrancoliniPhotography/

After four days of racing and a mix of conditions, Team Beau Geste came out on top of the Australian National Championship. It was an honor to sail with Karl Kwok and his team. I have known Karl for many years dating back to the Admirals Cup days in the 90’s but never sailed with his Beau Geste. Gavin Brady, ...

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Tropical Cyclone Debbie

The highest cloud tops, corresponding to the most vigorous convection, are shown in the brightest red colors. Clustering, deep convection around the center is a sign of a healthy tropical cyclone. The Weather Channel

Tropical Cyclone Debbie has reached Category 2 strength and is forecast to further intensify to Category 4 strength, crossing the Queensland coast on Tuesday between Rollingstone and Proserpine. Queensland Regional Director Bruce Gunn said this cyclone is very dangerous, and of a size not seen in Queensland since Severe Tropical Cyclone Yasi in 2011. ‘Communities between Lucinda and St Lawrence, ...

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Lisa Blair

Lisa Blair celebrates Earth Hour from the Southern Ocean Lisa Blair

Lisa Blair marks 10th Anniversary of Earth Hour from Southern Ocean 32 year old Lisa Blair marked Earth Hour in the middle of the Southern Ocean whilst on her attempt to be the first woman, and fastest person in history to circumnavigate Antarctica, solo and unassisted. Sailing her 15 metre yacht CLIMATE ACTION NOW, Lisa’s Antarctic circumnavigation was inspired when ...

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Race for Water Odyssey

Three days of festivities in Lorient for the Race for Water Odyssey

The festivities begin on Thursday, April 6. The vessel, Race for Water, leaves Lorient on April 9, 2017. The Race For Water team is busy at the Morbihan harbour of Lorient, making sure that everything is ready for a great party when it is time to cast off. Three days of festivities are planned in La Base, Lorient, to celebrate ...

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Bureau Vallée 2

Louis Burton et Servane Escoffier © Jean Louis Carli / AFP / DPPI / Vendée Globe

The former Banque Populaire VIII aboard which Armel Le Cléac’h won the last Vendée Globe was put back in the water on Friday in Lorient (Brittany), with her new decoration in the colours of Bureau Vallée. The first trials and trips to get used to the boat are planned for next week off Lorient to allow the skippers Louis Burton ...

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BVI Spring Regatta

BVI Spring Regatta find new ways to keep green

Environmental concerns seem to be getting a lot of press lately. However, the BVI Spring Regatta and Sailing Festival has been involved with protecting the environment for many years. The regatta has partnered with Sailors for the Sea, a leading conservation organization that ‘engages, educates, inspires and activates the sailing community toward healing the ocean.’ Working together, the BVI Spring ...

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