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Young 88

Gavin and Carrington Brady on Young 88 Slipstream suffered from a DSQ on day 2 - CRC Bay of Islands Sailing Week - Day 2 - January 23, 2020 © Lissa Reyden

Young 88s Plan a Covid 19 Safe Return to Sailing Shorthanded sailing leads the charge, building to fully crewed events and culminating with the postponed Harken Nationals now planned for November. After six weeks on pause it is time to press play. The Young 88 Association has been working with the organising authorities to make the wide and varied 88 event program ...

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Ocean Safety


The time for equipment servicing is now, says Ocean Safety “We have been experiencing a natural pause in our lives, with many of the activities we love placed on hold,” says Alistair Hackett, Managing Director of marine safety specialists, Ocean Safety. “For many of us, life without sailing is unimaginable. Being out on the water gives us a sense of ...

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Energy Observer

Energy Observer - Crossing the Atlantic with renewables and Hydrogen - photo © Energy Observer Productions - Amélie Conty

Energy Observer’s first transatlantic passage, from Finistère to Martinique, served as a test bed for this year’s key innovations in renewable energies aboard the floating laboratory. Indeed, thanks to the optimised synergy of her new fuel cell system developed with Toyota, her automatic wings, her new solar panels and her innovative propellers, this long passage could be completed totally self-sufficiently ...

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New ORC Speed Guide

ORC Speed Guide

New ORC Speed Guide now available in ORC Sailor Services New updates include calculations and graphics for all sail types, will benefit all sailors to help develop performance targets in inshore and offshore sailing While inshore and offshore races are shut down all over the world due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the technical team at the Offshore Race Congress (ORC) ...

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Voiles de Saint-Tropez


In agreement with the French Sailing Federation and in accordance with government directives, the Société Nautique de Saint-Tropez confirms the following in terms of organisation for the 2020 edition of the Voiles de Saint-Tropez for modern and classic boats from September 26th to October 10th. At this stage and taking into account the information available, the organisers are working on ...

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Desperately seeking solutions – Steel Sapphire

Desperately seeking solutions © Peter Bernard

Death or severe illness. Economic meltdown. Loss of personal income. Future instability. Massive disruption to daily life. For so, so many different reasons, Covid-19 is having a drastic impact on just about everyone on the planet. Until a vaccine is developed and distributed, shelter in place seems to be the preferred solution. If you were overseas when this all started, ...

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Sail Scotland

Pleasure yachts at Kytra, Caledonian Canal © Peter Sandground

The Scottish Government’s promised £100 million COVID-19 fund to support small and medium-sized businesses and the self-employed opened yesterday for applications – to the delight of Sail Scotland and its members. The national marine tourism body has been fiercely lobbying the Scottish Government for additional assistance for its members, joining voices with Wild Scotland to support the wider marine and ...

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Race for Water Odyssey 6 month postponement…

© 2020 Race For Water

The Race for Water foundation is postponing the Asian stopovers of the Odyssey for six months but remains committed to the preservation of the oceans! The Board has decided to reschedule the Race for Water Odyssey stopovers, initially planned for the period between May to August 2020, to the last quarter of the year, from October to December 2020. The ...

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Wave Regatta

Racing at the Wave Regatta 2018 © David Branigan / www.oceansport.ie

It would appear that the decision to reschedule Wave Regatta to the second weekend in September is strengthening the event and the inclusion of the ICRA National Championships within the regatta in Howth will certainly focus the plans of many racing sailors at the end of the summer. The Notice of Race has been published and it explains that entry ...

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Maxi Class

Cannonball's winning move, ducking transoms at the start on day 2 of the Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup - photo © Studio Borlenghi / International Maxi Association

The past two months have seen the so-called developed world turned inside out, by an invisible, silent virus, which has grounded the world’s airlines, closed many borders and has made international sailing virtually impossible. Some events will proceed, like the America’s Cup, Vendee Globe and any event which can cope with a two week quarantine period for its competitors to ...

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