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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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BVI Spring Regatta and Sailing Festival 2017

Scrub Island Invites all a Great Race and Party © BVI Spring Regatta & Sailing Festival http://bvispringregatta.org/

Nanny Cay Round Tortola Race returns to BVI Sailing Festival Quintessential Caribbean racing and shore side entertainment for the participants and guests is coming together for the 2017 BVI Spring Regatta and Sailing Festival. Essential to these enhancements is the marina expansion at host sponsor Nanny Cay Resort and Marina and the return of the Scrub Island Resort, Spa and ...

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Catamaran Lagoon 42 ~16 knots

Lagoon 42

Can a family catamaran be a performing and exciting sea cruiser ? Demonstration with the new Lagoon 42… 16 knots aboard a family cat, is that really possible, without having to buy a sport model ?  It is ! Demonstration with the first Lagoon 42 ever built, first displayed at the Boot Düsseldorf 2016, sailing 16.5 knots, enroute from Miami to the ...

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Wild Oats XI’s record time

Wild Oats XI

Eight days out from the start of the Rolex Sydney Hobart race and there is no solid indication as to what weather pattern the 91-yacht fleet will experience. This morning, Australia’s internationally acclaimed yachting meteorologist, Roger Badham, had one message for all crews in the 628-nautical mile classic: “In the past two days the two main long range weather models ...

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Thomas Coville rounds Cape Horn ~ Solo round the world

Solo round-the-world record attempt – Thomas Coville rounds Cape Horn

On Thursday 8 December 2016 at 01:20 GMT this morning, Thomas Coville, skipper of the trimaran Sodebo Ultim’, rounded Cape Horn with a lead of 4 days 59 minutes over the time set by Francis Joyon, solo round the world record holder since 2008. Ushant – Cape Horn at high speed: new reference time Setting sail on Sunday 6 November ...

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Figaro Bénéteau 3

Figaro Bénéteau 3 – The world’s first production foiling monohull

We just have to accept it: even the most reliable boats must, one day, fall back into line. In 2019, as the Solitaire URGO– Le Figaro celebrates its fiftieth anniversary, the Figaro Bénéteau 3 will take over from its illustrious predecessor, the Figaro Bénéteau 2, which has been sailing the length and breadth of the French and Atlantic coasts since ...

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Beneteau Cup

Beneteau Cup – A statement in family and time

Flagstaff Marine delivered a terrific regatta to mark the 25th Beneteau Cup on Sydney Harbour. It seemed fitting that Beneteau had two factory representatives there as well, headed up by Director, Beneteau Group Asia Pacific, Thibaut de Montvalon and also Asia Sales Manager, Beneteau Group Asia, Vianney Guezenec. One could also not miss that owners, crews, Neptune with his Trident, ...

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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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