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RORC Caribbean 600

Giovanni Soldini's Multi 70 Maserati (ITA) is hot favourite for Multihull Line Honours in the RORC Caribbean 600 - photo © Guilain Grenier / www.Martin-Raget.com

Multihulls have been racing in the RORC Caribbean 600 since the very first race in 2009 when Claude Thelier’s (FRA) Region Guadeloupe, skippered by John Burnie (GBR), set a record that was not bettered until 2015. In recent years the multihull fleet has been on the rise and the current race record is most definitely under threat. For the 11th ...

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Golden Globe Race

Onboard Jean-Luc Van Den Heede's French Rustler 36 yacht MATMUT during the 2018 Golden Globe solo non-stop round the world race. © Jean-Luc Van Den Heede / PPL / GGR

Jean-Luc Van Den Heede endured another tough night with 45knots winds and 6-7m seas but his Rustler 36 Matmut is now within 100 miles of the finish line at Les Sables d’Olonne and the 73-year old Frenchman is expected to arrive to a huge welcome at 08:00 UTC tomorrow (09:00 French time). His great rival, Dutchman Mark Slats sailing a ...

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10th edition of Les Voiles de St. Barth

Les Voiles de St. Barth Richard Mille - photo © Christophe Jouany

With less than three months to go until the start of the 10th Les Voiles de St. Barth Richard Mille, the line-up for this anniversary edition is continuing to grow with highlights such as the US Maxi 72 Bella Mente returning to action, and several boats that completed the Route du Rhum Destination Guadeloupe. A number of the competitors in ...

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Beneteau First Yacht 53

First Yacht 53 © Beneteau

In late 2018, BENETEAU completed the renewal of the First range, with the launch of four small sport boats. Next summer, the brand is preparing to launch the first First Yacht: 53 feet of sheer audacity and performance, perfectly in keeping with the new brand signature ‘Avant-garde in boating’. With 24,000 boats produced in nearly 40 years, some of which ...

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Volvo Ocean Race

Volvo Ocean Race - Leg Zero, Around the Island Race. 02 August, 2017 © Marc Bow / Volvo Ocean Race

Efforts to increase understanding of ocean health recognised by prestigious Ocean Tribute Awards. The seven boats collected new scientific data during the nine-month fully-crewed, round the world yacht race. This helped increase scientific understanding of the impacts plastic pollution and other human activity are having on ocean health. The award was presented during a ceremony held at the boot Düsseldorf ...

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The Ocean Cleanup

A top view image of System 001 taken during a daily inspection [2018-10-31 14.56 UTC-10] - photo © The Ocean Cleanup

It has been four weeks since we deployed System 001 in the Great Pacific Garbage Patch (GPGP). In this time, we have observed that plastic is exiting the system once it is collected, so we are currently working on causes and solutions to remedy this. Because this is our beta system, and this is the first deployment of any ocean ...

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Gunboat 6801

January 16th marked a key milestone for the Gunboat team, as they rolled the first Gunboat 68 out of the factory to the marina for her first splash and mast stepping on January 17th. Since the brand was acquired by Grand Large Yachting in 2016, the newest Gunboat series was conceptualized, designed and built by Gunboat in just two and ...

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Global Wave ~ climate making waves stronger

Increasing wave energy with climate change means more challenges for coastal risk and adaptation. © IH Cantabria

Upper-ocean warming is changing the global wave climate, making waves stronger Sea level rise puts coastal areas at the forefront of the impacts of climate change, but new research shows they face other climate-related threats as well. In a study published January 14 in Nature Communications, researchers report that the energy of ocean waves has been growing globally, and they found ...

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Sir Robin Knox-Johnston in Boot Dusseldorf

Sir Robin Knox-Johnston ahead of the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race 2015-16 © Mark Jardine

Sir Robin Knox-Johnston, the first person to sail solo non-stop around the globe, is to appear at Boot Dusseldorf, the biggest indoor boat show in the world. On Monday 21 January, Sir Robin will be taking to the Sailing Stage in Hall 15 at 14:30 (UTC+1) to talk about his record-breaking achievement ahead of its 50th anniversary in April this ...

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Fountaine Pajot Alegria 67

Fountaine Pajot's new Alegria 67 has won the Christofle Yacht Style award for Best Multihull Over 15m © Gilles Martin-Raget

Fountaine Pajot’s stunning new Alegria 67 sailing catamaran has won the category of “Best Sailing Multihull Over 15m” at the 2019 Christofle Yacht Style Awards. The awards, which recognise the very best of the yachting industry in Asia and internationally, were announced on 10 January at a gala ceremony at Café Del Mar Phuket attended by a swag of yachting ...

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