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Balance 526 “Galileo” sailing in Tortola


We are adventurers here at Balance Catamarans; we love to sail, explore new cultures. At Balance Catamarans we remain committed to crafting and servicing the finest performance adventure cats in the world today. We are a proud and confident team who – to a person – loves what they do day in and day out. But, still we miss you ...

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Energy Observer arrives in Martinique

Arrival of Energy Observer in Martinique - photo © Energy Observer Productions - George Conty

On Tuesday 21 April, the first hydrogen vessel powered by renewable energies docked in Fort-de-France (Martinique, Caribbean) after her first transatlantic passage. Setting sail from Saint-Malo, the journey of around 5,000 nautical miles took just over 30 days, during which time it was totally self-sufficient in terms of energy, with no CO2 or fine particle emissions. Victorien Erussard, Captain and ...

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Trimaran NEEL 47 Multihull of the Year

NEEL 47 trimaran©Oliver B.

The NEEL 47 trimaran has won a major international marine award being voted “Multihull of the Year” in the 40 to 50-foot category. The remarkable trimaran was declared the winner following nominations by Multihulls World magazine judges and the organisers of the International Multihull Show as well as more than 10,000 public votes. Filling the gap between the shipyard’s acclaimed NEEL 45 ...

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Spinlock IRC Welsh Championship

Spinlock IRC Welsh Championships 2019 © Andy Green / www.greenseaphotography.co.uk

The Spinlock IRC Welsh Championship 2020 is scheduled to take place from Friday August 14th to Sunday August 16th. Despite the current restrictions, work is continuing from home on all of the organisational aspects of the championship, and we remain committed to running the event if at all possible. Stephen Tudor, Championship Secretary said, “We continue to move forward with ...

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ARC 2020

ARC Atlantic Rally - Welcome to Gran Canaria © World Cruising

World Cruising Club would like to assure ARC 2020 rally participants that we are continually monitoring the on-going situation regarding the COVID-19 outbreak. This is of course a rapidly changing situation and we are working to support current participants of our two World ARC fleets, and those planning to participate in upcoming sailing rallies in the first half of 2020. ...

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Piracy news

2020 Q1 IMB Piracy Report © ICC International Maritime Bureau

Piracy and armed robbery a threat to ships’ crews, warns IMB Seafarers face continuing threats from pirates and armed robbers on the world’s seas, says the ICC International Maritime Bureau (IMB), reporting 47 attacks in the first three months of 2020, up from 38 in the same period last year. Pirates boarded 37 ships in the first quarter of 2020. ...

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Race for Water

© Race For Water

Race for Water foundation postpones the Asian stopovers of the Odyssey 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 decision is a matter of course in view of the health safety directives related ...

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With the Horizon E73 across the Tasman Sea

Horizon E73

When the captain of a super maxi high speed ocean racing yacht delivered a Horizon E73 from Australia’s Gold Coast to Auckland, New Zealand, he was pleasantly surprised with the yacht’s performance. “I must say that on the Horizon E73 I was not at all concerned. it was feeling its way through the ocean like it was built to be ...

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Cowes Week August Regatta

IRC 5 on Cowes Week 2019 day 7 © Paul Wyeth / CWL

Cowes Week 2020 is scheduled to take place from Saturday August 8th to Saturday August 15th. Despite the current restrictions, work is continuing from home on all of the organisational aspects of the week and we remain committed to running the event if at all possible. Laurence Mead, Regatta Director, said: “We continue to move forward with plans for the ...

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The Lockdown Cup

The Lockdown Cup © Virtual Regatta / YachtsandYachting.com

The crème of British sailing, both amateur and full-time, are set for another showdown on Wednesday (15 April) at 16:00 BST online within the Virtual Regatta Inshore game. This time it’s all to play for as they jostle and compete for five places in the final of the RYA and YachtsandYachting.com’s ‘The Lockdown Cup’ which will take place on Wednesday, 22 April. ...

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