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Piracy on rise in 2015

Piracy on rise in 2015

After a steady drop in global piracy over the last few years, a report for the first quarter of 2015 states that attacks rose 10% compared to the same period in 2014. South East Asia accounts for 55% of the world’s 54 piracy and armed robbery incidents since the start of 2015. Worldwide, pirates took 140 hostages in the first ...

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Cheeki Rafiki capsize ~ due to weak bolts

Cheeki Rafiki capsize 'due to weak bolts'

Weak bolts on the underside of a yacht which capsized with the loss of four British sailors could have been responsible for the tragedy. Weak bolts on the underside of a yacht which capsized with the loss of four British sailors could have been responsible for the tragedy, an official investigation has concluded. An accident report into the loss of ...

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Sailing Competes In Four Regattas ~ Harvard sailing team

Sailing Competes In Four Regattas ~ Harvard sailing team

This weekend, the Harvard sailing team took to rivers and oceans alike, competing in four regattas. The women’s team took 12th at the NEISA Conference Championship, while co-ed contingents took fourth, sixth, and eighth in the Admiral’s Cup, the Boston Dinghy Cup and the George Morris Trophy, respectively. NEISA CONFERENCE CHAMPIONSHIP/REED TROPHY An all-female contingent of the Crimson traveled to ...

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Volvo Ocean Race ~A ‘growing catastrophe’

The Ocean Summit on Marine Debris during the Volvo Ocean Race stopover in Newport, Rhode Island, USA, next month has attracted a stellar list of expert speakers to bring attention to a ‘growing catastrophe’. The summit will take place on May 15, and is sponsored by Volvo Group, The Embassy of Sweden, the U.S. State Department, the Swedish Ministry of ...

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ISAF World Cup provides tough French test on opening day

ISAF World Cup provides tough French test on opening day

It was a high scoring opening day of ISAF Sailing World Cup racing in Hyeres on Wednesday (22 April), with the some of the biggest names in Olympic Classes sailing finding the light wind, puffy conditions a tough test on the French Riviera. Consistency was most definitely the key on this first day of racing under the new 40-boat, invitational ...

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Historic yacht Gipsy Moth IV tours UK for summer

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Historic yacht Gipsy Moth IV, in which Sir Francis Chichester circumnavigated the globe in 1967, has announced its 2015 summer programme intended to promote charitable activities, make the iconic vessel available to young people and the public, and raise funds for its upkeep. Gipsy Moth IV’s summer tour will include visits to Gosport, Weymouth, the Channel Islands, France, Isle of ...

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Ocean Cleanup’s ‘Mega Expedition’ announced

Ocean Cleanup’s ‘Mega Expedition’ announced

This August, up to 50 vessels will cross the ‘Great Pacific garbage patch’ in parallel, in what aims to be the largest ocean research expedition in history. Sailing from Hawaii to Los Angeles, The Ocean Cleanup’s Mega Expedition will cover 3,500,000 m2, and aims to collect more plastic measurements in three weeks than has been collected in the past 40 years combined. ...

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EFG Bank to sponsor Hong Kong’s young sailors

EFG Bank to sponsor Hong Kong’s young sailors

The Hong Kong Sailing Federation (HKSF) is pleased to announce a sponsorship agreement with EFG International covering the training and development of Hong Kong’s Youth Sailing Squad. Over the past five years, the development of a significant youth training squad by the HKSF has resulted in successful international campaigns by young sailors who have gained critical experience and, in some ...

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Discovery Yachts choose Jersey to showcase new models

Discovery Yachts choose Jersey to showcase new models

British yacht builders, Discovery Yachts, will be showcasing their two new bluewater cruising yachts, the Discovery 55 Mk.II and the Discovery 58 at the Barclays Jersey Boat Show, 2nd-4th May 2015. Both yachts will then be available for an exclusive, test sailing week from 5th-8th May 2015. This unique opportunity to test sail both new Discovery models in the beautiful ...

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Sailing federation nixes complaint vs. America’s Cup jury

Sailing federation nixes complaint vs. America’s Cup jury

Sailing’s international governing body has rejected a former official’s complaints of gross misconduct filed against the America’s Cup jury that handed down the harshest penalty in the history of sailing’s marquee regatta. In a statement posted on its web site on Monday, the International Sailing Federation says that along with outside attorneys, it reviewed the complaints by Paul Henderson of ...

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