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Gill’s most complete dinghy collection

Gill’s most complete dinghy collection

Gill’s most complete dinghy collection we ever produced-using 40 years of experience The Gill 2015 dinghy collection is the most comprehensive yet. Our R&D team have been actively working with the Gill Race Team and taking a hard look at the market to see what works and what doesn’t. Then we added 40 years of experience in the sector to ...

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Women’s crew global race

Women’s crew global race

Women’s crew takes global race gamble to outsmart rivals The only women’s team in the Volvo Ocean Race were hoping on Saturday that a bold tactical move to sail in the opposite direction to all but one other team in the fleet would pay dividends on leg four to Auckland from China. While their rival boats ducked south in the ...

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Czech Polish yacht crew sets new record

Czech Polish yacht crew sets new record

Czech-Polish yacht reaches record southern point near Antarctica Captian Piotr Kuzniar, & his 10 man polish crew onboard the 67 foot yacht Selma, reached the edge of the ice in the Ross Sea, at 78,43.S in the Bay of Whales, just over 100 nautical miles farther south then the previous record. The previous record was set by the Captain Sergei ...

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Farr 280 class

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The first full season for the Farr 280 class is off to a flying start, with victories won and competitive racing planned under a range of handicap systems. In January, four Farr 280s competed in Key West Race Week in the PHRF 1 division. ‘RED,’ racing in their very first regatta with the boat, won the division on handicap, coming ...

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Yachts arriving in the Galapagos

Yachts arriving in the Galapagos

Yachts arriving in the Galapagos are now subject to more stringent checks to prevent introduced species invading the Islands. All yachts planning to visit the Galapagos Islands must have their hull professionally cleaned before leaving their previous port. On arrival in the islands, it will be inspected, possibly by a diver, to ensure there is no foreign marine life which ...

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Setouchi International Yacht Rally

Setouchi International Yacht Rally

Setouchi International Yacht Rally – Long time members Colin and Marion on Avant Garde got the opportunity of a lifetime sailing on the Setouchi Yacht Rally and spend some time cruising the Japanese Inland Sea, they loved it and the rally is being run again this year. Here are a few comments from Colin. Two years ago we were invited ...

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Loss of Tall Ship Astrid

Loss of Tall Ship Astrid

Altering Passage For ‘Promotional Activities’ Led to Loss of Tall Ship Astrid – MCIB Report If the initial MAYDAY message from the Sail Training Ship Astrid had been sent out in the correct format the emergency services could have been activated 10 minutes earlier, which could have been critical to the final outcome had conditions been more severe, according to ...

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Ben Ainslie Racing new Boat

Ben Ainslie Racing new Boat

Southampton apprentices to build sustainable boat for Ben Ainslie Racing Ben Ainslie Racing announced a new project with City College Southampton to build two specialised docking ribs. The boats will be built by apprentices trained by the college under the supervision of Darren Patten at the College’s Marine Skills Centre. The boat​s will b​e built ​by appre​ntices t​rained b​y the ...

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Childhood Sailboat John Jr Kennedy’s Auction

Childhood Sailboat John Jr Kennedy's Auction

John Jr. and Caroline Kennedy’s childhood sailboat will be part of an upcoming live auction event by Boston, MA based RR Auction. Built in Massachusetts and mainly used in the Mediterranean, measuring 12 feet long by 6 feet wide. The boat, constructed in the Winter of 1969–1970, exhibits the original builder’s plate on which is stamped, “Old Beetle Cat, No. ...

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Yachting Developments new renderings of Hull 1012 released

superyacht Hull 1012

With just over a year until her scheduled delivery, work on 33.5m Hull 1012 is advancing well at Yachting Developments. The yard is now able to release new exterior renderings of the project, designed by Frers Naval Architecture. Hull 1012 will be an elegant performance ocean cruising sloop, with an interior by Adam Lay Studio. In build for experienced owners ...

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