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Latest updates – Tropical Cyclone Pam

Latest updates - Tropical Cyclone Pam

As at 4pm today, severe tropical cyclone Pam was located about 200 nautical miles south of Port Vila and about 200 nautical miles east of Noumea in New Caledonia. The Tropical cyclone is then expected to move southeast over the next couple of days. Refer to the latest TC track map issued by RSMC Nadi at 2:18pm today. Once the ...

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Race for Water Odyssey – R4WO: KICKING OFF !

Race for Water Odyssey R4WO

Kicking off the “Race for Water Odyssey”, a scientific sailing expedition to safeguard oceans from plastic pollution The “Race for Water Odyssey” (R4WO) has cut to the chase by dropping anchor in Bordeaux, the expedition’s departure city. Initiated by the “Race for Water” Foundation, the R4WO aims to draw up the first global assessment of plastic pollution in oceans. In ...

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GUNBOAT G4 GET THE GUN ~ BE THE PARTY ~ CRUISE HOME

GUNBOAT G4

A NEW MULTIPURPOSE COASTAL CRUISER-RACER WITH IMPRESSIVE BENEFITS AT 40′ Stomp on maxis, superyachts, and any grand prix race-boat in sight. The GUNBOAT G4 offers Formula 40 speeds in an easy to handle and forgiving weekender. Unless your fleet includes an AC72, an ORMA 60 or a MOD70, your competition will only see your transoms, which is why your G4 ...

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Multihull Solutions two new incredible models

Visitors to the 2015 Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show from 21-24 May are in for a treat with the exclusive Southern Hemisphere launch of two remarkable new catamarans at the Multihull Solutions stand. Multihull Solutions will be unveiling the exquisite Saba 50 sailing catamaran as well as the impressive Cumberland 47 Long Range power catamaran at the show. The Saba ...

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Opens on new UK Marine Conservation Zones

Everyone with an interest in our seas is invited to give their views on whether 23 sites in English waters should become Marine Conservation Zones (MCZs). The 23 sites proposed will cover 10,810 square kilometres of our seas, protecting important seabed habitats and species. Our position The Royal Yachting Association (RYA) supports the UK and Devolved Governments’ shared vision for ...

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Polish and Czech crew record for sailing

Polish and Czech crew record for sailing

Polish and Czech crew sets a new record for sailing furthest south in the Antarctic A group of sailors from Poland have sailed to the furthest point south in recorded history A Polish crew has set a new record for sailing the furthest south. Selma, a 67ft steel ketch skippered by Piotr Kuźniar and a crew of ten, reached the ...

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International Sailing Federation officials meet to Rio 2016

International Sailing Federation and IOC officials meet to discuss lingering Rio 2016 pollution concerns

International Sailing Federation and IOC officials meet to discuss lingering Rio 2016 pollution concerns Local environmentalists have been collecting garbage in Guanabara Bay, the Rio 2016 Olympic and Paralympic sailing venue, as concerns grow once again over whether rubbish still littering the waters will have been removed before the Games. International Olympic Committee (IOC) Coordination Commission chair Nawal El Moutawakel ...

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Helicopter Crash French Yachtswoman Florence Arthaud accident victim

Helicopter Crash French Yachtswoman Florence Arthaud accident victim

Ten people died in the crash of two helicopters in the province of La Rioja in Argentina, including eight French. The world of sailing, and sport in general, is today mourning the loss of three top French athletes after the helicopters they were on board crashed in Argentina. Yachtswoman Florence Arthaud, Olympic swimmer Camille Muffat and Olympic boxer Alexis Vastine ...

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High Performance Yacht Design at Volvo Boatyard

High Performance Yacht Design conference at Volvo Boatyard

Today at the opening of the fifth High Performance Yacht Design conference in Auckland, the astonishing pace of progress in sailing performance and boat and sail technology was the theme of Burns Fallows’ Adapting to Change’ keynote presentation. The Head Sail Designer and a Director at North Sails who has headed the sail program at Emirates Team New Zealand for ...

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Victorian Optimist Championship

Victorian Optimist Championship

Victorian Optimist Championship – As the three Optimist fleets headed out on to Port Phillip this morning, a moderate westerly was backing into the south and softening to around five knots. Race officials were hoping the breeze would stabilise enough to get three good races to finish off the nine race regatta program. Daniel Links (RPAYC) and Steven Case (RGYC), ...

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