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Poole Week – New ideas put the Buzz back

Poole Week - New ideas put the Buzz back

After one of the wettest and windiest Poole Weeks anyone can remember, Friday dawned with barely a breath. But, true to form, it was raining. Several classes couldn’t have been tighter at the top. In some, the top two boats were tied on points and it was a simple who-beats-who situation in the final race or races. In the Flying ...

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Melges 32 World Championship 2015

2015 Melges 32 World Championship - Testing Day 2

Melges 32 World Championship – A lighter, variable breeze challenged competitors and kept racing tight until the final boat crossed the finish line. In stark contrast to the full-on, breezy, physical conditions of the first day of Melges 32 World Championship racing, Day Two greeted competitors with light and dicey racing testing the mental toughness of the twenty-two boat fleet. ...

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HIGH-PRECISION WEATHER AND OCEAN FORECASTS theyr.com

HIGH-PRECISION WEATHER AND OCEAN FORECASTS

PRECISION WEATHER and OCEAN FORECASTS ~ theyr.com What is it and why use it? Precision weather is our high-resolution data. Advantages: Precise voyage planning Safety at sea Racing advantage We think every mariner should use high-resolution weather forecasts, it’s a critical aspect of safety at sea and it’s not just for the professionals. We produce our forecasts using the WRF/NMM, the ...

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Ocean Crossing Autonomous Trimaran Coming Attraction

Ocean Crossing Autonomous Trimaran

A pioneering project has been launched which aims to design, build and sail the world’s first full-sized, fully autonomous unmanned vessel across the Atlantic Ocean. The Mayflower Autonomous Research Ship, code named MARS, will use state-of-the-art wind and solar technology for its propulsion enabling an unlimited range. The revolutionary trimaran vessel will carry on board a variety of drones through ...

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So You Think You Can Navigate

Kragerøterne dinghy weaving within the rocky inlets of Kragerø, Norway

A Kragerøterne dinghy weaving within the rocky inlets of Kragerø, Norway. Apparently they fleet race these boats through these rocks too. by sailingscuttlebutt.com

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Dock Skipper – List & Rent Private Docks, Peer-To-Peer Dock Sharing

Dock Skipper – List & Rent Private Docks, Peer-To-Peer Dock Sharing

Are you getting ready to pick up and move?  Or planning a big trip down the Intracoastal Waterway into unchartered territory?  One of the most daunting tasks on your list might be finding safe and secure dockage for your most prized possession.  This may be getting much easier thanks to Dock Skipper, a new tech start-up based out of Florida. ...

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100x faster Weather Routing downloads from Predictwind

100x faster Weather Routing downloads from Predictwind

PredictWind’s easy to use weather routing tool with intuitive drag and drop interface is the best way to find the safest or fastest route, and the forecasted conditions, for any passage. Easy to Use Simply set the start time, drag and drop the route waypoints, then download your weather route. No other setup or downloads are required. Small Amounts of ...

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Q Class website launched – The Affordable J-Class

Q Class website launched - The Affordable J-Class

A newly launched website is dedicated to bringing back this mid-size Universal Rule Class in the modernised form of the Q Class: elegant, powerful, yet affordable yachts built to the Universal Rule. One of best known Q Class yachts is Cotton Blossom II originally Leonore, a Q Class sloop built in 1925. She was completely rebuilt by four time America’s ...

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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

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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