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Transpac Record ~ Be afraid, Be very afraid

Transpac Record: Be afraid, Be very afraid

While foiling America’s Cup catamarans are no longer seen on San Francisco Bay, the void is now temporally being filled by a 105-foot maxi trimaran churning up the same waters on a near daily basis. Lending Club 2 co-skipper Ryan Breymaier, helming the re-branded former Groupama 3/ Banque Poulaire VII, is getting ready to return to the scene of the ...

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Police search for missing yachtsman

Mallacoota Police search for missing yachtsman

Police are searching for a yachtsman who has gone missing, after an empty yacht was found washed up on the state’s east coast on Monday morning. The 65-year-old Wodonga man left Paynesville for Eden on Saturday, but did not arrive at his destination, police said. “At this stage police believe it is unlikely the man is still on the boat,” Victoria ...

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Family Vacation Caribbean Sailboat for $42 a Day

Family Vacation Caribbean Sailboat for $42 a Day

My husband and I grew up sailing with our families. For our recent family vacation, we were daydreaming of sharing our love of the ocean with our teenage children. But with a vacation budget to stick to and the non-stop programming of a cruise ship not what we had in mind, we decided to charter a sailboat with another family ...

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Apprentice Ship Cup 2015

Tall ships are setting sail from Liverpool as part of a three week race taken up by Mersey apprentices. Now in its second year the Apprentice Ship Cup will see young people racing sailing ships from Liverpool to Dublin, then on to Glasgow and back to Liverpool in three week-long stages. Companies taking part include Argos; Cammell Laird; Speke-based Glendale ...

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Cruising guide to the Greek Ionian

cruising guide to the Greek Ionian

The Ionian cruising ground off the Greek west coast is one of the Med’s most popular destinations. Chris Beeson explains exactly why. A cruising guide to the Greek Ionian Why do hundreds of British sailors keep their boats in the Ionian Sea and thousands more head there every year to charter? Try a blend of warm, civilised winds, simple pilotage ...

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Chester men to tackle Three Peaks Yacht Race 2015 for charity

Chester men to tackle Three Peaks Yacht Race for charity

Sailing and running challenge in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support and the Alzheimer’s Society Three Chester men will take on the gruelling Three Peaks Yacht Race 2015 to raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support and Alzheimer’s Society later this month. Father and son Steve and Chris Briggs from Huntington and Jason Large from Christleton are members of Team Grand Slam ...

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Weymouth and Portland National Academy celebrates a decade 2005 – 2015

Weymouth and Portland National Academy celebrates a decade 2005 - 2015

The Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy (WPNSA) is celebrating a decade of excellence throughout the summer of 2015. From its humble beginnings the WPNSA has developed into a world-class sporting venue due to the passion and determination of those involved at the inception and the continued support of many, including the Royal Yachting Association and the local authorities. The ...

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Jeanneau SO 379 Yacht at the Melbourne Boat Show

As visitors enter the Melbourne Boat Show this year, jaws will drop and eyes opened wide as they fix their attention on one Titan of a sailing yacht – the Jeanneau Sun Odyssey 379. Direct from Europe, the impressive Jeanneau Sun Odyssey 379 (SO379) is boating luxury at its finest.  Visitors will have the chance to get up close to ...

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America’s Cup hero and colourful tycoon Alan Bond dies

America's Cup hero and colourful tycoon Alan Bond

Alan Bond, the high flying businessman who dominated Australian headlines in the 1980s and won the America’s Cup, has died aged 77. The tycoon suffered complications from triple bypass surgery on Tuesday and did not regain consciousness in the days following at Perth’s Fiona Stanley Hospital. His family said outside the hospital: “Dad passed away this morning about an hour ...

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Kieler Woche 2015 ~ Musandam-Oman Sail

Kieler Woche 2015 ~ Musandam-Oman Sail

The Sultanate of Oman’s flagship Musandam-Oman Sail heads north to Kiel, Germany, in June to 2015 Kieler Woche, Northern Europe’s biggest summer festival, to showcase the speeds that are earning the team worldwide recognition and to promote the country as a tourist destination to the German public. The MOD70 crew, skippered by Frenchman Sidney Gavignet, is fresh from setting a ...

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