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6 critical business lessons one executive learned from sailing around the world

6 critical business lessons one executive learned from sailing around the world. When Jonathan Banks decided tosail around the world for four years instead of pursuing an MBA, he knew that it would be a unique life experience. What he hadn’t expected was that running a boat would teach him how to run a business. Now, as the chief operating officer ...

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BBC and BT Spotrt to broadcast America’s Cup

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The BBC and BT Sport have secured the exclusive live UK and Ireland coverage rights for all events in the 35th America’s Cup sailing contest. BT Sport will offer live coverage of all America’s Cup racing to viewers in the UK and Ireland beginning with the opening races on 25 July, through to the finals in 2017. The BBC will ...

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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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Historic yacht Gipsy Moth IV tours UK for summer

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

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

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

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’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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Isle of Man ~ Sailing training this week

The Isle of Man Yacht Club in Port St Mary begins junior dinghy training this week. The courses are held on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday evenings starting at 6pm for the first couple of weeks. There are a few places still available. For further information contact Wendy Hill on 835646. The MS&CC (Manx Sailing and Cruising Club, the name of ...

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