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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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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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