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Energy Observer our Vessel

© Energy Observer

At the outset, Energy Observer is the name of a boat, self-sufficient in energy, with zero emissions, zero fine particles, zero noise, as well as being a symbol of our awareness raising and our ambitions at the service of ecological transition. We designed her to prove that entirely decarbonised, decentralised and digitised energy is possible, that such a virtuous circle ...

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Sailing expedition Hylas 63

Hylas 63 - photo © Hylas Yachts

The 132-day sailing expedition of a Hylas 63 following in the wake of the Vikings Story of a 132-day sailing expedition on board a comfortable Hylas 63 yacht Just a few custom features added to ready the boat for the Far North Cruising legendary Prince Christian Sound with its dozens of calving glaciers Exploring the wild Faroes and traversing the ...

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SailGP events

Bermuda and Italy selected to host first SailGP events of second season © SailGP

Bermuda and Italy selected to host first SailGP events of second season SailGP today announced an updated schedule for the first half of its second season, with the opening events now set for the island of Bermuda and the southern Italian city of Taranto. On April 24-25, 2021, the Bermuda Grand Prix presented by Hamilton Princess will set the stage ...

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60th Genoa International Boat Show opens

Genoa International Boat Show © Stefano Gattini

THE WAIT IS ALMOST OVER FOR THE 60th EDITION OF THE GENOA INTERNATIONAL BOAT SHOW TAKING PLACE FROM 1st TO 6th OCTOBER THE OPENING CEREMONY WILL BE AT 10.30 TOMORROW MORNING WITH CABINET MINISTER PAOLA DE MICHELI, FOLLOWED BY THE INAUGURAL CONFERENCE “60 YEARS OF YACHTING, A BRIDGE TO THE FUTURE” A great sense of expectation surrounds the Ligurian capital ...

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Cannes Yachting Festival

Cannes Yachting Festival © Cannes Yachting Festival

Traditionally the first show on the nautical calendar and Europe’s leading in-water boat show, in this year unlike any other, the 2020 Yachting Festival will also be the first event on an international scale to reopen in the post-lockdown period. This new year remains true to the show’s DNA with almost 400 boats presented ranging from 3 to 43 metres, ...

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Cancelled Hamilton Island Race Week 2020

Hamilton Island Race Week 2019 © Craig Greenhill / www.saltydingo.com.au

The Queensland Government has recently declared numerous COVID-19 hotspots and yesterday announced the inclusion of Greater Sydney. In light of this announcement and despite our best intentions to host the event, our Race Management team who are so vital to the smooth and fair conduct of the sailing, are now unable to travel. As such, we have made the tough ...

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Sailing and swimming with Orcas

Humpback whale and Barba, Troms region 2016. © David Go

Google the name Andreas B. Heide, and what you’ll find is not your average run-of-the-mill guy. After all, how many people do you know who go free diving with Killer Whales; in the Arctic no less? Crazy as it sounds, this is exactly what Jeanneau owner, Andreas Heide does. Andenes, February 2020. – photo © Sophie Bolesworth Growing up close ...

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Les Voiles de Saint-Tropez

©Les Voiles de Saint-Tropez

2020 edition Les Voiles de Saint-Tropez In line with the global health situation, the organisers of the Voiles de Saint-Tropez remain on alert. The goal: to maintain what has for decades made the success of these regattas unique to the world for modern and classic boats, while optimally adapting the programme on land, for the public, as for the sailors themselves. ...

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Energy Observer

Energy Observer in the Islands of the Saintes in Guadeloupe - photo © Francine Kreiss

In a world ravaged by the Covid-19 pandemic, the crew of Energy Observer, the first vessel powered by renewable energies and hydrogen, has revised its programme, which was originally supposed to lead her to Tokyo for the Summer Olympic Games. Furthermore, following her first transatlantic passage from Saint-Malo, the floating laboratory, which is self-sufficient in energy, has undergone her first ...

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Desperately seeking solutions – Steel Sapphire

Desperately seeking solutions © Peter Bernard

Death or severe illness. Economic meltdown. Loss of personal income. Future instability. Massive disruption to daily life. For so, so many different reasons, Covid-19 is having a drastic impact on just about everyone on the planet. Until a vaccine is developed and distributed, shelter in place seems to be the preferred solution. If you were overseas when this all started, ...

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