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DUBAI INTERNATIONAL BOAT SHOW 3 – 7 March 2015

DUBAI INTERNATIONAL BOAT SHOW 2015

 Dubai International Boat Show expands its features to capture growing regional marine market This year’s Dubai International Boat Show will see its features list multiply to meet the growing regional marine market. The 23rd running will be marked by international and regional premieres but, more importantly, new show features dedicated to sailing, fishing, and water sports. The show’s Superyacht experience, ...

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Asia Pacific Superyachts

Asia Pacific Superyachts

Asia Pacific Superyachts announce new training programme that will allow superyachts to cruise New Zealand’s Fiordland pilot-free Superyacht cruising in New Zealand has just received a huge boost with the news that for the first time it is now possible to undertake a training course to gain a Pilot Exemption Certificate when cruising in Fiordland. This exemption to the pilotage ...

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Greek cruising tax

Greek cruising tax

European Commission has deemed a Greek cruising tax to be lawful The European Commission considers a Greek cruising tax introduced at the end of 2013 to be lawful following concerns from Britain’s Royal Yachting Association (RYA). Although it has yet to be implemented, the new Circulation Tax (TPP) applicable to all boats over 7m sailing in Greek waters, has now ...

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Dead Fish Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro Sailing Venue

Dead Fish Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro Sailing Venue

Thousands of dead fish have been found floating in the sailing venue for next year’s Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. The carcasses of twaite shad – small silver fish belonging to the herring family – have filled huge swathes of water in Guanabara Bay, and were even found washing up on the coastline outside Rio’s international airport. They were ...

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SAILING ANTARCTIC PENINSULA EXPEDITION 2016

ANTARCTIC PENINSULA EXPEDITION 2016

A yacht-based expedition to The Antarctic Peninsula January 4 – February 1  2016 Multiple summit possibilities for experienced ski-mountaineers. Introductory snowshoeing, ice-climbing, sea-kayaking  and wildlife-watching for the sailing support team. BACKGROUND In 2013, after five expeditions to the sub-antarctic island of South Georgia, I finally got to the actualAntarctic mainland, with Skip Novak, the owner of the 74 foot yachtPelagic ...

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Yachts arriving in the Galapagos

Yachts arriving in the Galapagos

Yachts arriving in the Galapagos are now subject to more stringent checks to prevent introduced species invading the Islands. All yachts planning to visit the Galapagos Islands must have their hull professionally cleaned before leaving their previous port. On arrival in the islands, it will be inspected, possibly by a diver, to ensure there is no foreign marine life which ...

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Round Martinique Regatta – Tour de Martinique 2015

Round Martinique Regatta - Tour de Martinique 2015

The Tour de Martinique – A new edition and a revised format The Round Martinique Regatta (Tour de Martinique), created over 50 years ago and co-organized by the Yacht Club Neptune and the association Ven dan Vwèl 972 since 2014, was presented in Fort-de-France today. The event forms part of the Caribbean Sailing Association calendar of events and is federated ...

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Palma Superyacht Show Golf Day for all

Palma Superyacht Show

The Palma Superyacht Show offers a quality selection of yachts above 24 metres for sale and charter and has become an important event in the yachting calendar. Perfectly timed before the summer season and taking in the 1st May public holiday, means that international visitors can enjoy a long weekend in sunny Palma, Majorca as well as see a stunning ...

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Sweden’s greatest warship

Sweden’s greatest warship

The Vasa History & Museum, Stockholm, Sweden greatest warship During the early 1600’s, Sweden rose almost overnight into one of Europe’s major political powers. It controlled most of the Scandinavian Peninsula, as well as all the way around and back into mainland Europe, including most of Finland and the Baltic states. Though it might be quite difficult to imagine now, ...

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Norfolk and Suffolk summer holidays

Norfolk and Suffolk summer holidays guide: the best new attractions Expert advice on the top new activities, hotels, restaurants and attractions for breaks in Norfolk and Suffolk in 2015, including new places to stay, walking routes, sailing, and news from the National Trust Norfolk and Suffolk are classic holiday terrain with lovely beaches, rolling sand dunes, little sailing harbours among ...

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