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ARKEA ULTIM CHALLENGE - Brest © OC Sport Pen Duick

This week OC Sport Pen Duick, the company which is responsible for organizing the ARKEA ULTIM CHALLENGE – Brest, have officially published the Notice of Race which details the rules for participation in this exciting inaugural solo Ultim round the ...

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Parade of Sail Australian Wooden Boat Festival

Australian Wooden Boat Festival - Parade of Sail - photo © Stu Gibson

The Australian Wooden Boat Festival has commenced with the suspected largest number of boats ever, in the Parade of Sail 2023. With over 300 afloat vessels registered to attend the biennial event, the opening Parade of Sail took place on ...

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St. Maarten Heineken Regatta 2023

St. Maarten Heineken Regatta 2023©LaurensMorel

With just months to go before the start of the 43rd edition of the St Maarten Heineken Regatta, many race teams are now finalizing their arrangements to attend this bucket-list event. Breaking news from the Volvo fleet confirms that at ...

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Global Solo Challenge

Global Solo Challenge Copyright ©

Even when a sailor’s eye gets used to the vast horizon, the colours and tones of the sea and sky change every day… the open seas are never the same from one day to the next… suddenly, after days and ...

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Club Marine Pittwater to Coffs Harbour Yacht Race

Ichi Ban has a target on her stern in the Club Marine Pittwater to Coffs Harbour Yacht Race - photo © Andrea Francolini

As expected, Peter Harburg’s super maxi Black Jack made the best of the start in Royal Prince Alfred Yacht Club‘s (RPAYC) Club Marine Pittwater to Coffs Harbour Yacht Race this afternoon. Due to start at 1pm off Barrenjoey Headland, signalling the ...

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42nd St. Maarten Heineken Regatta

©2022 St Maarten Heineken Regatta

42nd St. Maarten Heineken Regatta March 3rd – March 6th, 2022 The legendary St Maarten Heineken Regatta kicks off in the lovely St. Maarten March 3-6, 2022. The Heineken Regatta boasts “Serious Fun” as intense competition during the day is ...

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Thailand International Boat Show

TIBS 2022 at Royal Phuket Marina © TIBS 2022

Just like everyone else, Phuket has been hit hard by the pandemic. Now – hopefully – it is set to receive a boost in the new year when the newly-branded Thailand International Boat Show (TIBS) will be held 6-9 of ...

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Positive signs for 2021 and word of caution


Word of caution – Protocols are changing overnight and can catch passage makers unawares. Do detailed research of Covid protocols for your destination country, plus any neighbouring countries (should you need to divert at the last minute) and countries en-route in ...

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ORC/IRC World Championship 2022

2022 biennial ORC/IRC World Championship to be held in Porto Cervo, Sardinia © Studio Borlenghi

The Offshore Racing Congress (ORC), the Royal Ocean Racing Club (RORC) and the Yacht Club Costa Smeralda (YCCS) are pleased to announce the next biennial ORC/IRC World Championship will be held in Porto Cervo, Sardinia, Italy. Dates for the event ...

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UK boat owners left stranded in Europe

Brexit Flags © Emma Cotton

Urgent demand from recreational boaters and leisure marine Add Newindustry for Government guidance and transitional arrangements on post-Brexit customs and VAT issues increases, as end of transition period looms. UK boaters face a choice between being hit with potentially thousands ...

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