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2022 RORC Caribbean 600

RORC Caribbean 600 - Ross Applebey's victory in IRC Two was his eighth class win and the seventh for Oyster 48 Scarlet Oyster (GBR) ©Tim Wright / www.photoaction.com

Ross Applebey’s victory in IRC Two was his eighth class win in the RORC Caribbean 600 and the seventh for Scarlet Oyster (GBR). The Oyster 48 finished the race just before dawn on Friday 25th February, taking class line honours ...

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Attempted New World record Emirates Team New Zealand


EMIRATES TEAM NEW ZEALAND TO ATTEMPT WIND POWERED LAND SPEED WORLD RECORD Good to see Glenn Ashby getting involved in every major project around. As described in the report below TNZ does not has an F1 partner like the Briannia ...

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Trimaran Hanstaiger X1

Hanstaiger X1

Sam Fortescue speaks to the owner of the unique and stunning Hanstaiger X1, almost certainly the world’s most radical cruising trimaran inside and out. Only three of these unique designs will ever be built Imagine a boat that combines the ...

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Elan GT6 Wins Best Boats 2022


This 49-foot luxury performance cruising sailboat convinces US judges in a cutthroat competition with its build quality, sailing characteristics and good looks. The Elan GT6, a 49 foot luxury performance cruiser sailing yacht, has received one of the most sought-after awards in the ...

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New Catamaran Exces 14

Excess 14 - photo © Excess Catamarans

The Excess 14 is the pure incarnation of the Excess DNA. It is the result of a dedicated design work and an industrial execution, unique to the brand. It is a cruising yacht that is both fun and playful, with ...

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Ocean Globe Race

Tapio Lehtinen (Finland) bets on his experience and his crew's youth to make a difference in the fleet. - photo © Juhani Niiranen / HS

It has been nearly 30 years since ordinary sailors have been able to race around the world. Now, many of the 24 entrants in the 2023 Ocean Globe Race are looking for amateur crews. Marie Tabarly’s Pen-Duick VI opens search ...

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Jules Verne Trophy

Maxi Spindrift Sails of Change © Pierre Bouras / Spindrift

Dona Bertarelli and Yann Guichard announce the end of Jules Verne standby for Sails of Change On November 1st, 2021, Dona Bertarelli, Yann Guichard and their team began the standby for a fourth attempt at the Jules Verne Trophy around-the-world ...

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Melbourne to Geelong Passage Race

Festival of Sails - 2022 Melbourne to Geelong Passage Race © Salty Dingo

Extasea seals victory in the 2022 Melbourne to Geelong Passage Race The 179th Melbourne to Geelong Passage Race started under spinnaker for over 200 yachts in a gusty 12-18 knot northerly breeze. There was a mixed bag of boats making ...

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Maritime Piracy Incidents

Oil tanker Mercer Street is seen off the coast of Fujairah, United Arab Emirates, August 4, 2021. (Maxar Technologies)

Caution urged despite lowest reported maritime piracy incidents since 1994 2021 Annual IMB Piracy Report summary sheet © ICC International Maritime Bureau London and Kuala Lumpur, 13 January 2022 – Maritime piracy and armed robbery attacks reached the lowest recorded ...

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Comanche sets a new RORC Transatlantic Race record

Comanche take Monohull Line Honours in the RORC Transatlantic Race ©James Mitchell / RORC

Comanche sets a new RORC Transatlantic Race record and win the IMA Trophy The 30.48m (100ft) VPLP Design/Verdier Maxi Comanche, skippered by Mitch Booth, has taken Monohull Line Honours in the 2022 RORC Transatlantic Race, winning the magnificent IMA Trophy. ...

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