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Energy Observer arrives in Martinique

Arrival of Energy Observer in Martinique - photo © Energy Observer Productions - George Conty

On Tuesday 21 April, the first hydrogen vessel powered by renewable energies docked in Fort-de-France (Martinique, Caribbean) after her first transatlantic passage. Setting sail from Saint-Malo, the journey of around 5,000 nautical miles took just over 30 days, during which ...

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Piracy news

2020 Q1 IMB Piracy Report © ICC International Maritime Bureau

Piracy and armed robbery a threat to ships’ crews, warns IMB Seafarers face continuing threats from pirates and armed robbers on the world’s seas, says the ICC International Maritime Bureau (IMB), reporting 47 attacks in the first three months of ...

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40th St. Maarten Heineken Regatta

39th St. Maarten Heineken Regatta, final day © Laurens Morel

From the earliest beginnings of yacht racing, one of the most controversial aspects has been the creation and implementation of rating rules. The idea behind rating rules is to “level the playing field” by handicapping the fleet so a wide ...

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Les Voiles de Saint-Tropez 2020

Les Voiles de Saint-Tropez 2019 ©Gilles Martin-Raget

With a view to the 2020 edition, the Société Nautique de Saint-Tropez is unveiling a brand new formula: extended to two weeks – from 26 September to 10 October, the legendary meeting for the most beautiful boats in the world ...

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Rolex Middle Sea Race

2019 Rolex Middle Sea Race, day 1 © Kurt Arrigo / Rolex

The 2019 Rolex Middle Sea Race, the 40th edition of the 606nm classic offshore, set off from Grand Harbour today. A fleet of 113 yachts, separated into seven starts, were wafted on their way by a very gentle northerly breeze ...

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China International Women’s Match Race 2019

Seven Feet Team (RUS) and 2.0 Women's Racing (NZL) racing on day one of the 2019 China International Women's Match Race. © CIWMR 2019

The first day of racing at China International Women’s Match Race at Dishui Lake took off in perfect sailing conditions. With a steady breeze at 12 knots and gusts up to 16 knots. After the first flight of the day ...

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China International Women’s Match Race 2019

Teams practicing on Dishui Lake in Shanghai prior to the 2019 China International Women's Match Race. © CIWMR 2019

On 11-16th October 2019, the inaugural 2019 China International Women’s Match Race, the final event of the 2019 WIM Series, will be held in Shanghai on the Dishui Lake. The Women’s International Match Racing Association (WIMRA), Chinese Yachting Association (CYA), ...

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Golden Globe Race 2022

Golden Globe Race chart 2022 final - photo © Don McIntyre

Three years to the start of the 2022 Golden Globe Race An independent analysis report compiled by Meltwater on media coverage secured during the 2018 Golden Globe Race shows that the Race gained US$185m worth of coverage world-wide. Les Sables ...

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Fiji Regatta Week 2019

Fiji Regatta Week at Musket Cove Island Resort - photo © Ronnie Simpson

The 36th annual Fiji Regatta Week – Fiji’s largest annual regatta – kicks off this weekend at Musket Cove Island Resort, located in the beautiful Mamanuca Islands of western Fiji. One of the premier racing and cruising regattas in the ...

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Clipper Race 2019-20

Clipper Race team, Punta del Este, passes through Tower Bridge London - photo © Jason Bye - www.jasonbye.com

Tower Bridge lifts for the Clipper 2019-20 Race departure The sun shone on the thousands of supporters who lined the banks of St. Katharine Docks and the River Thames to witness the Clipper 2019-20 Race departure. Tower Bridge was lifted ...

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