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Clipper Race: We Have A Winner

(February 22, 2018; Day 23) – PSP Logistics, skippered by British sailor Matt Mitchell, has marked the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race’s first visit to Sanya in China by claiming a maiden win and fourth podium of the 2017-18 edition of the race. After racing 4,300 nautical miles from …

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Freshwater Ban For Cape Town Yachts

The city’s marinas are advising visiting yachts to fill up with water further along the coast. A freshwater ban for yachts visiting Cape Town has prompted emergency planning at the city’s marinas as the Cape battles its worst-ever drought. Royal Cape Yacht Club general manager Toni Mainprize told IBI the club is …

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Volvo Ocean Race: Doing The Weave

(February 21, 2018; Day 15) – After taking the lead yesterday, Dee Caffari’s young team on Turn the Tide on Plastic continues to benefit from their eastern track through the doldrums. Riding shotgun is Team Brunel, and these two teams have stepped past previous leaders Scallyway and AkzoNobel which are …

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Barcelona: Superyacht Brokerage Show In May

  By David Robinson IBI PLus   This year’s event will be held at Barcelona’s OneOcean Port Vell A new superyacht brokerage show to be held this year at Barcelona’s OneOcean Port Vell has been announced by LYBRA, the Large Yacht Brokers Association. The new event, which runs from May …

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Adding Charter & Sales Value

With so many yachts listed for charter and sale, what makes them stand out? Is it overall size, deck layouts, the chef or captain, swimming pools and spas? Increasing we are finding that it is the tenders and toys package. This is in part due to clients becoming more aware …

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How To Make Your Yacht More Environmentally Friendly

Thank you to Hannah Russell of Viveco who visited VIP Service School last night to give a complimentary workshop for crew on how to make their yacht interior more environmentally friendly. Hannah presented her Viveco environmentally friendly products and talked about how to make changes both now and in the future with the focus on reducing …

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Volvo Ocean Race: Driftathon Continues

(February 20, 2018; Day 14) – The Volvo Ocean Race fleet is facing another 48 hours of excruciating sailing as the teams plugged deeper into a massive expanse of windless ocean today. Lying ahead of them is a 400-mile gulf that stretches as far south as New Caledonia, severely hampering …

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