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Pantaenius at the Palma Superyacht Show

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Slowly but surely the Mediterranean superyacht season 2017 is starting and Pantaenius is getting ready for the Palma Superyacht Show 2017. After many interesting insurance consultations with captains, it has become quite clear for the yacht insurance experts that far too many superyacht insurance policies raise questions rather than answering ... Read More »

Bringing Back that Loving Feeling

Ron Breault has been following the various articles in Scuttlebutt regarding sailboat racing participation, and offers this report to add a bright spot to the discussion. Last year, when the Camden Classics Cup (CCC) ran its first regatta for a mix of ‘classic’ wood and fiberglass boats, the timing was ... Read More »

Justin Chisholm – 35th Americas Cup

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With just weeks to go to the start of racing in Bermuda the 35th America’s Cup is shaping up to be one of the closest and most difficult to call in the history of the 140-year-old competition.   On paper, the defenders Oracle Team USA should be the favourite. The ... Read More »

Ian Walker Named As RYA Director Of Racing

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RYA Racing will have an experienced new hand at the helm with the announcement that Ian Walker MBE is to take up the Director of Racing position this autumn. The double Olympic medallist, America’s Cup sailor and Volvo Ocean Race-winning skipper will take up the baton from John Derbyshire OBE, ... Read More »

Marina Spotlight – Vilanova Grand Marina Barcelona

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Ryanair used to be pretty famous for flying to ambiguous smaller airports outside of major cities and leaving you kilometres away from your intended destination. Frankfurt (actually Frankfurt-Hahn, 125km east of Frankfurt) and Stockholm (likely to be either Stockholm Skavsta some 110km south of Stockholm, or Stockholm Västerås 100km east) ... Read More »

America’s Cup: Yes, We Are Talking About Practice

Think NFL preseason, the time of year when teams line-up for reps before the games really count. This was the analogy put forth by America’s Cup defense skipper Jimmy Spithill as the six sailing teams participate in organized practice races in Bermuda. Knowing that NFL teams use the preseason more ... Read More »

Stand by for the SuperFoiler Grand Prix

The mission was to develop the fastest course-racing boat ever for a televised series of competition. It had been done before in Australia with the 18-foot skiffs, and with the new SuperFoiler now in the water, the plan is for it to soon occur again. Darren Davidson reports for The ... Read More »

Match Race Program for Disabled Sailors

The second edition of the Clagett/Oakcliff Match Race Regatta for disabled sailors will see the return of Dave Perry (Southport, CT) as coach for the 10 teams racing along with Dave Dellenbaugh (Easton, CT). The 2017 regatta will be raced in Sonars again this year which have been loaned to ... Read More »