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To buy a home or create one from scratch

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Are you one of those who are dreaming of being the first to move into a brand new home? To feel the sensation of something completely fresh, where everything is unused, untouched and without as much as a scratch or a stain. Or maybe you really like the feeling of ... Read More »

Summer infections & their treatments

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With the heat of the summer fast approaching, I thought we should consider some summer related “sweaty” infections… common FUNGAL INFECTIONS! Athelete´s Foot (Tinea Pedis) Ringworm (Tinea Corporis and Tinea Capitis) Tinea Versicolor Nail Infections (Onychomycosis) Yeast Infections (Candidiasis) What is a fungus? A fungus is a spore producing organism ... Read More »

What is Invisible Crew up to this summer?

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Writing for The Islander Magazine is not only great exposure, the actual writing is a good moment to reflect on how things are going with Invisible Crew. My lean little company is gaining momentum largely thanks to the great crew that I work with, the partnering companies with which we ... Read More »

Interview with Akzo Nobel – America’s Cup Skipper

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This month I talk to double America’s Cup winner and two-time Volvo Ocean Race competitor, Simeon Tienpont, to find out a little about his earliest sailing memories and what it’s like to be a first-time skipper leading the Dutch ‘team AkzoNobel’ crew in the upcoming Volvo Ocean Race.  Now 35, ... Read More »

Fairline – a Phoenix from the Ashes

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On Wednesday 2 December 2015 British boat builder Fairline collapsed and was placed into administration putting hundreds of livelihoods at risk. On Monday 25 January 2016 it was announced that UK-based Russian businessmen Alexander Volov and Igor Glyanenko had paid around 4.5 million pounds to acquire the assets of ‘Fairline ... Read More »

Next on the Mediterranean Racing Calendar: The Superyacht Cup

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Palma Superyacht Cup: 21st-24th June 2017 The Mediterranean racing season’s opener, The Loro Piana Superyacht Regatta, concluded June 3rd and saw four Superyacht Cup competitors with oomph, Farfalla, Inouï, Ribelle and Saudade, slice through the circuit. Pro sailors in key positions worked hard to get every inch of speeds out of the boats, ... Read More »

America’s Cup: Kiwis in, Brits out

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Hamilton, Bermuda (June 8, 2017) – Sir Ben Ainslie and Land Rover BAR’s quest to win the 35th America’s Cup came to an early end today when Peter Burling and Emirates Team New Zealand sealed the British team’s fate by reaching the magic five wins needed against Land Rover BAR ... Read More »

Where Are All The Women?

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Sally Barkow, US Rolex Yachtswoman of the Year in 2005 and 2007, continues to push boundaries in a male dominated sport. She has followed her experience with Team SCA in the Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15 with the launch of The Magenta Project, and shares here her view on the road ... Read More »

Emirates Team New Zealand Capsizes!

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Hamilton, Bermuda  – It was redline conditions for the America’s Cup Challenger Semi-Final matches as near max winds and storm cells led to damage on all boats and one quite notable pitchpole for Peter Burling’s Emirates Team New Zealand. The Kiwi incident at the start of their second race left ... Read More »

America’s Cup: Damage Derails Brits

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Hamilton, Bermuda  – The second stage of competition in the 35th America’s Cup got underway today with clear skies and ideal winds in the mid-teens as the the top four Challengers met on day one of the Louis Vuitton America’s Cup Challenger Playoffs. The duels between Nathan Outteridge’s Artemis Racing ... Read More »