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Volvo Ocean Race: Raising The Bar

(May 25, 2018; Day 6) – Team AkzoNobel set a new record for the greatest distance sailed in 24 hours in the history of the Volvo Ocean Race today, eclipsing the previous mark and smashing past the 600-mile barrier as they rocketed through the North Atlantic. Dutch skipper Simeon Tienpont’s …

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Volvo Ocean Race: Coming Back Together

(May 23, 2018; Day 4) – The Volvo Ocean Race fleet was beginning to converge again today after a split of almost 300 miles had opened up early on the course from Newport, USA, to Cardiff, Wales as the seven teams broke into two groups. MAPFRE, Dongfeng Race Team, and …

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Positive Signals From Bavaria

Positive Signals From Bavaria One Month After Filing For Voluntary Administration German yard says it delivered 30 new boats in last two weeks Just one month after Bavaria Yachtbau filed for voluntary administration in a German court, the country’s largest serial boatyard today reported that production is running smoothly at its …

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Volvo Ocean Race: Epic Split In Atlantic

(May 22, 2018; Day 3) – Skipper Bouwe Bekking and his Team Brunel lead a southerly group that includes Vestas, AkzoNobel, and Scallywag who are taking advantage of stronger winds to open up an advantage as a split develops in the Volvo Ocean Race fleet on this transatlantic leg. To …

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World Superyacht Awards 2018 Winners Announced

The winners of the World Superyacht Awards 2018 were announced at a glittering ceremony held at the Palazzo Vecchio in Florence on 19th May! Congratulations to all the winners including: -Sailing Yacht of the Year: PINK GIN -Motor Yacht of the Year: FAITH -Sail Assisted Motor Yacht: SY A -Refitted …

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Volvo Ocean Race: Too Early For Risk

(May 21, 2018; Day 2) – Dongfeng Race Team has had a successful first night at sea on Leg 9 of the Volvo Ocean Race, but their duel with arch-rivals and overall race leader MAPFRE got interested today when they split to the north just before 1300 UTC while MAPFRE …

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Volvo Ocean Race: Leg 9 Preview

Starting on May 20, Leg 9 takes the Volvo Ocean Race fleet from Newport, USA to Cardiff, Wales. A quick start is predicted with winds near 20 knots in the forecast for the final double-point scoring leg of the 2017-18 edition. Team Brunel and Vestas 11th Hour Racing offer their …

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Brunel Wins Race, MAPFRE Pads Lead

Newport, RI (May 19, 2018) – Bouwe Bekking’s Team Brunel sailed a perfect race on this afternoon, winning the start, edging into a lead and extending away for a convincing victory in the Gurney’s Resorts In-Port Race Newport. “We knew the start was going to be critical,” said Brunel’s helmsman …

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