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Harnessing the Information Age

There is a long history of advancements in the grand prix section of the sport that trickle down to the recreational sailor. Some of these have aided everyone, while others have given the advancement to those with the resources. We asked 2-time America’s Cup winning navigator Peter Isler, who is …

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Feadhip superyacht Faith departing St Tropez

​ Superyacht Faith in St Tropez Delivered as Cakewalk in 2000 to her original American owner, the 62.33m Feadship superyacht was later named Fortunato and then finally Faith, when she was sold to her current owner. Amongst her many features, are her hidden tender bays. The tenders are stored behind …

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Returning to the Volvo Ocean Race

Two years ago, Americans Charlie Enright and Mark Towill were just 29 and 26 years respectively when they launched their 2014-15 Volvo Ocean Race campaign. Leading the Team Alvimedica crew, the two upstarts had made it into the big leagues, but they had little interest in being one-hit wonders. So …

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New identity for Miami Yacht & Brokerage Show

Set to take place over President’s weekend in Miami Beach from 11-15 February 2016, the superyacht event known before as the Miami Yacht & Brokerage Show will this year be named Yachts Miami Beach. The event’s location along Collins Avenue across from the well known Fontainebleau and Eden Roc hotels, …

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Superyachts with a checkered history

Recently listed for sale on YATCO, the 32 metre Rodman built Nirvana has perhaps one of the most intriguing histories of any vessel currently on the market. Built in 2005 by the Spanish shipyard Rodman, Nirvana’s original owner was the 1st Head of Gabon, Omar Bongo. The name may not …

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Huge Fleet Gearing up for 2016 ORC Worlds

Three major ORC championship events in Italy, Greece and Denmark will provide the highlights in 2016. The largest of these events will be the annual ORC World Championship, now in its 18th year of crowning the best in the sport of inshore and offshore racing in an event sanctioned by …

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The One and Barbie damaged by huge fire in Turkey

The yachting world is in shock as a huge fire has caused serious damage to two superyachts in the Turkish town of Marmaris. The fire started at approximately 2am this morning (January 4) on board the iconic 70.68 metre  Lürssen  The One. Approximately 30 minutes later it spread to neighbouring …

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Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race concludes

Drawing to a close on New Year’s Day, the 71st edition of the Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race saw some of the regattas most challenging conditions to date. ​​ An impressive total of 31 yachts out of the 108 participating vessels fell victim to various issues in the first two …

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Connecting the Dots from Sailing to Racing

Kim Couranz shares this story in the December 2015 issue of SpinSheet magazine, the publication for boaters and sailors of all levels on the Chesapeake Bay… How did you get into sailing small boats—and more specifically, how were you introduced to racing small boats? Successful junior programs around the Chesapeake …

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The Amels superyacht Z in Tarragona

Pictured here is the 65.50 metre superyacht Z, currently in Tarragona, Spain. Built by the Dutch shipyard Amels in 2014, she features exterior design by Tim Heywood, whilst Andrew Winch undertook her interior design. Part of the Amels 212 Limited Editions range, she made her debut at the 2014 edition …

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