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Razor-sharp reactions, quick reflexes

American sailors Andrew Campbell and Rome Kirby have two of the more unique jobs on the ORACLE TEAM USA sailing team. During tacks and gybes, they are the ‘caretaker’ helmsmen, who are first across to the new windward side of the boat, and who steer the boat for the 5 …

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New Bill Prince 40m explorer yacht design

Wisconsin based studio Bill Prince Yacht Design has unveiled a new exciting 40 metre superyacht project developed with world travel and ultimate seaworthiness in mind. Styled with a sophisticated yet eye-catching exterior, the vessel will feature a technical specification list not unlike that of a small ship. Exploration capabilities not …

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Feature: La Ciotat Shipyards in expansion mode

La Ciotat-Semidep, the French company in charge with the economic development and management of La Ciotat Shipyards, has issued a call for projects for the operation of a 200x60m dry dock for refit and repair. The successful investor will be granted the operation for a maximum period of 35 months. …

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Clipper Race: Confusion and Frustration

The wind and sea state has increased as the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race teams near the southern tip of Japan on day 3 of the Seattle Pacific Challenge. Over the last 24 hours, there were confusing, frustrating wind shifts before the wind backed round, meaning the teams were …

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Top Picks: The Best Books for Sailboat Racers

by Deborah Bennett Elfers I can be a little obsessive when it comes to racing sailboats, having read absolutely every sailboat racing book I could find. I’ve read some truly awful books, which did little more than make me even more confused than I was when I started, some rather …

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Joe Harris: Second Worst Night

Aboard his Class40 GryphonSolo2, American Joe Harris departed Newport (RI) on November 15 in a bid to break the 40 Foot Monohull Solo Non-Stop Round the World Record. That plan, however, got derailed when a pitstop in Cape Town was needed for repairs to his energy systems. But Joe has …

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Burger starts construction of 31.5m explorer yacht

American yacht builder Burger Boat Company have started the construction on their latest project; a 31.55 metre full displacement explorer yacht designed by Luiz DeBasto, who worked on both the interior and exterior of the vessel. The yacht is set to be launched from the Burger facility in Wisconsin in …

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Taking Matters into Their Own Hands

As rating rules seek to protect their turf, and race organizers seek to balance entries into fleets that don’t always offer balanced competition, a group in the UK has taken matters into their own hands to ensure good racing. When it comes to racing dissimilar boats, it is not the …

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