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Sad But Incredibly Inspiring

Richard Branson may be a British billionaire, but his sleeves are fully rolled up as he and his family are on the ground providing support for the Caribbean. After a week in the British Virgin Islands, his son Sam shares the devastation on the ground in this report. It’s really …

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America’s Cup: The Tribe Has Spoken

After it was revealed the 36th America’s Cup would be held in a new monohull class of boat, stopping the run of multihull matches at three (2010, 2013, 2017), we wondered about the popularity of this decision. We remembered how the opposition to multihulls was strong at the beginning, but change …

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Caribbean Regattas on Track for 2018

The Caribbean Sailing Association is the voice of Caribbean Sailing, and following the recent devastation by Hurricane Irma, provide this update on their upcoming schedule of events. The Caribbean Sailing Association (CSA) announced its five-year Winter Series International Race Calendar with events starting as early as November, and as most of our member nations …

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America’s Cup: Multihull or Monohull?

The Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron, as the winner of the 35th America’s Cup, and Circolo della Vela Sicilia, as the Challenger of Record, have announced that a new monohull class will compete for the 36th America’s Cup. Not since the 32nd edition in 2007 had monohulls raced for the Auld Mug. …

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Clipper Race: Equator Crossing Shenanigans

(September 11, 2017; Day 22) – Today marks a third day at the top of the Clipper Race leader board for Visit Seattle, which is followed closely by Sanya Serenity Coast and Unicef in second and third place respectively as teams re-acclimatise to the angled upwind tropics sailing and look …

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Ropes, Like People, Suffer From Fatigue!

Paul Dyer, technical manager at Marlow Ropes, examines the effect of fatigue on the performance of rope and rigging.   Ropes, like people, suffer from fatigue. Unlike people a good night’s sleep does not reinvigorate them.   What is fatigue? Fatigue is any mechanism that reduces the performance of a …

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