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Dutch America’s Cup Entry Names MD

Eelco Blok was formerly CEO of Dutch telecoms provider KPN Eelco Blok, a former CEO of Dutch telecoms provider KPN, has been named managing director of DutchSail, the company behind the Dutch challenger in the 36th America’s Cup in 2021. Simeon Tienpoint, the skipper of the Dutch entry and two-time …

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Hammer Time At RORC Caribbean 600

Multihulls have been racing in the RORC Caribbean 600 since the very first race in 2009 when Claude Thelier’s (FRA) Region Guadeloupe, skippered by John Burnie (GBR), set a record that was not bettered until 2015. In recent years the multihull fleet has been on the rise and the current …

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On Track Toward The Indian Ocean

Alex Alley (GBR) remains on track in his pursuit to break the Solo Non-Stop Around the World Record in his 40-foot yacht – Pixel Flyer. Located at 35°S (at 20:00 UTC) in the South Atlantic, his southeasterly course has him avoiding the St. Helena High aiming toward Cape Agulhas and …

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Refining The Classics In Antigua

When the 32nd Annual Antigua Classic Yacht Regatta gathers on April 19-22, the plan for the 2019 edition will have refinements. Carlo Falcone, who has been competing in the event for the last 25 years, explains some of the changes: I have raced in classic yacht regattas all over the …

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One For The Bucket List

The Caribbean racing season is underway with the 6th edition of Grenada Sailing Week held January 28 to February 1. Hillary Noble, taking a break from the New England winter, shares this report from the bow of the Reflex 38 Touch2Play Racing: A record fleet of 40 boats gathered at Port Louis …

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Taking The Pulse On The Yacht Industry

Held in January, the Dusseldorf boat show in Germany is massive. With almost 2,000 exhibitors from 73 countries and displays covering 220,000 m², nearly 250,000 people came from over 100 countries. The ‘boot’, as it is known, is the leading public boating exhibition in the world. Paulo Pernão of Interesting Sailboats shares his impression …

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