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Yachtowners launches pre-delivery liability policy

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The specialist yacht syndicate of The Shipowners’ Club says it has worked extensively with superyacht insurance brokers, legal advisors and the superyacht owners’ community in order to offer a pre-delivery liability policy which addresses the risks associated with a superyacht custom build project. Yachtowners, the specialist yacht syndicate of The ... Read More »

Another Buster to Conclude J/111 World Championship

After four days of competition, Martin Dent’s JElvis has won the J/111 Garmin World Championship. Racing with a young team including family members, JElvis only joined the class last year but held off a strong challenge from Peter Wagner’s Skeleton Key to take the title. The final day of racing ... Read More »

‘Constance’ is back on the water

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Originally built by Feadship as ‘Paminusch’ in 1986, the 46.3m yacht arrived at Pendennis yard in Falmouth as ‘Jana’, delivered by cargo ship in December 2014. Pendennis Shipyard in the UK has completed an extensive 18-month refit of the 46.3m motoryacht Constance. The yacht was originally built by Feadship as ... Read More »

No love for Sailing as an Olympic Sport

“That’s so easy that I could do it,” is a phrase that will be repeated countless times around televisions airing the Olympics this month. The short response is, “no, no it’s not.” The longer answer is a bit more complicated. Every Olympic sport absolutely has a distinct degree of difficult ... Read More »

Clubs Seek to Repeat at Resolute Cup

Pulling a few favorites from the diverse and talented roster of 30 American yacht clubs that will compete for the 2016 Resolute Cup this September is not an easy task. One place to start is with the three clubs that have previously won the regatta. The 2016 Resolute Cup, which ... Read More »

Spanish debut for GC32 Racing Tour

Racing resumes this week with the third event of the 2016 GC32 Racing Tour at the 35th Copa del Rey MAPFRE. This will be the one design foiling catamarans’ first ever visit to Spain. It will also be the first occasion a multihull class (let alone a foiling one) has ... Read More »

Rio Games: Canada Needs Some Love

As the Canadian Sailing Team prepares for the Rio Games, and hopes to end their 12-year medal drought, one must wonder if the deck is stacked against them. Canada has won nine Olympic sailing medals, but nearly all the boats they have excelled in are gone from the Games. Conspiracy ... Read More »

Project update: Tankoa S501

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The superyacht builder says construction of the first Tankoa S501 progresses on schedule for her delivery in April 2017. Tankoa Yachts has released a construction update of the first Tankoa S501 currently in build at the shipyard in Genoa. The superyacht builder reveals this project progresses on schedule to be ... Read More »

Southern Wind delivers ‘Crossbow’

The Cape Town-based shipyard has delivered the fourth unit of its SW102 model. The 31m sailing boat is the third unit to featured a raised saloon. Southern Wind has announced the delivery of Crossbow, the fifth unit in its SW102 mini series. The 31.4m sailing yacht is the third hull ... Read More »

Oman Air Owns Opener at Extreme Sailing Series Hamburg

Hamburg’s River Elbe in the HafenCity area was transformed into the ultimate test in Stadium Racing today, with the narrow river, passing traffic, high walls, shifty light winds and strong currents challenging the fleet on the opening day of the Extreme Sailing Series™. The wind gods in Hamburg served up ... Read More »