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Containers Litter The North Sea

While a bad day on the water may be better than a good day at work, when a bad day on the water is when you are working, it becomes an environmental and safety sh#tstorm of the type that’s brewing in the North Sea per this BBC report: Extensive debris …

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Clipper Race Spreads Its Wings

Clipper Ventures, the parent company of the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race, has bought one of the RYA’s leading sailing schools in the UK, the Hamble School of Yachting. Clipper Race Chairman and Co-Founder Sir Robin Knox-Johnston explains: “The decision to buy the Hamble School of Yachting is part …

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Forty-Foot Record Attempt Underway

(December 31, 2018) – With the help of crowdfunding, Alex Alley (GBR) is aiming to break the Solo Non-Stop Around the World Record in his 40-foot yacht – Pixel Flyer. His goal is to better the 2013 record set by Guo Chuan of 137d 20h 01m 57s, but after electrical problems postponed his …

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Cloggys Wins Best Bar 2018

When voting closed on December 28 for the 10th annual Wight Vodka Best Sailor’s Bar Competition, the winner was Cloggys in Falmouth, Antigua. With beautiful cheerful staff and owners and epic views, their massive drink catalog has made it a sailor’s destination and the 2018 winner. Ton and Vanessa Smit …

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Traditions Of The Sydney Hobart Race

You may not see them – and in some cases you may not know them – but when the cannons are fired signalling 10 minutes to the start of the Rolex Sydney Hobart Race on December 26, five minutes to the start and then the start in Cruising Yacht Club …

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