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California Dreamin’ Series gets underway

Steve Natvig won the opening stop of the California Dreamin’ Series, hosted by San Diego Yacht Club on January 9-10. Natvig (Cabrillo Beach YC), a frequent crew for legendary match racer Dave Perry, bested Nicole Breault (St Francis YC) in second and Alex Jacobs (San Diego YC) in third. The …

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60 metre Feadship superyacht Paraffin in Croatia

​Superyacht Paraffin in Croatia Seen here anchored off the Croatian coast during the 2015 summer cruising season is the 2002-built Feadship superyacht Paraffin. Her name hints at her original owner’s profession, an American family who made their fortune producing candles. Since her launch nearly fourteen year ago, Paraffin has been …

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The Horizon FD85 nearing completion

Taiwanese shipyard Horizon Yachts yesterday announced the construction progress of their latest superyacht model, the 25.99 metre Horizon FD85. First announced in July, the project is reportedly 85% complete and is currently in the test tank. ​​ The yachts’ sporty exterior was developed by the Dutch company Cor D. Rover …

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Harnessing the Information Age

There is a long history of advancements in the grand prix section of the sport that trickle down to the recreational sailor. Some of these have aided everyone, while others have given the advancement to those with the resources. We asked 2-time America’s Cup winning navigator Peter Isler, who is …

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Feadhip superyacht Faith departing St Tropez

​ Superyacht Faith in St Tropez Delivered as Cakewalk in 2000 to her original American owner, the 62.33m Feadship superyacht was later named Fortunato and then finally Faith, when she was sold to her current owner. Amongst her many features, are her hidden tender bays. The tenders are stored behind …

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Returning to the Volvo Ocean Race

Two years ago, Americans Charlie Enright and Mark Towill were just 29 and 26 years respectively when they launched their 2014-15 Volvo Ocean Race campaign. Leading the Team Alvimedica crew, the two upstarts had made it into the big leagues, but they had little interest in being one-hit wonders. So …

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New identity for Miami Yacht & Brokerage Show

Set to take place over President’s weekend in Miami Beach from 11-15 February 2016, the superyacht event known before as the Miami Yacht & Brokerage Show will this year be named Yachts Miami Beach. The event’s location along Collins Avenue across from the well known Fontainebleau and Eden Roc hotels, …

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Superyachts with a checkered history

Recently listed for sale on YATCO, the 32 metre Rodman built Nirvana has perhaps one of the most intriguing histories of any vessel currently on the market. Built in 2005 by the Spanish shipyard Rodman, Nirvana’s original owner was the 1st Head of Gabon, Omar Bongo. The name may not …

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Huge Fleet Gearing up for 2016 ORC Worlds

Three major ORC championship events in Italy, Greece and Denmark will provide the highlights in 2016. The largest of these events will be the annual ORC World Championship, now in its 18th year of crowning the best in the sport of inshore and offshore racing in an event sanctioned by …

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The One and Barbie damaged by huge fire in Turkey

The yachting world is in shock as a huge fire has caused serious damage to two superyachts in the Turkish town of Marmaris. The fire started at approximately 2am this morning (January 4) on board the iconic 70.68 metre  Lürssen  The One. Approximately 30 minutes later it spread to neighbouring …

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