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Mini Transat: New 24 Hour Record

It’s almost certain that trade winds should accompany the Mini Transat îles de Guadeloupe soloists up until their arrival in Pointe-à-Pitre. Certainly, the fleet won’t ease up on the way to Guadeloupe. There is no longer much difference in speeds between north and south, and everyone is moving at a …

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SuperYacht Night Amsterdam tickets selling fast

A limited supply of tickets for SuperYacht Night Amsterdam went on sale just over a week ago, and tickets are selling fast for the social highlight of METS 2015. Every year the event provides an excellent opportunity to network in an entertaining atmosphere at the world’s largest marine trade show, …

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New owners for 32m superyacht Patriot

Australian Superyachts recently announced that the 32.13 metre superyacht Patriot has been handed over to her new owners. After leaving Sydney Superyacht Marina on 4th November, she made her way to the Gold Coast where she will soon commence charter operations in Queensland. ​​​​ Built in 2004 by Lloyds Ships …

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Caribbean 600: Big Boats Coming to Play

With under four months until the start of the 8th race, the 2016 RORC Caribbean 600 has already attracted an astounding collection of the world’s finest offshore racing yachts. The strength of the fleet suggests that there will be intense competition for overall honours as well as record attempts for …

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New Chicago office for Nautor’s Swan

Following the brands plans to further expand into the North American market, the Finnish shipyard Nautor’s Swan has announced a new office location in Chicago as well as the appointment of Richard Steams as Nautor’s representative. ​​​​ Luca Lucheschi, Commercial Director of Nautor’s Swan and President of Nautor’s Swan U.S.A. …

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Team Viper Strikes Again

Whenever Dr. Jim Sears, the two-time Helly Hansen Caribbean NOOD defending champion and Viper 640 sailor from Long Beach, Calif., placed his straw beachcomber hat upon his head before a race his alter ego appeared. Whether it was Dr. J., Jimbo, or someone else at the helm, I’m not exactly …

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FLIBS Exclusive: Heesen to present new project Nina

During the 2015 Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show, Dutch shipyard Heesen will be unveiling their new 38 metre superyacht project Nina. Both the exterior and interior of this semi-displacement yacht is designed by Milan based studio Hot Lab with Heesen’s in-house engineering team taking care of the naval architecture of …

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Home Sweet Home

During the 5400 nm doublehaned Transat Jacques Vabre from France to Brazil, Lionel Lemonchois and Roland Jourdain capsized their 24-metre trimaran Prince de Bretagne just after 1900hrs UTC on October 26, one day after the race started in Le Havre. The incident occurred 140 miles NW of La Coruna (Spain), …

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