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Countdown to Les Voiles de St. Barth 2016

The countdown to the beginning of the 7th edition of Les Voiles de St. Barth has started, with just over two weeks to go until the 2016 edition of the event. A total of 63 crews have registered to date, including several regatta favourites such as Comanche and Galateia. Both …

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George Szabo: King of Cash Competition

Winning any one design class world championship is a notable feat, but some are simply better than others. The Star World Championship title has been among the best. Amid the class’s long history and Olympic status, the winners list includes such notables as Tom Blackaller, Dennis Conner, Buddy Melges, and …

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Ice breaker ‘Legend’ touches water

Icon Yachts has announced the launch of the 77m ice breaker Legend. Formerly Giant I, the vessel went through a complete rebuilt and conversion into a superyacht in less than 12 months. Legend accomodates 26 guests with 13 staterooms. She will be presented at the Monaco Yacht show this year …

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Destination Special: Barcelona’s OneOcean Port Vell

Boasting one of the most enviable city locations anywhere in the superyacht world, and in a vibrant and cosmopolitan hub such as Barcelona at that, it is no wonder that OneOcean Port Vell is fast becoming one of the most popular yachting destinations in the Mediterranean. With the pulsating and diverse centre …

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Ed Dubois passes away

Dubois Naval Architects has today made the sad announcement that Ed Dubois passed away yesterday. With an innovative 58 metre vessel currently in build as well as a number of ambitious projects in the design stage, the company state that the business will continue. Senior Designer Peter Bolke has been …

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The 77m newly-refitted explorer Legend hits the water

After announcing the planned transformation of the 77.4 metre explorer yacht Legend towards the end of 2014, Diana Yacht Design has today announced that the newly-refitted vessel has been launched last night in Harlingen, the Netherlands. Diana Yacht Design undertook the extensive redesign of her exterior areas as well as …

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Volvo winner Walker visits BVI youth

The Royal BVI Yacht Club youth sailing programme was treated to a special guest this week when world renowned sailor Ian Walker dropped by to join Tuesday’s training session. The winning skipper of the 2014/2015 Volvo Ocean Race and double Olympic silver medalist visited the sailing centre at Nanny Cay …

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New Zealand votes to keep current flag

Auckland, New Zealand (March 24, 2016) – New Zealand’s flag will not change, a referendum has decided. The existing national flag won 56.6 per cent of the vote, compared to 43.2 per cent for the silver fern flag. The total number of votes received was 2,124,507 – a turnout of …

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Razor-sharp reactions, quick reflexes

American sailors Andrew Campbell and Rome Kirby have two of the more unique jobs on the ORACLE TEAM USA sailing team. During tacks and gybes, they are the ‘caretaker’ helmsmen, who are first across to the new windward side of the boat, and who steer the boat for the 5 …

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