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flying fifteen Mallorca

flying fifteen Mallorca

  For all those new to The Islander, or just wanting to know more about Flying Fifteens, here’s a potted description of the boat.   A Flying Fifteen is a Two Person Racing Yacht.   The Flying Fifteen is sailed and raced in several countries around the world on the ... Read More »

Improved VPP and Growing Line-Up for 2017 Superyacht Cup

Improved VPP and Growing Line-Up for 2017 Superyacht Cup

Last month’s New Zealand Millennium Cup not only saw Tawera – 28m of pure energy- sail hard to finish first, but also marked the start of the 2017 superyacht racing season. Next event on the big-boat racing calendar is the SuperYacht Challenge Antigua, which will no doubt also make for ... Read More »

Crush syndrome

Crush syndrome

Crush & Trauma Injuries Crush syndrome is a medical condition characterized by major shock and renal failure after a crushing injury to skeletal muscle. When a muscle is crushed it sends a flood of myoglobin into your bloodstream. Myoglobin is a protein that helps move oxygen in your muscles. Ordinarily, any myoglobin that ends up in your ... Read More »

flying fifteen Mallorca

flying fifteen Mallorca

  11 December – Liga de Tardor   Sunday dawned without a breath of wind, leaving the cruisers and flying fifteens waiting for even a zephyr. An hour and a half after the programmed start time, the sun went behind clouds and the wind finally filled from the north. However, ... Read More »

Pirates in the city

Pirates in the city

Pirates have taken over the city of Alicante. The Volvo Ocean Race ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’ team boat, which for five years has stood proudly outside of Race’s state-of-the-art HQ and Museum, has been moved into the heart of the city to be enjoyed by more visitors than ever before. ... Read More »

Not The End For Enda

Not The End For Enda

Irish skipper Enda O’Coineen has vowed to ‘complete’ the Vendee Globe by sailing his yacht Team Ireland – Kilcullen Voyager back to Les Sables d’Olonne. Although officially out of the race, O’Coineen says he aims to complete the circumnavigation that cruelly ended when his boat dismasted south of New Zealand ... Read More »

Marten 72 wins RORC Transatlantic Race

Marten 72 wins RORC Transatlantic Race

Arco Van Nieuwland and Andries Verder’s Marten 72, Aragon has been declared the overall winner of the 2016 RORC Transatlantic Race and also the winner of IRC Zero. Aragon had some tough moments during the 14 days racing in the RORC Transatlantic Race as co-owner, Andries Verder explained: “The weather ... Read More »

Ben Ainslie Win

Ben Ainslie Win

The Brits Win The Louis Vuitton America’s Cup World Cup Series Land Rover BAR – the British challenge headed by Olympic legend Ben Ainslie – has won the Louis Vuitton America’s Cup World Series with a first place finish at the ultimate event in Japan recently. Ainslie’s team sailed extremely ... Read More »