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Hooligan II

Charter Yacht of the Month Built by Italian yard, International Shipyard Ancona in 2006 to the exterior design of Andrea Vallicelli, ISA Sport 120 36m HOOLIGAN II was launched with the name MIDNIGHT SUN. With her eye-catching champagne paintwork, sleek lines and semi-displacement hull plus superstructure in GRP, to RINA …

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The Amazing Andamans Archipelago

The amazing Andaman Islands of India is home to some of the best islands and beaches in the world, comprised of some 572 islands out of which only 36 are inhabited. The clear blue waters and white sandy beaches makes the Andamans a slice of paradise for visiting yachts. Steeped …

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Class Afloat

Have you ever heard of a school sailing around the world? Between 2014 and 2018, I had the fantastic opportunity to command a Sail Training Vessel with an entire high school on board for 375 days, and a total of 27.245 Nm. Since 1990, I had dreamed to work for …

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Dear Islanders

I am writing this month’s editorial having just watched the final race of the 36th America’s Cup, where Emirates Team New Zealand defended their title in style, defeating Team Luna Rossa Prada Pirelli 7 races to 3. This edition of the Cup has certainly rekindled my interest in the event, …

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Yachting Gives Back

Dear Islanders While preparing this article, I noticed that our initial press release, written by the wonderful Sarah Forge, was dated 12 February 2019 so we have just celebrated our second birthday which seems a good moment to review our progress to date, to thank all the people who have …

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Charter yacht of the month – ODYSSEA

Built by the celebrated Heesen yard, the custom 47m ODYSSEA was created in anticipation of exciting adventures as a true family yacht, providing an outstanding combination of performance, efficiency and luxury.   Launched in 2012, this stunning yacht has a displacement steel hull and aluminium superstructure with exterior styling by …

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Captains of Ships – Colin Richardson

Although born in Liverpool, Colin spent most of his formative years in Simon’s Town, home to the South African Navy’s largest base and around 3,000 cheeky penguins.  His father joined-up in 1975, becoming the official Navy artist, while his mother worked at their Waterfall Barracks. Colin also felt the lure …

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Dear Islanders

It’s good to feel that Spring is on the way, and we can all look forward to the lighter evenings and the warming sun, in spite of the continuing restrictions we are still living with. Hopefully these will soon be lifted and we can at least go and have a …

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Captains of Ships – Mark Stevens

Mark inadvertently spent his youth preparing for a nomadic yachting lifestyle.  His father was an engineer in the RAF and this career took him, and by default his mother and two younger brothers, all over the world.  Mark quickly learned that home wasn’t a place, but a feeling. “Of all …

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Theo – A true Marine Inspiration

I first met Asemale (Theo) Jack a few years ago at one of the wonderful South Africa days at The Boathouse. You know the ones. Great music, fantastic South African food from El Toro and plenty of fun being had. This particular day the weather wasn’t the best so we …

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