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Plot Thickens In Golden Globe Race

With less than 1,700 miles back to the finish in Les Sables d’Olonne, 2nd placed Dutchman Mark Slats has sliced a further 393 miles out of France’s Jean-Luc Van Den Heede’s lead in terms of distance to finish over the past 8 days. At 12:00 UTC today, the gap was …

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Cannabis & Boating

For many years, BoatUS has warned against the dangers of boating while under the influence of alcohol, which, according to the U.S. Coast Guard’s 2017 Recreational Boating Statistics Report, continues to be the leading known contributing factor in fatal boating accidents. Now that the recreational use of marijuana is legal …

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Golden Globe: Duel In The North Atlantic

 The race for the lead of the Golden Globe Race is getting interesting as Mark Slats (NED) narrows the lead that Jean-Luc Van Den Heede (FRA) has held since the fleet was descending the South Atlantic. With Van Den Heede now alongside the Canary Islands enroute to the France finish …

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For The Record: North Atlantic Descent

Alex Alley (GBR) continues on his quest to break the Solo Non-Stop Around the World Record in his 40-foot yacht – Pixel Flyer. After enjoying perfect conditions during the first couple days after his December 31 start, he then experienced a couple of days of calm off Portugal before getting …

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British Solo Skipper Robin Davie Located

Three days after the UK Coastguard first broadcast an ‘All Ships Alert’ for British solo yachtsman Robin Davie, the 67-year old sailor made contact late last night to say that all was well onboard. He expects to reach Falmouth (UK), his home port, later today. Davie, who has completed three solo …

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Antigua To Host 2019 Optimist Worlds

The small Caribbean Island Nation of Antigua and Barbuda will host the 2019 Optimist World Championship with an expectation of 300 young sailors from over 50 countries. Antigua and Barbuda bid was selected over bids from China, Sir Lanka, and Tunisia, a significant achievement for such small islands, especially after …

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Düsseldorf Show To Benefit From London’s Closure

Following the closure of the London Boat Show, the Düsseldorf exhibition is expected to welcome more British visitors After a run of 63 years, the January London Boat Show is no more. IBI speaks to four companies which traditionally would have been displaying their products this week at an event which at …

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