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Clipper Race: We Have A Winner

(February 22, 2018; Day 23) – PSP Logistics, skippered by British sailor Matt Mitchell, has marked the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race’s first visit to Sanya in China by claiming a maiden win and fourth podium of the 2017-18 edition of the race. After racing 4,300 nautical miles from …

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Freshwater Ban For Cape Town Yachts

The city’s marinas are advising visiting yachts to fill up with water further along the coast. A freshwater ban for yachts visiting Cape Town has prompted emergency planning at the city’s marinas as the Cape battles its worst-ever drought. Royal Cape Yacht Club general manager Toni Mainprize told IBI the club is …

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Volvo Ocean Race: Doing The Weave

(February 21, 2018; Day 15) – After taking the lead yesterday, Dee Caffari’s young team on Turn the Tide on Plastic continues to benefit from their eastern track through the doldrums. Riding shotgun is Team Brunel, and these two teams have stepped past previous leaders Scallyway and AkzoNobel which are …

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How To Make Your Yacht More Environmentally Friendly

Thank you to Hannah Russell of Viveco who visited VIP Service School last night to give a complimentary workshop for crew on how to make their yacht interior more environmentally friendly. Hannah presented her Viveco environmentally friendly products and talked about how to make changes both now and in the future with the focus on reducing …

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Volvo Ocean Race: Driftathon Continues

(February 20, 2018; Day 14) – The Volvo Ocean Race fleet is facing another 48 hours of excruciating sailing as the teams plugged deeper into a massive expanse of windless ocean today. Lying ahead of them is a 400-mile gulf that stretches as far south as New Caledonia, severely hampering …

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Olympics Opens The Door For Women

Olympic Agenda 2020 was formalized in December 2014, and it was in this document from the International Olympic Committee which detailed 40 recommendations to direct the future of the Olympic Movement. The mission was to protect the uniqueness of the Games and strengthen Olympic values in society. Recommendation #11 was to …

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Fast Pace For 10th Caribbean 600

Antigua (February 19, 2018) – A record 84 yachts started the 2018 RORC Caribbean 600 in Antigua today, making it the largest fleet assembled in the ten-year history of the race. The fleet was greeted with unstable conditions with squalls producing a wind range of over 20 knots, and as …

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Regatta News: Classics Owner Driver Debate

  This month we are looking within The Mediterranean Regatta Circuit. Every summer from June – October The World’s most iconic classic yachts convene. The circuit attracts luxury sponsors, passionate sailors and a close-knit fraternity that will go to any lengths to protect Paradise. Who wouldn’t?   A key to …

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