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In pursuit of success and sustainability

Meg Reilly is co-skipper and co-founder of Ocean Racers, an international offshore training and racing team. In honor of the COVID-canceled Annapolis Boat Show (October 8-12), the team was hosting a virtual Boat Show on their social media channels @oceanracers to offer a behind-the-scenes look at all things Ocean Racing. In this segment, …

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America’s Cup: Creating needed curiosity

Among the magic of earlier America’s Cup matches was the anticipation of the first race between defender and challenger. While observers sought to assess the ability of these two teams, waiting for that start gun built anxiety and interest in the event. But the commercialization of the America’s Cup soon …

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SailGP: Cleaner and more inclusive future

While we tend to question initiatives promoting sustainability from professional teams and circuits as they impact the environment with their travel, support boats, and throw-away gear, this announcement looks to have more merit than usual: With a sense of purpose that goes beyond entertainment, SailGP will use its international platform …

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New 26m Raised Pilothouse close to completion

Progress is being made at the Van der Valk yard on a new 26-metre motoryacht in the Raised Pilothouse line. With delivery scheduled for later this year, the owners of Helga are looking forward to embarking on a maiden season of adventures in the Mediterranean region in 2021. The sixth Raised …

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Strengthening response to marine debris

It’s probably difficult for anyone who isn’t middle-aged or older to comprehend, but people could smoke cigarettes on airplanes until 1990 when the US government, after years of pressure from the Association of Flight Attendants, finally banned smoking on all but a handful of domestic flights over six hours in …

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America’s Cup: All challengers at venue

The cargo plane carrying America’s Cup challenger Luna Rossa Prada Pirelli team’s second hull landed in Auckland on October 5th at 8pm local time. The cargo, which left the Bergamo-Orio al Serio Airport on October 2 on an Antonov 124-100, reached New Zealand after 60 hours of travel that included two …

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Getting (back) into the Paralympics

The Paralympics had featured sailing as a sport in every Games between Sydney 2000 and Rio 2016, but when in 2015 the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) claimed the sport could not fulfil their minimum criteria for worldwide reach, it was a wake-up call for sailing leadership Removed as a sport …

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