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Hurdles Ahead In Transatlantic Race

Like an immovable bouncer barring entry to the English Channel nightclub, the giant ridge, or zone of high pressure, continues to define this latter half of the Transatlantic Race 2019. While the center of this huge “bubble” of light winds has retraced south gradually, its reach still extends north into …

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Global Survey To Review Women In Sailing

The World Sailing Trust, the charitable arm of World Sailing, has launched a global survey on women in sailing, looking at trends within sailing and the wider industry around gender disparity. Announced on International Women’s Day earlier this year, the Strategic Review, that forms part of the World Sailing Trust’s …

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NZ Launches New Electric Amphibious Boat

Textrax was unveiled at the recent Hutchwilco New Zealand Boat Show Released at the recent Hutchwilco New Zealand Boat Show, Textrax is a revolutionary electric amphibious system based on a full electrical system, as opposed to hydraulics used by other amphibious system manufacturers. Textrax is powered by a modular Lithium …

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Wizard Seeks Transatlantic Race Title

In the early hours this morning, British time, a familiar VO70 shape ghosted across a pitch-black Royal Yacht Squadron finish line off Cowes, Isle of Wight. David and Peter Askew’s Wizard arrived home second in the Transatlantic Race 2019 at 00:31 UTC with an elapsed time of 10 days, 9 …

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Scallywag Claims Transatlantic Race Line Honors

Lee Seng Huang’s 100-foot maxi SHK Scallywag entered the history books today by winning line honors in the Transatlantic Race 2019. This accolade continues a prestigious, ancient lineage started by James Gordon Bennett Jr.’s Henrietta in 1866 and since including Charlie Barr on Wilson Marshall’s record setting three-masted schooner Atlantic …

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New Princess Dealership In Mallorca

Princess Puerto Pollensa is headed by ex-Fairline MD Russell Currie. Russell Currie, former Fairline MD, has been awarded distribution rights for Princess Motor Yachts in Pollensa and Alcudia in Mallorca, Spain. Currie is a well-known and respected figure in the marine industry. In late 2018, he stepped down as managing …

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Transatlantic Race: Hurdles & Potholes

With the Irish coast just 200 nautical miles away for race leader Wizard at 1500 UTC today, the front runners in the Transatlantic Race 2019 might seem to be on the home straight, but there remain many hurdles and potholes ahead before they cross the Royal Yacht Squadron finish line …

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Please Don’t MAN Up!

Why (and how) we must be proactive rather than reactive with mental health I was shocked to discover that the single biggest killer of men aged under 45 in the UK is suicide. WHO (World Health Organization) data shows that almost 800,000 people die from suicide every year, globally. These are the statistics for every …

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Captains of Ships – Simon Johnson

To condense Simon’s life into a few thousand words seems at best a shame, and at worst downright disrespectful, but it is exceptional to encounter someone who has slumbered with snakes, battled black widows, and fled a country – all before the age of 13.  It’s not too tricky to …

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