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Cannes Yachting Festival 2020 to go ahead!

The organisers of the 2020 Cannes Yachting Festival, Europe’s largest in-water event, have confirmed that this year’s show will go ahead as planned from September 8-13. The news was confirmed today by Reed Expositions, whose staff have been working remotely to ensure the success of the show’s 43rd edition. “The aim …

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America’s Cup: Selling ice to Eskimos

Scott MacLeoScott MacLeod has spent the bulk of his life either competing in sailing or selling it, and is currently involved in the America’s Cup as the New York Yacht Club American Magic’s Commercial Director. Here’s an excerpt of an interview in WindCheck magazine: What are your responsibilities with the team? …

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Virtual Classrooms at JPMA

JPMA gains approval to run MCA Engineering courses online during Covid-19 Outbreak.  JPMA have been working with the MCA for the last few weeks, and we’re happy to announce that we have been granted accreditation to take our written Small Vessel & Yacht Engineering modules online.  The following courses are …

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Now THIS is social distancing

Photographer Michael Kurtz captures a crew exercising social distancing on the 125-foot Mariquita – one of the most historic and interesting of the Fife designs, a 19 Metre Class yacht launched in 1911. Published on May 6th, 2020 Source: https://www.sailingscuttlebutt.com/2020/05/06/now-this-is-social-distancing/

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David Graham hired to lead World Sailing

World Sailing has appointed David Graham, a 20-year veteran in the sailing industry, as its new Chief Executive Officer starting July 13, 2020. The position had been vacant since Andy Hunt stepped down at the end of December 2019 after four years in the role. Graham’s extensive and impressive career includes functions …

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