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Dongfeng Receives Two Top Awards

Dongfeng Race Team of China, the winner of the Volvo Ocean Race 2017-18, was awarded World Sailing’s 2018 Team of the Year, at the governing body’s annual conference. In addition, the team’s two female crew, Carolijn Brouwer of the Netherlands and Marie Riou of France, scooped the Rolex World Sailor …

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Biograd Show Attracts Record Crowd

More than 16,000 people attended last week’s Biograd Boat Show in southern Croatia The 2018 Biograd Boat Show in southern Croatia closed last Sunday with a record number of visitors, exhibitors and boats on display. Some 16,876 people attended the four-day event in Marina Kornati which, apart from Sunday morning, …

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6th Sri Lanka International Boat Show Approaches

Event chairman Neil Fernando speaks to IBI in run-up to this year’s show The 6th edition of the Sri Lanka International Boat Show and Marine Festival opens on Friday in Galle. Neil Fernando, chairman of event organiser the Boatbuilding Training Institute (BTI), spoke with IBI in the run-up to the show. “The …

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Podium Full At Rolex Middle Sea Race

(October 25, 2018; Day 6) – At 1100 CEST, the winner of the 50th anniversary Rolex Middle Sea Race was announced as Géry Trentesaux’s Courrier Recommandé. With neither of the two boats still at sea able to overhaul the corrected time of the French JPK 11.80, Trentesaux adds the laurels …

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Marine Tourism Important Part Of Greek Economy

Study shows it generates €2.3bn In the lead-up to the ICOMIA World Marinas Conference, which is being held in Athens over the next three days, a report highlights that Greece’s marine tourism sector directly contributes €2.3bn to the country’s GDP. This report has been produced by INSETE, the research institute …

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Line Honors Set In Rolex Middle Sea Race

As predicted, the 50th anniversary Rolex Middle Sea Race exploded into life overnight. The tension created by the strong northerly squeezing through the Strait of Sicily has grown steadily since sunset yesterday. First, the battle for line honours in the Multihull and Monohull fleets was played out. Both questions were …

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