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Clipper Race: Decisions, decisions

Day 22 – Many of the 11 teams in the Clipper 2019-20 Round the World Yacht Race having now completed the Dell Latitude Rugged Ocean Sprint, following the crossing most skippers have been pondering on their tactical decision making in Race 6. Whether they opted for the most direct route …

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How containers get lost at sea

Cargo ships account for the majority of the around 53,000 merchant ships trading internationally, and it is those ships in which containers are stacked for transport. However, not all those boxes make their destination, with an average of 1,390 containers lost at sea each year. Hardly comforting news for the …

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Up to 20 teams for Youth America’s Cup

Following the December 2019 announcement for the 2020-21 Youth America’s Cup, Jack Griffin of Cup Experience provides this update on the third edition of this competition: A new foiling AC9F monohull will be used for the Youth America’s Cup. The rules for the event call for mixed crews of four sailors – two women …

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Clipper Race: No inch to give

Day 19 – The fleet in the Clipper 2019-20 Round the World Yacht Race has traveled some 3,000 nautical miles since leaving the Whitsundays, many of the teams are still racing remarkably close in as the trade winds power the 11 teams toward the northern tip of the Philippines. Ha …

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