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Yachting Gives Back

Exclusive interview with founder Nick Entwisle Christmas 2018, Nick Entwisle was sitting at his desk looking down at a jam-packed STP.  Hundreds of millions of euros-worth of megayachts were lined up – Palma’s biggest shipyard had never been so full.  “Surely they must have a few packets of rice, pasta …

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Horizon Yachts unveils two new models for 2020

Taiwan-based builder launches FD75 and FD102 at its Open House event in Kaohsiung. Horizon Yachts used its bi-annual Open House event in Taiwan to unveil its newest additions to the expanding FD Series. Taking pride of place at Horizon Marina in Kaohsiung, the two new 2020 models, the FD75 and …

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Spinlock gains Maritime NZ approval

The company’s inflatable lifejackets have been approved for use on both leisure and commercial vessels. Spinlock lifejackets come in a wide range of colours. Spinlock inflatable lifejackets have gained Maritime NZ approval for use on both leisure and commercial vessels in New Zealand. Spinlock lifejackets are said to be internationally …

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Danes reveal their SailGP Team

After revealing that Denmark SailGP Team would join the second season of SailGP, helmsman Nicolai Sehested determined the six-man team following a two-week training and selection camp in New Zealand’s Northland region, where the group got its first taste of the world’s fastest sail race boat on Bream Bay. The Danish team …

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Tomorrow is hope

Blue Robinson, the Australian correspondent for British sailing magazine Seahorse, has literally been at the heart of his country’s fires. With access to satellite imagery, he tracks the tenuous status of his house while safely onboard his moored boat. “The strain has been knowing the house could go at any time …

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Using technology at Tokyo 2020

Irish Sailing National and International Judge Chris Lindsay has been appointed as an International Technical Official (ITO) for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics. Irish publication AFLOAT reports on how Chris will be taking on newly created role. The Tokyo Olympics will be the first Olympics to have officials with an eye on the …

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Caribbean season opens in Barbados

As the Caribbean race season opening regatta, Barbados Sailing Week on January 18-21 provides two days of Coastal Races for racing yachts, cruisers, windsurfers, kite surfers, dinghies and paddleboards which is followed by the signature event – the Round Barbados Race. “As well as running the coastal races so they …

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America’s Cup: Seeing is believing

The commitment of teams to win the America’s Cup is matched by their eagerness to hide how they’ll do it. However, the era of skirted hulls to protect design secrets has been replaced by the “share era” in which exposure is almost as important as hoisting the trophy. But with boats now …

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