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Volvo Ocean Race: Next Stop Doldrums

(February 13, 2018; Day 7) – Every boat in the fleet in Leg 6 of the Volvo Ocean Race is back up to speed and enjoying trade wind sailing conditions as they push on a southeasterly course towards the doldrums some 1000 miles away. The boats are on a tight …

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Clipper Race: A Change of Gear

(February 11, 2018; Day 12) – Relief is the overriding emotion amongst the Clipper 2017-18 Round the World Yacht Race fleet as the Trade Winds, which continue to boost progress at the front, have now also kicked in for the western positioned teams to bring a change of gear and …

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What Makes The Best Yacht Crew?

10 Personality Traits With the turn of the year, many Captains and Yacht Owners will be taking the opportunity to consider the issue of yacht crew placement. With so many worthy candidates on the market, recruiting a full crew is easy but the challenge lies in forming a dependable team …

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Captains of Industry – David Ireland

It’s a shame that Michael Aspel isn’t still thumbing through his big red book, as David Ireland would make a great This is Your Life candidate. Fearless, adventurous, comical and carefree, his life has been rich and rewarding – yet he’s still only 45. Born in the seaside town of …

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BVI’s – 4 Months On

Following on from the lead article in our October issue, following Hurricane Irma, James Rieley has sent us this piece now he’s back in the BVI’s. Hi Simon, I am back at Nanny Cay again, and quite happy to be here.  I had been thinking about my return ever since …

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Pinmar Golf Sets Fundraising Record

Highlight of the superyacht industry calendar, The Pinmar Golf, has this year smashed all previous fundraising records and raised a colossal 101,316 euros for charity. Coming to a close in the not-so-early hours of Sunday 21 October, the four-day extravaganza has once more proved its status as one of the …

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Rialto Living – A Ten-Year Voyage Of Discovery

A little over a decade ago, Swedish sweethearts Klas Käll and Barbara Bergman had their feelers out for a new retail premises in Palma de Mallorca. Their search had led them to various one-or-two-windows-plus-a-door shop fronts, but the vision was for something much larger.   One evening they were savouring a …

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e3: The Dawn Of A New Era

This year’s Monaco Yacht Show was a big one for myself and all of us at e3. So with a team of 17 we were out in force and out to impress. With a demanding schedule of VIP tours, demonstrations and meetings – together with one or two glamorous parties …

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