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Bringing Together The Swan Classics

The Swan Classic by Frers Association has been formed to gather together owners and enthusiasts who sail the yachts designed in the 80s by Argentine naval architect German Frers. Frers left his mark and his signature elegance on dozens of racing and cruising yachts. He was the one to define …

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Oyster Yachts: Bailed Out By Entrepreneur Richard Hadida

Oyster Yachts has been bailed out of administration by gaming software entrepreneur Richard Hadida in a rescue which is hoped to save most of the company’s staff. The Southampton-based builder of luxury sailing yachts ceased operations last month in a collapse caused by a combination of low margins and poor cost …

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e3 Systems Expands Global Network Of Distribution & Installation Partners

Leading solutions provider extends global reach to meet demand for new flat panel technology. Palma de Mallorca – 20 March, 2018: To meet the growing demand for Kymeta™ flat panel antennas and terminals, Palma-based e3 Systems, the leading global communications integrator and solutions provider for the marine industry, has announced …

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Stew Of The Month: Sarah Buttery

What did you do before yachting, and how did your yachting career first begin? I did many things before my yachting career but mostly worked in childcare. Some of the jobs included working in a daycare in New Zealand and as a nanny in England, Italy and France.  When I …

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Palma Superyacht Expert Joins North Sails

  North Sails today has announced that Quinten (“Quinny”) Houry has resigned from Doyle Palma and has joined North Sails. Furthermore, Doyle Palma informed North Sails that they have given notice to Doyle Sails International LTD to terminate their license agreement. The former Doyle Palma business will become a wholly …

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Volvo Ocean Race: Dive, Dive, Dive

(March 19, 2018; Day 2) – The start yesterday from Auckland saw the seven-boat Volvo Ocean Race fleet sail straight into a 30-knot easterly, with today offering little let-up with winds hovering around 25 knots producing similar boat speeds as the teams begin Leg 7 to Brazil. An opening day …

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Vestas Redress Reveals Additional Facts

When the Volvo Ocean Race granted a redress hearing for Vestas 11th Hour Racing, it brought forth more details surrounding the collision they incurred while 30 nm from the finish in Hong Kong of Leg 4 which began in Australia. Just after 0100 hours on the morning of January 20 (local Hong …

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Dream Double Is The Perfect St Barths Bucket Debut For Svea

Svea may be the J Class’ ‘newcomers’ launched last year and racing at their first St Barths Bucket, but their two hard won first places from today’s two windward-leeward races is a perfect opening to the popular Caribbean regatta. Racing remained typically close and Svea had to battle hard and …

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Volvo Ocean Race: Vestas Redress Denied

When a collision between Volvo Ocean Race team Vestas 11th Hour Racing and a fishing boat off Hong Kong resulted in a fatality, it also knocked the team out of race contention when significant damage to its bow required a six week repair. And while very little has been revealed …

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Velsheda, Topaz, Svea Line Up In St Barths

A fleet of three J Class yachts including the oldest and most storied, J K7 Velsheda, and the newest, potentially most powerful ever, J S1 Svea, will line up over the coming days to compete at what promises to be an enthralling St Barths Bucket Regatta. Velsheda is renowned as …

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