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UROS Pavasovic studio unveils new bold concepts

London-based superyacht design firm Uros Pavasovic Studio celebrates its first anniversary with the release of two creative yacht concepts. Showcasing the imaginative flair and artistic vision that the eponymous designer is renowned for, the striking 40m EX40 and 130m COBRA tap into two key trends on the superyacht market at …

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New Fastnet record confirmed

The World Sailing Speed Record Council has confirmed the establishment of a new World Record on the original 595nm Fastnet Race course which begins from Cowes before passing around the Fastnet Lighthouse and finishing at the Plymouth Breakwater. Setting the new time is Peter Cunningham’s MOD70 PowerPlay which on April 5-6 completed …

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Tokyo 2020: Surviving the final 100 days

Tokyo pitched itself as “a safe pair of hands” when it was awarded the Olympics 7 1/2 years ago. “The certainty was a crucial factor,” Craig Reedie, an IOC vice president at the time, said after the 2013 vote in Buenos Aires. Now, nothing is certain as Tokyo’s postponed Olympics …

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Green light given for SailGP Bermuda

Hamilton, Bermuda – As sports league SailGP seeks to launch its second season in Bermuda on April 24-25, they have been granted approval today to continue operations despite the Bermuda government having issued a Stay at Home order on April 13 due to a recent spike in COVID-19 positive cases. …

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A new regatta for big yachts is born.

Ibiza JoySail – 17th -20th June 2021 STP Shipyard Palma, Europe’s main hub for sailing yachts’ refit & repair, and Marina Ibiza, the most exclusive marina in the Med, have joined forces to create the IBIZA JOYSAIL REGATTA. It is a new competition for yachts from 24m that promises to …

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New record for Fastnet Course

MOD70 Trimaran PowerPlay, led by Peter Cunningham and skippered by Ned Collier Wakefield, completed the original Fastnet Course of 595 nautical miles in a new world record of 25hrs 04mins 18secs. With the Fastnet Race now finishing in France, the historic English course starts from Cowes before passing around the …

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French transatlantic race in June 2021

Entries are open for the second annual transatlantic Route Saint Pierre Lorient – Pure Ocean Challenge which gets underway on June 13, 2021. The 2150nm open class race starts from the French overseas territory St Pierre et Miquelon, off the east coast of Canada, and finishes in Lorient, France. In …

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Class Afloat

Have you ever heard of a school sailing around the world? Between 2014 and 2018, I had the fantastic opportunity to command a Sail Training Vessel with an entire high school on board for 375 days, and a total of 27.245 Nm. Since 1990, I had dreamed to work for …

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