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Battle Royale Begins For Caribbean 600

 The 2019 RORC Caribbean 600 kicked off in spectacular conditions off the south coast of Antigua for the 76 starting yachts from 20 different countries. With the breeze a little up on forecast at about 18-22 knots of wind, the bright sunshine, full-on gusting tradewinds and two-metre high waves launched …

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Fairline Yachts Appoints Commercial Director

Dennis de Roos will manage the UK builder’s design, sales and marketing teams The UK’s Fairline Yachts has named Dennis de Roos as the group’s new commercial director. As well as managing the Fairline Yachts design, sales and marketing teams, de Roos will be responsible for overseeing the dealer network. …

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America’s Cup, SailGP, and France

Franck Cammas is legendary in France with a career bursting full of world records and historic offshore multihull victories. He proved able in monohulls too by winning the 2011-12 Volvo Ocean Race, though his quest to bring the America’s Cup home to France has fallen short. Cammas finds himself now …

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Fast Pace Predicted For Caribbean 600

The 11th edition of the RORC Caribbean 600 gets underway today with five starts scheduled from 1100-1140 local time with the multihulls in the final start. The build-up to the non-stop race around 11 Caribbean islands has already been high drama with dismastings and capsizes, with the front-runners on race …

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Australia Wins SailGP Sydney

The first ever SailGP was witnessed by more than 20,000 people who took to the water on the spectacular Sydney Harbour, providing the perfect amphitheater for the season kick off. Two days of racing saw six national teams do battle in the world’s most technologically advanced F50 catamarans, competing to …

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Love Makes You Stupid

If planning for your honeymoon includes stealing a 40-foot catamaran, love has made you stupid, a discovery now for a Florida Keys couple after a federal judge sentenced them to 2 1/2 years in prison. Instead of a honeymoon, when the romantic adventure of Aaron Burmeister and Ashley McNeil entered …

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Battle Lines Drawn For Caribbean 600

Seventy-eight yachts have entered the eleventh edition of the RORC Caribbean 600, where in excess of 700 sailors from six continents and yachts from over 20 nations will compete in the thrilling race around 11 Caribbean islands starting in Antigua on February 18. Ten multihulls will be racing, boasting phenomenal …

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Boat Made From Flip Flops On A Mission

It was 6pm when an unusual rainbow-colored boat, made of recycled plastic waste and discarded flip-flops gathered from beaches and roadsides, dropped anchor off the beach at Mtwapa, near Kenya’s coastal city of Mombasa. The 9-meter-long dhow, The Flipflopi, was sailing south along East Africa’s coast to raise awareness of the …

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