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M/Y Luna free to leave Dubai?

The UAE-based English language newspaper Gulf News has reported that the $450m megayacht Luna, part of London’s largest divorce case, may finally be allowed to set sail from a Dubai port. The Gulf News article states: “The 115m (380ft) M/Y Luna has been holed up in Dubai while lawyers for Russian oligarch Farkhad Akhmedov fought …

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1st Australia Thailand Rendezvous a success

Last week’s event was held at Phuket Yacht Haven Marina. The Captain’s Lunch, sponsored by Echo Yachts, with Benetti’s M/Y Formosa and Oceanco’s M/Y Amevi in the distance The inaugural Australia Thailand Rendezvous, sponsored by Benetti Yachts, took place at Phuket Yacht Haven Marina in Thailand last week. Organised by Superyacht Australia, the event …

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Clipper Race: Shuffling the deck

Day 24 – The path to success is never smooth, and thus is the case in the Clipper 2019-20 Round the World Yacht Race as the eventual champion of Race 6 will need to navigate through the difficult, fickle weather conditions in the final 200 nautical miles to the finish …

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Clipper Race: Prepare for anything

Day 23 – As the front runners are on the home straight in Race 6 for the Clipper 2019-20 Round the World Yacht Race, the weather is expected to play havoc on the teams which could still shuffle the order. The cushy lead once held by Ha Long Bay, Viet …

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Clipper Race: Decisions, decisions

Day 22 – Many of the 11 teams in the Clipper 2019-20 Round the World Yacht Race having now completed the Dell Latitude Rugged Ocean Sprint, following the crossing most skippers have been pondering on their tactical decision making in Race 6. Whether they opted for the most direct route …

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How containers get lost at sea

Cargo ships account for the majority of the around 53,000 merchant ships trading internationally, and it is those ships in which containers are stacked for transport. However, not all those boxes make their destination, with an average of 1,390 containers lost at sea each year. Hardly comforting news for the …

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Up to 20 teams for Youth America’s Cup

Following the December 2019 announcement for the 2020-21 Youth America’s Cup, Jack Griffin of Cup Experience provides this update on the third edition of this competition: A new foiling AC9F monohull will be used for the Youth America’s Cup. The rules for the event call for mixed crews of four sailors – two women …

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