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Green travel across the Atlantic

Greta Thunber Swedish 16-year old Greta Thunberg has become quite the disrupter since she started a school strike in front of the Swedish parliament in August 2018, with her initiative for climate action having inspired school strikes in more than 150 countries.She has been nominated for the Nobel peace prize, …

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Up to 75 boats damaged in Auckland storms

Severe weather described by one observer as ‘a mini tornado’ in Auckland resulted in damage to yachts and marina facilities on Monday night, according to a report by Stuff, the New Zealand news outlet. By Craig RitchieAugust 14, 2019 Source: https://www.ibinews.com/up-to-75-boats-damaged-in-auckland-storms/34595.article

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SYTT makes Maritime UK Awards shortlist

The UK’s Superyacht Tenders & Toys (SYTT) has been named as one of the best in the UK’s £40bn maritime sector after being shortlisted in the first-ever Maritime UK Awards. Source: https://www.ibinews.com/companies/sytt-makes-maritime-uk-awards-shortlist/34594.article

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Lippert completes Lewmar takeover

The £33m-plus acquisition of UK marine equipment manufacturer and supplier Lewmar Marine by its US competitor, Lippert Components, has now been completed. Four new American directors were appointed on August 1, as revealed by a Lewmar Ltd’s filing with Companies House, the UK business register, today. By David Robinson – August 13, …

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Obituary: Giovanni Besenzoni

The founder of Italian equipment firm Besenzoni SpA has passed away at 77 Giovanni Besenzoni, founder and president of Besenzoni SpA, passed away on Sunday at his home in Sarnico, on Lake Iseo in northern Italy. He was 77. A forward-thinking and innovative entrepreneur, Giovanni founded Besenzoni SpA in 1967. …

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Best Dealer 2019 Award!

Jaume Vermell Nautica awarded as ′Best Dealer of 2019′ by Jeanneau during the annual convention which took place recently in Palma. The prize as Best Dealer of the Year 2019 was awarded during the gala ceremony held at the Melià Palma Marina Hotel which was  attended by dealers from all over …

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Silent 55 – Just Add Water

I appear to have one of those brains that is permanently ‘on’, and as a result have had a long-term on-off relationship with insomnia.  I’ve tried the lavender pillow, the warm milky drink, the ‘worry notebook’ by the bed, but never found the cure – until now.  Last week, Silent …

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Aussies survive SailGP Cowes

In extreme conditions at the European debut of SailGP, Australia’s Tom Slingsby proved once again that he is the one to beat in the league’s first season. The Australia SailGP Team dominated the field with a sweep of the races while becoming the first crew to break the 50-knot speed …

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New Dates for Two Antigua Regattas in 2020

Thursday, August 8, 2020, English Harbour, Antigua: The Antigua Yacht Racing Calendar is purportedly one of the most all-encompassing, challenging and competitive on the Caribbean Yacht Racing circuit. From a position just over 10 years ago when Antigua Classic Yacht Regatta and Antigua Sailing Week were the bookend to the …

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