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Protest Decision: Topaz versus Svea

When a massive collision occurred between two J Class yachts competing in the 2020 Superyacht Challenge Antigua, this frightening moment for these 130-foot monsters was captured on video. Here is the Protest Decision: Involved parties: TOPAZ – Peter Holmberg SVEA – Charles Ogletree Procedural matters: This is a hearing conducted under J Class …

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Clipper 2019-20 Race is postponed

Ever since the 11 teams of the Clipper 2019-20 Round the World Yacht Race had been on course from Australia to China, the Clipper Race Organizing Committee has been dodging bullets. Expected to arrive by mid-February, the coronavirus outbreak has since required a series of course revisions to avoid Sanya, …

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America’s Cup: Sadness in Sardinia

Considering Great Britain’s unkind winter weather, it looked brilliant for America’s Cup challenger Ineos Team UK to set up a temporary base in Sardinia in advance of the scheduled America’s Cup World Series event on April 23-26. But with that event now postponed and likely cancelled, the British team have begun …

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Clipper Race: Searching for silver lining

After the Clipper 2019-20 Round the World Yacht Race altered its course route to avoid three Chinese cities due to the coronavirus outbreak, it found a safe haven of Subic Bay in the Philippines. However, that venue has now become tenuous. Due to the COVID-19 outbreak worldwide, significant restrictions have …

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Storms hit Superyacht Challenge Antigua

The third day of the 2020 Superyacht Challenge Antigua was both bizarre and eventful. Shortly after the starting sequence the race are was enveloped in low cloud and torrential rain, scattering the wind in every direction. For over four hours, the superyacht fleet battled for supremacy, as well as control …

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The ‘Millenial Bug’ & the ‘Insta Job’

I have just had the pleasure of attending and contributing at Superyacht Investor 2020 in London which was an educational, inspiring and well attended event for Superyacht Industry professionals and support services. The themes were very varied and amongst the topics discussed were the environment and the yacht of the …

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MOTOR YACHT AWOL – A Way Of Life

I had the honour of meeting Giverny, affectionately known as Giv, and the team from MY AWOL at the 2019 ACrew Awards where they were up for several awards including Giv for the Chief Stewardess. Unfortunately pipped at the post, it didn’t seem to upset her. She said she was …

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MYBA charter show cancelled

Further to our communiqué dated 5 March regarding the MYBA Charter Show, we would like to inform you that the MYBA Board held a conference call yesterday to further discuss the holding of the MYBA Charter Show in Barcelona in the current environment.  The Covid-19 virus situation has evolved rapidly …

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