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Berthon Acquires UK Marine Firms

BHG Marine and Willow Marine were both owned and run by father and son team David and Paul Martin The Berthon group of companies in the UK has acquired BHG Marine and Willow Marine through its Lymington Marina subsidiary. The move comes not longer after the company acquired Marine IP, producer …

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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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