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Clipper Race: Put shrimp on the barbie

Day 19 – Ha Long Bay, Viet Nam has been first to complete Race 5 of the Clipper 2019-20 Round the World Yacht Race, crossing the finish line at 09:23 (UTC) in The Whitsundays, Australia. Ha Long Bay,Viet Nam’s Skipper Josh Strickland reflects: “It’s been a real test for me …

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Delivery disasters after Sydney Hobart

While the 628nm Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race was relatively mild in 2019, the northerly delivery along Australia’s east coast has been anything but as three boats issued distress calls in just 30 minutes on January 5. At 3:10am, the 30-foot Jarkan-designed Gun Runner called for help when it was …

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America’s Cup: It’s always something

In preparing for the 36th America’s Cup, knowing how much wind the AC75 must compete in is the spoke of the wheel. In designing the boat, everything revolves around the match conditions, and these were to be finalized on December 20. While four boats have been launched without this information, …

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Clipper Race: Time will tell

Day 17 – There’s about 400 nautical miles to go until the first yacht of the Clipper 2019-20 Round the World Yacht Race crosses the line of Race 5, with strategies to catch the best winds and avoid catching the East Australian Current continuing to unfold, and it will soon …

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Spain sees increase in boat registrations in 2019

Small and medium-sized power sector remains engine room for growth, while charter sector sees rebound too Spain’s recreational boat market saw a 9.65% increase in boat registrations in 2019 (6,080) compared to 2018 (5,545). Of the total registrations, 4,518 were for vessels intended for private use, while the charter market recorded 1,562 …

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Sunseeker New Predator 60

New model represents first in builder’s major new product development plan. Sunseeker’s Predator 60 EVO represents the first model of the builder’s major new product development plan with it claims a number of innovative stand out features and a truly sophisticated interior design. The builder claims the superstructure exemplifies the …

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Best to be big for Caribbean 600

For the 12th edition of the RORC Caribbean 600, 21 teams – racing yachts of 50-feet or over – have already signed up for the 600-mile blast around 11 Caribbean Islands. These big guns amount to a third of the entries, and since the first race in 2009 they’ve dominated …

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Mysterious death for professional sailor

An Australian national, the 37-year-old Zane Gills reportedly died ahead of New Year’s Eve in an accident on a boat in Barcelona, Spain. After reported missing by his brother, his body was found under the yacht hours later. No additional details have been released. Gills, who lived in Lymington, Hampshire, …

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Clipper Race: A not very sprinty sprint

Day 11 – GoToBermuda, Ha Long Bay, Viet Nam, and Zhuhai continue the tussle for the lead in Race 5 of the Clipper 2019-20 Round the World Yacht Race. The light winds off the Australian east coast continue to hamper progress and pose difficult tactical questions for the leading pack. …

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