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Tragic News From Volvo Ocean Race

(March 27, 2018) – The 2017-18 Volvo Ocean Race has thus far incurred two man overboard incidents – one on Scallywag when crew member Alex Gough was washed overboard and successfully recoveredduring the Leg 4 from Australia to Hong Kong, and one on Scallywag that has not ended well on Leg 7 from …

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Clipper Race: Freedom From Fog

(March 25, 2018; Day 2) – Things are starting to look up for the 11 teams in the Clipper 2017-18 Round the World Yacht Race as glorious sunshine has emerged after a challenging 24 hours for the teams trying to navigate their way through the notorious Chinese fishing fleet, and …

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Volvo Ocean Race: It’s About To Get Real

(March 22, 2018; Day 5) – The Volvo Ocean Race fleet continues its relentless charge east towards Cape Horn, taking a course skirting the ice exclusion boundary in the South Pacific while racing in strong but manageable winds of the 20-25 knots. But that’s all about to change. Sailing south …

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Update About Pacific Ocean Pollution

A new analysis published in Scientific Reports reveals the makeup of a massive collection of floating trash in the North Pacific in a way that’s never been done before. Known as The Great Pacific Garbage Patch, the area weighs 87,000 tons — 16 times more than previous estimates — and contains more …

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Bringing Together The Swan Classics

The Swan Classic by Frers Association has been formed to gather together owners and enthusiasts who sail the yachts designed in the 80s by Argentine naval architect German Frers. Frers left his mark and his signature elegance on dozens of racing and cruising yachts. He was the one to define …

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Stew Of The Month: Sarah Buttery

What did you do before yachting, and how did your yachting career first begin? I did many things before my yachting career but mostly worked in childcare. Some of the jobs included working in a daycare in New Zealand and as a nanny in England, Italy and France.  When I …

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