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Berthon Expands Activities With Purchase Of VersaDock

UK firm makes acquisition through Lymington Marina subsidiary   VersaDock designs and creates modular floating pontoons Berthon Boat Company in the UK has expanded its activities with the acquisition of Marine IP, which trades under the name of VersaDock, for an undisclosed sum. Berthon used its Lymington Marina Ltd subsidiary …

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Golden Globe: Shrinkage In The Lead

Golden Globe Race leader Jean-Luc Van Den Heede has seen his margin over Mark Slats continue to narrow, now down to 353nm with 2095nm to the finish (as of 1200UTC). Van Den Heede remains plagued by light winds while Slats benefits from the norheasterlies off the African continent. As Van …

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Russian Billionaire Backs New Crimean Marina

Arkady Rotenberg to oversee construction of 700-berth facility in Balaklava Russian billionaire Arkady Rotenberg has officially launched the construction of a major new marina development in the Crimean city of Balaklava in Sevastopol. The project is being implemented by Rotenberg via his engineering holding, Stroygazmontazh. Also known as the SGM …

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Netherlands Joins America’s Cup Challenge

Two leading Dutch clubs share in challenge for 36th America’s Cup A joint Dutch challenge from the Royal Netherlands Yacht Club Muiden and the Royal Maas Yacht Club for the 36th America’s Cup has been accepted by Emirates Team New Zealand and the Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron. Dutch skipper …

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Golden Globe: Tactics With The Wind Gods

As Golden Globe Race leader Jean-Luc Van Den Heede continues his climb up the North Atlantic to the finish at Les Sables d’Olonne, the French skipper has served out his 18 hour penalty on January 5 for improper use of his satellite phone (related to his mast damage) and is …

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Captains of Ships – Andrew Schofield

Born in Durham, although with no trace of the accent, Andrew was an exceptional student and breezed from public school to a degree in Applied & Industrial Biology with an eye on a career in molecular genetics.  Shell snapped up his talents and offered him a position at their Biosciences …

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