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Volvo Ocean Race: Not Done Yet

(May 6, 2018; Day 14) – After two days which saw the easterly trades clock to near south, the Volvo Ocean Race teams made the gybe to port today to begin the final approach toward the Leg 8 finish in Newport, USA. Team Brunel continue to hold the lead as …

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Clipper Race: Crossing Mexican Border

(May 6, 2018; Day 6) – The Clipper 2017-18 Round the World Yacht Race featured champagne sailing conditions as the fleet crossed from Californian to Mexican latitudes. The 11 teams are taking part in the US Coast-To-Coast Leg 7, which is made up of two races, Race 10 from Seattle …

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Big Data Is Your Data

Facebook is in trouble again. Founder and king of the billionaire geeks Mark Zuckerberg shunned his trademark jeans T-shirt and trainers in favour of suit and tie and began apologising to anyone who was ready to listen to him, which turned out to be virtually everybody. It transpired that the …

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PYA: Sexual Harassment in Yachting

As part of its members’ assistance service, the PYA has seen a marked increase in the number of incidents of sexual harassment reported by crew members.   In light of the recent global #metoo movement which highlighted the widespread prevalence of sexual assault and harassment, the PYA would like to …

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Captains Of Industry – Rupert Savage

If having a knack for watercolours means you’re destined to work at sea then yes, Rupert Savage had his life mapped out – other than that, his upbringing was downright ordinary. Born in Solihull, brought up in Warwickshire, schooled in Cheltenham and gaining passes in all O and A Levels, …

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Clipper Race: Horses On The Track

Seattle, WA (May 1, 2018) – The Clipper 2017-18 Round the World Yacht Race fleet had a successful Le Mans start off the northwest coast of the USA, and although the fleet remains close together, a split has already emerged with one group heading directly south under spinnaker, whilst the …

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Volvo Ocean Race: Good Wind, Bad Weed

(May 1, 2018; Day 9) – Team Brunel was the first in the Volvo Ocean Race fleet to escape from a mild Doldrums crossing and is now leading the fleet in reaching conditions towards Newport, Rhode Island. Now in the northeast trade winds, Brunel leads the charge at nearly 20 …

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