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America’s Cup: Two Decades Later

After winning the 1995 America’s Cup in San Diego, which saw 11 teams scattered across two harbors, the New Zealand team set about creating a venue in Auckland like no other to stage the 2000 America’s Cup. With government development dollars, the waterfront was transformed into a Cup village, turning …

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Marlow’s Inspirational Women In Sailing

This international Women’s Day, Marlow Ropes celebrates the success of the many inspirational women in sailing from around the world that it is proud to work with and support as official supplier.   The following great women sailors are part of Marlow Ropes long and successful voyage across the world’s …

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Ibiza Farm: The First Vertical Aeroponic Farm In Europe

Ibiza Farm is the first vertical garden in Europe using aeroponic towers to grow food naturally while saving 95% water in comparison to conventional organic farming: Over a decade ago, a brilliant American horticulturist by the name Tim Blank, invented the first vertical aeroponic food growing system which could be …

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Volvo Ocean Race: Vestas Now Repaired

Auckland, New Zealand (March 5, 2018) – After its collision on January 20 near the finish of Leg 4 of the Volvo Ocean Race, Vestas 11th Hour Racing returned to the water today with a test sail anticipated later this week. Damage to the bow kept the team from competing …

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Clipper Race: Light Wind Lottery

(March 5, 2018; Day 1) – The light wind lottery that got ‘Race 8: The Sailing City Qingdao Cup’ underway yesterday from Sanya has continued overnight, with the Clipper 2017-18 Round the World Yacht Race teams out east taking the early jackpot as they do their best to escape north, …

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Bankruptcy Sale Of Oyster Yachts

KPMG had set a deadline of Friday March 2 for any parties interested in acquiring Oyster Yachts to come forward. Operations ceased at the British boatbuilder on February 5 and Neil Gostelow and Mark Orton were appointed as administrators shortly afterwards. The administration has recently been expanded to include Oyster …

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Clipper Race: From Sanya To Qingdao

Sanya, China (March 4, 2018) – The final section of the Asia-Pacific Leg 5, officially known as Race 8: The Sailing City Qingdao Cup, got underway today for the 11 teams competing in the Clipper 2017-18 Round the World Yacht Race. Nasdaq crossed the Race 8 start line in first …

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Volvo Ocean Race: Xabi Fernández

Xabi Fernández, “We got our opportunity on the very last day, and we didn’t waste it.” Over 6200 miles and 20 days of sailing across the Pacific between Hong Kong and Auckland, leg six was one of the toughest so far. Particularly unstable conditions and an intense match race between …

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