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Clipper Race: Jekyll and Hyde weather

Day 10 – The leading teams in the Clipper 2019-20 Round the World Yacht Race are reaching the midway point of Leg 3, and with Clipper Race Meteorologist, Simon Rowell, calling the weather ‘fruity’, there were lots of individual sail battles for the skippers and crew to contend with. “Quite …

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The Ocean Race returns to Cape Town

The Ocean Race will return to Cape Town for the 12th time as the most challenging crewed offshore race in the sport comes to South Africa in the 2021-22 edition. Cape Town has been an iconic stop in the race since the very first edition in 1973 and has hosted …

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Ben Ainslie joins GBR SailGP Team

The Great Britain SailGP Team has gotten reorganized for the 2020 SailGP Season as Ben Ainslie has joined the squad, augmenting his preparation for the 36th America’s Cup with INEOS TEAM UK. “Of course, our major focus remains on preparing and building our AC75 ready for AC36,” Ainslie told The Telegraph. …

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New course for Rolex Fastnet Race

The Royal Ocean Racing Club (RORC), organisers of the Rolex Fastnet Race, will be changing the finish location for the 2021 and 2023 editions from Plymouth, UK to Cherbourg, France. The move encourages and secures the future development of the race as it permits more participation; in 2019 the race …

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Further expansion for Ocean Globe Race

While the continued professionalism of The Ocean Race (formerly Whitbread Round the World Race and Volvo Ocean Race) seemingly struggles to squeeze blood from the shriveling turnip, planning flies forward on the Ocean Globe Race (OGR) which seeks to turn back the hands of time. Originally announced in July 2019, with …

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METSTRADE 2019 – Day 2

News from the world’s largest marine trade show delivered direct to your inbox from IBI (International Boat Industry) Magazine >> Click here to download a full copy of today’s METSTRADE newsletter with coverage of: The 2019 DAME Award winners Words of wisdom from keynote speaker Henk de Vries of Feadship This year’s Boat …

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2019 DAME Award winners revealed

Winners were named in all categories and 17 received Special Mentions U SAFE was crowned Overall Winner of this year’s DAME Birgit Schnaase, chair of the DAME Awards jury, presented the 2019 DAME Awards today at the start of this year’s METSTRADE Show in Amsterdam. This year saw several Category …

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METSTRADE – Day 1

IBI is reporting live from this year’s METSTRADE Show in Amsterdam. METSTRADE is the world’s largest trade exhibition of equipment, materials and systems for the international leisure marine industry. It is organised by RAI Amsterdam in association with ICOMIA (International Council of Marine Industry Associations). Day 1 of the METSTRADE …

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