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Benetti Sells First Diamond 145

The 44m displacement yacht is currently being fitted out in Viareggio Italy’s Benetti Shipyard has announced the sale of its first Diamond 145 model, the 44m displacement yacht presented last September at the 2108 Cannes Yachting Festival. The new flagship in the Class product line is a yacht that symbolises …

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Riding The Record-Breaking Freight Train

Alex Alley (GBR) is now riding the southern latitude freight train that will send him eastward in his pursuit to break the Solo Non-Stop Around the World Record in his 40-foot yacht – Pixel Flyer. Located at 40°S (at 22:00 UTC) in the South Atlantic, his position is just to …

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Eagan Dominates Viper 640 Winter Series

While the first two events of the 2018-19 Viper 640 Winter Series provided winds that were either too light or two strong, the third and final event on February 9-10 delivered ideal conditions for the racing in Sarasota, FL. Marcus Eagan dominated the 14 race circuit, finishing 15 points clear …

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America’s Cup: Is The Honeymoon Over?

In the absence of an independent league office to manage the mischief, the complicated dynamics of the America’s Cup can lead to… complications. While the rules in the Protocol seek to keep the competition in the middle of the course, the actions of the players often bang the corners for advantage. When …

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Dutch America’s Cup Entry Names MD

Eelco Blok was formerly CEO of Dutch telecoms provider KPN Eelco Blok, a former CEO of Dutch telecoms provider KPN, has been named managing director of DutchSail, the company behind the Dutch challenger in the 36th America’s Cup in 2021. Simeon Tienpoint, the skipper of the Dutch entry and two-time …

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Hammer Time At RORC Caribbean 600

Multihulls have been racing in the RORC Caribbean 600 since the very first race in 2009 when Claude Thelier’s (FRA) Region Guadeloupe, skippered by John Burnie (GBR), set a record that was not bettered until 2015. In recent years the multihull fleet has been on the rise and the current …

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On Track Toward The Indian Ocean

Alex Alley (GBR) remains on track in his pursuit to break the Solo Non-Stop Around the World Record in his 40-foot yacht – Pixel Flyer. Located at 35°S (at 20:00 UTC) in the South Atlantic, his southeasterly course has him avoiding the St. Helena High aiming toward Cape Agulhas and …

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