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Can Fiberglass Boats Be Recycled?

When Earth Day was created in 1970, mainstream America was largely tuned out to the benefits of recycling. Fast forward nearly half a century, however, to Earth Day 2019 (April 22) and it’s fairly common to see local paper, glass, and plastic recycling programs. But what about boats? The challenge …

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Big Expectations For 75th Sydney Hobart

Entries are now open for the 2019 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race, with the just-launched Notice of Race (NOR) encouraging sailors from around the world to join the historic 75th running of the ‘Everest’ of ocean racing. First conducted in 1945 from the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia in Rushcutters …

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Romanian Yard Secures 155m Superyacht Contract

Damen Mangalia is a joint venture between Dutch shipbuilder Damen Shipyards Group and the Romanian state Damen Mangalia, a joint venture between Dutch shipbuilder Damen Shipyards Group and the Romanian state, has secured a deal to build a 155m (580ft) superyacht for Norway’s SeaDream Yacht Club. The contract marks Damen …

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Sir Ben Ainslie Interview

When I interviewed INEOS Team UK skipper and team principal Sir Ben Ainslie for the latest episode of The Yacht Racing Podcast it was late on a Friday afternoon after what I could only imagine was the end of another long week of preparations for the British America’s Cup syndicate. Ainslie was …

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Anita Is Doing It Again! 

For the 4th year running Anita Vince and her team are braving the GR221  through the Tramuntana Mountain Range to raise money for Cancer Support Mallorca.  A core team of 7 ladies, plus many others who will join for individual days, will leave Pollensa on the 19th of April and …

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Jeanneau Announces New Monocat Boat Concept

French yard commissions Philippe Briand to design new ‘Sun Loft’ project Jeanneau’s spring press conference, held during an international boat test event for boating media in Cannes, was the setting for a scoop for the attending journalists. Antoine Chancelier, marketing director for the sailing boat division of the French shipyard, …

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