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32nd METSTRADE 2019 Approaches

Issues related to the environment, circular economy, digitisation and sustainable employment will all be covered at this year’s show With two weeks to go before the METSTRADE Show opens for business, the RAI Amsterdam Convention Centre is already buzzing. An unprecedented number of pre-show visitor registrations mean that the 1,650-plus …

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Keel damage for Hugo Boss in Transat Jacque Vabre

Day 8 – Alex Thomson and Neal McDonald are working on the safest place to navigate their damaged IMOCA 60 monohull, Hugo Boss, after announcing their withdrawal from the 14th edition the Transat Jacque Vabre, the 4,350-mile biennial double-handed race from Le Havre, France to Salvador de Bahia. Earlier in …

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Clipper Race: Throws of the low

Day 8 – On Day 8 of Race 3 of the 2019-20 Clipper Round the World Yacht Race, The Spinlock South Atlantic Showdown, the fleet is in the throws of a South Atlantic low as it races towards Cape Town. Seumas Kellock, Visit Sanya, China Skipper exclaimed: “Some more quick …

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Ocean Cleanup tackles plastic garbage in rivers

Days after reporting a breakthrough in trapping plastic debris in the Pacific Ocean using the ocean’s current, Rotterdam-based Ocean Cleanup has unveiled a solar-powered trap that similarly capturers plastic garbage in rivers. The Rotterdam-based non-profit was founded in 2013 by Dutch inventor Boyan Slat, then 18. Today it employs over …

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Sydney Hobart Classic Yacht Regatta

More than 20 of Australia’s most famous classic yachts have already entered for the 2019 Sydney Hobart Classic Yacht Regatta that will begin a month of celebrations to mark the 75th anniversary of the Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race. To be held over two days on the weekend of December …

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Clipper Race: Leading the charge

Day 6 – The battle to claim the first points of Race 3 of the 2019-20 Clipper Round the World Yacht Race, The Spinlock South Atlantic Showdown, is raging with six of the eleven teams making their way to the scoring gate. Teams Imagine your Korea and Visit Sanya, China …

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