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STEPPING BACK IN TIME ABOARD A CLASSIC SCHOONER

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  Classic Schooners: brawny yet elegant multi-masted sailboats that conjure up images of thick-skinned fisherman, white-gloved aristocracy and pirates. They date from a bygone era when oceans were the primary means of transport, and control of them made and broke nations. Most have succumbed to the ebb of fortunes and ... Read More »

Ondine : The calm before the storm

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For those of you who have been following the progress of Asociación Ondine and our marine research, conservation and research projects, you would have noticed the steady run of “Dos Manos Beach Cleans”, our hugely successful Schools Program taking off, the Stingray Survey continuing and the fantastic news that the ... Read More »

The Pinmar Golf…… Did you know?

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As we look forward to the forthcoming 28th Pinmar Golf Tournament taking place from 20th – 22nd October, here in Palma, at the beautiful Son Gual course, I thought I would pay a visit to Pinmar and speak to Executive Chairman Remy Millott and get the inside track on this ... Read More »

Regatta Excitement for Africa…….

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Three young African sailors, Loyiso Jantjies, Bohlale Motsieloa, and Luyolo Koni, all 17 years of age and students at the Lawhill Maritime Centre in Simonstown, South Africa, arrived in Palma in mid June on a new Marine Inspirations seamanship training initiative focused around the dynamic Palma Superyacht Cup event. The ... Read More »

What is The Magenta Project?

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Following the conclusion of Team SCA competing in the Volvo Ocean Race 2014-5, the thirteen strong squad have experienced racing on the center stage of offshore sailing as an all-female team. As the 2014-2015 Volvo Ocean Race progressed, the team realized that they were impacting in many ways around the ... Read More »

Entrevista PRO- RIGGING

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“It is essential to take care of every boat as if it were unique” Rodrigo Sanz is the founder and captain-general of Pro-Rigging, one of Mallorca’s leading companies in the maintenance and repair of large sailing yachts. Passionate about the sea ever since he was a boy, the aims and ... Read More »

Palma’s 20th Superyacht Cup, A Hard Act to Follow

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The Superyacht Cup, firm favourite with owners and sailors alike, has not only become the second-biggest event on the superyacht sailing calendar, but is also the longest running regatta of its kind in Europe. An exhilarating four-day event which perfectly mixes fun times with fierce racing in the Mediterranean’s most ... Read More »

Islander Interview : Soren & Skipper

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What did you do before yachting?   I left school at 17 and was accepted on a 7-year training programme as a marine engineer in the Merchant Navy. Mixed practical serving aboard large cargo vessels sailing world wide, and studying at the Marine Engineering College. I actually did graduate, but was ... Read More »

De-mystifying yacht chartering arrangements in Spain

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Having recently attended the Superyacht Fiscal management meeting in Barcelona it was quite apparent from the conversations and discussions around me that there is still a huge amount of uncertainty around the tax and legal rules relating to chartering activities in Spain. Based on my observations it seems that one ... Read More »

Chartering for Mere Mortals

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To most of the outside world, chartering a Superyacht is a distant dream and gives the impression that it’s only attainable by the mega rich. Not so! There are ways of “ordinary folks”, us mere mortals, being allowed to enter and enjoy this world of extreme luxury at a similar ... Read More »

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