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Volvo Ocean Race: Dive, Dive, Dive

(March 19, 2018; Day 2) – The start yesterday from Auckland saw the seven-boat Volvo Ocean Race fleet sail straight into a 30-knot easterly, with today offering little let-up with winds hovering around 25 knots producing similar boat speeds as the teams begin Leg 7 to Brazil. An opening day …

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Vestas Redress Reveals Additional Facts

When the Volvo Ocean Race granted a redress hearing for Vestas 11th Hour Racing, it brought forth more details surrounding the collision they incurred while 30 nm from the finish in Hong Kong of Leg 4 which began in Australia. Just after 0100 hours on the morning of January 20 (local Hong …

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Volvo Ocean Race: Vestas Redress Denied

When a collision between Volvo Ocean Race team Vestas 11th Hour Racing and a fishing boat off Hong Kong resulted in a fatality, it also knocked the team out of race contention when significant damage to its bow required a six week repair. And while very little has been revealed …

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Velsheda, Topaz, Svea Line Up In St Barths

A fleet of three J Class yachts including the oldest and most storied, J K7 Velsheda, and the newest, potentially most powerful ever, J S1 Svea, will line up over the coming days to compete at what promises to be an enthralling St Barths Bucket Regatta. Velsheda is renowned as …

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Updates On The Defibrillator

In the day to day functions of your vessel, the defibrillator lies in the back of a closet or under the helm station. If the crew is diligent and safety minded, it’s on a checklist and gets a cursory inspection from time to time. Hopefully once or twice a year, when …

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Regatta News

I love island hopping on beautiful yachts and in the Balearics we are spoilt for choice. Ibiza should be top of your list this spring because White Island Classics, Ibiza’s Classic yacht regatta is back April 25th – 29th. Most of us know Ibiza for it’s hedonistic lifestyle. In April …

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Northrop & Johnson Opens Monaco Base

Northrop & Johnson (N&J), the global superyacht brokerage and yacht services provider, has expanded its office network with a new base in Monaco and a relocation of its office in Ft Lauderdale, Florida to the Lauderdale Marine Center. The new N&J office in Monaco is located on the Avenue d’Ostende, …

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Great Mentors – Could You Be One?

How much learning occurs on the job? We know that a ‘greeny’ fresh out of school and clutching their STCW will join your vessel keen as mustard and ready to learn all they can. As senior crew on board you are expected to support that development and regularly do so. …

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