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Captains Of Ships – Sam Jeffs

Born in Barmouth, Snowdonia’s most popular seaside resort, Sam’s family has saltwater running through its veins.  Grandfather was in the merchant navy and a long-time coxswain of Barmouth lifeboat, earning himself a British Empire Medal for meritorious service to the RNLI.  Father, a retired art teacher, also volunteered for the …

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Refining The Classics In Antigua

When the 32nd Annual Antigua Classic Yacht Regatta gathers on April 19-22, the plan for the 2019 edition will have refinements. Carlo Falcone, who has been competing in the event for the last 25 years, explains some of the changes: I have raced in classic yacht regattas all over the …

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One For The Bucket List

The Caribbean racing season is underway with the 6th edition of Grenada Sailing Week held January 28 to February 1. Hillary Noble, taking a break from the New England winter, shares this report from the bow of the Reflex 38 Touch2Play Racing: A record fleet of 40 boats gathered at Port Louis …

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Taking The Pulse On The Yacht Industry

Held in January, the Dusseldorf boat show in Germany is massive. With almost 2,000 exhibitors from 73 countries and displays covering 220,000 m², nearly 250,000 people came from over 100 countries. The ‘boot’, as it is known, is the leading public boating exhibition in the world. Paulo Pernão of Interesting Sailboats shares his impression …

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Dutchman Is Runner-Up In Golden Globe

Les Sables d’Olonne, France (January 31, 2019) – Mark Slats (NED) finished the Golden Globe Race today at 23:18:30 to claim second place. The 41-year old Dutchman crossed the line to set an elapsed time of 214 days 12 hours 18 minutes 43 seconds. To this, a 36 hour time penalty …

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Details For Para World Sailing Champs

The Notice of Race and Sailing Instructions are now available for the 2019 Para World Sailing Championship, to be held June 30 to July 7 in Cadiz, Spain. The events for the competition will be the One Person Keelboat Male (Hansa 303), One Person Keelboat Female (Hansa 303), One Person …

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Big Guns For Antigua Sailing Week

With just three months to go before the 52nd edition of Antigua Sailing Week there is a fantastic line up of yachts entered. Well over one thousand sailors will participate, many flying in from all over the world. Among the armada of big boats are two Supermaxis; Sir Peter Harrison …

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