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Australia Wins SailGP Sydney

The first ever SailGP was witnessed by more than 20,000 people who took to the water on the spectacular Sydney Harbour, providing the perfect amphitheater for the season kick off. Two days of racing saw six national teams do battle in the world’s most technologically advanced F50 catamarans, competing to …

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Love Makes You Stupid

If planning for your honeymoon includes stealing a 40-foot catamaran, love has made you stupid, a discovery now for a Florida Keys couple after a federal judge sentenced them to 2 1/2 years in prison. Instead of a honeymoon, when the romantic adventure of Aaron Burmeister and Ashley McNeil entered …

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Battle Lines Drawn For Caribbean 600

Seventy-eight yachts have entered the eleventh edition of the RORC Caribbean 600, where in excess of 700 sailors from six continents and yachts from over 20 nations will compete in the thrilling race around 11 Caribbean islands starting in Antigua on February 18. Ten multihulls will be racing, boasting phenomenal …

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Boat Made From Flip Flops On A Mission

It was 6pm when an unusual rainbow-colored boat, made of recycled plastic waste and discarded flip-flops gathered from beaches and roadsides, dropped anchor off the beach at Mtwapa, near Kenya’s coastal city of Mombasa. The 9-meter-long dhow, The Flipflopi, was sailing south along East Africa’s coast to raise awareness of the …

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Benetti Sells First Diamond 145

The 44m displacement yacht is currently being fitted out in Viareggio Italy’s Benetti Shipyard has announced the sale of its first Diamond 145 model, the 44m displacement yacht presented last September at the 2108 Cannes Yachting Festival. The new flagship in the Class product line is a yacht that symbolises …

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Riding The Record-Breaking Freight Train

Alex Alley (GBR) is now riding the southern latitude freight train that will send him eastward in his pursuit to break the Solo Non-Stop Around the World Record in his 40-foot yacht – Pixel Flyer. Located at 40°S (at 22:00 UTC) in the South Atlantic, his position is just to …

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