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Captains of Industry – Oscar Siches

  I first met Oscar in 2012 at the Portals Nautical Weekend. The first (and last?) event of its kind, the free-to-enter show was a cheeky two-finger salute to the government department in charge of Boat Show Palma which had to be cancelled in that year due to a ‘lack …

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North Sails & Volvo Ocean Race

  This month we will see the start of the 2017- 2018 Volvo Ocean race from Alicante on a gruelling circumnavigation , including extended periods in the Southern Ocean , which will test the yachts equipment, especially the sails, to the limit.   We are very happy to bring you …

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Captains Of Industry – Richard Masters

Captains of Industry – Richard Masters   The tale of Richard Masters’ passage from deckhand to yacht captain to captain of industry is so peppered with romance, fate and fascination that it would be a great pity not to recount it verse and chapter. Richard isn’t entirely au fait with …

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Get ready for Volvo Ocean Race Game

While seven teams compete in the 2017-18 Volvo Ocean Race, there’ll be hundreds of thousands more competing in the ultimate virtual sailing challenge: the Volvo Ocean Race Game The 2014-15 edition saw over 200,000 online skippers test their skills, charting a virtual course against the real-world fleet as it raced …

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Marina Spotlight – Limassol Marian, Cyprus

Marina Spotlight – Limassol Marina Until 2013, the only place you could park your superyacht in Cyprus was an uninspiring ill-suited commercial port. A veritable Greek tragedy. And then, as if by magic, a group of developers, construction companies and investors got together and pooled years of knowledge and experience …

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From Superyachts to Sri Lankan orphanages

Sarah Buttery has worked in the Superyacht business as a stewardess for the past seven years, and last winter decided to do some independent travelling, wanting an antidote to the Superyacht working life, during her “off” season. Here Sarah tells us about her background in yachting and her trip. Born …

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First Kymeta panels set sail on a yacht

Technology Update – Roger Horner of e3 Systems  Spain plays host to the international maritime community for 11 days  The Islander’s Nautifest was a huge success with an excellent party sponsored by e3 on Friday evening. The party then moved on to Barcelona for the MYBA Show, hosted by One Ocean …

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Fairline – a Phoenix from the Ashes

On Wednesday 2 December 2015 British boat builder Fairline collapsed and was placed into administration putting hundreds of livelihoods at risk. On Monday 25 January 2016 it was announced that UK-based Russian businessmen Alexander Volov and Igor Glyanenko had paid around 4.5 million pounds to acquire the assets of ‘Fairline …

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2017 Palma Superyacht Cup: 21st-24th June 2017

“Competitive yacht racing, a relaxed informal social programme and the perfect location for superyachts – it does not get any better!” The Superyacht Cup is the longest running superyacht regatta in Europe, a favourite with yacht owners, friends, captains and crew who visit Palma de Mallorca annually for the four …

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