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America’s Cup: Looking back 100 years

The America’s Cup stirs up plenty of commentary, and we found in the archives this report from 100 years ago by Mme. Futura Imperfect in which she shared strong feelings about the 13th edition. Held in 1920 under the Universal Rule of measurement, the match was between the 106-foot defender …

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Tokyo 2020: Training and COVID-19

Preparing for the postponed Tokyo 2020 Olympics amid COVID-19 health guidelines and restrictions prompted Canada to organize the first Canadian Sailing Team Invitational Training Camp/Event at Portsmouth Olympic Harbour in Kingston, ON. The 9-day event for Laser Standard, Laser Radial, 49er, and 49erFX fleets concluded August 29. here’s the Sail …

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RAI Amsterdam cancels METSTRADE 2020

METSTRADE and RAI Amsterdam announce with great sadness that the Marine Equipment Trade Show, which was scheduled on 17-19 November in RAI Amsterdam, has been cancelled. For more than 32 years, METSTRADE has been providing the most complete meeting place for the global marine industry. Due to the consequences of the COVID-19 outbreak, our mission …

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Andaman Islands New 50 Yacht Marina Planned

International yachts and superyachts interested in adventure cruising in the Andaman Islands will be pleased to learn of the planned construction of a 50 Yacht Marina at Port Blair Harbour. An amazing cruising destination, the Andaman & Nicobar Islands are gorgeous with pristine clear waters, sandy beaches of uninhabited islands, …

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America’s Cup: To win you must finish

The introduction of the AC75 for the 36th America’s Cup accomplished three things: the return to monohulls, the pursuit of high performance, and the guarantee there’d only be a few teams which would submit entry. A new class of boat always comes with apprehension, but when it is an other-worldly …

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Major hurricane to hit U.S. gulf coast

When forecasters with NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center, a division of the National Weather Service, released its annual August update to the Atlantic Hurricane Season Outlook, it detailed how the 2020 season had been off to a rapid pace with the potential to be one of the busiest on record. At that point, …

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COVID-19 canceling fall boat shows

Annapolis, MD (August 20, 2020) – After the Annapolis Boat Shows worked hard creating safety protocols and meeting with health officials for its October 2020 shows at City Dock Annapolis, SpinSheet reports how the city announced today the shows would not take place in 2020. “We thought we had made good progress. Our plans …

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