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Golden Globe: Van Den Heede Wins!

Jean-Luc Van Den Heede aboard his Rustler 36 Matmut has crossed the finish line at Les Sables d’Olonne today to win the Golden Globe Race at about 1100h local time. He arrived to a huge welcome after his circumnavigation of the globe, sailing without modern technology or benefit of satellite …

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Marlow Ropes Announces Official Supplier Status To 36th America’s Cup Challengers INEOS Team UK

Marlow Ropes, the World-leading British manufacturer of high-performance rope is delighted to announce official supplier status to the British Challenger for the 36th America’s Cup INEOS Team UK.  This announcement marks the continuation of the relationship that Marlow have had historically with the British challenger, following their Technical Partnership for …

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For The Record: 5000 Miles Done

On Saturday, January 26, Alex Alley (GBR) passed the 5000 mile mark on his quest to break the Solo Non-Stop Around the World Record in his 40-foot yacht – Pixel Flyer. He got Pixel flying at 17.6 knots, not bad for a 40′ monohull. That’s a big chunk of mileage …

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Golden Globe: Last 100 Miles

Jean-Luc Van Den Heede endured another tough night with 45knots winds and 6-7m seas but his Rustler 36 Matmut is now within 100 miles of the finish line at Les Sables d’Olonne and the 73-year old Frenchman is expected to arrive to a huge welcome at 08:00 UTC tomorrow (09:00 …

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Golden Globe: Weather Looming

With 502nm to the finish (as of 22:00 UTC), Golden Globe Race leader Jean-Luc Van Den Heede (FRA) is maintaining his lead over second placed Mark Slats (NED). The spread between the two leaders is 416nm. Jean Luc Van Den Heede will have a new challenge as he sails the …

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Former Ferretti Group Exec Andrea Frabetti Joins Sunseeker

Andrea Frabetti will join Sunseeker International on 28 January as its new chief technical officer following the retirement of company co-founder John Braithwaite in June 2018 Sunseeker International has appointed widely respected Andrea Frabetti as its new Chief Technical Officer following the retirement of John Braithwaite last year. Together with …

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