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Chandleries reopen with measures in place

Images of railings are about to fill our social media feeds as shoppers are corralled like cattle to avoid the spread of Covid-19. As more and more chandleries and independent outlets open their doors from today, those railings’ images might herald the resurgence of independent outlets, the small stores, as …

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Border opens for America’s Cup teams

The New Zealand Government has granted border exemptions to America’s Cup challengers American Magic and INEOS Team UK, paving the way for the teams to proceed with planning to move to New Zealand in the coming months. The Government is continuing to work with the challenger of record Luna Rossa …

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Kiwi politics and the America’s Cup

The right-leaning National Party and the left-leaning Labour Party dominate New Zealand political life, and the current prime minister, who ranks as the most senior government minister, is the leader of the Labour Party. The New Zealand government closed its borders to limit the COVID-19 spread, but as America’s Cup …

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MCA change the Fire Code

Following the successful launch of the MGN 453 in 2013, the MCA after an 18 month period of industry consultation, have upgraded the code to MGN 580. Implementation was from the beginning of March 2020 after which newly issued MGN 453 certificates were invalid. The key differences are in the …

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Taking on the America’s Cup challenge

America’s Cup Challenger of Record, Luna Rossa Prada Pirelli, launches a new web series – Challengers for Now – which provides a view behind the scenes of their Cagliari headquarters through exclusive footage and interviews with the protagonists. Here’s the tease: A challenge without equal. 1000 days, 100 professionals, 1 …

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Northern Light Composites presents ecoracer769

Monfalcone – Northern Light Composites (nlcomp), an Italian startup, is proudly presenting ecoracer769, their first full natural fibers sportboat, combining innovative design and new construction technologies in order to win races in green, sustainable way. The sailing boat is built from 100% flax fiber, with a recyclable core, and is …

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Vendee Globe start confirmed 8 November 2020

The start of the 9th Vendée Globe will take place on November 8th, off Sables d’Olonne, the organisers, the Board of Directors of SAEM Vendée, have confirmed. The SAEM Vendée also took the decision to set up a Start Village, which will open on Saturday 17th October. It will turn …

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Marine mammals in captivity

Hey! Some of you might be thinking of visiting a Dolphinarium as an activity during the summer holiday season. I would like to share my experience with you on the subject and hope it might lead you to think twice. Between 1998 and 2007, I was professionally involved through several …

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