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Clipper Race: Dealing With Dilemmas

(March 12, 2018; Day 8) – As the Clipper 2017-18 Round the World Yacht Race leaders approach the final 500 nm of the race from Sanya to Qingdao, the Scoring Gate has posed a tactical headache overnight, with the five leading teams making a contrast of moves in their dilemma …

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Clearing Hurdles On The Olympic Trail

To succeed as an Olympic sailor, you must become comfortable at being uncomfortable. You must sail your best amid the challenges of international travel, remaining calm as you navigate local foods, customs, and languages. Familiarity breeds confidence, an advantage long held by the European sailors. With the bulk of the …

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Clipper Race: Cold Temps, Hot Racing

(March 11, 2018; Day 7) – As the 11 teams in the Clipper 2017-18 Round the World Yacht Race push north up the Taiwanese Coast, a real contrast in wind and conditions have been reported over the last 24 hours, resulting in a vast range of fortunes and emotions in …

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America’s Cup: Two Decades Later

After winning the 1995 America’s Cup in San Diego, which saw 11 teams scattered across two harbors, the New Zealand team set about creating a venue in Auckland like no other to stage the 2000 America’s Cup. With government development dollars, the waterfront was transformed into a Cup village, turning …

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Marlow’s Inspirational Women In Sailing

This international Women’s Day, Marlow Ropes celebrates the success of the many inspirational women in sailing from around the world that it is proud to work with and support as official supplier.   The following great women sailors are part of Marlow Ropes long and successful voyage across the world’s …

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Ibiza Farm: The First Vertical Aeroponic Farm In Europe

Ibiza Farm is the first vertical garden in Europe using aeroponic towers to grow food naturally while saving 95% water in comparison to conventional organic farming: Over a decade ago, a brilliant American horticulturist by the name Tim Blank, invented the first vertical aeroponic food growing system which could be …

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Volvo Ocean Race: Vestas Now Repaired

Auckland, New Zealand (March 5, 2018) – After its collision on January 20 near the finish of Leg 4 of the Volvo Ocean Race, Vestas 11th Hour Racing returned to the water today with a test sail anticipated later this week. Damage to the bow kept the team from competing …

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Clipper Race: Light Wind Lottery

(March 5, 2018; Day 1) – The light wind lottery that got ‘Race 8: The Sailing City Qingdao Cup’ underway yesterday from Sanya has continued overnight, with the Clipper 2017-18 Round the World Yacht Race teams out east taking the early jackpot as they do their best to escape north, …

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