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Stew Of The Month: Sarah Buttery

What did you do before yachting, and how did your yachting career first begin? I did many things before my yachting career but mostly worked in childcare. Some of the jobs included working in a daycare in New Zealand and as a nanny in England, Italy and France.  When I …

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Volvo Ocean Race: Dive, Dive, Dive

(March 19, 2018; Day 2) – The start yesterday from Auckland saw the seven-boat Volvo Ocean Race fleet sail straight into a 30-knot easterly, with today offering little let-up with winds hovering around 25 knots producing similar boat speeds as the teams begin Leg 7 to Brazil. An opening day …

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Vestas Redress Reveals Additional Facts

When the Volvo Ocean Race granted a redress hearing for Vestas 11th Hour Racing, it brought forth more details surrounding the collision they incurred while 30 nm from the finish in Hong Kong of Leg 4 which began in Australia. Just after 0100 hours on the morning of January 20 (local Hong …

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Volvo Ocean Race: Vestas Redress Denied

When a collision between Volvo Ocean Race team Vestas 11th Hour Racing and a fishing boat off Hong Kong resulted in a fatality, it also knocked the team out of race contention when significant damage to its bow required a six week repair. And while very little has been revealed …

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Velsheda, Topaz, Svea Line Up In St Barths

A fleet of three J Class yachts including the oldest and most storied, J K7 Velsheda, and the newest, potentially most powerful ever, J S1 Svea, will line up over the coming days to compete at what promises to be an enthralling St Barths Bucket Regatta. Velsheda is renowned as …

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Updates On The Defibrillator

In the day to day functions of your vessel, the defibrillator lies in the back of a closet or under the helm station. If the crew is diligent and safety minded, it’s on a checklist and gets a cursory inspection from time to time. Hopefully once or twice a year, when …

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Regatta News

I love island hopping on beautiful yachts and in the Balearics we are spoilt for choice. Ibiza should be top of your list this spring because White Island Classics, Ibiza’s Classic yacht regatta is back April 25th – 29th. Most of us know Ibiza for it’s hedonistic lifestyle. In April …

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