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Clipper Race: Put shrimp on the barbie

Day 19 – Ha Long Bay, Viet Nam has been first to complete Race 5 of the Clipper 2019-20 Round the World Yacht Race, crossing the finish line at 09:23 (UTC) in The Whitsundays, Australia. Ha Long Bay,Viet Nam’s Skipper Josh Strickland reflects: “It’s been a real test for me …

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Delivery disasters after Sydney Hobart

While the 628nm Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race was relatively mild in 2019, the northerly delivery along Australia’s east coast has been anything but as three boats issued distress calls in just 30 minutes on January 5. At 3:10am, the 30-foot Jarkan-designed Gun Runner called for help when it was …

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America’s Cup: It’s always something

In preparing for the 36th America’s Cup, knowing how much wind the AC75 must compete in is the spoke of the wheel. In designing the boat, everything revolves around the match conditions, and these were to be finalized on December 20. While four boats have been launched without this information, …

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Clipper Race: Time will tell

Day 17 – There’s about 400 nautical miles to go until the first yacht of the Clipper 2019-20 Round the World Yacht Race crosses the line of Race 5, with strategies to catch the best winds and avoid catching the East Australian Current continuing to unfold, and it will soon …

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Spain sees increase in boat registrations in 2019

Small and medium-sized power sector remains engine room for growth, while charter sector sees rebound too Spain’s recreational boat market saw a 9.65% increase in boat registrations in 2019 (6,080) compared to 2018 (5,545). Of the total registrations, 4,518 were for vessels intended for private use, while the charter market recorded 1,562 …

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