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MAPFRE Steals Newport Leg Win

(May 8, 2018; Day 16) – The Spanish team MAPFRE stunned the Volvo Ocean Race fleet this morning by stealing a win in Leg 8, with a shocking come-from-behind victory into Newport, Rhode Island. Yesterday, with just 300 miles to go, MAPFRE was in fifth place. But as this morning …

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Palma Vela Results

The 15th Sail Racing PalmaVela bid farewell to the Bay of Palma with action and excitement in all participating classes. After four intense days of competition, the event organized by the Real Club Náutico de Palma erected the first champions of the great regatta season of the Mediterranean 2018.   The …

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Volvo Ocean Race: Not Done Yet

(May 6, 2018; Day 14) – After two days which saw the easterly trades clock to near south, the Volvo Ocean Race teams made the gybe to port today to begin the final approach toward the Leg 8 finish in Newport, USA. Team Brunel continue to hold the lead as …

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Clipper Race: Crossing Mexican Border

(May 6, 2018; Day 6) – The Clipper 2017-18 Round the World Yacht Race featured champagne sailing conditions as the fleet crossed from Californian to Mexican latitudes. The 11 teams are taking part in the US Coast-To-Coast Leg 7, which is made up of two races, Race 10 from Seattle …

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Big Data Is Your Data

Facebook is in trouble again. Founder and king of the billionaire geeks Mark Zuckerberg shunned his trademark jeans T-shirt and trainers in favour of suit and tie and began apologising to anyone who was ready to listen to him, which turned out to be virtually everybody. It transpired that the …

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PYA: Sexual Harassment in Yachting

As part of its members’ assistance service, the PYA has seen a marked increase in the number of incidents of sexual harassment reported by crew members.   In light of the recent global #metoo movement which highlighted the widespread prevalence of sexual assault and harassment, the PYA would like to …

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Captains Of Industry – Rupert Savage

If having a knack for watercolours means you’re destined to work at sea then yes, Rupert Savage had his life mapped out – other than that, his upbringing was downright ordinary. Born in Solihull, brought up in Warwickshire, schooled in Cheltenham and gaining passes in all O and A Levels, …

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