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SailGP 2020: New and improved

Scuttlebutt editor Craig Leweck checks in with United States SailGP Team skipper Rome Kirby for an update prior to the opening event of SailGP Season 2 on February 28-29 in Sydney, Australia: There’s seven teams this season, which is one more than 2019. How far can this grow? Is there a limit …

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Winds foil Caribbean Foiling Champs

Orient Bay Beach, Saint Martin (February 23, 2020) – It’s a wrap for the Caribbean Foiling Championships after three days of racing in kitefoiling and windfoiling, despite unusual light wind conditions. Seventeen year old Tiger Tyson from Antigua came in the first place, Olivier Blottière from Martinique second and Loic …

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Tokyo 2020: Pushing to the next level

Success at the Olympic level requires a concerted effort within the national program, developing new talent to keep pushing the leading edge. But this competition requires cooperation when your ally is your opposition. The alternative is for sailors to seek international partners, combining the best from two national programs while …

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Wet weather impacts Miami Boat Show

Celebrating 79 years and its fifth year at Miami Marine Stadium Park and Basin, the 2020 Progressive® Insurance Miami International Boat Show drew 82,171 attendees on February 13-17 in Miami, FL. The Show kicked off with near record crowds on opening day while momentum slowed over the weekend with rainy …

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SailGP in a race to go green

Six teams showcased the inaugural season for SailGP in 2019 which seeks to deliver an annual, global sports league featuring fan-centric inshore racing among rival national teams. With identical F50 catamarans blistering across three continents and five venues, the climax was a $1 million winner-takes-all match race. But the race …

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1st Olympic Yacht Show to be held in Greece

The inaugural event will take place at Olympic Marine’s Athens facilities in October. A new Greek yacht show is set to take place later this year, courtesy of Ondeck Events and Olympic Marine SA. The 1st Olympic Yacht Show will be held from October 1-4 at Olympic Marine’s newly renovated …

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America’s Cup: More than just a race

Rob Ouellette © Amory Ross/American MagiNew York Yacht Club is back at competing for the America’s Cup, and the club’s American Magic team is on a mission. In an excerpt of an interview in WindCheck Magazine, Chief Operating Officer Rob Ouellette shares the view from the fortress: Describing his job: Well, …

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UK government appoints new minister to cover maritime sector

Kelly Tolhurst previously ran marine surveying business. As part of the recent UK government ministerial reshuffle, Kelly Tolhurst has been appointed to oversee the country’s maritime sector including the recreational marine market. Tolhurst has the ranking Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the Department for Transport and she will not …

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