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Building a base to build the boat

For the first time in the history of Emirates Team New Zealand, the team has begun construction of its own America’s Cup boat in their own purpose-built boatyard on Auckland’s North Shore. Led by Emirates Team New Zealand Build Operations Manager Sean Regan, the facility which has been a long-term vision of the team, has been started from the ground up ...

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The Cruising Association publishes new edition of the Inland Waterways Guide

The 2019 edition of the Cruising Association’s guide Cruising the Inland Waterways of France and Belgium has been published. Described as their ‘Bible’ by regular users and yacht skippers planning routes to and from the Mediterranean, the guide contains a wealth of information on cruising routes, cruising preparations, supplies, equipment, licences and documents, useful addresses, books and websites as well as ...

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Van Den Heede regains the initiative… for now

The elastic between Jean-Luc Van Den Heede and Mark Slats has stretched in the Frenchman’s favour over the weekend allowing him to open up a 215-mile lead over his Dutch rival. A week ago, the difference in terms of distance to finish was just 28 miles. Both skippers have used up what remained of their 160 litre supply of diesel ...

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Sunseeker International unveils details on new ‘Project 8X’

Sunseeker International has released details of its exciting new model, Project 8X. Launching in autumn 2020, Project 8X showcases the design direction of Sunseeker’s next generation of larger models and underlines the brand’s commitment to bringing even more exciting new products to market. Project 8X will be fundamentally different from the current Sunseeker range; the stand-out features will be its ...

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Show relaunched as London Yacht Show

The London On-Water Boat Show has been renamed, rebranded and relaunched as London Yacht Show and will take place on-water at St Katharine Docks from 8 – 12 May. Announcing the newly branded event, which will have a primary focus on luxury lifestyle, Andrew Williams, President, Maritime, Informa Global Exhibitions, said: “Since we acquired this event at the end of ...

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The Jacksons to Headline St. Maarten Heineken Regatta

The St. Maarten Heineken Regatta is famous for world-class racing and attracting some of the world’s top musical acts for their legendary parties. This year Motown royalty, The Jacksons – Jackie, Tito, Jermaine and Marlon – will perform on 3 March. St. Maarten Heineken Regatta Production Director, John Leone, said: “Along with an action-packed race schedule this year, we are ...

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Scottish yard awarded HMS Queen Elizabeth contract

Babcock’s Rosyth dockyard has been awarded a contract to carry out the first planned dry-dock maintenance of Britain’s largest warship, HMS Queen Elizabeth. A Scottish dockyard has been awarded a contract to carry out the first planned dry-dock maintenance of Britain’s largest warship, HMS Queen Elizabeth, Defence Minister Stuart Andrew has announced. The £5 million contract, won by defence company ...

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Cowes Harbour Commission sign contract for a 9m Patrol RIB

Diverse Marine Ltd. and Cowes Harbour Commission have signed a contract for the design, construction and delivery of a 9m Patrol RIB. Capt. Stuart McIntosh, Harbour Master of Cowes, said: “We are delighted to award the design and construction of our new patrol vessel to Diverse Marine, a local yard who have demonstrated a willingness to conceptualise and design a ...

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British solo yachtsman Robin Davie located

Three days after the UK Coastguard first broadcast an ‘All Ships Alert’ for British solo yachtsman Robin Davie, the 67-year old sailor made contact late Friday night to say that all was well onboard. He expects to reach Falmouth, his home port, later today. Davie, who has completed three solo circumnavigations and is preparing to enter the 2022 Golden Globe Race, was ...

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