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Les Voiles de St. Barth 2016

The seventh edition of Les Voiles de St. Barth will run from 11 to 16 April 2016, and a number of boats have already taken the necessary steps to make sure they are on the starting line at what has become one of the Caribbean’s main sailing events. The 100-foot Comanche, the MOD70 Phaedo3 and the two Maxi72s Momo and ...

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Speed records broken at Coniston

Vector Martini Racing claimed three National Speed Records and three of the prestigious K7 Gold Stars during the 45th Coniston Powerboat Record Week. The British National Immersed Propeller record has stood since 2011 at a speed of 107.94 mph and was broken first by Mal Crease, CEO Vector Martini Racing, at a speed of 113 mph and then Shelley Jory-Leigh, ...

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The Transat to finish at ONE°15 Brooklyn Marina

The Transat, the first and oldest single-handed trans-ocean race in history, is heading to New York City and will culminate at the new ONE°15 Brooklyn Marina. The race has not visited New York since its first year in 1960. The marina will be an Official Host Venue Partner to the race alongside Plymouth and is located in the heart of ...

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Marketing or buying a boat using BoatBid

BoatBid.com is an online auction system for used boats and was innovated by Boatshed.com as a new way to market and sell boats in a challenging economic climate. There are around four auctions a year with the next one running from 11 – 15 December. Entries for the December Auction have closed and 70 boats are going under the virtual ...

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Garmin Hamble Winter Series report

Competitors in the Garmin Hamble Winter Series on Sunday could have been forgiven for thinking that the weather gods would have their revenge for the balmy first half of the 2016 event. After a week’s break, the event resumed this weekend, along with an ominous forecast that predicted a building and veering southerly breeze. And so it was with cautious ...

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Vote for your favourite photo

The ‘Mirabaud Yacht Racing Image’ is a yearly photographic contest and exhibition. It seeks to recognise the very best yacht racing image taken during the year, and that which best represents the essence and excitement of yacht racing as a sport. The competition will be tight again this year, with no less than 135 professional photographers from 29 different countries ...

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Laser Radial Women’s World Championships

The best female Laser sailors in the world will be sharpening their skills and tactics ahead of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games when the 2015 Laser Radial Women’s World Championships get underway in Mussanah, Oman. In their last major competition before the Olympic sailing, and the final qualifying event of the cycle, the 100 top Laser Radial sailors including London ...

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New berths at Royal Clarence Marina

Castle Marinas Ltd have announced the arrival of new finger pontoons giving an improved layout at Royal Clarence Marina in Gosport. An extra 18 berths have been created with the installation of nine new finger pontoons replacing some of the alongside berths at Royal Clarence. The berths are suitable for boats of up to 10m LOA. Royal Clarence, close to ...

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AIS website launches

A new website to inform, advise and update mariners about AIS (Automatic Identification System) and the new USCG (United States Coast Guard) AIS mandate has been launched at www.aismandate.com. The comprehensive resource has been established to help commercial vessel owners, operators and installers, as well as recreational boat owners, understand the basics of AIS, the potential benefits, the different products ...

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First University Sailing Sustainability Challenge

University sailing clubs from across the UK are taking part in the first ever University Sailing Sustainability Challenge, set up by The Green Blue. The challenge will see university sailing clubs competing to undertake a series of sustainable actions throughout the academic year in order to win prizes and demonstrate to the rest of the boating community how achievable sustainable ...

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