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Accident forces Socrates to abandon solo nonstop circumnavigation attempt

As she prepared for her departure to make a solo nonstop east-about circumnavigation 75-year-old Jeanne Socrates was forced to abandon her record attempt. Jeanne was planning to depart Victoria, British Columbia, on 5 October. As a final preparation, she had her Najad 380 Nereida hauled at a local yard for antifouling and inspection. While working on the boat, Jeanne fell from ...

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MAPFRE edges Team Brunel to win abbreviated Prologue Leg

The Spanish MAPFRE team won the Volvo Ocean Race Prologue Leg on Wednesday, holding off a late charge from Team Brunel after Race Management shortened the course, converting the compulsory gate at Cabo de Gata into the finishing line. For skipper Xabi Fernández and his team, it’s a continuation of the success MAPFRE found on Leg 0, where the team ...

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Free training for boaters in Pembrokeshire

New Berth Holders at Neyland Yacht Haven will now benefit from a free sailing or motorboating training session on board their own boat. The Pembrokeshire marina is giving boaters the chance to improve their knowledge and skills with a complimentary training session from a professional skipper. Marina Manager James Cotton said: “In our experience, every boater has questions and wants ...

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Rolex Middle Sea Race

Starting and finishing in Malta, an island often referred to as the ‘Crossroads of the Mediterranean’, the Rolex Middle Sea Race is an international competition of distinction and an offshore race par excellence. The proof lies in the numbers. Registrations for this year’s 38th edition come from yachts representing nearly 30 different countries. The expected number of race starters from ...

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Berth Holder Cruise from Lymington to Newtown Creek

Lymington Yacht Haven in October is normally the time of year when winter bookings are made and boats are lifted ashore for winter storage! But this October, the Yacht Haven in the Western Solent attempted to change that cycle with an autumn cruise to Newtown Creek for their annual berth holders. Over 40 berth holders braved the 15-20knot forecast and ...

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Island RIBs announces partnership

RIB manufacturer Island RIBs has announced a partnership with French distributor Naultilots Sarl. The first RIB sold under the agreement was handed over to Nautilots representatives at the Yachtmarket.com Southampton Boat Show 2017. Managing Director Alex Cottle said:  “This is a very exciting development for us. We were delighted to be approached by Florent and his team. Our RIBs are ...

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Topsails’ Airbnb Insurance

Topsail Insurance has added a new insurance policy for UK and European boat owners. The new Airbnb Host Boat Insurance policy will provide cover for all boat owners who would like to use their motor boat, sailing yacht or inland craft for Airbnb accommodation guests. Airbnb enables people to lease or rent short-term lodgings Topsail recognised that there was a gap between ...

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Princess Launch the All-New S78

The all-new Princess S78 will take the mantle as the flagship of the Princess S Class range of sportbridge yachts. From the moment you step aboard she impresses with her grand central access to the cockpit. The versatile modular seating and sociable galley-aft arrangement create a haven of relaxation whilst providing the perfect space for entertaining al fresco, in addition ...

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Thompson takes Laser European title

After coming agonising close in previous editions, two-time Laser World Champion Nick Thompson takes European title in Barcelona as racing drew to a close this weekend. With the challenging Barcelona breeze, Thompson knew consistency was key to clinch victory on Spanish waters as he posted a string of top ten results to keep himself firmly in the medal mix throughout ...

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Hamble Winter Series – Round Two

Hamble Winter Series – Round Two Incorporating the Hamble One Design Championships 07-08 October, 2017 The first day of the Hamble One Design Championships, sponsored by Grapefruit Graphics, began with wind in the low 20s, and gusts of up to 30 knots. The HRSC race team headed out to Jonathan Jansen, and after a short AP the wind began to ...

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