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Pip Hare defying the odds in the Fastnet

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This year’s Rolex Fastnet race held several surprises, not least how Poole-based round-the-world sailor Pip Hare pulled ahead of the rest of the IMOCA 60 fleet in the early stages of the race. On paper, her 20-year-old boat should have been towards the back of her class, but instead she led the westbound charge from [...] This post was originally sourced from Classic Sailor and can be directly viewed here.

Greta Thunberg sets sail from Plymouth

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Greta Thunberg, the 16 year old Swedish climate protection activist, set sail from Plymouth this afternoon bound for the New York United Nations Climate Change conference aboard the 60ft (18.28m) foiling high-tech racing yacht Malizia II.   Greta, who has never sailed offshore before, famously refuses to fly, citing carbon emmissions by jet aeroplane as one [...] This post was originally sourced from Classic Sailor and can be directly viewed here.

Best new Luxury Yachts for 2020

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Contest 85 The Contest 85 is obviously in the dream yacht category for most of us, but there’s no doubt that she’s an extremely alluring yacht. The lines are penned by Judel/Vrolijk and continue the theme of the smaller Contests in that she’s a high quality yacht with a decent turn of speed. This is […]

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Best new Performance Cruisers for 2020

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Speedlounger 8500 The Speedlounger 8500 fits into that bracket of stylish, fast daysailers that aren’t really designed to race but do need to be fun and eyecatching. She’s a Dutch design built in aluminium and features extremely distinctive looks that are modern and sleek. The result is a yacht that is possibly not to everyone’s […]

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Jetski is a Russian Word

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By Sam Llewellyn It is a little-known fact that the jetski, like the tractor and the iron lung, was invented by Stalin - though on closer inspection the roots of these machines in a Communist dictatorship are easily discernible. Jetniks, as their riders were originally called, claimed that access to the seas was free to [...] This post was originally sourced from Classic Sailor and can be directly viewed here.

Skippers’ Tips: Anchor watching, foolproof fendering & sailing with children

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Seasoned skippers and Yachting Monthly experts give their advice on a whole range of issues for the cruising sailor

Katy Stickland - news and features editor of Yachting Monthly - skippers
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Seasoned skippers and Yachting Monthly experts give their advice on a whole range of issues for the cruising sailor

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Government to consult on proposed red diesel propulsion ban

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  The government intends to abolish the scheme introduced in 2008 that allowed users of diesel powered private pleasure craft (e.g. yachts, canal boats and motorboats) to purchase red diesel and pay the duty differential between red and white diesel on the fuel used for propulsion. It intends to remove the right of operators of […]

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Italian skipper Rocco Acocela – missing at sea

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Rocco Acocela, an Italian skipper, aged 32, left St Martin (Caribbean) on the 17th June, and was expected to arrive in the port of Barranqulla (Colombia) by  the 29th June. No one has heard from him since the 17th June. His boat is a trimaran, named Trinavis. He is an experienced sailor and had safety […]

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Skippering courses for chartering

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Holiday company Ocean Elements are offering alternatives to RYA qualifications for summer charter skippers

Holiday company Ocean Elements are offering alternatives to RYA qualifications for summer charter skippers

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Spirit Yachts replaces teak with lignia on standard new builds

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Spirit Yachts is axing teak from its standard specification, and choosing to deck its new vessels with treated Lignia – a heat and pressure treated resin-impregnated softwood that’s guaranteed rot-proof for 60 years. The first Spirit to feature Lignia will be the new Spirit 50CR (cruiser-racer) that’s destined to make its public debut at the […]

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