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Skippering courses for chartering

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

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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Ocean Globe Race: Retro Whitbread Round the World race announced

The organisers of the 2018 Golden Globe Race have announced a new race. The Ocean Globe Race will follow the same route as the 1973 Whitbread Race and those taking part will have to use similar yachts and equipment

Ocean Globe Race
Credit: Ocean Globe Race

The organisers of the 2018 Golden Globe Race have announced a new race. The Ocean Globe Race will follow the same route as the 1973 Whitbread Race and those taking part will have to use similar yachts and equipment

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Cowes Week builds on sustainability initiative

Cowes Week Ltd, organisers of Cowes Week, the world's largest regatta and a highlight of the British Summer Season, is continuing to work towards making the event more sustainable with the event

Shipwreck in the Azores

Bob Cooke built his own ferro cement boat and then lost her in the Azores. Now he sails the Atlantic in a 22-footer, as he told Mervyn Maggs Sitting in Ramsgate harbour waiting for a brisk NW wind to drop before crossing the Thames Estuary, I noticed a small gaffer turn into the next berth. [...] This post was originally sourced from Classic Sailor and can be directly viewed here.

Yacht safety consultation underway as MCA tightens guidance after the Cheeki...

Sailors are being asked to comment on six draft marine guidance notices (MGNs) on yacht safety. It follows a pledge by the Maritime and Coastguard Agency to review MGN 280 following the Cheeki Rafiki trial

Cheeki Rafiki racing on the Solent
Cheeki Rafiki racing on the Solent

Sailors are being asked to comment on six draft marine guidance notices (MGNs) on yacht safety. It follows a pledge by the Maritime and Coastguard Agency to review MGN 280 following the Cheeki Rafiki trial

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Ghost nets pulled from the Pacific in biggest ever clean-up at...

Over 40 tonnes of ‘ghost nets’ have been fished out of the sea by conservationists in what’s being called the largest ever Pacific Ocean clean-up at sea. Abandoned or lost commercial fishing equipment is said to account for nearly half of all the material in the so-called Great Pacific Garbage Patch, and floating ‘ghost nets’ […]

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Conner inspires Henri Lloyd

Henri Lloyd hopes to re-establish itself as a brand of innovation with a new range of sailing foulies and more casual clothes, inspired by Dennis Conner and aimed at the keen sailor. The Fremantle collection has launched almost a year since HL was bought out of receivership by investors Hans Eckerström and CEO Magnus Liljeblad of [...] This post was originally sourced from Classic Sailor and can be directly viewed here.

Clipper Ventures: ‘We did not ignore previous MAIB recommendations’

Clipper Ventures, which runs the Clipper Round the World Race, has said the safety of crew is and remains its 'highest priority'. The MAIB has just published the report into the death of 2017-18 crew member Simon Speirs

Simon Speirs. Credit: onEdition

Clipper Ventures, which runs the Clipper Round the World Race, has said the safety of crew is and remains its 'highest priority'. The MAIB has just published the report into the death of 2017-18 crew member Simon Speirs

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Irish Sailing & Mountaineering Adventure Challenge

The 2nd Irish Sailing and Mountaineering Adventure Challenge - The ISAMAC - took place from 1 Saturday 1 June to Wednesday 5 June, from Kinsale to Dingle, taking in three of Ireland's highest mountains.

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