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Alex Thompson arrives in Guadeloupe

Alex Thompson arrives in Guadeloupe

Alex Thomson misses out on winning the transatlantic Route du Rhum race after running aground in the closing stages. Thomson, 44, crossed the finish line in Guadeloupe but was handed a 24-hour penalty by race judges. His IMOCA class Hugo Boss monohull grounded off the...

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40th Route du Rhum

40th Route du Rhum

123 boats set off along a three-mile start line off St Malo, on the singlehanded transatlantic race to Guadaloupe. All eyes will be on the Ultime class. The three magnificent new foilers – Armel Le Cleac’h’s Banque Populaire IX, Francois Gabart’s modified Macif, and...

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Rolex Middle Sea Race 2018- 50th Anniversary

Rolex Middle Sea Race 2018- 50th Anniversary

The 50th anniversary Rolex Middle Sea Race is underway. A record fleet of 130 yachts was waved on its way by large crowds filling the bastions of Valletta and the Three Cities, and other vantage points. The Grand Harbour, Valletta, is a magnificent location in its own...

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Monaco Yacht Show 2018

Monaco Yacht Show 2018

Hosted in the iconic Port Hercules of the Principality of Monaco. Yacht owners, future superyacht purchasers or charterers, decision-makers in the yachting and luxury industries attend the Monaco Yacht Show to celebrate the quintessence of the superyacht...

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Tahiti sailing itinerary

Tahiti sailing itinerary

A Tahiti sailing itinerary typically includes easy passages within the protected waters behind the beautiful coral reefs that encircle the islands, allowing for relaxed sailing in one of the most exotic cruising grounds in the world. Snorkeling and scuba diving on the...

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Ferretti Group is planning to acquire the Wally brand

Ferretti Group is planning to acquire the Wally brand

“Wally is an extraordinary company founded by Luca Bassani, that combines well with the Ferretti Group brands, but it is a very complex operation,” Ferretti CEO Alberto Galassi is quoted as saying. “An agreement could be reached by the beginning of next year if the...

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Port Roig Ibiza

Port Roig Ibiza

Port Roig Ibiza One of my favourite anchorages in Ibiza. This is where we often collect guests with luggage and finish our charters here also. Unless the Swell is SW this bay offers some of the best all round protection in all of Ibiza. It's an exquisite haven blessed...

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Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup 2018 

Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup 2018 

The Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup 2018 will pitch some of the world's most imposing yachts in close competition. First held in 1980, the 29th edition will this year feature some 44 yachts, ranging in size from just over 18 metres (60 feet) all the way up to some 44 metres (144...

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