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Volvo Ocean Race fleet flying out of Cape Town

Posted By SailUniverse 1 day 17 hours ago on Boating and Sailing

https://sailuniverse.com - Charles Caudrelier’s Dongfeng Race Team and the Spanish MAPFRE squad were neck and neck leading the Volvo Ocean Race fleet out of Cape Town and towards the southernmost point of the African continent on Sunday. It was the eleventh time in the history of the event that the fleet had raced out of Cape Town, …
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Five Reasons Why You’ll Start Sailing in 2018

Posted By SailUniverse 2 days ago on Boating and Sailing

https://sailuniverse.com - Sailing is an activity that is enjoyed by thousands around the world. It ranges from on occasional pastime for some, to a lifetime passion for others. It is a fun thing to do, and comes with many benefits. If you have never been sailing before, here are five reasons why you should make 2018 the …
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Are you Ready for 2018 Golden Globe Race? 23 Skippers confirmed!

Posted By SailUniverse 3 days ago on Boating and Sailing

https://sailuniverse.com - The 2018 Golden Globe Race will start from Les Sables d’Olonne on Sunday July 1, 2018. The event marks the 50th anniversary of the Sunday Times Golden Globe solo non-stop round the world Race in 1968/9 when rules then allowed competitors to start from ports in northern France or UK between June 1st and October …
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Scientific data reveals millions of tiny plastic particles in European waters

Posted By SailUniverse 4 days ago on Boating and Sailing

https://sailuniverse.com - Millions of tiny particles of plastic have been detected in European waters in ground breaking scientific research conducted as part of the Volvo Ocean Race. The scientific research, using data collected by Race team ‘Turn the Tide on Plastic’, identified over three million micro plastic particles per square kilometre of ocean. The sub-surface data on …
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Nick Jacobsen breaks Kite Tow-up World Record: 277 meters!

Posted By SailUniverse 4 days ago on Boating and Sailing

https://sailuniverse.com - Professional Danish kiter Nick Jacobsen set together with Team Brunel the world record for highest Kite Tow Up at 277 meters above sea level. The successful record attempt was done in the Table Bay in Cape Town, South Africa. Jacobsen, with the help of Team Brunel and their VO65, set the new Tow Up World …
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Celtic sailing & exploration – West coast of Scotland. VIDEO

Posted By SailUniverse 5 days ago on Boating and Sailing

https://sailuniverse.com - Sit back, relax and enjoy some footage from one of our recent sailing trips around the beautiful West coast of Scotland. Video from Lord Jim Sailing.
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On board 2018 Leopard 40 catamaran: Video Guided Tour

Posted By SailUniverse 5 days ago on Boating and Sailing

https://sailuniverse.com - Daniel Snyman from Leopard South Africa takes us through all of the features of the 2018 Leopard 40. This upgraded model has been given a more spacious owner suite, redesigned aft cabins, and additional upgrades. The owner’s cabin and aft guest cabin now boasts a semi-island berth, access steps, concealed strip lighting under shelves, berth, …
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François Gabart rides out the Storm Before Tackling more Repairs

Posted By SailUniverse 6 days ago on Boating and Sailing

https://sailuniverse.com - Two days after rounding Cape Horn, François Gabart has met tough wind and sea conditions, off Argentina, that are a severe strain on the boat and the skipper. The picture will gradually change on Wednesday, with a ridge of high-pressure that will enable the MACIF trimaran skipper to concentrate on repairing his J2 furling system …
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A Boat we Love: Marblehead 22, Classic Lines and Downeast Style

Posted By SailUniverse 6 days ago on Boating and Sailing

https://sailuniverse.com - Zurn Yacht Design presents the high performance Marblehead 22, epoxy built. This model bears the classic lines and charm of a traditional wooden boat, without the upkeep.  Above the waterline, the Marblehead 22 appears as a true classic: a narrow beamed hull accented by a nearly plumb stem, sweeping sheer, counter transom, and varnished coaming …
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VIDEO – Singlehanded Sailing from LA to Hawaii and Return

Posted By SailUniverse 7 days ago on Boating and Sailing

https://sailuniverse.com - Cruise of the Ericson 32-3 “Thelonious”, Los Angeles to Kaua’i. Twenty days out, 28 days back in a year of hurricanes and a stationary North Pacific high. IF YOU NEED MORE INFORMATION, CLICK HERE
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Volvo Ocean Race: Leg 2 in 200 seconds. VIDEO

Posted By SailUniverse 9 days ago on Boating and Sailing

https://sailuniverse.com - What an incredible leg from Lisbon to Cape Town! The three-week race had everything – fast, wet sailing, a Doldrums crossing, an Equator ceremony, and extremely close racing! Here’s all the action in 200 seconds.
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François Gabart: “I can’t wait to get to Cape Horn!”

Posted By SailUniverse 10 days ago on Boating and Sailing

https://sailuniverse.com - After four weeks at sea, François Gabart has managed to reposition himself ahead of a low-pressure system. He has picked up speed again and is attacking the last part of the South Pacific. The skipper of the MACIF trimaran succeeded in carrying out some small repair jobs on his boat and is planning to round …
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