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Jules Verne Trophy - Round the World via the 3 Capes  16-Nov-2009
The calm conditions colouring the past 48 hours are definitively over: with the arrival of a Brazilian depression system the acceleration has been instant and is set to last for several days. Evidence of this comes with the 70 miles gained on Orange 2 in the space of seven hours this Sunday morning.

Surepower PEC Module  16-Nov-2009
With current 240Volt AC electrical safety rules and regulations for boats becoming increasingly stricter, Keoghs Marine Electrics is proud to offer a real solution which improves electrical safety on vessels.

18ft Skiffs NSW Championship, Race 2  16-Nov-2009
Michael Coxon, Aaron Links and Trent Barnabas produced another brilliant performance in Thurlow Fisher–City to score their second consecutive victory in Race 2 of the NSW 18ft Skiff Championship on Sydney Harbour on Sunday.

Jules Verne Trophy - round the world via the 3 capes  13-Nov-2009
Off Salvador de Bahia this Friday afternoon, Groupama 3 is continuing her southward descent in search of a stormy depression system forming over Brazil. At an average speed of over twenty-five knots, Franck Cammas and his crew have a 680 mile lead over the reference time.

Giant 200 boat fleet to sail around Australia  13-Nov-2009
Event organiser Bob Williams has announced that an astounding 203 boats have already reserved places to sail around Australia in the 2011 Around Australia Ocean Race and the 2011 Around Australia Ocean Rally.

Victory for Cork in South Atlantic leg of Clipper 09-10  13-Nov-2009
The jubilant crew of Cork, Ireland, has arrived in Cape Town after taking victory in Race 3, the South Atlantic leg, of the Clipper 09-10 Round the World Yacht Race. They crossed the finish line in Table Bay at 1638 local time (1438 GMT).

Davies survives fourth night at sea in storm conditions  13-Nov-2009
Sam Davies on Artemis Ocean Racing survives fourth night at sea in storm conditions

Christophe Launay's Sea Cucumber Photo Essay  12-Nov-2009
Known as Trepang in Malay or ‘bêche-de-mer’ in French or the not so appetizing name ‘sea rat ‘or ‘sea slug’, the sea cucumber prized for its gelatinous texture has been a delicacy in Chinese cuisine since ancient times.

ISAF Rolex World Sailor of the Year Awards  12-Nov-2009
Torben Grael and Anna Tunnicliffe joined the sailing world's most prestigious list of winners last night, 10 November, as they were named winners of the 2009 ISAF Rolex World Sailor of the Year Awards at a spectacular ceremony held in Busan, South Korea.

English for Americans on a “Proper Sailing Yacht”  12-Nov-2009
By Quannon Au
Round the world crew member on board California in the Clipper 09-10 Round the World Yacht Race.


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