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    Published on 06-04-2020 10:06 AM

    Montenegro


    Further relaxation measures introduced for maritime traffic

    Porto Montenegro welcomes the new measures
    With Montenegro having no cases of Covid-19 and no new cases in the last 28 days, the Montenegrin government has introduced further relaxation measures for maritime traffic – in particular international arrivals.
    As confimed by Porto Montenegro, the country’s borders are now open to all countries that have fewer than 25 people infected with Covid-19 per 100,000 inhabitants. Yacht arrivals from those countries will not need to be quarantined.

    In addition to the measures ...
    Published on 06-04-2020 09:45 AM
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    Linkedout et Thomas Ruyant en navigation au large de Lorient© PIERRE BOURAS

    After these long weeks of isolated work at reduced levels of operation, in small carefully distanced teams, or in some cases with work completely stopped for weeks, the IMOCA fleet here has been back in action since May ...
    Published on 06-04-2020 09:34 AM
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    By Craig Ritchie IBI News

    The news this week that BRP Inc. has elected to exit the outboard engine business and discontinue building product under its Evinrude nameplate closed the book on a brand that helped drive boating into the modern era.

    Ole Evinrude, a Norwegian emigrant to the United States, is widely credited with the invention of the world’s first practical outboard ...
    Published on 06-04-2020 09:14 AM
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    New Zealand Herald

    Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has put the brakes on claims America's Cup challengers' foreign personnel could be allowed into New Zealand within days - casting renewed doubt on the future of the event, ...
    Published on 06-03-2020 02:50 PM
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    Statement on eligibility of Mikes Lab Bullet 3L / 3LC foils in Formula Kite competitions



    In the process of evaluating equipment (re-) registration applications for the 2024 Olympic Cycle, the IKA Technical Committee has become aware of discrepancies in the dimensions of the Mikeslab Bullet 3L / 3LC foil.

    The dimensions provided by the manufacturer for the re-registration of the equipment differ from the dimensions of the same equipment registered in May 2017, with several of the dimensions provided with the re-application being outside of the accepted tolerances.

    Unfortunately, the manufacturer did not provide the IKA with information on when these dimensions may have changed, ...
    Published on 06-03-2020 10:22 AM
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    Ineos Team UK return to the Solent with reduced crew



    Sir Ben Ainslie’s Ineos Team UK are getting back to training on the Solent this week.
    Since returning from the cancelled ACWS event in Cagliari, Sardinia, the team HQ in Old Portsmouth has been in coronavirus lockdown.
    Ainslie ...
    Published on 06-03-2020 09:43 AM
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    Celebrating 50 Years of the Finn Masters with 'NOT the 50th Finn World Masters'



    This week should have been the 2020 Finn World Masters in Port Zelanda, in The Netherlands. Entries were approaching 250 when the decision was made to cancel back in March, with more than 300 Finns expected to turn up. Across the sport of sailing many major events have been postponed or cancelled, but for the Finn Masters the ...
    Published on 06-01-2020 11:15 AM
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    A group of unauthorized sailors from two classes sailed in the same vicinity over the weekend, in a unofficial capacity
    with no authorized ...
    Published on 06-01-2020 10:59 AM
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    Challengers for Now: trailer for the web series dedicated to the Luna Rossa Prada Pirelli Team challenge now online

    The trailer for the first season of the web series “Challengers for Now”, dedicated to the Luna Rossa Prada Pirelli Team challenge for the 36th America's Cup, is online from today, 25 May. ...
    Published on 06-01-2020 09:40 AM
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    An above-normal 2020 Atlantic hurricane season is expected, according to forecasters with NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center, a division of the National Weather Service. The outlook predicts a 60% chance of an above-normal season, a 30% chance of a near-normal season and only a 10% chance of a below-normal season. The Atlantic hurricane season runs from June 1 through November 30.

    NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center is forecasting a likely range of 13 to 19 named storms (winds of 39 mph or higher), of which 6 ...
    Published on 06-01-2020 09:03 AM
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    Hydrofoil surfer rescues stranded dog after Kayak overturns
    Duration: 03:27





    An Australian resident on ...
    Published on 06-01-2020 08:55 AM
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    Santa Cruz Cinematographer Tim McTighe put together a 9 minute plus video interview with
    Legendary SC boat builder Ron Moore and his ...
    Published on 05-28-2020 10:41 AM
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    Pensacola, Fla. - DEFIANT, the groundbreaking AC75 racing yacht built for New York Yacht Club American Magic, departed the team’s winter base at the Port of Pensacola late in the evening on Wednesday, May 27th, 2020. Stored onboard a commercial cargo ship, the AC75 and a significant ...
    Published on 05-28-2020 10:20 AM
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    Just over a fortnight after the lockdown ended, the sailors and their teams are now busy catching up on lost time. Many IMOCAs have been relaunched after their winter refits, which took longer than planned. There have been more and more measurement checks and trips to check out the changes made during the winter. Other sailors have to wait a while before heading back out to sea. We look at what has been happening at the end of the refit season.

    Preparation for the Vendée Globe: ease of ...
    Published on 05-26-2020 10:47 AM
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    It is with much sadness that we are announcing the permanent closing of APS.

    Unfortunately, we are unable to bear the burden of the losses caused by the COVID-19 crisis. We want to first and foremost thank you, our ...
    Published on 05-26-2020 10:16 AM
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    The Government has admitted that the coronavirus pandemic could affect plans for next year's America's Cup.

    Travel restrictions in New Zealand has created uncertainty over the preparation for the race, scheduled ...
    Published on 05-26-2020 09:47 AM
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    Auckland, New Zealand - 26th May 2020

    It is not so much a triumphant homecoming from Europe for the Emirates Team New Zealand AC75 ‘Te Aihe’- rather a low key but very welcome return in the dark hours of Tuesday morning having been in a state of transit since leaving ...
    Published on 05-23-2020 12:33 PM
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    More than 125 San Francisco firefighters are battling a four-alarm warehouse fire Saturday on Pier 45, the city's fire department says.
    A quarter of the pier at Fisherman's Wharf "has been lost to the flames," ...
    Published on 05-21-2020 02:50 PM
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    Under the blue sky in Lorient, Sodebo Ultim 3 has regained its element after 5 months of construction. A moment awaited by Thomas Coville and all his team after this idle period, linked to confinement.

    He says: "The day went super well with complicated ...
    Published on 05-21-2020 02:17 PM
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    NZ Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has done a magnificent job since taking office


    Two of Team New Zealand's rivals have expressed a growing frustration at the lack of information from the Government on an issue which could put New Zealand's hosting of the 2021 America's Cup in jeopardy.

    D-day is fast looming for America's ...
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