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Mainship 395 Trawler: Same High Quality, Greater Flexibility

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Tuesday, 19 April 2011 16:53

The best businesses are those that can take a challenge and turn it into an opportunity. had a very successful run with its 34 Trawler – and then their customers presented them with a challenge: They wanted a two-cabin version of the 34, but didn’t want to pay the price of the 40 Trawler.

Luckily for Mainship, the 34 Trawler hull had the volume to do the job, but it would require a complete redesign and the installation of a V-drive to shorten the drive train, freeing up space for a new engine configuration and a second stateroom with a full-size berth and plenty of storage room.

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Extreme Sailing Series: DAY 3: EXTREME! A major collision, 4 capsizes, 1 broken mast

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Sunday, 17 April 2011 10:41

Extreme Sailing Series, Act 2, Qingdao (China) 15th April 2011

Never in four years of the Extreme Sailing Series has there been so much drama in one day. In almost unprecedented conditions here in Qingdao, the public witnessed some extraordinary adrenalin fueled ‘stadium’ racing, first witnessing a major collision between The Wave, Muscat (OMAN) and Oman Air (OMAN) at the first downwind mark of the first race, and four dramatic capsizes – The Wave, Muscat (OMAN) in Race 2 and Red Bull Extreme Sailing (AUT), Team GAC Pindar (GBR) and Oman Air (OMAN) all in the final race of the day. In the first two races it was the very gusty conditions that tested some of the world’s best sailors to their limits, and beyond, with 3 to 23 knots, and up to 30 knots by the final race. “Massive day! The only way to describe it is extreme! The wind was funneling through the big buildings of the city, really puffy and shifty, it caught a lot of people out,” Will Howden, Red Bull Extreme Sailing.

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The first Amels 199 is sold

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Sunday, 17 April 2011 10:41

Dutch superyacht builder AMELS has sold the first , a distinctive and beautiful design by Tim Heywood.

With construction of the hull already well underway, the AMELS 199 is being customised for a repeat LIMITED EDITIONS client and will be delivered for spring 2013.

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Les Voiles de St. Barth 2011: Second Edition a Wrap

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Sunday, 17 April 2011 10:41

The Weather Gods blessed St. Barthélemy from April 5 – 9, taking care to offer more than 400 competitors from 20 nations and on 48 yachts a week of perfect Caribbean sailing during the Les Voiles de St. Barth. Dominating the conditions were trade wind breezes that ranged from 17 – 32 knots, a fairly gentle Atlantic swell, and blue skies.  After four days of intense racing, separated by one day reserved for competitors and friends to discover this quaint little corner of France, the second edition of Les Voiles de St. Barth seems to have etched out a place in the growing list of “must do” Caribbean events.

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Barcelona World Race: History made for two

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Sunday, 17 April 2011 10:41

Unstoppable, unshakable duo Dee Caffari and Anna Corbella sailed into the record books this morning when their Owen Clarke designed IMOCA Open 60 GAES Centros Auditivos broke the finish line of the Barcelona World Race in sixth place, stopping the clock at 07.17.18hrs UTC for an elapsed time of 102 days, 19 hours, 17 minutes and 18 seconds.

They were totally united in their joy as they crossed the finish line on the bow of Caffari’s boat which had already taken her once around the world in 2008-9.

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Les Voiles de St. Barth

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Sunday, 17 April 2011 10:40

On the picturesque French island of St. Barthelemy, located midway down the Caribbean chain, a 48 boat fleet—a mix of maxis, racing and cruising yachts, multi-hulls and classics—are racing around the nearby archipelago. You certainly couldn’t have asked for a prettier race course.

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CRN Double Megayacht Launch

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Wednesday, 13 April 2011 11:04

It’s rare for a yacht yard to splash two projects within a few days. part of the Ferretti Group, accomplished this in late March, launching a total of 103 meters (338 feet) of customized yachts.

The CRN yard in Ancona, Italy. Photo courtesy CRN

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Barcelona World Race: and the winner is…

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Sunday, 10 April 2011 07:20

Highlights of winners’ press conference Virbac-Paprec 3 (Jean-Pierre Dick and Loick Peyron)

You won this race in the Saint Helena High when you went west?

Jean-Pierre Dick: “No, we have won the race over many legs. It’s true that after stopping at Recife we took a good option but I think that we held the power after Recife, we had to think that we were leading the race. This first option to go towards the west was evident for myself and Loïck, and we had to stop at Recife so we were towards the west and I think the big success was to repair the boat very quickly. We were lucky because when we have to repair the main sheet track sometimes you can find this very difficult and we made the repairs very quickly. MAPFRE also had a technical problem and this was an advantage for us. I think for us there were two main important moments in the race, or maybe not just those two but many important moments during the race.”

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