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J Class Newport Regatta Brings Yachting History to Life

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Thursday, 08 September 2011 17:08

Sly but sanctioned maneuvers. Strong breezes. Stormy weather. A split spinnaker. These are just some of the highlights of the five-race , held in mid-June.

The race, the first of a new J-only series, saw two of the most competitive Js afloat vie for bragging rights. Of course, the winning team also received a terrific trophy and a watch by Swiss watchmaker Corum. But really, each yacht—Ranger and Velsheda—just wanted to beat the other.

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Anacortes TrawlerFest Draws Devoted Crowd

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Thursday, 08 September 2011 17:08
Over 140 exhibits and plenty of sold-out seminars show that trawler enthusiasts form a robust niche market. 

TrawlerFest, organized by magazine, is a series of combined specialty boat shows and education events dealing specifically with trawlers and related subjects. It provides an exclusive focus on this segment of the market to the benefit of visitors and exhibitors alike. There are four TrawlerFests around the country in Ft. Lauderdale, Baltimore, San Diego, and Anacortes, WA. The recent show in Anacortes was an excellent example of the concept.

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Gulf 95 EXP: Purpose-Built for Partying

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Thursday, 08 September 2011 17:08
A direct response to buyer requests, this yacht is tailor-made for entertaining large groups.

The more you examine people’s behavior, the more you realize we all have a lot in common. Take American, European, and Middle Eastern yacht buyers, for example. The styling of American-owned yachts tends to be more traditional than tricked-out, but entertainment is high on the list either way. Indeed, Americans like inviting friends and family aboard to enjoy a day’s or even a few days’ cruise. Europeans buyers, although they tend to gravitate toward flashier-looking yachts, also enjoy entertaining. And Middle Eastern owners are renowned for inviting lots of people aboard. It’s not unusual to hear of a party of 30 or more being entertained on a yacht in the 100-foot size range.

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Nordic Tug 39: Designed for a Carefree Life Aboard

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Thursday, 08 September 2011 17:08
This major redesign of the NT-37 makes a great boat for a cruising couple, nicely balancing size and price.

Kevin and Donna Steele named their brand-new pilothouse yacht Carefree, and that’s the personal impression you get when you talk to them. In reality, however, it was a deliberate and careful approach over two years that pinpointed the right boat for them.

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Trinity Yachts Delivers Carpe Diem

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Thursday, 08 September 2011 17:08
This 191 foot motoryacht features tri-decks and a flexible stateroom layout. 

Trinity has made a promise: to build a yacht as specified by the owner. Since Carpe Diem’s owner is a repeat client, this new design obviously keeps that promise.

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Kelpie: Fastest Schooner in the West

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Thursday, 08 September 2011 17:08

During the heyday of in South Bristol, Maine (now over 150 years old), craftsmen there built a series of famous Alden schooners, as well as sloops and lobsterboats, boats for the Gloucester and New Bedford fishing fleets, and even wooden minesweepers for the U.S. Navy during World War II.

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NISI 2400: Smart Engineering and Sex Appeal

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Thursday, 08 September 2011 17:08

Looks can be deceiving. Remember that gorgeous classmate back in high school? You know, the one you couldn’t stop thinking about when you were supposed to be concentrating on algebra? Now remember how disappointed you were when you discovered the good looks belied a brain not quite up to snuff.

Modern lines in a Kevlar hull, sophisticated systems, and adherence to high international safety standards mark the NISI 2400.

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WMRT 2011: Mirsky Is the New ‘King of the Mountain’

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Tuesday, 06 September 2011 17:08

Torvar Mirsky is the new ‘King of the Mountain’ after beating Pierre-Antoine Morvan in the final of the 2011 St. Moritz Match Race. Ian Williams finished in third place to move up into first position in the overall Championship standings going into stage 7 of the World Match Racing Tour.

In the end, a count back decided both the final and petit final on Lake St. Moritz. The Maloja breeze had arrived like clockwork all week however on the final day, heavy cloud cover and light rain created much lighter conditions and continual wind shifts that made racing impossible. After a series of race abandonments, the Race Committee decided to end racing with no races completed in either the final or petit final.

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