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  • The Mayflower 2.0

    The Mayflower 2.0




    An autonomous ship’s first effort to cross the Atlantic shows the difficulty of the experiment
    Dalvin Brown for The Washington Post | Just over 400 years after the Mayflower made its revolutionary voyage from England, across the Atlantic Ocean toward the Americas, a futuristic sea vessel with the same name set sail following a similar path. Only this time, there was no captain or crew onboard. Instead, the vessel would use radar to peer into the horizon, arti...
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  • Plan B For Bertish

    Plan B For Bertish

    Captains Log 14th June. The opportunity in the Obstacle! Learn, apply, reset, implement, move forward. New World Record - 212mile, open ocean unsupported Wing-foil mission giving back to Education, Ocean & planet. Success means something different to everyone.. for me it’s about starting something that you have dreamed of and planned for years and implementing it. Getting to the start line is always my definition of success, if you achieve that you have already won, as you have often al...
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  • Coville's Rebuilt Ultim Re-emerges !

    Coville's Rebuilt Ultim Re-emerges !




    A little gray sky but a lot of happiness for the team this morning!
    #SodeboUltim3 has finally returned to the water after several months of construction.
    Relive this launch in Lorient in photos






















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  • A Greener Alternative To Luxury Yacht Building

    A Greener Alternative To Luxury Yacht Building

    The Baltic 68 Café Racer has been successfully launched at our waterside premises in Jakobstad. She's a yacht with a performance edge and stunning looks, we can’t wait to see her in action! BALTIC 68 CAFÉ RACER YOUR DAY SAILER WITH ATTITUDE Designed to deliver an electrifying performance in more ways than one, this easy to handle Day Sailer is boosted by green power. Her un-plug and go electric propulsion and generation system is super eco-friendly and she’s...
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  • Francois Announces His Boat And Sponsor Names!

    Francois Announces His Boat And Sponsor Names!

    I have very good news to tell you ... our trimaran now has a name! I will have the immense privilege of getting back to sea and flying around the planet at the helm of the Trimaran SVR Lazartigue! We had nicknamed it M101, this boat in which our team has put all its guts and its know-how will now wear the colors of the Kresk group and its Laboratoire SVR Lazartigue and Fillmed brands. A group which, like its founder Didier Tabary, is daring, visionary, committed, and shares ...
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  • A Break In Training For Spindrift

    A Break In Training For Spindrift

    Since the maxi was launched a month ago, Yann Guichard's #spindrift team has carried out several training outings off Brittany. These confirmed the modifications made during the construction site, and strengthened the team in the choices made. At the end of the last training session, a minor technical problem was found in the maxi-trimaran propeller shaft. The boat has been making a short dry stop since this morning and for 2 weeks, not interfering with the training program...
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  • The Boss Re-emerges

    The Boss Re-emerges

    British sailing team Alex Thomson Racing will begin their 2021 competitive season with the Fastnet Race on August 8th. Three months out from the start of the prestigious race, the team this week returned their IMOCA 60 yacht, HUGO BOSS, to the water, with training set to commence in the coming days. “The boat has had a full inspection, NDT and service, and two new rudders installed” said Skipper Thomson. “Restrictions here in the UK due to the pandemic have meant tha...
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  • Energy Observer's SF Visit

    Energy Observer's SF Visit



    The 100' Sailing Catamaran Energy Observer sailed into San Francisco Bay on Friday May 8th and quietly made it's way to Pier 9 on the San Francisco Embarcadero.



    The Maxi Cat has a lengthy history of voyages and records prior to becoming the worlds 1st sailing vessel with autonomous means of producing hydrogen on board and without emitting greenhouse gas emissions using renewable energies. By 2012, she was degraded to near rubbish as indicat...
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  • Too Much Of A Swell Time For Finn Gold Cup

    Too Much Of A Swell Time For Finn Gold Cup

    Second lost day at Finn Gold Cup following very unstable conditions Whilst different storms rage elsewhere in the sailing world, for the second day running, no racing was possible at the 2021 Finn Gold Cup after offshore Atlantic storms brought very unstable conditions to Porto. It wasn’t for lack of trying. After more than four hours trying to get a start away on the third day, the race team had to contend with 120 degree shifts, huge waves, waterspouts, hail storms, ...
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  • Now Visiting @ Pier 9 On The Embarcadero

    Now Visiting @ Pier 9 On The Embarcadero

    Energy Observer, the vessel of the future due to make a stopover in San Francisco from 10 to 13 May


    © Energy Observer Productions - George Conty Energy Observer is a French project that set sail from Saint Malo in northern France in 2017 on a 7-year expedition around the world. A world first, Energy Observer is a technological triumph: the laboratory vessel powered by renewable energies and hydrogen, navigates the oceans entirely self-sufficiently in energy and produces ...
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  • Gitana Relaunched With Shorthanded Emphasis
    by Photoboy



    The Maxi Edmond de Rothschild relaunched


    Wednesday, may 11, 2022 - Early yesterday morning, the large doors to the Gitana shed were opened to release the Maxi Edmond de Rothschild from her five-month refit. Enjoying a ringside seat, her skipper, Charles Caudrelier, looked on attentively, though his mind is already geared towards the open ocean and the Route du Rhum - Destination Guadeloupe, the major meet in the team’s 2022 race schedule. For its 12th
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    05-11-2022, 10:12 AM
  • FlyingNikka Splashes
    by Photoboy
    "FlyingNikkais in the water! Incredible effort by King Marine, project manager Miguel Costa, and all the systems suppliers to get this complex and challenging design first imagined by Roberto Lacorte to the water on a schedule set a year ago. Congratulations and thanks to all."
    Mark Mills






    Designed by a team coordinated by Irish designer Mark Mills of Studio Mills Design, FlyingNikka , 19 meters long and equipped with latest generation...
    05-07-2022, 09:42 AM
  • Elevator And Rudder Rake For Nacra 17
    by Photoboy
    Fresh for Paris 2024, the Nacra 17 fleet will debut two upgrades to the rudder system in Palma 2022. Following the Tokyo Olympics, an updated elevator and an adjustable rudder rake system were approved by class membership for onward use. Heading toward Palma 2022, teams competing will now be using these updated systems. The updated elevator is much the same as before but has been modified to provide a safer profile to the fleet. It is slightly asymmetric, reducing the amount it pro...
    02-28-2022, 07:09 PM
  • Carbon Footprint Analysis Of IMOCA Build Revealed
    by Photoboy
    Lifting the lid on boat build impacts for a more sustainable industry In brief: Results from top US offshore sailing team’s life cycle assessment of construction of new race boat highlights requirement for radical change in class rules for construction of performance yachts. CO2 footprint of building one offshore boat has increased by two-thirds over the past 10 years: 550 tCO2e, equivalent to construction of 105 midsize cars. 11th Hour Racing Team calls for marine industry emissions and m...
    02-17-2022, 11:12 AM
  • Expanding Hydrogen Into Commercial Cargo Shipping
    by Photoboy
    Energy Observer 2: a new zero-emission ship to meet the objectives of the International Maritime Organization Since its creation, Energy Observer pushes the limits of maritime decarbonation. After having developed an autonomous laboratory vessel with the first complete hydrogen chain, capable of producing its own hydrogen with its surplus of renewable energies, Energy Observer is taking a new step by launching the design of the most representative ship of the maritime transport industry: a multi...
    02-07-2022, 03:03 PM
  • Emirates Team New Zealand Hydrogen Foiling Chase Boat In Fitout Preparing For Launch
    by Photoboy
    Auckland, New Zealand - 6th February 2022 Emirates Team New Zealand’s prototype hydrogen foiling chase boat is in the final stages of a complex fit out prior to its launch in March. The construction of the boat was started in August 2021 at the team’s North Shore build facility, the appendage construction is in its final stages and the Hydrogen Fuel Cell Powertrain installation is underway at the team’s base in Auckland’s Viaduct Harbour. The construction of the boat ...
    02-07-2022, 02:54 PM
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