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  • French Seize Another Oligarch Trophy Yacht

    French Seize Another Oligarch Trophy Yacht

    France has seized a yacht owned by Russian oligarch Igor Sechin, the French finance ministry said in a statement on Thursday.

    Sechin is the CEO of Russian oil giant Rosneft. The European Union sanctioned Sechin earlier this week, describing him as one of Russian President Vladimir Putin's "most trusted and closest advisors, as well as his personal friend." The yacht, named "Amore Vero" ? or "True Love" in Italian ? arrived at the French Mediterranean port of La Ciotat in January. It wa...
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  • West Coast Dockworkers Will Refuse To Unload Russian Cargo

    West Coast Dockworkers Will Refuse To Unload Russian Cargo



    “With this action in solidarity with the people of #Ukraine, we send a strong message that we unequivocally condemn the Russian invasion,
    “West Coast dockworkers are proud to do our part to join with those around the world who are bravely taking a stand and making sacrifices for the good of Ukraine.”
    ” said ILWU International President Willie Adams....
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  • St. Maarten Heineken Regatta statement concerning the situation in Ukraine

    St. Maarten Heineken Regatta statement concerning the situation in Ukraine

    St. Maarten Heineken Regatta is an international sailing event that for over 40 years has welcomed sailors of all nations to share in friendly competition and celebration of the inclusivity of our great sport. Due to the recent developments in Ukraine and hostilities on behalf of the Russian government, which our organization condemns, we cannot maintain the friendliness between all of our competitors without suspending the participation of teams registered as Russian and Belarusian. While w...
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  • German Authority Seize Russian Yacht

    German Authority Seize Russian Yacht



    LINKY Russian billionaire Alisher Usmanov was sanctioned by the European Union on Monday. Two days later, Forbes has learned from three sources in the yacht industry that one of his prized possessions—the 512-foot yacht Dilbar, valued at nearly $600 million—has been seized by German authorities in the northern city of Hamburg. The ship has been in the Hamburg shipyards of German shipbuilding firm Blohm+Voss since late October for a refitting job. Sources who spoke to Fo...
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  • Russian Billionaires Are Moving Their Luxury Superyachts to Avoid Having Them Seized

    At least four vessels are currently sailing toward the Maldives and Montenegro.
    By Rachel Cormack For The Robb Report Russia’s wealthiest individuals are going to great lengths to safeguard their superyachts. In the wake of widespread sanctions against the country following its unprovoked invasion of Ukraine, Russian billionaires who have ties to President Vladimir Putin are moving their prized vessels to avoid having them seized by the superpowers. Data from Marine Traffic shows that...
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  • International 29er Response

    International 29er Response

    Guidance from World Sailing and the IOC Following guidance from World Sailing and the IOC, the International 29er Class Association has suspended participation of Russian and Belarusian sailors, coaches, and officials from all International 29er Class events effective immediately. Following guidance from World Sailing and the IOC, the International 29er Class Association has suspended participation of Russian and Belarusian sailors, coaches, and officials from all International 29er Class ...
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  • Russian Sailors Suspended From International Sailing Competition

    Russian Sailors Suspended From International Sailing Competition

    World Sailing suspends sailors and officials from Russia and Belarus as part of widespread sporting sanctions The RC44 Cup is all about Oligarchs There are A Few Oligarch owned yachts in the Super Series Following worldwide condemnation of Russia’s military aggression in Ukraine, and ensuing economic and sporting sanctions, sailing’s organising body, World Sailing, today issued the following statement: ...
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  • 4,000 Luxury Cars Deposited In Davey Jones's Locker

    4,000 Luxury Cars Deposited In Davey Jones's Locker

    The Felicity Ace cargo ship that famously caught fire off the coast of Portugal on Feb. 16 has sunk. An update on the vessel's official information site confirmed the news Tuesday morning, explaining that it had "suffered a list to starboard." Salvage teams remain at the site as they continue to monitor the situation and look out for further incidents. This statement, which was first reported on by Road and Track, comes roughly two weeks after the ship caught fire, torching nearly 4,000 c...
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  • Grounded At Point Reyes

    Grounded At Point Reyes



    UPDATE on Marin County grounded vessel: Contractors were able to recover diesel and other petroleum products from F/V Seastar,
    but an undetermined amount was discharged from one of the fuel tanks that became compromised. There were no observed impacts to wildlife.

    An excavator is set to demolish and remove the vessel from Kehoe Beach starting tomorrow.

    The beach is currently closed. Updates will be posted at: https://www.nps.gov/pore/planyo...
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  • Turning An Eye Towards A Land Speed Record

    Turning An Eye Towards A Land Speed Record

    Auckland, New Zealand - 20th February 2022 Some childhood dreams can become realities, others remain just that- dreams. For a 10-year-old boy growing up in Bendigo Australia, his childhood dream was to go faster than anyone else had done, powered by the wind. Speed has always been at the centre of Glenn Ashby’s existence, on yachts, motorbikes- or land yachts. The quest for speed has won him 3 America’s Cups, an Olympic Silver Medal and 17 World Championships in 4 different classes of boa...
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  • Crash Course At Cowes
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    Short, action-packed races on the final day of Cowes Week 2022
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    The last day of Cowes Week featured short, action-packed races in a solid north-westerly gradient wind, culminating in a spectacularly busy finish line at the Royal Yacht Squadron. A risk of the wind dying in advance of an afternoon sea breeze prompted a change to the race schedule, with three committee boats used, in addition to the Royal Yacht Squadron line, to compress
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  • Sir Schwenky Dank Rescued In Dramatic Fashion
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    Pacific Cup Skipper Safely Evacuated on Return Voyage
    August 8, 2022



    Pacific Cup race organizers are happy to report that Andy Schwenk (57, Point Richmond, CA) has been brought safely to land by a combination of Coast Guard, Air Force, commercial shipping, and assistance from a fellow yacht. A rapidly-spreading infection required the action.

    Andy’s Spindrift V, an Express 37, had completed the 2022 Pacific Cup, finishing first in her class on July 18.
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    Marcus Brennecke’s ClubSwan 50 Hatari clinched the ClubSwan 50 class title on the final race at the 40th Copa del Rey MAPFRE but the German flagged crew endured some unnecessarily nervous moments after the nearest rivals Stefan Heidenreich’s OneGroup seemingly came back from the dead after being over the start line early.










    From being a long way ahead of OneGroup, Hatari found themselves needing to cover their
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  • French Sailor Survives Overnight In A Capsized Class 40
    by Photoboy
    Against all odds, a French sailor in his 60s survived inside of a capsized sailing yacht off the coast of Galicia, Spain overnight Monday, breathing from an air pocket until Spanish rescue divers reached him the following afternoon.




    At about 2000 hours on Monday, the Class40 sailing yacht Jeanne Solo Sailor capsized at a position about 14 miles northwest of the Sisargas Islands, west of A Coruna. The sole occupant, 62-year-old French national Laurent Camprubi, told
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  • A Misty End To July For Bonita Racers!
    by Photoboy
    Rounding out the end of July on the YRA calendar, the Encinal or Bonita race was held over the past weekend.
    a 22 nm jaunt from off of Treasure Island and out the gat to Point Bonita and then back to the Encinal Yacht Club in the Estuary

    A cool misty day with a 2.7 knot flood and varying moments of visibility, sometimes completely occluded in the Golden Gate Strait, and
    moments of 1 mile or so, dashed with drizzle, loud fog horns and large vessels and fishing boats transiting
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  • Pinned In Queens
    by Photoboy



    The FDNY freed a sailboat that had gotten stuck under the Roosevelt Island bridge on Saturday morning, officials said.

    A man was rescued by FDNY Marine units after the vessel’s mast got wedged in the steel work on the bridge at about 7:15 a.m., a spokesperson told The Post.

    In coordination with Department of Transportation bridge operators the boat was freed “with minimal damage,” according to FDNY.







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