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  • 51 Trofeo Princesa Sofia Mallorca Excludes Russian And Belarusian Sailors





    With one month to go until the start of the event, 711 crews representing 58 nationalities have now registered to compete in the 51 Trofeo Princesa Sofia Mallorca Hempel World Cup Series. Following the recommendation of the IOC, World Sailing and the RFEV, Russian and Belarusian sailors have been excluded. As the high anticipated start of the regatta looms on the horizon the number of teams registered to compete in the 51 Trofeo Princesa Sofia Mallorca Hempel World Cup S...
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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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    Rainy start, happy start? The Breton drizzle was part of the game this morning at Lorient La Base when the 4 maxi trimarans left the pontoons to reach the start area of ​​the 24H Ultim located to the east of the island of Groix. And the conditions shouldn't improve over the next 24 hours, giving them a real warm-up for the start of the Route du Rhum – Destination Guadeloupe: wind, heavy seas, rain… Just that.








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