The ‘motherhood penalty’? Controversy as Vendée Globe skipper Clarisse Cremer loses sponsor

Banque Populaire’s dropping of Clarisse Cremer has caused widespread outrage among the offshore sailing community, and has become a huge national story in France IMOCA skipper Clarisse Cremer, who has recently given birth to her first child, has been controversially dropped by her sponsor Banque Populaire ahead of the 2024 Vendée Globe. Cremer, who currently […]

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World’s coolest yachts: Biscuits Cantreau 2

We ask top sailors and marine industry gurus to choose the coolest and most innovative yachts of our times. Vincent Laurent Prevost nominates Biscuits Cantreau 2 Biscuits Cantreau 2 was a Formula 40 trimaran designed for Jean Le Cam in 1987. “Formula 40 was a class born in France with a very simple rule for […]

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Offshore Wind and Dead Whales

Humpback whales, similar to this one, have been involved in a number of strandings and deaths off the New York Bight in recent months. Elianne Dipp via Pexels While I hate to say it, whale strandings and deaths along the East Coast aren’t particularly unusual anymore. Since 2016, there’s been a whopping 178 whale mortality […]

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RORC Caribbean 600

Over 70 teams from 16 different nations are expected for the 2023 RORC Caribbean 600, with a dozen or more boats racing in the inaugural RORC Nelson’s Cup Series. Racing action for the new series starts on Valentine’s Day Tuesday February 14th. The final event of the four-race series will be the 14th edition of […]

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Globe40 Finish

The Anglo-American team AHMAS (Class40 n degrees 127) crossed the finish line of leg 6 of the GLOBE40 in Recife Saturday at 11:48 p.m. local time. After 20 days and 10 hours of racing and 3,803 miles covered (7417 km), Craig Horshield and James Oxenham brilliantly conclude a particularly difficult leg which put the GLOBE40 […]

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OceansLab first hydrogen IMOCA

World first hydrogen IMOCA yacht construction announced by Phil Sharp and OceansLab Platform to advance clean technologies for the ocean environment Phil Sharp, one of Britain’s most competitive and successful ocean racers, has today announced the build of a new zero emission IMOCA ahead of the 2024 Vendée Globe. IMOCA OceansLab – Cleantech Accelerator under […]

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Cayman Islands

Bank on the Cayman Islands The Cayman Islands offer SCUBA diving, sportfishing, sailing, and more. The banks off the Cayman Islands, located in the Western Caribbean and part of the Greater Antilles, are a big draw. There’s the Cayman Bank 12 miles to the west of Grand Cayman, plus Pickle Bank, Lawfords Banks, the 60 Mile […]

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Six-Race Class 1 Schedule Set For 2023

With eight teams representing countries including Australia, Norway, Sweden and the United States expected to compete this season, Powerboat P1 has released its race-schedule for the 2023 Class 1 Union Internationale Motonautique World Championship Series. The new was announced this morning in a press release from Powerboat P1, which is based in the United Kingdom […]

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Blackfin 400CC

Star performer. by Ken Kreisler With 50 years of boat building under its belt and lots of nautical miles in its many wakes, Blackfin is upping its presence in the center console arena with the brand-new 400CC. Photos Courtesy of Blackfin “Our entire team is eagerly awaiting this major addition to the model lineup,” says […]

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Tropic Star Lodge is Nothing Short of Stellar

The Zane Grey Reef is a hotspot for marlin and other pelagic gamefish. Courtesy Tropic Star Lodge In the universe of great fishing lodges around the globe, one shines brighter than a supernova. Tucked in Panama’s remote Darien rainforest on the Pacific coast, Tropic Star Lodge is the culmination of ideal location, unequaled bounty and […]

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Thankful Turk Purchases Class 5 Team Woody Phantom

Since joining the team in the pandemic-shortened season of 2020, J.J. Turk and Micheal Stancombe have been a major part of the outstanding Team Woody Offshore Racing presence at events—both on and off the racecourse—competing in the team’s Class 5 Phantom. Teammates J.J. Turk and Micheal Stancombe are excited to continue racing the No. 527 […]

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2023 JANUARY FT. MYERS BOAT SHOW AND BEYOND

I am excited to report that the 2023 Boat Show had record attendance during at least one of the 4 days at the Ft. Myers ‘Downtown Location’. Full of vendors and people excited about getting out during the beautiful weekend to enjoy the boats and products that are representative and reflected of SW Florida lifestyle. […]

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