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History Resurfaced: Meet Maiden…

The 58-foot sailing yacht Maiden has returned to the UK after a 27-year hiatus. Her former skipper, Tracy Edwards MBE (Member of the British Empire), met the yacht when she arrived, full of emotion. Edwards and Maiden have quite a history together. In 1989, Edwards and 11 other women accomplished ...

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Introducing a Sport model for the Couach 3700…

Chantier Naval Couach has revealed a reimagined design for its Couach 3700, calling it the Sport model. The 121-foot Couach 3700 Sport features lengthened lines when compared to her predecessor, the 3700 Fly, with a profile inspired by luxury automobiles and contemporary architecture. The builder says the yacht’s design goal ...

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The Comeback King: Jimmy Spithill…

By any yardstick, Jimmy Spithill, skipper for Oracle Team USA, keeps his cool, be it while staring down an 8-1 deficit against Emirates Team New Zealand in the 34th America’s Cup or when pulling serious Gs with the Blue Angels aboard an F/A-18 Super Hornet. Moreover, he’s a student of ...

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The Olympic Virtuoso: Sir Ben Ainslie…

An Olympic medal ceremony represents one of sailing’s grandest peaks, and there is no Olympic sailor more decorated than Sir Ben Ainslie, CBE, who has collected five medals in five consecutive Games, four of them gold. Oracle Team USA drafted ­Ainslie following the London 2012 Olympics — his ­Olympic swan ...

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The Unflinching Designer: Paul Bieker…

OTUSA won eight straight races and achieved the greatest comeback in sports history. September 2013: Oracle Team USA was down 8-1 in a best-of-18 regatta against Emirates Team New Zealand that would determine the fate of the 34th America’s Cup. OTUSA’s 72-foot, wingsail-powered, hydrofoil-borne catamaran was simply the slower horse. ...

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Prestige 680 S to Launch This Fall…

Prestige Yachts will debut its 680 S at the Cannes Yachting Festival in September. This new model in the builder’s Yachts division fills the gap between the Prestige 630 and 750. The yacht has dramatically raked windows forward and the flybridge follows suit, giving her aggressive lines. Her flybridge is ...

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Technological Ecstasy, at Sea…

More than 50 years ago, the move from heavily-framed, handcrafted wooden boatbuilding to mold-based, production fiberglass craft represented a sea of change in yacht design. Less material was required to get a vessel of equal strength. The use of hull molds meant a more exacting product. It also resulted in ...

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Storm King: The Galeon 660 Fly…

Most yachtsmen want what the british rocker Frank Turner refers to as “plain-sailing weather.” Red skies at night, delighted sailors — that sort of thing. But when you test a new yacht, you tend to have quite the opposite desire. Calm seas can be a bit of a bummer. You ...

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Baltic Yachts Launches World's Largest Carbon-Fiber Sloop…

Finnish boatbuilder Baltic Yachts recently launched the world’s largest carbon-fiber sloop at its Jakobstad shipyard. After the success of its 152-foot Pink Gin V, Baltic Yachts decided to go bigger and better with the 175-foot Pink Gin VI. Judel/Vrolijk & Co. did the yacht’s naval architecture and Design Unlimited created ...

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Garmin’s Quatix 5 Marine GPS Smartwatch…

Garmin has unveiled the quatix 5 marine GPS smart watch, which connects to compatible Garmin chart plotters and marine electronics to provide autopilot control, remote multifunction display waypoint marking, data streaming and more. In addition to the marine-specific features, the quatix 5 also has built-in activity profiles for land and ...

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