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Cruising – Friday, February 27, 2015
Friday, February 27, 2015   
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We are happy to present Passeport Voile, a new advertising partner on the sailing-news platform, a small but very competent organisation located in the French-speakting part of Switzerland having been successfully active in the charter business as organiser of holyday cruises since 1997 !
Their business in not limited to Yacht Charter, but also all type of counseling and expertises is available thanks to a competent team of skippers and regatta sailors active in different boat classes on Lake Geneva and internationally sharing their experience with customers planning a holyday cruise.
Passeport Voile is the official representative of Kiriacoulis with a full-range fleet on the Mediterranean Sea for a large variety of journeys. Fees and availability of yachts can be checked online.
On the occasion of the first appearance on the sailing-news website, Passeport Voile offers a 5% discount to all reader booking a holiday package until end of march 2015.
Cruising – Friday, January 30, 2015
Friday, January 30, 2015   
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Round-the-clock easy access to all information about the Austrian Pitter Yachtcharter with stations at the Croatian Adriatic Coast, its comprehensive charter fleet, services and unique racing activities, is now at your hands with a free-of-charge Pitter App for your Smartphone. 'pitter yachtcharter' App is available in English and German, and its menu contains an overview on all charter locations, the availability of yachts, reservation requests for a specific yachts, special offers, bargain sales and novelties. An up-to-date weather forecast, a link on regatta information and results is also integrated into this App.
Interested now or later ? Doesn't matter ! Get your free App now to establish a link to the most convenient Yacht Charter on the Adriatic Sea, downloading from the App-Store: Pitter yachtcharter.
Cruising – Monday, January 5, 2015
Monday, January 5, 2015   
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Combine Holiday Cruising and Yacht Racing on most pittoresque waters, a most attractive formula for sailing enthusiasts .... !
The Austrian Charter Company Pitter has been organising so called Cruising Regattas on the Adriatic Sea for years, open for charter yacht (with and without spinaker) and owner yachts .... i.e. offshore sailing and racing for everybody !
The most important event is the Kornati Cup, organised by Pitter for the 15th time, now so popular, that the upper limit on the entry list is 100 yachts.
This year, a new challenging long-distance regatta, the 'The Race - 1000 miles', will be organised by Pitter in autumn 2015, starting at Biograd, Pitter's main charter base in the middle of the Adriatic Coast, and heading 390 miles non-stop to Lefkas in Greece. The second leg leads back to Biograd. Tactical offshore racing for everybody, opting for the 'pleasant' Croatian Coast or attacking going West on the Italian waters !
The boats' positions can be constantly followed over an Internet GPS tracking system. Everybody with a monohull (owned or chartered) can enter, if considered appropriate by the organisers. ORC ranking will be applied, with and without spinnaker. One of the many ranking categories will be for Charter-One-Design-Cruisers 40S (Spi) and Bavaria Cruisers 45 (Gennaker) on charter by Pitter.
Cruising – Monday, December 1, 2014
Monday, December 1, 2014   
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The Handy App Linky Tag enables to locate overboard crew members via mobile phone, GPS and the Internet. The system will be demonstrated at the Salon Nautique in Paris opening next Saturday. The details (in french) (PDF).
Cruising – Sunday, November 9, 2014
Sunday, November 9, 2014   
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Today, 270 yachts will start in Las Palmas, Canary Islands, to their traditional Rally across the Atlantic, to secure a place in the sun in time for the Christmas vacations in the Caribbeans. The entry list contains teams from 17 nations. The fastest boats will take less than 20 days to cross the Ocean.
The event website.
Cruising – Thursday, October 30, 2014
Thursday, October 30, 2014   
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Matthias Miller GER, a long-time Starboat- and Finn sailor, member of the German National DSV Team, has - together with some friends - founded the Miller & Friends GmbH. The philosophy of Miller & Friends in the design and development of their products comprises the following objectives:
1) make use of state-of-the-art high-tech materials, especially Carbon, proven in sail-racing environments
2) special constructions and solutions based on practical experience in sail-racing
3) high-quality production and finish of products to absorb the excessive loads on water.
Miller & Friends not only concentrate on high-performance modern racers but care with products for classic yachts as well. Tiller extensions, spinaker booms, all kind of special accessories and more for classic yachts are available in different woods, but always with Carbon core, to provide an attractive stiffness-to-weight factor.
Cruising – Wednesday, October 8, 2014
Wednesday, October 8, 2014   
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Since September, the sailmaker VM-Sails has offered winter discounts on their products, and this for OneDesign sails (PDF) and also Cruising yachts (PDF), scaled depending on the order date. Do not hesitate to contact VM-Sails to obtain the best offer for your boat !
Cruising – Tuesday, October 7, 2014
Tuesday, October 7, 2014   
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44 teams participate these days at the Adriatic Croatian Coast in the Offshore Challenge, organised by Yacht Charter Pitter, a coastal race in two legs leading from Biograd to Dubrovnik and back. Christian Horvath AUT with this First 47 reached the finish line this morning taking the line honors.
The race tracker and the event website.
Cruising – Wednesday, September 24, 2014
Wednesday, September 24, 2014   
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As every year, North Sails Switzerland presents innovative products at their Interboot booth, as e.g. the new NorLam sail cloth, especially developped for larger yachts. Visit us in the days ahead, you are very welcome.
Cruising – Tuesday, September 23, 2014
Tuesday, September 23, 2014   
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34 000 visitors enjoyed the Interboot watersports exhibition over the last weekend where 491 exhibitors are doing their utmost, to inform and entertain the nautical addicts. The doors opened on Saturday with a speech by the Mayor of Friederichshafen. During 9 days, the Interboot presents new products and services of the Sail- and Powerboat industry, enhanced by test runs on Lake Constance. In addition, a spectacular entertainment program has been put up to spend some enjoyable leisure hours in the South of Germany. The report.
Cruising – Thursday, September 18, 2014
Thursday, September 18, 2014   
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The Friederichshafen Interboot begins on Saturday and lasts nine day with 500 exhibitors presenting their latest products and services, including a number of novelties.
But more and more activities take place on water to make the Boat Show even more attractive for visitors. Act 5 of the German National Sailing League, a competition among Club Teams launched this year, will be run on Lake Constance. Moreover, the Starboat Olympic Champion Freddy Lööf SWE will present the M32 catamaran, a new design that just has been successfully raced in a top-attended regatta in Scandinavia.
The report.
Cruising – Wednesday, September 3, 2014
Wednesday, September 3, 2014   
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From September 1 to Novemer 30, North Sail Suisse offer various discounts on all products: all OneDesign sails 10%, all other sails 5-15%, in addition special discounts for accessories and other articles.
The details.