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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.
Cruising – Monday, August 4, 2014
Monday, August 4, 2014   
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The summer edition of the WAVE Magazine has just been published with hot, entertaining and suprising articles rich in variety. Read an interview with Sir Robin Knox-Johnston, how Signor José escaped from a crisis with a tri, or the strange beach beesters of Theo Hansen. Find in addition a multihull special with the latest designs, as well as test reports of the beautiful Solaris 58 and Suzuki outboarders. The travel section brings you to the Caribbeans and to the Club 55 at the Côte. Teasing ? Find out more in the online version, or read all articles in full length in the print version available as from today in kiosk, or, even simpler, with a subscription, more convenient and advantageous, i.e. one number of the Magazine is gratis.
Cruising – Thursday, July 31, 2014
Thursday, July 31, 2014   
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An exceptional duel is taking place these days at the Norvegian Coast with a team from Renault and one from Helly-Hansen competing. A Renault Captur car is racing on the crooked coast road along the Norvegian Fjords, while the Helly Hansen Team is sailing North on a Yacht. In between, agility competitions are organised. Here the presentation video. The Renault-Captur-Facebook-Page informs on the interim's standings of the competition.
Everybody can be a winner participanting in the online contest betting on car or yacht ! Correct answers will qualify for the lottery drawing with attractive prices.