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Spain bans sailing after spate of rogue killer whale attacks on yachts

File photo: AFP Spain has temporarily banned sailboats from a stretch of its northwestern coast after several vessels were damaged in attacks by orcas, or killer whales, in recent weeks. The week-long ban, which came into effect on Tuesday night, applies to sailboats under 15 metres (49 feet) long and aims to protect "both people and the orcas", the transport ministry said in a statement. It extends between the capes of the Priorino Grande and la Punta [...]

September 24th, 2020|News|

‘Bumper edition’ of Palma Superyacht Show in 2021

Image courtesy of Stuart Pearce Preparations for the 2021 Palma Superyacht Show are in full swing and the organisers are promising a ‘bumper edition’ of next year’s prestigious event. Taking place 30 April – 3 May 2021, 40+ exhibitors have already signed up ranging from yacht insurance specialists to companies at the forefront of sail design. As uncertain as the events landscape may still be, a statement from the Palma Superyacht Show team says: “We’re not [...]

September 23rd, 2020|News|

Balearic Yacht Show, the first virtual boat show in the

The first virtual boat show in the Balearic Islands, will be held from November 18 to 20. The Chamber of Commerce of Mallorca and the Balearic Marine Cluster launched this online project, which has the support of the main associations of the nautical sector of the Balearic Islands. It is a unique opportunity to digitize nautical companies and to reach a wider audience. It will be a totally online nautical fair and will feature exhibitors from companies, [...]

September 22nd, 2020|News|

YANMAR Supports 2020 World Wake Association Events as New Global Partner

YANMAR has joined forces with The World Wake Association (WWA) as a new global partner. Reinforcing its support and investment within the recreational marine industry, YANMAR is announced as presenting sponsor for three prestigious Nautique WWA wakesurf and wakeboard national and world championship events in 2020. YANMAR opens the partnership by backing two WWA events at Callaway Gardens in Pine Mountain, Georgia, this weekend (August 28 to 30), as the sport’s elite compete at the Nautique [...]

September 17th, 2020|News|

America’s Cup: Kiwi conflict with AC75

While the 12 Meter Class reveled in the strong winds of the 1987 America’s Cup in Australia, the light winds in San Diego during the 1988 Deed of Gift match motivated a new direction for the event, prompting the development of the International America’s Cup Class (IACC) Rule. The intent of the rule was “to produce wholesome day sailing monohulls of similar performance while fostering design developments that will flow through to the mainstream of yachting….”. A committee [...]

September 8th, 2020|News|

STOCKHOLM POLICE’S HIGH-SPEED PATROL BOAT FINDS PERFECT PARTNER IN VOLVO PENTA POWER

With almost a quarter of Sweden’s population and thousands of islands to protect, Stockholm’s Maritime Police Section has its work cut out. Helping it keep watch day and night is a high-speed Marell M15 patrol boat, equipped with a fully integrated propulsion system – Volvo Penta’s latest D6 engine and DPI drive. Stockholm’s Maritime Police Section has a new quick-witted team member – and it has already become a favorite with the locals. The new recruit is a Marell M15 fast patrol [...]

September 7th, 2020|News|

Marina Port de Mallorca and Marina Palma Cuarentena clean their seabed

As every year, the staff of both marinas, with the help of divers, have dedicated a day to remove endless objects from the seabed that unfortunately, are thrown into the port. Motorcycles, shopping carts, electric scooters, traffic signs, trash cans, bicycles, wheels and miscellaneous garbage end up becoming part of the seascape. Thanks to this activity and the great visual impact of seeing all this coming out of the bottom of the water, customers become aware of [...]

September 1st, 2020|News|

America’s Cup: Looking back 100 years

The America’s Cup stirs up plenty of commentary, and we found in the archives this report from 100 years ago by Mme. Futura Imperfect in which she shared strong feelings about the 13th edition. Held in 1920 under the Universal Rule of measurement, the match was between the 106-foot defender Resolute and the 110-foot Shamrock IV, the fourth in Sir Thomas Lipton’s line of Cup challengers. Enjoy… (August 31, 1920) – As a resident of New York [...]

August 31st, 2020|News|

2020 Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup, Rolex Swan Cup cancelled

In light of the significant increase in the infection curve due to several outbreaks in the Costa Smeralda area and in Porto Cervo in particular, in order to protect the health of the staff, visitors to the facilities, and sailors, the Yacht Club Costa Smeralda has decided to cancel the 2020 Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup and the Rolex Swan Cup. The YCCS had employed all of its resources, and done everything within its power to make [...]

August 28th, 2020|News|

2020 METSTRADE Show cancelled

The 2020 Marine Equipment Trade Show (METSTRADE), which was scheduled on November 17-19 in Amsterdam, Netherlands, has been cancelled as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. METSTRADE is the world’s largest trade exhibition for equipment, materials, and systems for the international leisure marine industry. “For more than 32 years, METSTRADE has been providing the most complete meeting place for the global marine industry,” said organizers in a statement. “Due to the consequences of the COVID-19 outbreak, [...]

August 27th, 2020|News|
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