Lorina Limonade on top form in Hyères

The 26 teams competing in the Tour Voile 2018 found a sustained thermal breeze together with clear blue skies and sizzling temperatures on their arrival in Hyères for Act 6 of the seven-leg event. The final Coastal Raid of the tour, which will return to the Nautical Stadium racing format from tomorrow and through Sunday’s Super Final, saw overall leaders Lorina Limonade – Golfe du Morbihan take their fourth win of the tour (in 12 races held) and extend their lead over second-placed Beijaflore from six to nine points. Team Reseau Ixio maintain their third place overall and have put a nine-point cushion between themselves and Lorina Mojito – Golfe du Morbihan in fourth. Continue reading

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Omaha exceeded the contractual speed, reaching 16 knots, and proved to be extremely manoeuvrable in all conditions thanks to her large rudders in combination with the power steering unit.
Powered by two MTU 8V4000 M63 engines, she has a range of 3,800 nautical miles at a cruising speed of 12 knots. Her round bilge steel hull with bulbous bow provides great comfort for the guests, exceptional sea keeping and unparalleled performance. Continue reading

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Sunreef Yachts presents the first pictures of the shipyard’s all-new sailing catamarans during sea trials. After a spectacular pre-premiere at the Pomorskie Rendez-Vous in Gdansk, Poland, the Sunreef 60 and Sunreef 80 are being photographed for the first time in the Baltic Sea.While working on this new catamaran line, the shipyard’s in-house designers have been looking for ways to express the spirit of a classic sail yacht through modern marine architecture. As the first drawings were made, the idea became clear. An all-around sailing yacht range ideal for exclusive getaways, charter and transoceanic adventures emerged. Sunreef Yachts unveiled the range’s first details by presenting a scale model of the Sunreef 60 during last year’s Cannes Yachting Festival. This year, the Sunreef 60 and Sunreef 80 are joining the Cannes line up in full bloom. Visit them in the Vieux Port, stand MULTI 023 from September 11th till 16th.


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New Viking 44 Convertible excels with Volvo Penta’s highest performance engine
Premiere yacht manufacturer Viking Yachts has selected Volvo Penta’s 13-liter 1000hp engine for the latest of its ‘convertible’ models. As the most powerful of Volvo Penta’s inboard engines, the D13-1000 has shown to be an excellent choice for the 44ft vessel.

As a premium boat-builder, Viking Yachts’ Convertible range combines the high performance of sport-fishing vessels with the luxurious elements of cruisers. The new 44 Convertible (44 C) is proving to outperform anticipated capabilities, thanks to Volvo Penta’s most powerful 13-liter inboard engine. In sea trials, the twin Volvo Penta D13-1000 diesels met or exceeded all expectations in the 44 C.

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Leading Edge USA 162 Tom Sutton J 109

NEWPORT, R.I. – “It was a fantastic day,” said Ray Pepi (New York, N.Y.), of Day 1 of Race Week at Newport presented by Rolex. “One of the most enjoyable days of the season. The wind behaved itself and piped up when some of the forecasts were dire, and the race committee did a fantastic job as usual of plotting out the coure and getting us racing on time. We had three terrific races.” High praise for the any day of racing. All the more impressive considering this review was offered before the skipper of Cleo found out that his team had built a 2-point lead over second place in the eight-boat J/109 class. Continue reading

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