Technical

EPEX nanno
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With a combination of the advanced EPEX patented technology and cutting-edge material science, the new EPEX nanno structure with a minimum of layers is a ultra-light, yet durable sail, that provides the club racing champions and the demanding cruising sailor with a new set of soft and smooth alternatives.

ORC Race Management Guide download
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The members of the Race Management Committee led by Hans-Eckhard ("Ecky") von der Mosel and the management and staff at the Offshore Racing Congress (ORC) are pleased to announce the publication of a project that has put together the knowledge and expertise of many ORC contributors: the inaugural edition of the ORC Race Management Guide.

Social Distancing
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Four-time Olympic sailor, Mark Mansfield, a professional sailor, is part of the Key Yachting/ J/UK team representing J/Boats in Ireland. Mark contributed a good perspective on how sailing can take place while enjoying with family and friends.

ORC 2020 VPP and Rules
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With numerous improvements prompted by user input and internal research over the past year, the Offshore Racing Congress (ORC) is pleased to announce its new 2020 VPP and 2020 Rules books are available now for download from the ORC's website at www.orc.org/rules.

HF radio
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The CYCA is aware of discussion as regards the long standing requirement in the Sailing Instructions for the 2019 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race for yachts to report in by HF (High Frequency) radio at Green Cape.

PredictWind windmap
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PredictWind has made significant improvements to their weather models. 10 years of development has culminated in the release of the most accurate iteration of the PWG & PWE  forecast models to date. This means that the PredictWind models now give you more forecast confidence than ever before, making your time on the water safer and more enjoyable.

Cable-free sails
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Cable-free sails are evolving ! The next generation of a cable-free code zero is now available at Elvstrøm Sails. A Code Zero in a trioptimal design, produced from a laminate with a high density fiber luff.

Lucia 40 catamaran
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With the intention of creating greater onboard convenience and a more natural sailing environment, Fountaine-Pajot will assist in the installation, trials and demonstration of Volvo Penta’s pioneering electromobility technology.

AC75 foil arm test
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The second round of structural testing of the one design AC75 foil arms has successfully been conducted at Persico Marine in Italy this week.

Inflatable emergency VHF antenna
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World leader in marine antenna design, Shakespeare® Marine, has been announced as winner of Product of the Year at the HISWA Amsterdam Boat Show 2019 for its GALAXY-INFL8, the world’s first inflatable emergency VHF antenna.