Technical

B&G Zeus3 Glass Helm
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B&G is pleased to announce the launch the new Zeus3 Glass Helm from B&G which will be on show at Dusseldorf and Miami boat shows this month.

2018 The Hague Offshore World Championship
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Organizers from the 2018 The Hague Offshore Sailing World Championship, in consultation with the Offshore Racing Congress (ORC) and the Royal Ocean Racing Club (RORC), have announced the scheme for scoring this first World Championship to use both the international IRC and ORC rating systems.

Phantom Decksweeper sail catamaran
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After announcing the launching of a new windsurfing sails line last week, Phantom goes on with another announcement as the company extends its catamaran sails line with a full range of DeckSweepers.

iAIS app
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A new version of Digital Yacht’s iAIS app is now available that supports a background layer of charting utilising the popular and detailed Navionic’s charts. What’s more, there’s no requirement to re-purchase charts so long as you have a current Navionic’s subscription and app on the iOS device.

Nautix
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No doubt about it, 1 January 2018 is a significant date for marine paint producers. Why? Because new European legislation on antifouling will be coming into wider force on that day.

ORC congress
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As part of the World Sailing Annual Conference, the Offshore Racing Congress (ORC) has today concluded 6 days of meetings of its Committees and Congress to report on a successful 2017 as well as looking forward to 2018. The Congress has approved new rules and initiatives for next year that will help the ORC system further improve its rating services to offshore sailors in 45 countries around the world.

Great Circle–SQUID
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The Volvo Ocean Race, a 45,000 nautical mile race around the world, has selected Great Circle–Squid as its marine and race weather provider.

IRC International Rating Certificate
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However, the IRC Congress never loses sight of the core of the IRC fleet who are taking part in club racing around the world every week and much talk at Congress was how to further encourage this. Everyone agreed that exciting events drive participation.

IRC Europeans
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The Notice of Race for the 2018 IRC European Championship, incorporating the Commodores' Cup, is now available. The Royal Ocean Racing Club (RORC) welcomes expressions of interest for the event, and online entry will be open from Monday 8th January 2018.

B&G Vulcan Serie
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B&G is pleased to announce the launch of the new Vulcan family of sailing chartplotters. The updated and extended series now offers a fully refreshed 7”, the 9” and an all-new, large-format 12”; all with Broadband Radar™ compatibility.