Technical

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.  

North Sails J0 gennaker
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North Sails has been the exclusive official supplier to the Volvo Ocean Race since the debut of the VO65 one design fleet in the 2014-15 edition. Now, after analyzing extensive race data,further modeling  and listening to feedback from Volvo Ocean Race sailors, North has created a new 171m² gennaker to fill an apparent gap between the masthead code 0 (MH0) and the J1 jib, boosting the performance of the VO65s in the process.

Harken in Volvo Ocean Race
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Harken has been named official supplier of winches, blocks, traveller systems and mast car systems for the 2017-18 edition of the Volvo Ocean Race.

SEAir
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An expert in technological developments for sailing boats, especially foils, the Britanny based company will showcase its products and share ideas and knowledge with the delegates from the 10th Yacht Racing Forum in Aarhus, Denmark, on November 27-28.

North Sails 3Di RACE
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North Sails is proud to introduce 3Di technology to the Melges 20 class. North Sails 3Di has received unrivaled success in Grand Prix inshore, offshore, and superyacht markets; adapting 3Di to one design classes like the Melges 20 is proof of North’s commitment to providing all sailors with advanced sails.