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Global Warning: How climate change is impacting global weather

As the low-lying islands of the Caribbean recover from the devastating affects of Hurricane Irma, Donna Eastlake looks at the increasing severity and regularity of these tropical storms Hurricane Irma has caused widespread devastation across the Caribbean and southern Florida. Her destructive path reduced buildings to rubble, sunk and capsized yachts, and left many dead.…
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October 14, 2017 0

Golden Globe Race abandons UK for France over Brexit finances

The Golden Globe Race 2018 will now start from Les Sables d’Olonne in the Vendée, after event organisers failed to secure financial backing for a UK start Australian adventurer Don McIntyre has announced a re-run of the Golden Globe Race to mark its 50th anniversary Organisers of the 2018 Golden Globe Race announced yesterday (4…
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October 9, 2017 0

Surviving the OSTAR’s perfect storm – the full story of the racers rescued in Force 11 summer gale

Just seven of 21 starters finished this year’s OSTAR/TWOSTAR shorthanded transatlantic race after a violent storm in June left four skippers in need of rescue and forcing others to retire. Thor Magni rescue of Furia. Credit Atlantic Joint Task Force Solo sailor Mervyn Wheatley set out from Plymouth for Newport, Rhode Island on 29 May…
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October 7, 2017 0

Sailors urged to report poorly marked fishing gear

The RYA is urging sailors to report all sightings and entanglements involving poorly marked fishing gear as it reveals a lack of data on the issue A campaign to improve the visibility of fishing gear at sea is appealing to sailors to report all cases of entanglement. The RYA said a lack of data could…
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October 6, 2017 0