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Tag: Sailing across the Atlantic

Sail across the Atlantic safely – how to avoid the most common gear failures

Many of the most common yacht equipment failures – the ones that plague the ARC fleet every year – can be avoided. It is essential to avoid repairs at the top of the mast while at sea if at all possible. Does wind matter? It might seem an off-hand remark perhaps when it comes to…
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October 11, 2017 0

What are the most common repairs at sea for yachts sailing across the Atlantic? ARC survey results tell all

We surveyed nearly all 290 yachts in the 2016 ARC transatlantic to find out what broke and how it was fixed; what worked and what didn’t. You cannot presume to be able to sail across an ocean without experiencing some problems or breakages with your equipment. We issued the 290 yachts sailing in the 2016…
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October 7, 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