Our Race Technology

Posted on 4/14/2015 by Intern Account

Each Volvo Ocean 65 race yacht is fully equipped with Inmarsat’s flagship maritime services: FleetBroadband 500, FleetBroadband 250 and Inmarsat C safety. In addition to the maritime services, each yacht will carry Inmarsat’s latest satellite phone, IsatPhone 2

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Walking the line

Posted on 4/14/2015 by Intern Account

We catch up with Ian Walker as he explains the dangers of being first at this stage of the race and how Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing got through the Southern Ocean unscathed.

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Simrad new E5024 ECDIS System

Posted on 4/13/2015 by Intern Account

Simrad announce its new Simrad E5024 ECDIS system, an IMO type approved navigation device aimed at the commercial shipping markets.

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Broken keel bolts plague Barcelona World Race team

Posted on 4/13/2015 by Intern Account

If the final miles in the Mediterranean look mildly frustrating but nevertheless straightforward for Jorg Riechers and Sébastien Audigane as they close in on sixth place in the Barcelona World Race on Renault Captur, so the last 1600 miles which stand between Nandor Fa and Conrad Colman and seventh place will be sailed with extra care as the Hungarian-Kiwi duo report today that a second keel bolt is damaged.

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Changes OK’d for next America’s Cup

Posted on 4/9/2015 by Intern Account

The America’s Cup teams have agreed to make changes aimed at reducing costs for the 2017 America’s Cup. Central to these changes is the introduction of a new America’s Cup Class, the wing-sailed, foiling catamaran between 45 and 50 feet.

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A network of permanent observatories will soon monitor the oceans

Posted on 4/8/2015 by Intern Account

The planet arrogantly dubbed “Earth” by its dominant terrestrial species might more accurately be called “Sea”. Seven-tenths of its surface is ocean, yet humanity’s need to breathe air and its inability to resist pressure means this part of the orb is barely understood. In June a project designed to help correct that will open for business. The seven sites of the United States’ Ocean Observatories Initiative (OOI), scattered around the Atlantic, Pacific and Southern oceans, will measure physical, chemical, geological and biological phenomena from the seabed to the surface. They will join three similar Canadian facilities, VENUS and NEPTUNE in the Pacific, which have been operating since 2006 and 2009 respectively, and the Arctic observatory in Cambridge Bay, an inlet of the Arctic Ocean, which opened in 2012.

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Simrad NSO evo2 Version 2.0 Software Release

Posted on 4/7/2015 by Intern Account

This free software update adds several significant new features, and is recommended for all Simrad NSO evo2 marine processors. This update greatly improves usability in multi-display or networked multi-unit installations, and adds support for new features available with premium Navionics or Jeppesen charts.

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Hobie Fishing Championship Hook Up With Lowrance And Gofree

Posted on 4/6/2015 by Intern Account

Lowrance and GoFree, part of the Navico group of companies today announce a new fishing championship competition agreement with Hobie Kayak Europe, one of the leading manufacturers of kayaks in the world.

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Adventures of a Sailor Girl: Interview with Jimmy Spithill

Posted on 4/2/2015 by Intern Account

The Sailor Girl is Nic Douglass, a Sydney based sailor, sailing commentator and icon of the Sydney and Australian sailing scene.

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X-Force 145 by Admiral Yachts: The Dream of a Futuristic Floating Mansion

Posted on 4/1/2015 by Intern Account

The mega yacht X-Force 145 by the Italian shipyard Admiral Yachts features luxurious decor, innovative exterior design, and remarkable infrastructure. Betting on the market of luxury mega yachts is no easy task. In order to attract the attention of a discerning customer base, manufacturers need to bring forth innovative proposals with outstanding luxury, design, and performance features.

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