German-owned luxury yacht sets sail for Nunavut

German-owned luxury yacht sets sail for Nunavut http://ift.tt/2b5BhoL When the Government of Nunavut got serious this past June about regulating marine tourism within the territory, officials were probably thinking about water craft such as the Hetairos . A world class sailing yacht nearly 67 meters long, the Hetairos - which means comrade or companion in Greek mythology - plans to ply the Northwest Passage this month with eight to 12 guests on board and a dozen crew members. Sailing via Sailing News http://ift.tt/1A3EQ6d August 11, 2016 at 05:57AM

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Breeze lottery at Rio Games

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (August 10, 2016) – It was a game of two halves on day three of the Olympic Sailing Competition, with the inshore courses forcing the sailors to make the best of a light-wind lottery. Out to sea it couldn't have been more different, with the Niterói and Copacabana courses offering up high winds and mountainous waves. The Sugarloaf course made for a wildly unpredictable but entertaining debut for the new Mixed Multihull event. Mixed Multihull - Nacra 17 Matias Buhler and Nathalie Brugger (SUI) emerged top of the rankings after two whacky opening ...

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British ‘rookies’ shine at Rio debut, as Day 3 delivers big breeze conditions

British ‘rookies’ shine at Rio debut, as Day 3 delivers big breeze conditions http://ift.tt/2b9eRqD British 'rookie' sailors made a big impact on Day 3 of the Games, with a huge range of conditions across the classes at Rio©Sailing Energy/World SailingMuch has been made – amongst both supporters and rivals – of the ‘changing of the guard’ at the British Sailing Team for 2016. With dominant senior team members such as Ben Ainslie, Iain Percy and Paul Goodison all retiring from Olympic campaigning, plus the introduction of two new classes (the 49er FX and Nacra ...

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