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fake lasers?

Fake Laser Sailboats at 2024 Paris Olympics?  It’s all official. Or at least nearly official. The membership of the Laser sailboat class just needs to vote yes to a change in its internal rules, and we may see fake Laser sailboats at the Paris 2024 Olympics. At least that’s what the Laser class wants us to believe.  Fake Lasers are not Fake News. This is a scenario that is contemplated not only by the organization governing the Laser class but also by World Sailing - the international governing body of the sport of sailing, that oversees the sport globally and...

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bird’s eye

Dear friend Justin Edelman took this drone shot of the Schock 40 Gamble, that he is one for this year's Transpac. Not doing well, but digging his first Transpac. More here....

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party’s over

What a bummer for our boys on the Infiniti 46 Maverick... The party came to a grinding halt last night with our prized A2 parting ways with the rig and ending up in the sea. We lost a bunch of miles and took awhile to get sorted out but normal service has returned. A broken halyard, mid peel, was the culprit and we saw the results this morning with BadPak stepping out on us. Sometimes we need to remember we are just 46ft long and a pretty small 46ft at that but losing miles, even to bigger boats still hurts....

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there it is

Reduce drag, eliminate flutter, strength in the right places, Carbo-Link have been taking advantage of the benefits of elliptical profiles in their carbon rigging for over 10 years... There’s been a notable increase in the number of racing yachts and superyachts upgrading their rigging to Carbo-Link’s elliptical profiled solid carbon cables. Among them are the Wallycento Galateia, the offshore racer Rambler 88 and the brand-new superyacht Baltic 142 Canova together with Maxi 72s Cannonball, MOMO and Proteus. Read on....

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deal/no deal

£2.6bn bid to take business private may have national security issues The takeover offer for global satellite communications firm Inmarsat has been referred to the UK Competition and Markets Authority on the grounds that the deal, which involves taking the company private, may have national security implications. The takeover offer, made in March this year, is valued at £2.6bn ($3.4bn), but with debt included it totals some $6bn. The offer was made by a consortium called Triton Bidco, which comprises UK-based Apax Partners, US-based Warburg Pincus, and two Canadian pension funds – CPPIB and the Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan Board. Read...

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whatever floats your boat

In a 12-hour evolution on Saturday, the Boskalis semi-submersible heavy lift ship BOKA Vanguard successfully floated the cruise ship Carnival Vista aboard in order to facilitate repairs at a shipyard in the Bahamas....

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