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Record time set in Marion to Bermuda Race

Sailing the 645 nautical miles from Marion to Bermuda in less than three days, Simon De Pietro's Briand 76 Lilla has set a new record on her maiden voyage. “We weren’t thinking about breaking any records before we left. But…

Bermuda charging $250 for yacht entry

As of June 1 Bermuda has decided to extend the initial permitted stay for visiting yachts and their crews from 21 to 90 days, and has increased the fee to $250. Minister of National Security Wayne Perinchief said in a…

Anchoring rights subject of hearing in St. Augustine

A hearing has been scheduled in St. Augustine, Florida, for 4 p.m. on May 26 in the Alcazar Room of city hall in order to discuss the city's harbor management plan and the possibility of further restricting anchoring in and…

New marina planned for Panama City, Panama

Panama City, Panama, may soon have a new, large marina, according to developers Marine Scene Limited, who recently moved operations from New Zealand to Panama. Marine Scene is a multihull specialist company, selling both new and used boats, as well…

Mysterious red lights offshore identified by Coast Guard

On April 29, A U.S. Coast Guard station in Lorain, Ohio, received numerous calls about a string of mysterious red lights observed over Lake Erie north of Sheffield Lake, OH, which is located just west of Cleveland. Observers said they…

Mystery impact slows Vendee Globe leader

Vendee Globe leader Jean-Pierre Dick has struck a submerged object and damaged one of his rudders, forcing him to proceed under reduced sail until conditions allow him to fix the problem.  From the International Herald Tribune: Dick remains the leader…

Return of the Maggie B.

The schooner Maggie B, built by Covey Island Boatworks in 2006, returned May 10 to Lunenburg, Nova Scotia — her port of launch — to celebrate the completion of the circumnavigation for which she was built. Soon after arrival, Captain/owner…