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23 Jan 2014
Awards and awards, cruising sailor murder, out-of-control lighthouse..
European Yacht of the Year Saphire 27 .. .
Watching who wins awards is often somewhere to start in deciding what to buy for your own yacht. This week the European Yachts of the Year were announced, with Beneteau, Dehler, Saphire and Contest taking out the big prizes, and we are featuring this week two of the winners of the Pittman Innovation Awards – great products both, the multifunction GPS tracker InReach SE, and SailSteer and SailTime from B&G.
InReach SE - has done well since its introduction in July 2013 .. .
Sailors for the Sea, David Rockefeller's ocean protection organisation, is looking for the help of all sailors in the Caribbean, if you see and photograph a whale-tail.
Zune and negligent lighthouse .. .
In other news, we tell of French sailor Thomas Coville's good start in his attempt to best the world solo circumnavigation record; the EU Naval Force in the Gulf of Aden is reporting their first attack of 2014; and you'll just love the Kitsap story of the lighthouse that hit Paul Allen's megayacht and damaged it badly.
Read on, enjoy, and, if you are lucky enough to be on the water...
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