Beneteau Launches New First 53

The First series of racer/cruisers was launched by Beneteau in 1977 and remains today a standard for combining spirited sailing and racing performance with comfortable cruising accommodations. In the flee,t there are designs that remain classics many years after they have gone out of production, including First 38, the First

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Cuba Closed to Cruisers Again

On Tuesday of this week, the U.S. Treasury Department announced that it was restricting travel to Cuba for American citizens and specifically mentioned that it was prohibiting travel to the Caribbean country by private planes and boats. For the last four years, cruising folk who wanted to explore Cuba were

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Veteran Solo Sailor Wins the Golden Globe Race

The British sailing magazine Yachting Monthly reports this morning on the winner of the Golden Globe around the world race in an article by Katie Strickland.  Veteran solo skipper Jean-Luc Van Den Heede has won the Golden Globe Race, crossing the finish line aboard his Rustler 36, Matmut this morning at Les Sables

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Coast Guard Back in Business: Will Get Paid!

The US Naval Institute New brings us this update on where the Coast Guard and civilian contractors stand after the 35-day government closure.    Financial compensation is coming soon to the U.S. Coast Guard active duty and civilian personnel who for weeks either worked without pay or were furloughed during

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