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  1. Doug Innes, boss of Stormforce Coaching, has been found not guilty of manslaughter - but the Cheeki Rafiki trial has raised questions about safety advice following groundings

    Douglas Innes. PA Photos

    Douglas Innes, whose company Stormforce Coaching managed the Beneteau 40.7 Cheeki Rafiki, has today been cleared of manslaughter by gross …Continue reading »

    The post Cheeki Rafiki boss cleared of manslaughter, MCA advice may be reviewed appeared first on Yachting World.

  2. It is over 40 years since the first crewed round the world race, the Whitbread Round the World Race, now now the Volvo Ocean Race. Barry Pickthall remembers the early days

    This year is the 40th anniversary of the round the world race, now the Volvo Ocean Race. Barry Pickthall remembers the early days

    The post Drastic early days of broken boats and high drama in Whitbread Round the World Race appeared first on Yachting World.

  3. Bavaria Yachts, one of the world's largest production boatbuilders, is in financial trouble after US investors decided to withdraw support for the company

    Bavaria Yachts

    German builder Bavaria Yachtbau sent out shockwaves among owners and the industry last week when it declared insolvency. According to …Continue reading »

    The post Bavaria Yachts files for bankruptcy as investors pull out, but catamaran division still going strong appeared first on Yachting World.

  4. Negotiations are advanced into adopting the IMOCA 60 class rule used for solo and short-handed ocean races for the next fully crewed round the world race...amid rumours the Volvo Race may be for sale...

    Alex Thomson racing, Vendee Globe 2016/7, in Hugo Boss
    Alex Thomson racing, Vendee Globe 2016/7, in Hugo Boss

    Final negotiations are underway between the IMOCA class and the Volvo Ocean Race (VOR) to adopt the IMOCA 60 as …Continue reading »

    The post Vendée Globe IMOCA 60 designs could be adopted for the next Volvo Ocean Race appeared first on Yachting World.

  5. The jury has retired to consider its verdict in the trial of Douglas Innes, who is charged with manslaughter by gross negligence after the Beneteau 40.7 Cheeki Rafiki capsized mid-Atlantic in 2014 causing the deaths of four men

    Photo: US Navy

    The jury in the trial of Douglas Innes, the former boss of Stormforce Coaching that managed the Beneteau 40.7 Cheeki …Continue reading »

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