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  Third eSailing World Championship season launched
The race to become the 2020 eSailing World Champion and win $10,000 USD is underway as the 2020 Championship was officially launched on the 3 February


  New £2.5 Million Project Launched to Restore Fragile Marine Habitats
The LIFE Recreation ReMEDIES project, led by Natural England, will protect seagrass meadows - a critically endangered EU red listed habitat which are easily damaged and slow to recover.
  Freedom from polluting the seas with Wave marine environmental filters
The Wavestream filter is installed between the bilge and bilge discharge and ensures that only clean, oil-free bilge water is discharged overboard.
  The Ocean Cruising Club Announces Awards for 2019
The recipients were selected by an international panel of experienced bluewater sailors from among individuals nominated by Full OCC members throughout the course of the year. 
  TowBoatUS Boat-Towing Captains from Fla., S.C., Wis., Ga., R.I., Mich., and Ca. are Honored for Lifesaving Acts
Being a TowBoatUS towing captain means you spend a lot of time on the water assisting recreational boaters with routine issues like breakdowns or running aground.
  RYA Release New Edition of Best-Selling Tactics Title
Packed with cutting-edge advice for sailors of all abilities, whether you’re a club sailor or on the Olympic pathway, there’s something for everyone. 
  boot Düsseldorf 2020 a huge success
Visitors were enthusiastic about the wide-ranging programme and the enormous selection of products and services provided by the more than 1,900 exhibitors in the 17 halls on the exhibition site.

America’s Boating Club Offers Additional World-Wide Travel Safety Benefits To Members
United States Power Squadrons – America’s Boating Club announced today it has partnered with DAN Boater to offer a greater array of services and travel safety benefits to its current members.


It’s Time for the Midwinter Visit to the Boat: 8 Secrets for a Safe Checkup
Winter solstice may have been one month ago, but on the boater’s calendar, January is generally considered the middle of a vessel’s long winter nap.

  Galileo is now replying to SOS messages worldwide
As well as providing global navigation services, Europe’s Galileo satellite constellation is contributing to saving more than 2000 lives annually by relaying SOS messages to first responders.
  C-MAP Launches Web Map Tiling Service (WMTS)
C-MAP WMTS allows companies to build their own map-aware applications based on a worldwide collection of C-MAP marine charts from Navico.
  Ocean Sailing by Paul Heiney - Hardcover and Kindle - Book Review
Ocean Sailing paints a picture of what crossing oceans is really about, told through the experiences those who have already ventured across the world's oceans themselves.
  OGR and GGR at Boot Dusseldorf, 18-26 January 2020
Ocean Globe Race has 23 entries confirmed, largest crewed RTW race in 30 years. Classic Challenge had 3 confirmed entries in the first week of opening 
  Hempel World Cup Series to heat up in Miami
205 sailors from 50 nations will race across seven fleets in Miami and the stakes are high for North American competitors

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