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Andrea Mura First to Finish OSTAR

Reported to be the toughest OSTAR ever run due to storm conditions, claiming thirteen retirements and several rescues, experienced Italian yachtsman Andrea Mura crossed the finishing line after 17 days 4 hours and 6 minutes at sea, becoming the first competitor to have won three of these gruelling events since 2012. Sailing the 2800 miles from Plymouth UK to Newport USA single handed, Mura endured the extreme conditions of the North Atlantic, said to be the worst ever for the event.

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Axiom with RealVision 3D Sonar: Powerful Tools for finding Fish and Structure

Axiom with RealVision 3D Sonar: Powerful Tools for finding Fish and Structure

During a recent sea trial for Axiom™ Multifunction Displays with RealVision 3D™ Sonar, Raymarine’s UK-based test boat Raymariner came upon an interesting underwater target.  The M/V Margaret Smith was a coal dredger that capsized and sank near Yarmouth, UK in 1978.  The wreck is part of the New Forest National Park and has become a popular feature for fishermen and scuba divers alike.  Known to locals as “The Maggie”, the ship is now home to a wide array of different fish species.  It’s also a great structure for testing and calibrating sonar equipment since it's a relatively young shipwreck that is well documented in both photo and video.

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Top Father's Day Deals for Dad

Top Father's Day Deals for Dad

Need a gift for a water savvy Dad? Upgrade Dad’s fishing on the water game this Father’s Day with some Red Hot Deals

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Eastward Boats Partners With FLIR, Raymarine for Trans-Florida Boating Expedition

Eastward Boats Partners With FLIR, Raymarine for Trans-Florida Boating Expedition

This May, Eastward Boats is going to take a trip around the bottom half of Florida with one of their Coastal 2200 boats—sort of a “Bucket List” trip for the avid fisherman/boater. The mission will be to show the diversity of the fishing and cruising Florida has to offer. The two-man crew will see how many different species of fish they can catch along the 500-mile route, fishing inshore, offshore and freshwater, all out of the same boat.

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