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Container Ships Strikes Tower in Italy, Killing 7

Seven people were killed and two were missing after a container ship crashed into a concrete control tower in the northern Italian port of Genoa, rescuers said on Wednesday. The tower, which was 160 feet high and looked much like … Continue reading

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ORACLE TEAM USA Captures Overall ACWS Season Championship

Three America’s Cup World Series regattas this season, and three match racing titles for ORACLE TEAM USA. On Sunday in Naples, Italy, skipper Tom Slingsby and crew secured the third, defeating Luna Rossa Swordfish in the match race final. After … Continue reading

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Italian Yacht Owners Weigh Anchor To Dodge Taxes

Italy has a public debt of nearly 2 trillion euros, and it’s cracking down on its notoriously wily tax evaders. Owners of luxury yachts are a prime target, with tax police launching dockside raids to see how individual tax files … Continue reading

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Entry Open for the 2012 Rolex Swan Cup

Entry for the Rolex Swan Cup is now officially open for 2012.  Held every two years since 1984, the world famous yacht racing regatta sits at the pinnacle of the Nautor’s Swan calendar attracting Swan yachts from the across globe … Continue reading

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New Guide Available for Aeolian Islands

Anyone planning to cruise the Sicily region of Italy will want to be sure to get a copy of this guide. Il Miglio Blue, a bareboat and crewed pleasure yacht rentals company predominately in Sicily, has produced a pilot specifically … Continue reading

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Italy Considers Berthing Tax to Help Debt Crisis

We understand the need to fix the debt crisis in Italy, but it seems counter-productive to make it cost prohibitive for people who want to visit and contribute to the existing economy. As part of its attempt to get to … Continue reading

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Cruising Shot of the Week

It doesn’t get much more picturesque than this shot of Portofino, Italy. Submitted by Georg Reuter of Vancouver, BC. Got a cool cruising shot to share? Send it to us at comments@cruisingcompass.com.

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Nautor’s Swan Opens New Service Center

Mediterranean cruisers should find this new service center to be very helpful. Nautor’s Swan, Finnish manufacturer of the Swan range of sailing yachts, is set to launch a Mediterranean service center in Italy. Located at Marina di Scarlino in Tuscany, … Continue reading

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