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Monthly Archives: February 2015

RORC Caribbean 600 – 2015

RORC Caribbean 600 - Hap Fauth's American JV72

2015 RORC Caribbean 600 – Hap Fauth’s American JV72, Bella Mente has been declared the overall winner. Whilst several yachts are still racing, by the morning of Friday 27th February none of the remaining teams had the ability to better Bella Mente’s corrected time under IRC. It was third time lucky for Bella Mente as the Maxi 72 has finished ...

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Projekt Class C ÉTS Montreal

Projekt Class C ÉTS Montreal

Canadian students challenge for C-Class world cup The Rafale C-Class project aims to design and produce a C-Class catamaran in order to race in the next Little America’s cup, taking place on Lake Geneva Lake in September 2015 – the C-Class world cup. Composed of students from École de technologie supérieur (ETS) in Canada, the group is working hard in ...

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Costa Smeralda Yacht Club 2015 Calendar Presented

Costa Smeralda Yacht Club 2015 Calendar Presented

With the start of the Yacht Club Costa Smeralda’s sailing season just a few short days away, the Club’s busy 2015 calendar was presented to journalists and sponsors at a press conference in Milan’s Four Seasons hotel. An impressive list of regattas scheduled to take place from March to November is set to have owners, yachtsmen and some of the world’s ...

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Volvo Ocean Race Eight minutes divides top three after 20 days of sailing

Volvo Ocean Race Eight minutes divides top three after 20 days of sailing

MAPFRE (Xabi Fernández/ESP) emerged victorious despite a pair of major setbacks in Leg 4 following one of the tightest-fought finishes in Volvo Ocean Race history on Saturday night. The victory gives the 2014-15 edition its fourth winner in four legs following successes for Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing (Ian Walker/GBR), Team Brunel (Bouwe Bekking/NED), and Dongfeng Race Team (Charles Caudrelier/FRA). All ...

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Moore Stephens Crew Benefits Superyacht Conference

Moore Stephens Crew Benefits Superyacht Conference

Isle Of Man. Melanie Langley to speak at Superyacht Conference joins panel of industry crew professionals Douglas, Isle Of Man – Moore Stephens Crew Benefits (“MSCB”) Senior Adviser, Melanie Langley will join other superyacht industry experts presenting at Quaynote Communications’ Conference, “The Future for Captains and Crew” on 1 May 2015 in Palma. Running alongside the Palma Superyacht Show, the ...

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Farr 40 One Design Trophy 2015 Aberdeen Asset Management

Farr 40 One Design Trophy

Aberdeen Asset Management 2014/15 Farr 40 One Design Trophy – Clark back on the bike On the opening day of the 2014/15 Farr 40 season’s stage two Aberdeen Asset Management One Design Trophy and stunning final day of summer in Sydney, four different crew combinations pulled off a win from five races. Voodoo Chile’s skipper Lloyd Clark returned to helming ...

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SUBIC BAY TO BORACAY RACE 2015

6TH STANDARD INSURANCE SUBIC BAY TO BORACAY RACE 2015

Subic Bay, Philippines: As the high noon starting signal sounded, Ray Ordoveza’s Excel 53 Karakoa expertly driven by Steve Benjamin, nailed the downwind start with speed, at the boat end of the line . Aided along by North Easterly gusts in the 20 knot range, Jun Avecilla’s Beneteau First 36.7 Selma Star, followed close behind. The flurry of activity to ...

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Barcelona World Race. At Cape Horn Memories are made & recalled.

Cape Horn beckons for second and third placed Neutrogena and GAES Centros Auditivos. While the two IMOCA 60s are expected to pass at speed with around six hours of separation, in what might be considered favourable conditions for one of the most inhospitable and complicated corners of the Barcelona World Race, amidst the long hours of stress and fatigue, there ...

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Volvo Ocean Race – Less than 10 miles to Auckland finish

Volvo Ocean Race - Less than 10 miles to Auckland finish

The wind has switched half turn and the boats are now beating upwind to the finish, MAPFRE has held their lead and with the change in direction look quite safe. Team Alvimedica who was catching up at speed has slowed right up, caught in light winds behind the Tiritiri Matangi island. With less than 10nm to go to the finish ...

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Barcelona World Race – Neutrogena crosses Cape Horn with 40 knots wind

Barcelona World Race - Neutrogena crosses Cape Horn

Racing in second place in the Barcelona World Race, the Barcelona sailor Guillermo Altadill and Chilean José Muñoz passed Cape Horn (67° 17′ 35 W) this morning at 2h12 UTC (3h12 am in Barcelona, 11h12 pm of the 27th of February in Chile), after 58 days, 14 hours and 12 minutes of racing since their start from the Catalan capital ...

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