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Monthly Archives: March 2015

Come and meet the winners ~ Barcelona World Race

If everything goes as it should, race leaders Cheminées Poujoulat should finish in Barcelona tomorrow, Wednesday around noon. Swiss-French pair Bernard Stamm and Jean Le Cam are within a few miles of becoming the winners of the third edition of the Barcelona World Race and will set the reference time for the new route for this two handed round the ...

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Wild Night In The Southern Ocean ~ Volvo Ocean Race

Four of the six boats in the Volvo Ocean Race fleet suffered big hits as the Southern Ocean provided its roughest ride of the race in a dramatic 12 dramatic hours. Team SCA (Sam Davies/GBR), Dongfeng Race Team (Charles Caudrelier/FRA) and MAPFRE (Iker Martínez/ESP) all did Chinese gybes* from Monday to Tuesday, but the three crews escaped injury despite the ...

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Goodbye to San Francisco ~ ORACLE TEAM USA

ORACLE TEAM USA had an incredible four years in San Francisco, highlighted by its America’s Cup win in September 2013. As the team packs up its base at Pier 80 and moves to Bermuda, they say thank you for all of the support. – Work has started on the ORACLE TEAM USA base at Dockyard in Bermuda. The site is ...

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Mastervolt keeps electrics running the Volvo Ocean Race

Mastervolt’s technologically advanced systems and rugged components have proven their reliability throughout the Volvo Ocean Race, for which the company is the official electrical supplier. As the Volvo Ocean Race battles on, engineers from Mastervolt have continued to monitor electrical performance. Each power generation system has stood up to the harsh conditions including a hot, spray-laden atmosphere, heavy condensation, and ...

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Helly Hansen Manly Yacht Club Women’s Challenge

Thirty Eight Yachts compete in the Manly Yacht Club Helly Hansen Women’s Challenge 2015. The twenty year anniversary was a celebration enjoying a record fleet. Two classes of yachts separated into two divisions, plus a fleet of Ynglings stepped up to the Challenge. Stiff Easterly breezes and a good swell saw the fleet rounding a mark at The Heads. A ...

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Barcelona World Race ~Alboran Conundrum

Less than 400 miles to the finish the Mediterranean is living up to is reputation for capricious spring winds, Bernard Stamm and Jean Le Cam spending a fitful, frustrating night in the Straits and of Gibraltar, now in the west of the Alboran Sea. Thay have had difficult, shifting light E’ly winds and so it has been upwind. This morning ...

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Volvo Ocean Race Log MARCH 23, 2015

Sunscreen and the Southern Ocean are not words often found in the same sentence, but liberal amounts are needed at the moment, under bright blue skies and fast reaching conditions. The expectations of colder conditions have lulled the fleet into thinking that 11º air and 13º Sea temperature are tropical. Teams are using words like ‘pleasant’ and ‘balmy’ to describe ...

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Place your bets ~ Volvo Ocean Race

Going to the casino and putting a fiver on red is great fun. But let’s be honest, putting fifty quid on red is even more fun. It’s simply more exciting because the stakes are higher! “Within two days, we have a good chance of a 400 or maybe 500-mile split in the fleet,” says Bouwe Bekking. Team Brunel – Let’s ...

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Aberdeen Asset Management Cowes Week

Buoyant classes at Aberdeen Asset Management Cowes Week While much of the press coverage around Aberdeen Asset Management Cowes Week tends to be centred on the biggest boats, or a handful of very big fleets, the experience for most competitors is focussed on the smaller fleets that make up the bulk of the 35-40 classes that race at the event ...

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RC44 Valletta Cup – Malta 25 – 29 March 2015

The local organisers of the RC44 Valletta Cup 25 – 29 March 2015 estimate that the yachting race will leave €1.6 million in the local economy, up from their original estimate of €1.2 million. Most of the 11 boats taking part in the race, between Wednesday and next Sunday, have been in Malta since December 2014. Some were in storage ...

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