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Monthly Archives: March 2015

Volvo Ocean Race ~ A long time coming

Volvo Ocean Race ~ A long time coming

“How many years have we been working on getting here?” Team Alvimedica’s Mark Towill, smiles with a childlike awe on deck as Southern Ocean spray high fives his face. To his right, his skipper – and best friend – Charlie Enright laughs. “A third of my life,” he replies. “And I’m old now – 30. It’s been a long time ...

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Jean-Michel Cousteau Aboard The MS Paul Gauguin In 2016

Jean-Michel Cousteau Aboard The MS Paul Gauguin In 2016

World-Renowned Oceanographer Jean-Michel Cousteau Guest Hosts Four Sailings Aboard The m/s Paul Gauguin In 2016 Paul Gauguin Cruises, operator of the highest-rated and longest continually sailing luxury cruise ship in the South Pacific, the m/s Paul Gauguin, and the 88-guest m/v Tere Moana, announces that world-renowned oceanographer and environmentalist Jean-Michel Cousteau will guest host four sailings on The Gauguin in ...

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ORC WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP BARCELONA~A WORLD RECORDS

ORC WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP BARCELONA~A WORLD RECORDS

At the end of the second of the three possible periods of pre-registration, more than 90 boats have been accepted as participants in the worldwide gathering Barcelona ORC World Championship 2015. Barcelona will live what already will be one of the best ORC World Championships played in the last 15 years. The numbers speak for themselves: more than 90 teams ...

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Finish second in the Barcelona World Race 2014-2015 on Neutrogena

Finish second in the Barcelona World Race 2014-2015 on Neutrogena

Ghosting across the line in the inky blackness of a Mediterranean spring night, finally slicing through the finish line set on the very waters where some 40 odd years ago he cut his teeth as a young, aspiring sailor harbouring great dreams, at 01:47:00hrs local time Guillermo Altadill and his talented, ever reliable Chilean co-skipper Jose Muñoz secured second placed ...

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Commodores Cup Regatta on in Subic April 7 ~ 1

Commodores Cup Regatta on in Subic April 7 ~ 1

The Saturday Afternoon Gentlemen Sailing (SAGS) Club will stage the eighth Commodores’ Cup Regatta from April 7 to 11 in cooperation with The Lighthouse Marina Resort and Philippine Sailing Association (PSA). Hong Kong’s defending IRC Racing champion Jelik of Frank Pong and IRC Cruiser B winner Selma skippered by Ricky Sandoval are expected to compete in the two-day sailing event, ...

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Four round Cape Horn ~ Volvo Ocean Race

Four round Cape Horn ~ Volvo Ocean Race

Four out of six boats have made it around Cape Horn today. Team Alvimedica, Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing, Team Brunel and Mapfre all rounded the infamous rock all in less than one and a half hours. Dongfeng Race Team suffered a mast breakage earlier today. All sailors are safe onboard and they’re now sailing towards Ushuaia, where they’ll assess their ...

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Helly Hansen NOOD Regatta in Annapolis ~ May 1-3

The Chesapeake Bay will come alive May 1-3 as the largest national sailboat racing circuit in the United States, the Helly Hansen National Offshore One Design (NOOD) Regatta series, will make its third stop of the season five-event in Annapolis, MD. The Annapolis NOOD will have nearly 1,000 sailors among 14 or more classes competing for the event’s top prize ...

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Round the Island Race 27th June 2015

Round the Island Race 27th June2015

The Island Sailing Club (ISC), organisers of the J.P. Morgan Asset Management Round the Island Race, has reached agreements with the Royal Southern Yacht Club in Hamble and the Royal Lymington Yacht Club to act as HUB Clubs for the duration of the Race weekend Friday 26th – Sunday 28th June. This bold initiative, to extend the reach and excitement ...

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The best quotes from Guillermo Altadill and José Muñoz

The best quotes from Guillermo Altadill and José Muñoz

Guillermo Altadill has proven himself an exceptional writer and comunciator. Proof of this, his emails: with such detailed descriptions that bring you into their world, the Big South and the winds and waves, as well as the numbers and the angles. His remarks by videoconference were also always complete, explanatory and illustrative, as were those of José Muñoz. Unfortunately back ...

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Volvo Ocean Race~Chinese team heading for safety in Argentina

Volvo Ocean Race~Chinese team heading for safety in Argentina

Dongfeng Race Team broke its mast early on Monday (GMT, March 30) but nobody has been injured and there is no immediate danger to the crew. The incident happened 240 nautical miles west of Cape Horn at 0315 UTC on Monday, in the final hours of the night local time onboard Dongfeng. The crew reported that the mast broke above ...

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