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Monthly Archives: April 2015

Rolex Fastnet Race 2015 ~ The world’s biggest offshore race

Rolex Fastnet Race 2015 – The world’s largest, most diverse fleet of offshore racing yachts will set sail from the Solent onh2 16th August in the Royal Ocean Racing Club’s biennial Rolex Fastnet Race. 2015 marks the 90th anniversary of the Royal Ocean Racing Club and with it a record-sized fleet with as many as 350 boats is expected to take ...

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Day 1~ Antigua Sailing Week 2015

Antigua Sailing Week may be the oldest regatta in the Caribbean but there was nothing old school about Timbalero III. Eduardo Perez’s foiling G4 Gunboat was ripping up the race course today, literally flying at close to 30 knots of boat speed. In ocean conditions off the south coast of Antigua, the crew lit her up screaming down the ocean ...

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Gaastra PalmaVela 2015 ~ The Spanish Cup of disabled sailing

Gaastra PalmaVela 2015 will score as the Spanish Cup of Disabled Sailing for the 2.4, Hansa 303 individual and Hansa 303 double classes. 29 boats have registered to compete for the three different titles at stake. Adapted Sailing has been an important part of Gaastra PalmaVela’s DNA since 2006. This year, the Real Club Náutico de Palma has reaffirmed its ...

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Good days, bad days ~ Volvo Ocean Race

The fleet has separated into two groups, east and west. The east pack, led by Dongfeng Race Team, has been in slightly more pressure, while Team Alvimedica, 45nm west, has been in lighter breeze. On Saturday, Team Alvimedica was out of the lead by only 3.2 nm. During the night, the black and orange boat had been losing positions on ...

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Burling and Tuke record 18th successive win in 49er class

At the ISAF Sailing World Cup in Hyeres, London 2012 Olympic Silver medallists Peter Burling and Blair Tuke won the medal race, after dominating the regatta series. The win was their 18th successive win in the Olympic Skiff – having won every regatta they have sailed in since the 2012 Olympics. They finished the 49er events at Hyeres over 40pts ...

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Dauphin Island storm-ravaged regatta ~ Feared Seven Dead

There are two confirmed fatalities after a thunderstorm struck as more than 100 sailboats joined in the Alabama boat race. Two people have died and hopes are fading for five others missing after a powerful storm capsized sailboats during a yacht race near Mobile Bay, Alabama. Rescue crews resumed their search for survivors on Sunday morning, using boats and airplanes, ...

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Phaedo 3 and Nomad IV breeze around Antigua Pearns Point Round Antigua Race

Pearns Point Round Antigua Race Phaedo 3 Sets New Race Record Royal Southern Yacht Club team win CSA Racing 2 on Andy Middleton’s Global Yacht Racing/EH01 With clear blue skies and tropical heat, the Pearns Point Round Antigua Race was a gentle introduction for close to 40 international teams, racing 52 nautical miles around Antigua. The relatively light wind of ...

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Scott seals gold as GBR claim four World Cup medals in Hyeres ~ ISAF Sailing World Cup

Giles Scott sealed ISAF Sailing World Cup victory in style with a win in the Finn medal decider to bring Britain’s tally to four medals on the final day of racing in Hyeres, France, on Sunday (26 April). Scott’s stablemate Ed Wright also took bronze in the Finn event, with silver going to Nick Thompson in the Laser, and bronze ...

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Clipper Race crew allocated to International Teams

Hundreds of amateur sailors assembled in Portsmouth Guildhall to discover which team and professional skipper they will be sailing with later this year in the world’s longest ocean race. They will be competing in the tenth edition of the biennial Clipper Round the World Yacht Race which departs from London on August 30. Clipper Race crew, who will spend up ...

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Volvo Ocean Race ~ Horace’story- A story of determination

In Volvo Ocean Race 2.0, the first One Design version of racing, it’s difficult to decipher what is a real ‘lead’. With such matched boats and the homogenous level of ability on the boats, its very hard to gain a mile on your competitors, So if you have a 10 mile lead, is that a good lead? 10 miles can ...

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