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Monthly Archives: April 2015

Sailing in Alaska

Sailing in Alaska

The wilderness of Alaska is colossal and beyond human scale. The state is nearly one-quarter the size of the rest of the USA and has a longer coastline than all the other states together. In three cruising seasons we have only skimmed its surface. ADAK, ALEUTIAN ISLANDS Even in June the Bering Sea is a cold place. In the grey, ...

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Asia’s largest multi-class regatta

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Anything from Optimist dinghy’s, wind surfers, off the beach catamarans, one design Platu 25’s, to keelboats and multihull’s are ready for battle at Ocean Marina Yacht Club on Jomtien Beach, South Pattaya. The organisers have achieved their aim of building an International standard regatta, that top sailors from around the world can take part in. This is the only regatta ...

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Team Vestas Wind ~ All Hands on Deck, Episode 6

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As Teams Vestas Wind seeks to re-join the 2014-15 Volvo Ocean Race following the grounding of their VO 65 on November 29, the team has launched a web series to provide updates on their progress. Team Vestas gets back to business in Bergamo. This week, Chris Nicholson updates us on team dynamics whilst Neil Cox shows us progress on the ...

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Caledonian Canal reopens after major breach

Caledonian Canal reopens after major breach

The Caledonian Canal reopened to all boat traffic today following the completion of repairs to damage caused by flooding. The historic waterway was closed to boats since early March after floods caused by heavy rain and melting snow undermined a weir at Cullochy near Fort Augustus, washing over half the structure away and causing a major breach in the canal ...

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International 420 Class launches Exercise e-Book

International 420 Class launches Exercise e-Book

The International 420 Class has launched the Exercise e-Book, a new online training resource targeted at providing world-class training techniques and strategies on performance improvement for coaches and sailors. The new International 420 Class Association Exercise eBook provides a selection of carefully chosen performance training exercises, with accompanying video and commentary to provide sailors and coaches with a step by ...

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The new Azzurra is ready for her debut at Palmavela

The new Azzurra is ready for her debut at Palmavela

The 2015 version of Azzurra, the third TP52 by that name, will have her regatta debut tomorrow at PalmaVela, a test event for the best teams in the most competitive and technologically advanced monohull sailing class. After her first sail in Valencia in March, the new version of Azzurra will have her regatta debut tomorrow at PalmaVela, long considered the ...

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Rio 2016 Olympic Regatta ~ Offshore or Inshore?

Rio 2016 Olympic Regatta ~ Offshore or Inshore

The world governing body of sailing ISAF is threatening to move events for the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympic Regatta out of the city’s polluted Guanabara Bay unless “a whole lot more is done very quickly” to clear the venue of floating debris and sewage. The enclosed bay is heavily polluted and has been described as an “open sewer” by ...

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Piracy on rise in 2015

Piracy on rise in 2015

After a steady drop in global piracy over the last few years, a report for the first quarter of 2015 states that attacks rose 10% compared to the same period in 2014. South East Asia accounts for 55% of the world’s 54 piracy and armed robbery incidents since the start of 2015. Worldwide, pirates took 140 hostages in the first ...

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Aggressive move by Team SCA ~ Volvo Ocean Race

Aggressive move by Team SCA ~ Volvo Ocean Race

2014 – 15 Volvo Ocean Race – Apart from the occasional rainsquall, the sailors have been living the dream. 20 knots of boat speed in 20 knots of wind, sunshine and a sea temperature of 26º C equals deep joy. The fleet is all agreed that although pushing every bit as hard as ever, they are loving the fast sailing, ...

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Yann Guichard & Spindrift racing blown away by the flying GC32s

Yann Guichard & Spindrift racing blown away by the flying GC32s

Bullitt GC32 Racing Tour warm-up event in Marseille ~ The teams taking part in the warm-up event for the Bullitt GC32 Racing Tour held in Marseille from April 23rd to 26th were able to test the new boat and check out the competition. In Marseille’s beautiful harbour, Yann Guichard and his crew thoroughly enjoyed the thrilling sensations of “gliding” aboard the GC32 ...

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