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Monthly Archives: June 2015

Red Bull Foiling Generation – UK qualification rounds at WPNSA

Red Bull Foiling Generation - UK

Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy (WPNSA) hosted the Red Bull Foiling Generation last week, June 27-28, for the British qualification rounds. The global sailing series is open to talented sailors aged 16-20 who will be racing the innovative Flying Phantom class catamarans. 16 teams were locked in fierce sailing with a thrilling knock-out final. During the tight competition all ...

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Solitaire du Figaro 2015 – A great performance by British sailors

2015 Solitaire du Figaro – A great performance by British sailors

 Solitaire du Figaro 2015 – No one ever said that trying to do well in the French-dominated discipline of solo offshore racing would be easy. Although Britain has a long heritage in this part of the sport, the initiative has been held by the French in recent decades (not withstanding the exploits of certain outstanding British sailors like Dame Ellen MacArthur). ...

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Silver Cup – Finn Class Rule 42 Clinic held in Valencia

Silver Cup - Finn Class Rule 42 Clinic held in Valencia

A three day Rule 42 clinic was run by the Finn Class just before the Silver Cup in Valencia. Around 20 sailors competed at some point including the Juniors preparing for the week ahead as well as some seniors who were in Valencia for training. Four on-the-water sessions were carried out along with de-briefings with videos from each day with ...

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Stena Match Cup Sweden 2015 – Hansen sets pace in Marstrand

2015 Stena Match Cup Sweden

Stena Match Cup Sweden 2015 (SMCS) – Bjorn Hansen, defending champion and four-time winner of SMCS, has set the pace on day one of Qualifying at the third World Championship Event of the 2015 World Match Racing Tour (WMRT). Hansen and his Nautiska Racing posted five wins and one loss to finish on top of the leaderboard. Eric Monnin Team ...

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Melges 24 World Championship 2015 – 95 teams are ready to race

2015 Melges 24 World Championship – 95 teams are ready to race

 Melges 24 World Championship 2015 – 95 Melges 24 teams have gathered in the Middelfart Marina in Denmark for the championship to be held from June 30 till July 5. The most important event of the year for the Melges 24 fleet is organized by Match Racing Denmark along with Middelfart Sailing Club in cooperation with International Melges 24 Class ...

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470 Europeans 2015 – Israel and USA lead after Opening day

470 Europeans 2015– Israel and USA lead after Opening day

Race day one at the 2015 470 European Championships in Aarhus, Denmark got underway with sun, clouds and a shifty breeze. Story of the day goes to Israel’s Gal Cohen/Danielle Maman who secured a perfect three race wins in the 470 Women. The 107 boat 470 Men and 470 Women fleets field a mix of seasoned campaigners and Olympic contenders, ...

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SeaLink Magnetic Island Race Week

SeaLink Magnetic Island Race Week – Multihullers say it’s the best fun

SeaLink Magnetic Island Race Week – Multihullers say it’s the best fun Fantasia’s Andrew Stransky can’t get enough of the challenge of beating the monohulls nor can he get enough of all the fun the event organisers put on each year at the SeaLink Magnetic Island Race Week. Stransky and his family team are returning for the third time to ...

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ORC World Championship 2015, Barcelona – Day 1 overall

2015 ORC World Championship, Barcelona – Day 1 overall

ORC World Championship 2015 – A long and hot two-hour delay today was worth the wait in the first day of racing, hosted by Real Club Nautico de Barcelona. Under the hot sun a pleasant sea breeze filled in the late afternoon to produce close competitive racing on the two windward-leeward courses set today, with the margins between the top ...

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Phaedo 3 sets new Mount Gay Rum Around Jamestown Record

Pearns Point Round Antigua Race Phaedo^3 Sets New Race Record

A new outright record and time to beat was set Saturday, June 27 for the Mount Gay Rum Around Jamestown Record. Lloyd Thornburg of Santa Fe, New Mexico helmed his MOD70 Phaedo3 around Jamestown with an elapsed time of 56 minutes and 36 seconds. The record setting crew included Brian Thompson, Miles Seddon, Sam Goodchild, Warren Fitzgerald, Sam Bason, and ...

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Transatlantic Race ~ A tricky first night at sea

Transatlantic Race

Instead of launching straight into a downhill sleigh ride, the 13 first starters in the Transatlantic Race 2015 have endured a tricky first night at sea. The 2796nm course west to east across the North Atlantic between Newport, USA, to the Lizard, in southwest England, is renowned for conditions that allow fast sailing, but last night a significant left-over swell, ...

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