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Monthly Archives: July 2015

Copa del Rey MAPFRE 2015 – The best international fleet to compete

2015 Copa del Rey MAPFRE – The best international fleet to compete

A fleet made up of 12 teams from seven nations will compete for 34 Copa del Rey MAPFRE in the TP52 Super Series class. The entry list almost doubles that of the 2014 edition, where seven teams competed. The defending champions, US ‘Quantum Racing’ and the recently crowned world champion of the class, Italian ‘Azzurra’ have confirmed their participation. A ...

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Clipper 2015-16 Round the World Yacht Race Start

Clipper Round The World Race 2015-16

The start of the Clipper 2015-16 Round the World Yacht Race is nearing, with the yachts leaving Sunday 30 August at 1300 from St Katherine Docks on the River Thames, London. The start of the tenth edition of the world’s longest ocean race for amateur sailors will be marked by the full fleet passing through Tower Bridge in a colourful ...

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Channel Week Race 2015 overall

2015 Channel Week Race overall

SORC’s 2015 Channel Week race took a small but highly competitive fleet to the challenging cruising grounds of the Channel Islands and North Brittany. Race one – Lymington to Alderney – After a pleasant evening socialising in Lymington, the 11 skippers had an early start in Christchurch Bay, where race officer Rob Craigie sailing Bellino acted as competitor committee boat ...

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J Class and Maxi Regatta

J Class and Maxi Regatta - Local knowledge and winning visitors

Today was a day where local knowledge was the winning advantage for the races ‘around the cans’ for the J Class and Maxi Yachts along with the IRC classes at the Royal Yacht Squadron’s Bicentenary International Regatta. While they battled it out on long Solent Race courses, however, there were some equally fierce competitions going on in other parts of ...

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World Match Racing Tour Jablonski masters blustery conditions

World Match Racing Tour Jablonski masters blustery conditions

Veteran Polish match racer and America’s Cup helmsman Karol Jablonski skillfully played the gusty conditions today to lead the twelve strong field of teams at the end of day two of Qualifying at the 2015 Energa Sopot Match Race. The Sopot regatta is Stage 10 of the 2015 World Match Racing Tour and one of six World Championship level events ...

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Argo Group Gold Cup attracts world’s best match racers

Argo Group Gold Cup attracts world’s best match racers

Argo Group Gold Cup reigning champion Johnie Berntsson has one message to his rivals: Be prepared for a repeat. Berntsson, the No. 10-ranked match race sailor in the world (based on the July 22, 2015, ISAF rankings), is among a stellar group of skippers who’ve confirmed their entry for the prestigious Argo Group Gold Cup, scheduled Oct. 6-11, and hosted ...

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RYS Bicentenary International Regatta

RYS Bicentenary International Regatta - Around the Cans for J Class and Maxi Yachts

RYS Bicentenary International Regatta – Around the Cans for J Class and Maxi Yachts Thursday was a day where local knowledge was the winning advantage for the races ‘around the cans’ for the J Class and Maxi Yachts along with the IRC classes at the Royal Yacht Squadron’s Bicentenary International Regatta. While they battled it out on long Solent Race ...

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Bullitt GC32 Racing Tour 2015 – Blown away

Sultanate of Oman in action - 2015 Bullitt GC32 Racing Tour

The first day’s racing at the Bullitt GC32 Racing Tour in Kiel was abandoned when race management, backed up by the whole fleet including Oman Sail’s Sultanate of Oman, decided that strong gusts in excess of 30 knots were not favourable for fair and safe sailing. In the morning media and corporate sailing session, the Swiss boat Alinghi was upturned ...

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Russians ruling RC44 Marstrand Cup

Russians ruling RC44 Marstrand Cup

Sweden lived up to the tourist brochures on day two of fleet racing at the RC44 Marstrand Cup. The boats headed out to the west of Marstrand Island where they were treated to three races in a 8-14 knot northwesterly, less tide, and with it a flatter sea state, and sun and warm temperatures from the outset. However the wind ...

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PA Consulting Allen RS Feva World Championships 2015

2015 PA Consulting Allen RS Feva World Championships overall

PA Consulting Allen RS Feva World Championships 2015 – Last week, RS Feva sailors from around the world descended on Travemunde, Germany to compete. For 324 sailors from 19 nations, a field stretching along the promenade looking over the Baltic became home for a week while boats sailed in what has to have been the highlight of RS Feva sailing ...

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