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Monthly Archives: July 2015

UBS Jersey Regatta

UBS Jersey Regatta - Gets ready to welcome local and visiting sailors

UBS Jersey Regatta – Gets ready to welcome local and visiting sailors With summer in full swing, the scene is set for Jersey’s combined sailing clubs’ ‘flagship’ sailing event, the UBS Jersey Regatta, taking place against the beautiful backdrop of St Aubin’s Bay from forth to sixth September. Now in its seventeenth year, the Regatta is sponsored for the third ...

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Dream start for Land Rover BAR

Dream start for Land Rover BAR - Guest editor view about the Auld Mug

Ben Ainslie could not dream of a better start for Land Rover BAR – winning in Portsmouth in front of the home crowd was an incredible achievement by Ben Ainslie and his crew. This looks very promising for not only the British challenge, but also for America’s Cup. Having a very strong British Challenge will bring a new perspective into ...

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Brisbane to Keppel Tropical Yacht Race kicks off today

Brisbane to Keppel Tropical Yacht Race kicks off today

The ninth Club Marine Brisbane to Keppel Tropical Yacht Race is underway and front runners Alive and Black Jack have broken away from the bulk of the fleet in the light easterly breeze and headed close to shore at Bribie Island, between Brisbane and the Sunshine Coast. Peter Harburg’s 70-foot Black Jack sailing for the race organiser, the Royal Queensland ...

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Hansen on the early charge at Energa Sopot Match Race

Energa Sopot Match Race

The World Match Racing Tour’s tenth stage of the 2015 season, the Energa Sopot Match Race – set sail today. The twelve competing teams finished the first half of Qualifying in a day of mixed and gusty conditions up to 25 knots. As racing finished for the day, Bjorn Hansen (SWE) Nautiska Racing topped the leaderboard with a confident 5-1 ...

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Audi Hamilton Island Race Week 2015 – Prix d’Elegance

2015 Audi Hamilton Island Race Week - Prix d’Elegance

Audi Hamilton Island Race Week 2015 – While the number of entries for Audi Hamilton Island Race Week 2015 climbs towards the magical mark of 200, many of the competing crews are already planning their challenge for two impressive trophies any yacht can win. This competition does not involve setting sails; it’s about setting creative minds free. The Prix d’Elegance, ...

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World Match Racing Tour – Man Overboard slows Williams

World Match Racing Tour - Man Overboard slows Williams

The World Match Racing Tour’s tenth stage of the 2015 season, the Energa Sopot Match Race – set sail Wednesday. Defending Champion, Ian Williams (GBR) GAC Pindar finished the day 3-2 after losing his matches against Karol Jablonski, and then to Nicolai Sehested after an unexpected ‘man overboard’ incident at the second top mark which saw Williams’ tactician Chris Main ...

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Transpac Three-Peat for Grand Illusion

Transpac Three-Peat for Grand Illusion

As the three remaining boats traverse the remaining 200 miles towards the finish line to come in sometime pre-dawn tonight, all nine division winners have been determined for the 48th edition of the 2225-mile biennial LA-Honolulu Transpac. These include the following: Division 1: Roy P. Disney and Robert Oately’s R/P 100 Wild Oats; Division 2: Craig Reynolds’s TP 52 Bolt; ...

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RC44 Marstrand Cup

RC44 Marstrand Cup - Team Nika bounces back with two bullet day

RC44 Marstrand Cup – Team Nika bounces back with two bullet day Three races were held Wednesdayy in 10 -15 knots winds with grey overcast conditions in the morning giving way to a summery afternoon, similar to yesterday, only with an uncomfortable lumpy sea state. At the close of play after the opening day of fleet racing at the RC44 ...

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The Gallon Trophy 2015 overall

The Gallon Trophy 2015 overall

The annual Gallon Trophy was much anticipated. Who would win the chance to fill the Hallon jug for the rest of us to put away? Who would win the most valuable 14 trophy (even heavier in silver than the PoW trophy!). The forecast was for 17-20 knots, so there was some nervousness about leaving the confines of the harbour. However, ...

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EFG Sailing Arabia The Tour 2016

EFG Sailing Arabia The Tour 2016

Changes to the 2016 edition of EFG Sailing Arabia – The Tour (SATT), designed to raise its status on the global sailing calendar as a compulsory regional regatta and a valuable winter training event for teams coming from further afield, have been welcomed by offshore sailing professionals around the world. Building on a hugely successful event in 2015, Oman Sail ...

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