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Monthly Archives: July 2015

Slow trip for Hydroptere to Hawaii

Slow trip for Hydroptere to Hawaii

The 60-foot foiling trimaran Hydroptere left Los Angeles on Monday June 22 and has just arrived in Honolulu after a crossing of more than 2215 nautical miles (4102 km). Hydroptere becomes the first flying hydrofoil to cross an ocean. The transpacific speed record from Los Angeles to Honolulu, Hawaii was not beaten as the weak wind conditions along the route ...

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Multihulls coming to World Match Racing Tour and More Money

Multihulls coming to World Match Racing Tour

The ISAF sanctioned World Match Racing Tour today announced the biggest ever prize purse in the history of the sport, a staggering US $1 million cash bonus to be awarded to the ISAF Match Racing World Champion from 2016. The announcement follows last week’s news of Swedish Company Aston Harald AB acquiring the World Tour. The World Match Racing Tour ...

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Foiling Week 2015 in full swing

2015 Foiling Week in full swing

Foiling Week 2015 is in full swing after 24 races, 10 presentations and two days of the most generous in terms of wind and weather that the Garda has given this season. Satisfied faces wander around the “Fraglia Vela Malcesine”. The busy program does not allow anyone to get bored. Gurvan Bontemps, the French sailor of the class Flying Phantom, ...

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SB20 World Championships 2015

2015 SB20 World Championships- Hobart’s Cooper family ready to compete

SB20 World Championships 2015 – Italy’s famous sailing venue, the spectacular Lake Garda, will have a unique impact on the Cooper family from Hobart over the next four to five weeks as they represent Australia in two major world sailing championships. Next week Michael Cooper will skipper his SB20 sports boat in the world championship being sailed from the Circulo ...

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Tall Ships Visit Belfast Harbour Reports Strong Financial Performance

Belfast Harbour Tall Ships Festival

Against the backdrop of 500,000 visitors to Belfast’s Tall Ships Festival in the port area, Belfast Harbour has reported record profits and turnover, and committed to invest £120 million in new infrastructure projects over the next three years. Figures detailed in the Harbour’s 2014 annual report revealed that turnover increased 4% to £52.6 million whilst Profits before Tax climbed 8% ...

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Melges 24 World Championship 2015– What a day

2015 Melges 24 World Championship

Melges 24 World Championship 2015 – What a day here in Middelfart! Thanks to some champagne conditions, PRO Hank Stuart brings at home three more races and now, after nine races and one discard, the situation among the 95 boats fleet starts to unravel. At the top spot of the ranking there is now Chris Rast’s EFG SUI684 (1-1-1) that ...

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Trophée SNSM 2015 ~ Hard battle for record title

2015 Trophée SNSM – Hard battle for record title

 Trophée SNSM 2015 – Paul Meilhat along with Michel Desjoyeaux won the SNSM Record on Tuesday aboard his SMA monohull (François Gabart’s former Macif), after a hard battle among the four boats in the IMOCA category. The little fleet remained close together until they rounded the island of Groix but then spread out using different strategies. Morgan Lagravière on Safran ...

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Queensland IRC Championship

Queensland IRC Championship and annual SCOR Regatta

Queensland IRC Championship and annual SCOR Regatta – Overall report This weekend will see the big boats racing off Mooloolaba Beach for the Queensland IRC Championship and the annual Sunshine Coast Ocean Racing Regatta conducted by Sunshine Coast Yacht Club. The IRC Championship has attracted entries from Brisbane and Southport along with two local teams for the six races being ...

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Transatlantic Race 2015 – Third time’s a charm

With two staggered starts down, there is just one to go for the 2,800 Transatlantic Race 2015, and it is for the largest and fastest boats: the monohulls Comanche and Rambler 88, at 100 feet and 88 feet in length, respectively, and the multihulls Phaedo3 and Paradox, at 70 feet and 63 feet. All four vessels will rendezvous off Castle ...

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Vendée Globe 2016 – Tour de France à la Voile

2016 Vendee Globe -Tour de France à la Voile

 Vendée Globe 2016 – Jérémie Beyou, Vincent Riou and Kito de Pavant, three skippers pre-registered for the next 2016 event, will be at the helm of a Diam 24 in the Tour de France Sailing Race, which starts in Dunkirk on Friday 3rd July. Another leading player from previous solo round the world voyages (Bernard Stamm) and some others hoping ...

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