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Monthly Archives: September 2015

Les Voiles de Saint Tropez

Les Voiles de Saint Tropez in competition mode on Day 1

There is always something new going on at Les Voiles de Saint Tropez. This Monday, traditionally the exclusive domain of the Modern yachts and the Wallys, also played host to the four 15m JIs vying for supremacy in their very own championship. In this way, all the Race Committees, under the outright control of Georges Korhel, were on tenterhooks to ...

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Clipper Round the World Yacht Race

Clipper Round the World Yacht Race – The Final Count-down to Rio

Clipper Round the World Yacht Race – As we have witnessed in race one, after racing more than 5000 nautical miles across the Atlantic Ocean, and at times travelling at speeds of 20 plus knots, the conditions around Cabo Frio have seen the ocean racing teams grind to a halt. With crew changeover day approaching and particularly light winds forecast ...

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Audi China Coast Regatta 2015

2015 Audi China Coast Regatta - Fleet of 40 boats ready for action

A quality fleet of 40 boats will line up for Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club’s flagship ‘Big Boat’ regatta scheduled to take place from nine to eleven October in eastern Hong Kong waters. Making the most of the seasonal north east monsoon, the regatta committee has focused its efforts into revolutionizing the format and racing schedule, eschewing the traditional racing ...

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Rolex Farr 40 World Championship 2015

2015 Rolex Farr 40 World Championship - A retrospective

The Rolex Farr 40 World Championship marks the culmination of the season for this high-performance circuit of one-design yacht racing that has remained at the forefront of the sailing world for nearly two decades. With rules that guarantee identical yachts, owners compete on even terms, allowing the skill of each crew to make the difference. The importance of preparation, precision ...

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Mini Transat – Îles de Guadeloupe 2015

Mini Transat - Îles de Guadeloupe 2015 The Spanish Inn

All the skipper will remember their arrival in Lanzarote. After having broken his two bowsprits, François Jambou, didn’t expect much of a welcome as he crossed the line in the small hours of the night. But, as the Minist community was celebrating the birthday of three of their own, they all moved to the series boat pontoon to make his ...

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Argo Group Gold Cup

Argo Group Gold Cup

Spotlight on Bermuda for World Match Racing Tour With Bermuda being home to the 35th America’s Cup, on October 6-11, 16 skippers will once again be fighting it out to win another of match racing’s most prestigious events, the Argo Group Gold Cup. However, while competitors will be focusing on getting their name on the giant King Edward VII Gold ...

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Review Monaco Yacht Show 2015

Monaco Yacht Show 2015 Review

The considerable dust – of the building works amid the Monaco Yacht Show – has settled, and despite the logistical problems created by said works, there appears to be an industry consensus that this was a positive year. There is a tendency for us all to attach as much importance to the atmosphere at a yacht show as we do ...

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AVEVA September Regatta 2015

2015 AVEVA September Regatta – Spectacular conclusion

AVEVA September Regatta – The Summer Season of regattas at the Royal Southern Yacht Club came to a spectacular conclusion with the regatta, which featured a high performance Fast 40 Class and the J/111 UK National Championship plus the J/80 UK National Championship. With a diverse entry across 12 different classes there was a genuine mix of racing options on ...

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Quantum Key West Race Week

Quantum Key West Race Week - Early entry deadline approaches

Interest is building as the early entry discount deadline approaches for the 2016 edition of Quantum Key West Race Week, organized by the Storm Trysail Club. Nearly 80 entries hailing from 10 countries have already signed up and taken advantage of the $4/foot discount on entry fees that expires soon on Thursday, October first. Sixty of these entries are entered ...

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Comanche

Comanche - Blood Moon Rising or Media Madness?

Comanche – Blood Moon Rising or Media Madness? Brian Hancock is the author of the definitive book on sailmaking – Maximum Sail Power – and the author of the All About Sails blog. Here is his latest piece on entry of Comanche and the possible participation of one of her owners Kristy Hinze-Clark in the upcoming Rolex Sydney Hobart. Seeing ...

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