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Monthly Archives: October 2015

Sail Around the Island preview

Sail Around the Island preview - New title sponsor announced

It’s back! Hong Kong’s largest and most inclusive sailing event, this year welcoming Marriott International’s loyalty programme, Marriott Rewards, as Title Sponsor, will feature more than 200 sailing boats, together with outrigger canoes and coastal rowing boats, battling it out over the 26nm course, wind permitting. Introduced as an annual event in 1983 with 258 boats, the largest recorded entry ...

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China Cup Int’l Regatta

China Cup Int’l Regatta - ETNZ wins shifty Passage Race

Emirates Team New Zealand (ETNZ) confirmed its status as one of the favourites for victory at the ninth edition of the China Cup International Regatta after winning the opening day of this four-day event, the 30-mile Hong Kong to Shenzhen Passage Race. After a shaky start, world top-ten ranked match racer Chris Steele managed to steer the Kiwis through to ...

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Transat Jacques Vabre

Transat Jacques Vabre

Transat Jacques Vabre 2015– This morning, Jean-Pierre Dick and Fabien Delahaye contacted their team to report two structural ribs have broken in the front of the boat by the middle of the sail locker. The duo aboard St-Michel Virbac are now routing towards Madeira (distance 250 miles) to assess the situation and make a decision whether or not to continue ...

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Transat coming to New York City

The Transat coming to New York City

The Transat, the first and oldest single-handed trans-ocean race in history, has revealed that it will be heading to New York City and will culminate at the new ONE°15 Brooklyn Marina. The marina will be an Official Host Venue Partner to the race alongside Plymouth, UK and is located in the heart of Brooklyn Bridge Park opposite Manhattan. It’s the ...

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ISAF Sailing World Cup Final

ISAF Sailing World Cup Final - Battle for Gold

The battle for gold in the 2015 ISAF Sailing World Cup Final is turning into a classic contest of skill and concentration in Abu Dhabi, with the sport’s top athletes turning on a spectacular display in near perfect conditions. The second day of the Sailing World Cup grand finale brought offshore breezes of 9-13 knots at Abu Dhabi Sailing and ...

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Volvo Ocean Race will return to Newport

Volvo Ocean Race will return to Newport

The Volvo Ocean Race will once again head back to Rhode Island, it was announced today. Newport, which hosted the event for the first time this past May, will again welcome the Race in its 13th edition, in 2017-18. “We’re delighted to be able to confirm that Newport will be staging a second consecutive stopover in 2018,” said Volvo Ocean ...

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Audi Showdown Regatta 2015

2015 Audi Showdown Regatta preview

Tasmania’s past and present national and world sailing champions, Olympic and Paralympic sailors, and Australian sailing team members will be racing in this weekend’s Audi Showdown regatta on Hobart’s River Derwent. Underlining the island State’s high status in the sport, they head a fleet of more than 120 youth and adult sailors entered for the showdown which gets under way ...

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Dubai to Muscat Yacht Race 2015

2015 Dubai to Muscat Yacht Race – Big decisions on Day 1

In the Dubai to Muscat Yacht Race at 0900 local time on 30 October, the leading yachts had crossed into Omani waters and were heading for the tricky passage through the Straits of Hormuz. The fleet had encountered far more wind than anticipated during the first day and night at sea, with yachts reporting wind speeds of up to 25 ...

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Transat Jacques Vabre 2015

2015 Transat Jacques Vabre - Bastide Otio head for Cascais in Portugal

At 1430hrs UTC today Thursday, Kito de Pavant and Yann Régniau, the crew of the IMOCA 60 ‘Bastide Otio communicated with their technical team and Race Direction to tell them they intend to head to Cascais in Portugal, about 400 miles their current location. For at least three days, so since not long after the start, their ‘Fleet’ antenna on ...

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First Foiling Training in France

First Foiling Training Center, in France for sailing of the future

First Foiling Training Center, in France for sailing of the future After months of studies, followed by the search for a solid pool of partners, the National school of sailing and water sports is ready to officially launch the very first Foiling Training Centre in France. The first foil boards are expected end of October 2015 on the bay of ...

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