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Monthly Archives: October 2015

Rolex Middle Sea Race 2015

2015 Rolex Middle Sea Race – Preparations, tactics and patience

Rolex Middle Sea Race 2015 – Valletta’s magnificent Grand Harbour on the fortified island of Malta is steeped in history and again today was the site of an important battle, this time among 111 teams from 22 different nations competing in the 36th edition. Organised by the historic Royal Malta Yacht Club, which was founded in 1835, the Rolex Middle ...

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12ft Skiff Upper Harbour Championship 2015

2015 12ft Skiff Upper Harbour Championship

12ft Skiff Upper Harbour Championship 2015 – Lincoln Crowne (Jonathon Temple/Richard Jones) may have got the early jump at the start, but the Sydney Sailmakers crew of Nick Press and Andrew ‘Noddy’ Hay dominated from there to win the championship, hosted by the Lane Cove 12ft Sailing Skiff Club today. Press and his new crew Hay, who is more at ...

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Audi Hong Kong to Vietnam Race 2015

2015 Audi Hong Kong to Vietnam Race – Good prospect for IRC

Recording an elapsed time of 49:56:21, RP66 Alive finished the Audi Hong Kong to Vietnam Race in second place on the water and in a commanding position in the IRC overall stakes, although still open to a challenge from FreeFire or Black Baza if today’s healthy breeze continues to blow. The conditions saved the best until last, with owner Philip ...

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Clipper Round the World Race

Clipper Round the World Race – Fleet pushes hard across Ocean Sprint

Clipper Round the World Yacht Race – Five teams are currently pushing hard across the Ocean Sprint after enjoying more challenging conditions in the Stormhoek Race to the Cape of Storms. Race leader Garmin, GREAT Britain (second), Mission Performance (third), Derry~Londonderry~Doire (fourth), and ClipperTelemed+ (fifth) are all in the Ocean Sprint section of the course, racing to be the fastest ...

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China Cup International Regatta 2015

2015 China Cup International Regatta – Entries set to race

China Cup International Regatta 2015 – Some of the world’s most famous and accomplished sailors are getting ready for the start of the ninth edition. After a skippers’ briefing at the spectacularly located Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club, the four-day regatta starts with a passage race on 30 October 2015, and concludes on 2 November after three days of short-course ...

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CYCA Newcastle Bass Island Yacht Race

CYCA Newcastle Bass Island Yacht Race

Bow Caddy Media settled into their usual position at North Head with a few drinks and nibbles and caught the fleet as they headed north out of the harbour. In a NNE wind around 16-18 knots, Chinese Whisper and Ichi Ban were the first out of the heads and caught our attention in the dying light. by Dale Lorimer Bow ...

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LV ACWS 2015 Bermuda

LV ACWS 2015 Bermuda. Square pegs and round holes

I have always been a bit leery of Practice Days – never quite sure whether they are for the benefit of the racing crews, the Race Officer, or the ever-observant media. This morning there was a press conference at which Jimmy Spithill was enthusiastic and Ben Ainslie was polite. After that there was a conversation with Sir Russell Coutts. When ...

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Damen’s SeaXplorer Yacht Concepts

Damen’s SeaXplorer Yacht Concepts Break the Ice

Breaking through the barriers to luxurious expeditionary travel, Damen’s SeaXplorer yacht concepts will be equally at home in polar opposite conditions, while playing host to amenities that would make any sybarite smile. Dutch commercial shipbuilder Damen has collaborated with the naval architects at Azure Yacht Design and the extreme travel experts at EYOS Expeditions to develop 213-, 295-, and 328-foot ...

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Malta ~ Middle Sea Race gets underway

Middle Sea Race gets underway

The Royal Malta Yacht Club precisely executed seven starts with the cannons firing from Saluting Battery and the Rolex Middle Sea Race fleet set off heading North towards the Strait of Messina. According to Jules Salter (GBR), navigator onboard Maxi 72 Momo: “It’s going to be light. We will probably get to know the East coast of Sicily quite well ...

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Heesen’s Project Nova-Hybrid Superyacht

Heesen’s Project Nova-Hybrid Superyacht Is a Fuel-Efficient Beach Villa at Sea

Built by the Netherlands-based Heesen Yachts, the 163-foot Project Nova-Hybrid yacht—a fast displacement, full-aluminium yacht with an environmentally friendly footprint—was revealed at the Monaco Yacht Show in September. The yacht emits an incredibly low noise level of about 46 decibels while cruising, providing a quieter environment for guests and a more desirable dining experience (as noise levels of 80 decibels ...

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