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Monthly Archives: October 2015

Wally Yachts’s Superyacht Is Regatta

Wally Yachts’s Latest Sailing Superyacht Is Regatta-Ready

Wally Yachts’s Latest Sailing Superyacht Is Regatta-Ready Known for its quick and aggressive ships, Monaco’s Wally Yachts has officially launched Galateia (the third ship in its popular Wallycento series that includes Magic Carpet). The 100-foot Galateia is the lightest sailing yacht in its class and currently holds the fastest time at a regatta in Majorca. Like its predecessors, the boat ...

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Winning the Grand Prix One Design Race Farr 40

Farr 40: Winning the Grand Prix One Design Race

Almost since the first Farr 40 was launched in 1997, the class has dominated the unique lane of grand prix, one design racing. After hosting its 18th official World Championship this summer in California, the passion and performance within the class remains strong. Scuttlebutt editor Craig Leweck checks in with Farr 40 Class Manager Geoff Stagg for an update: Let’s ...

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Busan Cup Women’s Match Race 2015

Australian Katie Spithill defeated Anne-Claire Le Berre of France in the round-robin of the Busan Cup Women's International Match Race, the final event of the WIM Series. - 2015 WIM SeriesKim Wolf/WIM Series

Busan Cup Women’s International Match Race – Katie Spithill has led her Team Leagues Racing to six straight victories in the round-robin. After two days of racing the Australian is now the only undefeated skipper in the regatta: “It was a great day for our team, no mistakes was the key. As long as we keep sailing this way it’ll ...

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Marmaris International Race Week 2015

2015 Marmaris International Race Week

Welcome to day three at Marmaris International Race Week. After a tough and long day of offshore racing yesterday, the fleet was set for some action packed inshore races in the Marmaris Gulf. By the close of racing today, over half the scheduled races would be completed and those in podium contention would become clearer. Carrying such a strong reputation, ...

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Clipper Race reaches £100K

Clipper Race reaches £100K fundraising milestone for Unicef

Just two months into its 11 month global endurance challenge the Clipper 2015-16 Round the World Yacht Race is proud to announce it has already raised an incredible £100,000 for Official Race Charity Unicef, the world’s leading children’s organisation. Clipper Race Co-Founder and CEO William Ward said: “A huge thanks to all Clipper Race crew and supporters for their incredible ...

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Auckland to Gisborne Race

Auckland to Gisborne Race - Starts in one month - three places left

Royal Akarana Yacht Club, the home of blue water sailing, is gearing up to race a small yet enthusiastic fleet to Gisborne – just for something different. The Port at Gisborne is restricted on the number of entrants the race can take cater for, so an invitation was sent to the keen owners requesting their interest and entry. Anarchy owner ...

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Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race 2015

The start of the 2015 Rolex Sydney Hobart, organized by the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia (CYCA) in conjunction with the Royal Yacht Club of Tasmania

Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race 2015 – One of the sailing world’s blue ribbon races celebrates its 70th anniversary this year. From its intrepid beginnings back in 1945, the Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race has become one of Australia’s greatest sporting events, an international icon. Synonymous with achievement, courage, endeavour, pride and sportsmanship over the course of its prodigious history, ...

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Elite Athletes Face Stern Abu Dhabi

Abu Dhabi Test In Isaf Sailing World Cup Final

Elite Athletes Face Stern Abu Dhabi Test In Isaf Sailing World Cup Final With nine gold medals at stake over four days of intense racing, the 2015 ISAF Sailing World Cup Final gets under way in Abu Dhabi tomorrow with some of the sport’s most accomplished elite athletes facing a stern examination. A total of 150 competitors from 39 countries ...

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Transat Jacques Vabre – Hugo Boss

Transat Jacques Vabre - Hugo Boss is latest casualty

After several hours at sea Alex Thomson and Guillermo Altadill onboard the foiler Mono 60 Hugo Boss have made the difficult decision to return ashore. After attempting to address the issue onboard it has not been possible to ensure a sufficient repair whilst at sea to withstand an Atlantic crossing. Alex and Guillermo have made a suitable repair to get ...

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New Trophy to Honor Bill Lee

New Trophy: Bill Lee "Wizard" Trophy

The Pacific Cup Yacht Club (PCYC) has revealed the new Bill Lee “Wizard” Perpetual Trophy for the Best Corrected Performance by a Bill Lee designed boat. Sailed every other year since 1980, from San Francisco Bay to Hawaii, Bill Lee’s fabled 68 foot custom sled, Merlin, handily won the inaugural Pacific Cup, finishing an astounding 4 days and 700 miles ...

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