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Monthly Archives: October 2015

Gill Commodore’s Cup

Gill Commodore's Cup officially opens for registration

The Gill Commodore’s Cup is accepting entries effective immediately and interested sailors may enter online via the regatta website. This pre-event acts as the perfect warm-up race to the St. Maarten Heineken Regatta and most boats are eligible to enter. Currently in its 10th year, the Gill Commodore’s Cup will take place March 3rd, 2016. It promises to offer exciting ...

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RC44 Cascais Worlds

Team Nika lead the fleet on a blustery downwind© Martinez Studio

After a light start to this regatta, conditions finally came good with the breeze building into the high teens for day three of the RC44 Cascais World Championship. A different winner in each of today’s three races, a new overall leader in Vladimir Liubomirov’s Bronenosec Sailing Team and just two points separating the top three boats at the close of ...

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Transat Saint Barts – Port la Forêt

Transat Saint Barts - Port la Forêt – An exceptional race course

Transat Saint Barts – Port la Forêt – The IMOCA 60s are obviously in for a spectacular conclusion to the year. Having just completed the Transat Jacques Vabre, the skippers of the IMOCA Ocean Masters World Championship will line up for a second transatlantic race, this time in singlehanded format. On the menu of this winter odyssey is a dream ...

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Star Clippers offers more tall ship mini-cruises for 2016

Star Clippers offers more tall ship mini-cruises for 2016

Star Clippers has announced a new series of short break, fully-crewed sailing holidays for 2016, with destinations including Venice and Lisbon. Groups will have a chance to experience life on board a clipper ship and to explore some of Europe’s picturesque ports. All meals are included. New mini-cruises include three nights and four nights to Venice aboard Star Clipper, departing ...

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Volvo Ocean Race – Team SCA axed

Volvo Ocean Race - Team SCA axed

Sadly the recent rumours that the Swedish sponsor of the all women’s Volvo Ocean Race Team SCA have decided not to continue their race involvement have been confirmed. Here is how SCA made the announcement today. Team SCA in the Volvo Ocean Race 2014-2015 exceeded SCA’s objectives for the project and played an important part in strengthening the perception of ...

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Extreme Sailing Series – Dramatic

Extreme Sailing Series - Dramatic and unexpected exit

Extreme Sailing Series – Red Bull Sailing Team made a dramatic and unexpected exit in Istanbul today after their mast broke in the second race. With the wind fluctuating from 12-20 knots, the mast snapped in spectacular style across the top third of the rig damaging the sails, and with no one onboard hurt, the Austrian team limped back to ...

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World Match Racing Tour

World Match Racing Tour – New challenge

World Match Racing Tour – They start match racing young in Denmark. Continuing the line of match racing greats from this country such as Jesper Bank, Jes Gram Hansen and Jesper Radich, a new kid on the block, and hoping to continue the tradition, is first time World Match Racing Tour tour card holder Joachim Aschenbrenner. Despite his tender age ...

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Extreme Sailing Series

Extreme Sailing Series – Team GAC Pindar dominates on day 2

Team GAC Pindar sail through Day 2 at the Extreme Sailing Series in Istanbul, Turkey with two race wins propelling them up the leaderboard. Racing in wind speeds of 20 knots, Team GAC Pindar secured five podium finishes throughout the day, including two wins, one second and two third place finishes. The combined score reflects one of the best team ...

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Clipper Round the World Yacht Race

Clipper Round the World Yacht Race – Teams arrive in Rio de Janeiro

Clipper Round the World Yacht Race – It’s official, after 32 days at sea, all the Clipper 2015-16 Race teams have made it to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Unicef berthed in Marina da Gloria at 0750 local time (1150UTC) where the other teams had gathered to greet Skipper Jim Prendergast and the crew. It was followed an hour later by ...

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Bullitt GC32 Racing Tour Marseille 2015

2015 Bullitt GC32 Racing Tour Marseille One Design

Spindrift racing was the top performing boat of day two at Marseille One Design, the finale of the Bullitt GC32 Racing Tour 2015. Yann Guichard got the best of the starts and won two of today’s five races, slightly closing the points gap to the regatta leader Alinghi. After yesterday’s strong breezes where Alinghi seemed unstoppable, it was a more ...

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