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Monthly Archives: October 2015

Championship of USA ~ Lipton Cup

Championship of USA Clubs to be settled in San Diego

Championship of USA Clubs to be settled in San Diego. The 101st Challenge for the Lipton Cup returns to San Diego Yacht Club October 30 – November 1, 2015. Twelve of the most competitive teams from yacht clubs across the USA will battle in a rotation of 12 J/105s in the stadium sailing of San Diego Bay. St. Francis Yacht ...

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Mini Transat

Mini Transat îsles de Guadeloupe

The competitors of the Mini Transat îsles de Guadeloupe are starting to get restless. After more than three weeks in port for the first stopover, they are eager to get racing, to finally take on the Atlantic crossing they have all been dreaming about. But, to reach the other side of the duck pond fit and clear-headed, they will need ...

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Clipper Round the World Yacht Race

Clipper Round the World Yacht Race – Olympic Rower joins Great Britain

Olympic rower Bill Lucas is the latest British athlete to take on endurance challenge, the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race, following former UFC fighter Dan Hardy’s participation in race one. Bill, 28, finished fifth in the London 2012 men’s double sculls but had to retire from rowing earlier this year due to injury. Having arrived in Cape Town to ...

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Marmaris International Race Week 2015

2015 Marmaris International Race Week – Day 2

We join day two at Marmaris International Race Week, where teams were keen to return to the track, after yesterday’s forced race abandonment due to no wind. Today’s 30 mile coastal race would be a real test of strategy and tactics. A focus on finding a clean lane to sail clear of the packed fleet would give the early advantage. ...

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Busan Cup Women’s International Match Race

Busan Cup Women’s International Match Race – Challenging conditions

The Busan Cup Women’s International Match Race kicked off Wednesday with tricky winds and some current on the waters just off of Haeundae Beach. The American WIM Series leaders of Epic Racing mastered the delicate conditions well, posting four wins and just one loss: “The starts were especially challenging, but my crew did a fantastic job. They crushed it today” ...

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Transat Jacques Vabre 2015

2015 Transat Jacques Vabre – Heading for the finish line

Transat Jacques Vabre 2015 – While a high pressure ridge threatens to slow the Ultime’s positive progress south, the good news for the highly competitive IMOCA class is that the leaders have reached the awaited windshift which has allowed them to point their bows south west, out of the worst of a low pressure and at least in the direction ...

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Jules Verne Trophy

Jules Verne Trophy – Fast and furious in the autumn sunshine

Jules Verne Trophy – Some library pictures are more spectacular than others. Those taken last week for IDEC Sport are certainly just that. Fast and furious, in the autumn sunshine, Joyon and his troops put the boat through her paces… Francis Joyon and his men never stop. A month after coming out of the Multiplast yard and a few days ...

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Festival of Sails 2016

Pace versus grace at the Festival of Sails 2016

The owner’s blurb for his Festival of Sail’s sports boat division entry simply states: “Thompson 8. Great fun. Fast boat”. A handful of words that sums up Julian Newton’s trailerable sports boat Game On, the first entry for the division that always draws a good crowd thanks to Geelong’s reliable summer sea breeze and flat-water sailing on Corio Bay. Positive ...

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Dubai to Muscat Yacht Race 2015

2015 Dubai to Muscat Yacht Race preview

Dubai to Muscat Yacht Race 2015 is organised by the UAE Sailing and Rowing Federation, and Royal Ocean Racing Club and is hosted by the Dubai Offshore Sailing Club. It is the most prestigious and longest running offshore race in the region. This year’s entry includes sailors from France, Germany, Great Britain, Holland, Kuwait, South Africa and the United Arab Emirates. ...

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Womens Match Racing Series 2015

2015 Womens Match Racing Series – Four teams still in the trophy hunt

Once again the Busan Cup Women’s International Match Race marks the conclusion of a thrilling WIM Series season. A dozen of the world’s leading women match racing sailors have come to Korea, but only a quartet can still win the 2015 WIM Series and the coveted Terry J Kohler Perpetual Trophy. The American Epic Racing team, with ordinary skipper Stephanie ...

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