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Monthly Archives: October 2015

Etchells Pre-Worlds Asia Pacific Championship 2015

2015 Etchells Pre-Worlds Asia Pacific Championship – Day 2

In contrast to the light winds on the first day, today’s Etchells Asia Pacific Championship action started in a healthy 12 to 15kts of nor’easterly breeze, with 33 boats reporting to the start line. Race Officer Kevin Wilson set a 1.8nm beat and after a competitive start featuring one boat OCS, it was American entry Aretas which reached the windward ...

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Transat Jacques Vabre 2015

2015 Transat Jacques Vabre - Video Live start from Le Havre France

The Transat Jacques Vabre is a two handed ocean race that follows the historic coffee trading route between France and Brazil and has been running in odd years since 1993. The naming right sponsor Jaques Vabre is one of the leading French coffee brands. Boats leave from Le Havre, France’s leading coffee importing port, going to Salvador de Bahia, in ...

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Alf Beashel Memorial Trophy

Alf Beashel Memorial Trophy 18ft Skiff Race - Family finish

It was a ‘family finish’ in today’s Alf Beashel Memorial Trophy 18ft Skiff race on Sydney Harbour when John Winning Jr. skippered Gotta Love It 7 to a 35s victory over Yandoo, skippered by his father John Winning. Gotta Love It 7 trailed the early leader Lumix for most of the course but once the team grabbed the lead approaching ...

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Clipper Round the World Yacht Race

Clipper Round the World Yacht Race – Race 2 winner confirmed

Clipper Round the World Yacht Race – The time has passed for either LMAX Exchange or Qingdao to claim a podium position in race two: The Stormhoek Race to the Cape of Storms. With both boats racing on elapsed time, they needed to finish within 86 hours and 10 minutes of the first three teams over the line to finish ...

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Seakeeper expands its staff and support worldwide

Seakeeper expands its staff and support worldwide

Seakeeper, the world leader in marine stabilization, is expanding at an unprecedented rate. Fresh off the heels of releasing its state-of-the-art Seakeeper 3DC, the company announces an expanded sales and service staff, additional certified service and installation centers around the globe, and a new location for the company’s Florida office. To further enhance global sales support, additional representative positions were ...

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Farr 40 Australian Open Series 2015

2015 Farr 40 Australian Open Series - Farr 40 rivals to winning duo

For the past three Farr 40 seasons the skipper of Transfusion, Guido Belgiorno-Nettis, and his rival tactician from Voodoo Chile, David Chapman, have been enemies on the water. At the class’ 2015 Australian Championship back in March the opposing teams finished first and second, the Taswegians on Voodoo finally taking the trophy off the Australian Italian skipper after three years ...

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Rolex Middle Sea Race 2015 overall

2015 Rolex Middle Sea Race overall

Rolex Middle Sea Race – The idea of circumnavigating Sicily appeals to many. The lure of dramatic scenery, active volcanoes, dolphins jumping across your bow and extended summer is intense. For the sailor, the Rolex Middle Sea Race is the last regatta on the Mediterranean racing calendar, a must do on their offshore bucket lists, thus a pilgrimage to Malta ...

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Melges 24 European Sailing Series 2015

2015 Melges 24 European Sailing Series - Proud winners of series

Miles Quinton’s Gill Race Team from Great Britain in Pro division and Oleg Dyvinets’ Marusia from Ukraine in Pro-Am (Corinthian) division celebrated their victory of the Melges 24 European Sailing Series 2015 in Luino on October nine – eleven, where the Finale Grande both of the Melges 24 European Sailing Series and Italian circle – Audi tron Sailing Series Melges ...

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Hurricane Patricia set to hit Mexico

The strongest storm ever - Hurricane Patricia set to hit Mexico

The strongest hurricane/cyclone/typhoon ever recorded is heading for Mexico’s Pacific coast, threatening a ‘potentially catastrophic’ landfall. The World Meteorological Organization says the storm is possibly greater in strength to Typhoon Haiyan, which killed 6,300 people in the Philippines in 2013. The category five hurricane is expected to make landfall on Friday afternoon or evening, with winds of 325km/h (200mph). The ...

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Transat Jacques Vabre

Transat Jacques Vabre - International fleet has great expectations

Transat Jacques Vabre – International fleet has great expectations. Ten different nations are represented among the 15 non French skippers who will compete in the 42 boat field for the Transat Jacques Vabre race across the Atlantic from Le Havre to Itajaí, Brazil starting on Sunday at 1330hrs local time. The proportion of non-French skippers remains almost the same compared ...

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