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Monthly Archives: December 2015

Length of Britain Record

Length of Britain Record – A third of the way there

Now with almost one third of their Length of Britain record completed, leaving the latitude of the north westernmost tip of Wales at 0700hrs UTC this morning, Phil Sharp and crew – Sean Conway and Alex Alley – have enjoyed a sudden burst of high speed which was welcomed until they suddenly had to scrabble to replace the big sails ...

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Clipper Race

Clipper Race - Tough times as Sydney almost in sight

2015 -16 Clipper Round the World Yacht Race – Following LMAX Exchange clinching the race four: Elliot Brown Timekeeper Cup title at 0801 UTC (1901 local) today, the finish line is truly now in sight as the remaining eleven teams are due to reach Sydney over the next 36 hours. However this seemingly relentless contest is likely to feel far ...

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Farr 40 Australian Open Series

Farr 40 Australian Open Series - The fleet returns to Pittwater

2015/16 Farr 40 Australian Open Series – The Farr 40 fleet returned to the Royal Prince Alfred Yacht Club today for the third and final training regatta of the 2015/16 Farr 40 Australian Open Series. It’s been over twelve months since the Sydney fleet competed with their Pittwater cousins and today they reunited with nine boats on the start line. ...

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African Laser Radial Championship 2015

2015 African Laser and Laser Radial Championship - Final Day

African Laser and Laser Radial Championship 2015 – The wind on the last day of the African Laser and Laser Radial Championship in Algiers defied the forecast and turned on another good day with only a slight delay at the start. In the women’s fleet, Imene Cherif Sahraoui ALG, delighted the home fans by rounding the first mark clear ahead ...

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Phil Sharp Racing

Phil Sharp Racing crew starts off Land’s End

After a long night battling upwind since leaving Falmouth yesterday evening the Phil Sharp Racing crew started off Land’s End this morning at 0855hrs UTC in near perfect conditions, destination John O’Groats. Aspiring Vendée Globe competitor Sharp and two man crew are looking to set the first reference time for sailing the 620 nautical miles passage from Land End to ...

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CYCA Trophy

CYCA Trophy–Passage Series - Ichi Ban and Flying Cloud leading

CYCA Trophy 2015 –Passage Series – Matt Allen steered his TP52 Ichi Ban to a Division one win the CYCA Trophy Passage Series today, posting a near six minute win over Paul Clitheroe’s Balance, with a further two minutes to Tasmanian entry Cougar II, owned by Anthony Lyall, while the CYCA immediate past commodore, Howard Piggott, cleaned up Division Two. Allen ...

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Jules Verne Trophy 2015

2015 Jules Verne Trophy – Spindrift 2 sets a new record time

Jules Verne Trophy 2015 – Spindrift 2 sets a new record time By crossing the longitude of South East Cape, the southernmost tip Tasmania, at 08:39 GMT this Saturday, December 12, 2015, Spindrift 2 set a new record time for crossing the Indian Ocean (Cape Agulhas-Tasmania in eight days four hours and 35 minutes) but more importantly for the passage ...

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Clipper Race to Sydney

Clipper Race to Sydney – Race 4 winner

Clipper Around the World Yachts Race – LMAX Exchange has crossed the finish line in Sydney, taking line honours in race four, after 2,088 nautical miles from Albany through the Southern Ocean on the Elliot Brown Timekeeper Cup. It crossed the line at 1901 AEDT/0801 UTC, December 12. LMAX Exchange had a 35 nautical mile lead on a chasing pack ...

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Miami Winter Series 2015

2015 Miami Winter Series - Overall standings after Day 1

After a brief morning rain shower, the skies parted and humidity rose quickly while PRO Blake Middleton and his army of volunteers from Coconut Grove Sailing Club (CGSC) headed out on Biscayne Bay for an on-time start. Typically holding the title of PRO for the Melges 20 fleet, Bruce Golison aboard Midlife Crisis is one of the competitors this weekend ...

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Length of Britain Record 2015

2015 Length of Britain Record - Good progress since starting

More than sixty five miles into his 620 miles challenge to set a record for sailing from Lands End to John O’Groats. Phil Sharp and crew, Sean Conway and Alex Alley, have made good progress since starting at Land’s End at 0855hrs UTC this (Friday) morning. Initially breezes were quite favourable and the three man crew had a period of ...

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