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Monthly Archives: December 2015

Jules Verne Trophy 2015

2015 Jules Verne Trophy - IDEC Sport back at record pace

Jules Verne Trophy 2015 – In less than 24 hours, Francis Joyon and his crew of five turned things around again in terms of the Jules Verne Trophy record time. They have just achieved another success following the one they had off the coast of South Africa, getting back up to the pace set by the record holder, having cut ...

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Rolex Sydney Hobart Race

Rolex Sydney Hobart Race - Will the toughest division get tougher?

Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race 2015- To win the Hobart race on handicap first you have to win your division. So will Matt Allen race his new TP52 Ichi Ban to Hobart or will he opt to stick with his sleek black hulled Carkeek 60 of the same name? The skippers of nine other TP52s entered in the Rolex Sydney ...

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Jules Verne Trophy 2015

2015 Jules Verne Trophy - Blasting ahead of the record

Jules Verne Trophy 2015 – Air and water temperature: four degrees Celsius. 33-knot south-westerlies blowing directly off Antarctica. The Southern Ocean atmosphere is back! In just 36 hours since Saturday morning, Spindrift 2 has closed her 473-mile deficit on the world record pace (her largest deficit since reaching the Pacific). Now, on Sunday evening, he is more than 100 nautical ...

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Summer Sailstice 2016 – Registration open

2016 Summer Sailstice – Registration open

Summer Sailstice 2016 – As the world turns: December 21st marks the summer solstice down South and the winter solstice in the North. The Southern Hemisphere is hitting its peak sailing season while we look forward to Summer Sailstice on June 18/19, 2016. Register for the 2016 Sailstice and we’ll draw some early-bird winners for a Navionics Smart Phone chart ...

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Transat Saint-Barth 2015

2015 Transat Saint-Barth - Fabrice Amedeo in action

Transat Saint-Barth 2015 – Fabrice Amedeo, skipper of the IMOCA60 Newrest – Matmut, finishes second in the third event of the IMOCA Ocean Masters World Championship 2015-2016, crossing the finish line this Saturday 19 December, at 14h 57mins 42secs GMT. Irish skipper Enda O’Coineen (Currency House Kilcullen) is due to complete the podium tomorrow morning. In the Azores, Morgan Lagravière ...

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O’pen Bic class Pre Worlds Regatta 2015

2015 O'pen Bic class Pre Worlds Regatta ready to roll

O’pen Bic class Pre Worlds Regatta 2015 – This weekend sees the start of the O’pen Bic class Pre Worlds Regatta at Safety Beach Sailing Club. This event is the lead up event to the 2015 World O’pen Cup, the first time it will be held in the southern hemisphere for this very exciting ISAF Junior skiff. This weekend’s event ...

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World Sailing Youth Championships

World Sailing Youth Championships - Record Laser Radial fleets

World Sailing Youth Championships – Langkawi will welcome a record number of male and female Laser Radial sailors for the 2015 Youth Sailing World Championships from 27 December to 3 January. Historically, the Laser Radial is always the largest at the Youth Worlds and that trend doesn’t look like halting anytime soon with 69 boys and 57 girls registered to ...

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World Sailing Offshore 2016-17

2016-17 World Sailing Offshore special regulations available online

The 2016-17 World Sailing Offshore Special Regulations (OSR) have been published on the World Sailing website. The purpose of the Offshore Special Regulations (OSR) is to establish uniform minimum equipment, accommodation and training standards for monohull and multihull boats racing offshore. Click here to find the 2016-17 OSR. In the new 2016-2017 edition of the OSR, the regulations have been ...

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Top Round the World sailors

Top Round the World sailors to help with oceanic climate observations

The Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission of UNESCO (IOC UNESCO) and IMOCA Ocean Masters World Championship team up to gather climate change data in the remotest parts of the globe, particularly the Southern Ocean. The IMOCA Ocean Masters skippers, such as defending World Champion Jean Le Cam, go where only few people dare to go: To very remote oceanic areas of the ...

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Jules Verne Trophy – Cape Horn

Jules Verne Trophy - Cape Horn ahead

Jules Verne Trophy – On this 27th day of the record attempt, the need for speed has been profound. The anticyclone has taken its calms to the south of the South Pacific, upsetting the usual pattern of depressions. It is a winding road for Spindrift 2, whose crew is working hard, with the perseverance of onshore racers, to get out ...

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