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Monthly Archives: January 2016

Superyacht Challenge Antigua

Superyacht Challenge Antigua - Nilaya and Tenaz revel in the Sunshine

With a mean wind speed of 17 knots and brilliant sunshine, normal service resumed in the superb sailing grounds off the South Coast of Antigua for the second day of racing at the Superyacht Challenge Antigua. In the Corsair Class 112ft Baltic, Nilaya won both races to take pole position in the regatta from the 147ft Baltic, Visione. Swan 90, ...

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Clipper Race

Clipper Race: Not all Champagne and Roses

The Clipper Round the World Yacht Race has enjoyed “stupendously stonking spinnaker runs” of up to 305 nautical miles covered in 24 hours as the fleet powers on in the North Pacific Trade Winds. However, it is not all champagne and roses as large gusty squalls, reported up to 50 knots, are currently keeping teams on the lookout for sail ...

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Bunbury and Return Ocean Race

Bunbury and Return Ocean Race – Unpredictable weather and new record

Bunbury and Return Ocean Race – Unpredictable weather and new record. 68th Bunbury and Return Ocean Race – At the exact moment that race leader Indian crossed the South Mole finish line in Fremantle, the tail ender Vision was rounding the turn boat in Bunbury Harbour. There is no disgrace in this statistic – Indian is a 47-foot, carbon fibre ...

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Farr 40 National Championship

Farr 40 National Championship – Calvert-Jones Trophy concludes

Farr 40 National Championship – Guido Belgiorno-Nettis’ Transfusion overpowered the local contenders for a record sixth time at the John Calvert-Jones Trophy. Master international tactician John Kostecki helped furnish the dominant Middle Harbour Yacht Club crew with the highest accolades once again, a major boost to the team’s Rolex Farr 40 World Championship chances when Sydney hosts an international fleet ...

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Clipper Race

Clipper Race: 50 Knot Gusts in the Tropics

As a low pressure front continues to develop over the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race fleet, the circulatory winds are increasing with gusts of up to 50 knots, as the front runners approach the halfway mark in the Da Nang New Discovery of Asia Race. Derry~Londonderry~Doire maintains the lead followed by GREAT Britain 3.8nM behind and Qingdao a further ...

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World Match Racing

Final Day to decide World Match Racing Title

The penultimate day of the Monsoon Cup showed just how far the world’s best professional match racing teams are prepared to go in their quest to win the World Match Racing Tour, both on and off the water. As the final event of the 2015 season, there’s money on the line, and there’s professional pride at stake. A dramatic day, ...

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ORC Superyacht Rule 2016

ORC Superyacht Rule 2016 Now Released

The Offshore Racing Congress (ORC) and the SuperYacht Racing Association (SYRA) have released onlinethe 2016 version of the ORC SuperYacht Rule (ORCsy). These rules are intended to be valid for use now in any regatta this year using ORCsy. The Designer version of the 2016 Velocity Prediction Program (VPP) that forms the core of the ORCsy is also now available ...

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GC32 Racing Tour Releases 2016

GC32 Racing Tour Releases 2016 Schedule

For 2016, its fourth season, the GC32 Racing Tour is taking a fresh approach with the simple remit of visiting venues that will provide the optimum foiling conditions for the 32ft flying catamarans and the best, most high octane racing for its teams. To minimise transportation time and cost, while maximising time on the water for competitors, the circuit is ...

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Resolute Cup

Entry Deadline Extended for Resolute Cup

The best sailors can make any boat go fast (or faster than one sailed by the competition). That’s one reason The Resolute Cup, a Corinthian championship for U.S. yacht clubs, which will be sailed September 12 to 17 out of the New York Yacht Club at Harbour Court, in Newport, R.I., has always used two different fleets of keelboats. The ...

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Barcelona World Race

Organizing the Barcelona World Race

Work is now underway on the Barcelona World Race 2018-19, the fourth edition of the non-stop two-handed round-the-world race that starts and ends in Barcelona. Now approved by the RFEV (the Royal Spanish Sailing Federation) and the IMOCA class, the FNOB has published the Pre-Notice of Race, which is the first step towards the holding of the only round-the-world, two ...

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