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Monthly Archives: February 2016

Clipper Race

Clipper Race: On The Road Again

Following a spectacular departure ceremony in Da Nang yesterday, and a dramatic seascape start off the Vinpearl Beach Resort, the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race teams are focused on the race from Vietnam to Qingdao, China. As the search for sea legs is having mixed success among the crew, the beat into the wind is well and truly on ...

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RORC Caribbean 600 2016

2016 RORC Caribbean 600 wrap-up

RORC Caribbean 600 2016 – The eighth edition of the RORC Caribbean 600 started in spectacular style with the record 70-yacht fleet gathering in the starting area outside English Harbour, Antigua. Under the Pillars of Hercules, the magnificent collection of yachts started the 600 mile race around 11 Caribbean islands. Five highly competitive starts thrilled hundreds of spectators lining the ...

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Louis Vuitton America’s Cup World Series

Louis Vuitton America's Cup World Series

The full wrap of the final day of racing at the Louis Vuitton America’s Cup World Series event in Oman, the fourth leading towards Bermuda 2017. Interviews with Glenn Ashby of Emirates Team New Zealand on their third in Oman and still being on top of the leader board overall, Dean Barker on SoftBank Japan’s continual improvements, Adam Minoprio on ...

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J/70 Midwinter Championship

Darden/Hillard win J/70 Midwinter Championship

It may have been just their second major J/70 regatta, but Glenn Darden and Reese Hillard on Hoss controlled the competition at the J/70 Midwinter Championship (Feb 26-28) to earn the title. Darden, a J/80 World Champion, was at the helm with co-owner Hillard, Jonathan McKee and Karl Anderson. “I have a fabulous team,” praised Darden, who has been sailing with ...

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Clubs Long Race Series

Hobart Combined Clubs Long Race Series - Harold Clark in action

Hobart Combined Clubs Long Race Series 2015-16 – Bellerive yachtsman Harold Clark’s Invincible has sailed to an overall victory in every handicap category of Group A of the Hobart Combined Clubs Long Race Series for 2015-2016. In a brilliant finish to the summer series, Invincible won the PHS, AMS and IRC categories of the last race for Group A on ...

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World Sailing Video News

World Sailing Video News - February 2016 - SMA rescue, Robert Scheidt

February 2016 – SMA rescue, Robert Scheidt World Sailing have released their second video programme in their monthly view of the racing world. In the February 2016 edition World Sailing starts with an amazing tale of how the SMA team spent two and a half weeks chasing their abandoned race boat over 1,100miles in the North Atlantic in the middle ...

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EFG Sailing Arabia 2016

The 2016 edition of EFG Sailing Arabia – The Tour is set for a nail-biting showdown after Omani crew Al Mouj, Muscat bested Sidney Gavignet’s overall leaders EFG Bank Monaco in the penultimate stage. French sailing star Gavignet went into the 140 nautical mile leg from Khasab on Oman’s Musandam peninsula to Sohar in pole position after winning two of ...

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M32 South of Perth Match Cup 2016

2016 M32 South of Perth Match Cup - Evan Walker in action

M32 South of Perth Match Cup 2016 – A delighted Evan Walker claimed victory in the first M32 regatta held in Australia, the South of Perth Match Cup. Walker’s KA Match Team finished the competition with 10 wins from 13 races, two points clear of second placed Steve Thomas and Denmark’s Joachim Aschenbrenner both of whom scored eight wins. Redline ...

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America’s Cup World Series 2016 – Day 1

2016 America's Cup World Series – Day 1 video interviews

America’s Cup World Series – Nic Douglass interviews Jimmy Spithill (Oracle Team USA) on what they need to improve on tomorrow, Glenn Ashby (Emirates Team NZ) a succinct chat on looking to tomorrow, Adam Minoprio (Groupama Team France) on his first day of America’s Cup racing, and leader Ben Ainslie (Land Rover BAR) talking about the last minute crew change ...

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470 Worlds 2016

470 Worlds - Croatia and France take pole positions for Medal Races

470 Worlds – Croatia and France take pole positions for Medal Races 470 World Championships 2016 – Weather extremes this morning delivered thunder, lightning and heavy rain, keeping fleets ashore, before a breeze of 38 knots swept across the race track. The wind died, picked up and then settled at around 17 knots for racing, serving up the breeziest day ...

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