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Monthly Archives: March 2016

Clipper Race

Clipper Race: Options and Implications

The upcoming Scoring Gate is on the minds of the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race Skippers as they debate weather options and the routing implications for the next four days on the Seattle Pacific Challenge. With another low forecast further north, the teams must decide whether they head further north to the Scoring Gate some 600 nautical miles away ...

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Island Hopping at BVI Sailing Festival

Island Hopping at BVI Sailing Festival

With one day of racing behind them, competitors in the 45th BVI Spring Regatta & Sailing Festival rolled right into today’s race, the Scrub Island Invitational, a 12nm upwind ride for the CSA Cruising, Bareboat and Multihull fleets, and a 17nm course for the CSA Racing fleet. Conditions were again breezier than expected with 22 knots from the east and ...

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Final Stage for Melges 32

Final Stage for Melges 32 Blue Water Series

The final stage of the 2015-16 Melges 32 Blue Water Series (BWS) commences with the Lauderdale Cup on April 1-3. Three days and eight races are scheduled for the post-Easter weekend and the weather/breeze forecast looks to be superb. After two events complete, the overall Blue Water Series Ranking shows 2016 Gold Cup Champion Richard Goransson on Inga From Sweden ...

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Princesa Sofia Iberostar 2016

2016 Trofeo Princesa Sofia Iberostar - Never ever let up

Trofeo Princesa Sofia Iberostar 2016 – During the lead up to the Olympics when you are in a dominant position it is important to keep the pressure on your rivals imposing your advantage on each and every occasion. That was evident on the first day of the Trofeo Princesa Sofia Iberostar where France’s four-times Nacra 17 world champions Billy Besson ...

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Matchrace Thailand National Championships

Plenty of action all week at Matchrace Thailand National Championships

12 teams attended the annual match racing event at the Royal Varuna Yacht Club knowing the importance of gaining World Sailing ranking points coming into the summer sailing season. The opportunity to attend two events in a matter of five days provided opportunities for a good start to the year. Each team assembled a crew of between 4-5 members including ...

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Trofeo Princesa Sofia Iberostar 2016

2016 Trofeo Princesa Sofia Iberostar - A day for brave hearts

Trofeo Princesa Sofia Iberostar 2016 – If day one of the Trofeo Princesa Sofia Iberostar proved a close to perfect, straightforward boat speed day in moderately brisk breezes, Tuesday’s races were much more about being in the right place, in the best pressure for more of the time. And so while there a small posse of top sailors who returned ...

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St. Thomas Int Regatta

St. Thomas Int Regatta - Spookie flies for perfect score on Final Day

In the matter of weather for the final day of the St Thomas International Regatta, it was the mixture as before- plenty of easterly breeze and perpetual sunshine – ideal for those who enjoy exciting downwind legs to compensate for bashing to windward in the steep waves offshore of the islands. The grins told their own story as the sailors ...

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World Sailing Show ~ March 2016

The World Sailing Show – March 2016

The America’s Cup World Series kicks off in Oman ~ We find out what happened at the opening event of the season. We also talk to one of the Cup world’s leading technical experts on how teams are combining the need to do well in these intense two day regattas, while also developing the advanced machines that will take them to ...

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Clipper Race

Clipper Race: Prepare for Change

The low pressure system has shown the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race fleet what the mighty North Pacific is capable of, with the wind veering almost 180 degrees to the north and quickly picking up after a day of gentle conditions. After quickly changing from spinnakers to white sails and putting reefs in the mainsail, the fleet endured sustained ...

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Bacardi Miami Sailing Week 2016

BACARDI MIAMI SAILING WEEK

Welcome to the 2016 BACARDI MIAMI SAILING WEEK presented by EFG. The most anticipated multi-class regatta in Miami will take place from March 6th to March 12th, 2016. Teams representing countries from all over the world will meet again and line up under Miami’s sunny skies on Biscayne Bay to compete for the celebrate Bacardi Cup and the BMSW regatta ...

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