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Monthly Archives: March 2016

The 2 Day Before – A new flagship event of Gitana Team

A new flagship event of Gitana Team

It is 2016 and we are about to kick off with a new season that promises to be intense, thrilling and inevitably sporty. It has been another busy winter for the Gitana Team with the juggling of two refits and the monitoring of a third which, despite the work taking place in the Multiplast yard in Vannes, is of equal ...

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Clipper Yacht Race –Qingdao Cup

Clipper Yacht Race –Qingdao Cup – Neck and neck racing to Scoring Gate

Clipper World Yacht Race – Wind holes, thick fog and enormous fishing fleets are making for very stressful racing for the teams as they make slow progress towards Qingdao on day nine of The Sailing City • Qingdao Cup to China. Derry~Londonderry~Doire (first position) and Garmin (second) have been involved in a duel over the last few days, with both ...

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St. Maarten Heineken Regatta 2016

Going to the wire at 2016 St. Maarten Heineken Regatta

St. Maarten Heineken Regatta 2016 – Racing in four of the CSA classes at the St. Maarten Heineken Regatta is incredibly tight with high tension going into tomorrow’s last day of racing. Sparkling conditions blessed the second day of racing, with 14 knots of breeze from the east south east and tropical sunshine. The Maxi, Volvo and CSA classes enjoyed ...

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RC44 Bermuda Cup 2016

2016 RC44 Bermuda Cup - Team Nika's day in the sun

RC44 Bermuda Cup 2016 – Despite near perfect conditions for racing on Bermuda’s Great Sound, the penultimate day of the RC44 Bermuda Cup was one of snakes and ladders, the smallest mistakes having crippling consequences. With a spectator fleet out in force, once again the course created some tactical head scratching with the left frequently favoured in terms of angle, ...

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Catamaran Sailors Advance in World Match Racing Tour

Catamaran Sailors Advance in World Match Racing Tour

Fremantle, WA (March 6, 2016) – After 20 teams competed for three days of fleet racing at World Match Racing Tour Fremantle, the top 16 teams competed yesterday and today in the first round of match race qualifying. The top eight teams advanced to the Quarter Finals. Through to the Quarter Finals: Matt Jerwood (AUS) beat Nicklas Dackhammar (SWE) 3-0 ...

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Clipper Race ~ Lottery in China Sea

Clipper Race: Lottery in China Sea

The Clipper Round the World Yacht Race teams have endured a frustrating day of mostly light and unstable airs on The Sailing City • Qingdao Cup to China, with a dying breeze. Garmin, which was leading the fleet yesterday, is now in Stealth Mode until 1150 UTC today, and Derry~Londonderry~Doire, which was chasing hard and closing the gap, will be ...

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ASAF Asian Championship 2016

ASAF Asian Championship 2016 - Every second of every race counts

The provisional entry list of the six Olympic classes racing at the ASAF Asian Championship 2016 counts one hundred and thirty-eight sailors from 21 nations and it is the biggest event in Asia for the Olympic classes thus far. The event is also a crucial event in the run up to the Rio Olympics qualification. Nine places on the starting ...

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Syd Fischer retires ~ The end of an era

Syd Fischer retires - The end of an era

It is with sadness but also appreciation that I write this on behalf of the crew from Team Ragamuffin – the last edition of “Team Ragamuffin adventures”. Today we sailed our final race at Boracay Race week on board Ragamuffin 90. Yesterday marks the day, on his 89th birthday, Syd has officially retired after some 60+ years of sailing. What ...

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Clipper Race

Clipper Race: Between Here and There

The wind has eased and veered round to the east, pushing the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race yachts onto a more northerly heading as the leading teams start the Ocean Sprint section of the course. The Kuro Shio current is also helping push the eastern part of the fleet along in a much calmer sea state than experienced over ...

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34th America’s Cup

34th America's Cup - Oracle pumping claims appear to be fatally flawed

Oracle pumping claims appear to be fatally flawed. Claims by an American journalist, Bruce Knecht that Oracle Team USA broke the pumping rules in the 2013 America’s Cup would appear to be fatally flawed. The newly released book ‘The Comeback: How Larry Ellison’s Team won the America’s Cup’ has it that Oracle Team USA used a technique known as ‘pumping’, ...

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