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Monthly Archives: March 2016

BVI Spring Regatta

BVI Spring Regatta kicks off

Registration opens Monday for boats and crews in the 45th BVI Spring Regatta & Sailing Festival. The buzz is building shore-side, with the event Village under construction and docks filling up. With 18 classes and three race areas, the event allows all participants exclusive races depending on wind, waters and conditions. Racing in three bodies of water; the main Sir ...

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Les Voiles de St. Barth 2016

2016 Les Voiles de St. Barth - A healthy lineup of Maxis set to sail

Les Voiles de St. Barth 2016 – From 11 to 16 April 2016, Saint Barths will host the seventh edition of Les Voiles de St. Barth, an event which, since its creation in 2010, has quite simply become indispensable thanks to the unique sporting atmosphere and conviviality that colours activities both on the water and on shore. It is also ...

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Clipper Yacht Race

Clipper Yacht Race– Toughest night of entire Seattle Pacific Challenge

Unicef is the new race leader today having faced some very tricky conditions in the night following a new small low pressure system formed further south than forecast and left the teams with headwinds and a “diabolical” sea state. The unforecast, unpredictable conditions saw the wind rapidly increase greatly to 40 knots, and change direction, creating a north south divide ...

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Garda Optimist Meeting 2016

2016 Garda Optimist Meeting – Cesana virtually unstoppable

It was another day of beautiful sunshine and wind for the penultimate day of the 34th Garda Optimist Meeting. It will certainly be an edition that will be remembered for the wonderful weather conditions and the jovial spirit of the 900 young boys and girls who took on each race with determination, ease and cheerfulness. The qualification phase for the ...

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GP14 World Championship 2016

2016 GP14 World Championship - Biggest sailing event ever for Barbados

The 2016 GP14 World Championships have certainly captured the imagination of both regular GP14 sailors and those from other fleets with over 100 boats from seven different countries registered for the Easter event. For a Class based predominantly in the UK and Ireland the popularity of the 2016 Worlds has undoubtedly got to be the location. By the end of ...

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Thrills and Spills in St. Thomas

Thrills and Spills in St. Thomas

The signature race to Charlotte Amalie harbor on today’s first day of the St. Thomas International Regatta (STIR) turned into a sprint for some and a splash for others with winds gusting to nearly 30 knots. Most of the 67 boat fleet, divided into eight classes ranging from 16-foot beach cats to 60-foot Gunboats, braved the conditions that saw sailors ...

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The Clipper Race

The Clipper Race - 'You must face challenges for you to grow'

Clipper Round the World Yacht Race 2015 -16 – ‘I think this experience will have a big impact on me and my community when I get back home. I think it will show that you can achieve and stand up for yourself and your future, take one opportunity at a time. I want to show people that in life, not ...

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Rolex China Sea Race 2016

2016 Rolex China Sea Race - Black Baza in action

Rolex China Sea Race 2016 – With 18 boats finished and four retired thus far in the 2016 Rolex China Sea Race, provisional results show Anthony Root and Steve Manning’s Ker42 Black Baza lifting the China Sea Race Trophy for corrected time on IRC handicap, with Alive posting a second overall to go with her record breaking Line Honours effort. ...

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RORC Easter Challenge 2016

2016 RORC Easter Challenge – Action on Day 1

RORC Easter Challenge 2016 – High speed, adrenalin pumping, ultra-competitive racing came to the Solent today in what many agree is the most exciting development to have taken place in big boat keel boat racing in the UK for decades. The long-awaited advent of competition for the new FAST40+s, the big boat class at the Royal Ocean Racing Club’s Easter ...

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Round the Rocks Race

Round the Rocks Race – Teams enjoy close racing in ideal conditions

Sleigh rides for some and slogs for others characterized racing in today’s first annual Round the Rocks Race, a 21-mile clockwise circumnavigation of the island of St. John and tune-up for the St. Thomas International Regatta (STIR), which takes place March 25 to 27. “We had great racing, conditions were ideal and it was a good course around St. John,” ...

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