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Monthly Archives: March 2016

Maxis Set to Sail Les Voiles

Maxis Set to Sail Les Voiles

From 11 April 11-16, 2016, Saint Barths will host the 7th 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 no coincidence that, each year, renowned sailors and ...

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Big fleets – moves that don’t work

Big fleets – moves that don’t work

Don’t do this! George Szabo shares ten high-risk tactical moves that have a low probability of paying off in a large fleet. In order to find a whole at a crowded start, like Key West Race Week, try to break any windward overlaps as you make your port-tack approach. When you go from racing in your local 10-boat fleet to ...

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Clipper Yacht Race

Clipper Yacht Race – Fleet experiences the might of the North Pacific

The wind has eased off substantially after an exhilarating night of sailing with a steady 30 knots, and gusts of 50 knots as the teams had their first experience of the might of the North Pacific Ocean. The wind has been fluctuating and very variable due to the direction and the Japanese land mass, meaning many sail changes have been ...

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GryphonSolo2

Class40 GryphonSolo2

Joe Harris ~ Update from Uruguay Aboard his Class40 GryphonSolo2, American Joe Harris departed Newport (RI) on November 15 in a bid to break the 40 Foot Monohull Solo Non-Stop Round the World Record. That plan, however, got derailed when a pitstop in Cape Town was needed for repairs to his energy systems. But Joe has carried on – here he ...

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America’s Cup – I. Percy interviewed

America's Cup - Iain Percy interviewed on CNN Mainsail

Last month, Artemis Racing welcomed British Olympic gold medalist Shirley Robertson to the base in Bermuda, and to Oman, the venue of the first Louis Vuitton America’s Cup World Series event of the year. Robertson has her own Sailing TV show, CNN Mainsail, and in three episodes she portrays the life of Artemis Racing Team Manager, and Olympic medalist, Iain ...

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Antigua Sailing Week 2016

2016 Antigua Sailing Week - Not to be missed!

The 2016 edition of Antigua Sailing Week is set to be one of the world’s most cosmopolitan regattas and there is still time to join in the thrill of sailing and partying at one of the world’s best sailing regattas. Several charter options have become available for both the Bareboat fleet and the CSA racing fleet. Antigua Sailing Week has ...

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St. Thomas Regatta ~ Round the Rocks Race

St. Thomas Regatta– Fleet sets sail in first-ever Round the Rocks Race

A fleet of nearly a dozen yachts sets sail in the first-ever Round the Rocks Race on Thursday, March 24. This 21-mile counter clockwise circumnavigation of the beautiful island of St. John will give racers a good chance to tune-up crews and shake-down yachts, while experiencing great racing conditions that span both the Atlantic Ocean and Caribbean Sea. It’s a ...

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Rolex China Sea Race 2016

Rolex China Sea Race 2016 set to rewrite the record books

The 28th edition of the China Sea Race has the potential to rewrite the record books for not just one, but two records, as the progress of both RP66 Alive and Banuls 60 Catamaran MACH2 suggest that both monohull and multihull records set in 2000 are under serious threat. After 24 hours of racing, both boats had covered in excess ...

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52 Super Series 2016

TP52s raise their game for 2016 52 Super Series

A successful, productive training week on the waters off Valencia’s Malvarrosa beach saw five TP52s preparing for the upcoming 2016 52 Super Series raise their game to the point that racing during the five regatta series is fully expected to be closer than ever. Three days of speed tuning were followed by informal racing on Friday, Saturday and Sunday – ...

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Bermudian Residents Share Opinion of America’s Cup

Bermudian Residents Share Opinion of America’s Cup

A research paper by two Bermuda College staff members on public attitudes to the 35th America’s Cup provides a range of opinion on the event. Here is an excerpt of a report on the project published in The Royal Gazette… Institutional researcher Cordell Riley and senior lecturer Shawn De Shields interviewed 650 island residents for their views on the economic ...

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