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Monthly Archives: March 2016

US Sailing Launches Online Training

US Sailing Launches Online Training Platform

US Sailing has launched Basic Keelboat Online, a web-based supplement to the Basic Keelboat course and the organization’s newest online training platform. Developed in partnership with Fresh Air Educators, a leading online education provider, the online course is designed to prepare aspiring sailors for on-the-water instruction in the Basic Keelboat course while allowing US Sailing instructors to ensure a consistent ...

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Clipper Round the World Race

The Clipper Race –Tough conditions as teams near southern tip of Japan

The Clipper Race –Tough conditions as teams near southern tip of Japan Clipper Round the World Race – The wind and sea state has increased as the teams near the southern tip of Japan on day three of the Seattle Pacific Challenge. Over the last 24 hours, there were confusing, frustrating wind shifts before the wind backed round, meaning the ...

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RORC Easter Challenge 2016

2016 RORC Easter Challenge limbering up

RORC Easter Challenge 2016 – This Friday’s opening regatta of the Royal Ocean Racing Club’s domestic calendar, the RORC Easter Challenge, provides an opportunity for the 50 or so crews to ramp up their programs for the 2016 season. To help, for the three day duration of the regatta the RORC lays on free coaching, led by the eminent Jim ...

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Women’s Match 2016 and Blind Match Racing Worlds

NOR released for 2016 Women's Match and Blind Match Racing Worlds

The Notice of Race for the 2016 Women’s Match Racing World Championship and the Blind Match Racing World Championship has been released. Click here for the Women’s Match Race Worlds NoR.   Click here for the Blind Match Racing Worlds NoR. Both events are set to be held out of the Sheboygan Yacht Club in Sheboygan, Wisconsin, USA from 19 – ...

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Clipper Race

Clipper Race fleet heads for first waypoint off Japan on day 2

Clipper Yacht Race – The fleet has had a frustrating 24 hours of light winds and trouble negotiating huge fishing nets in the Yellow Sea on day two of the Seattle Pacific Challenge. The front pack is still closely packed together as it heads for the first waypoint off southern Japan. Garmin is still leading the fleet, LMAX Exchange is ...

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Antigua Bermuda Race

Interest Grows for Inaugural Antigua Bermuda Race

Lloyd Thornburg’s American MOD70 Phaedo3 will be attempting a record run from Antigua to Bermuda this April with a view to joining the inaugural Antigua Bermuda Race in 2017. Phaedo3 has set multiple world records over the past 12 months, including the Antigua to Newport passage, taking just 3 days, 5 hours, 55 minutes and 12 seconds to complete the ...

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C&C 30 One Design

C&C 30 One Design to Hold Inaugural North American Championship

The C&C 30 One Design class will hold its inaugural North American Championship this summer as part of New York Yacht Club Race Week at Newport presented by Rolex. The regatta takes place July 13-16 in Newport, RI. The class has grown steadily since one-design racing began in 2015; 11 teams recently competed at the 2016 edition of Quantum Key ...

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Clipper Yacht Race

Clipper Yacht Race – Fleet embarks on mammoth 5768 nm challenge

Following the Le Mans start from Qingdao in light winds and sun at 0100 UTC, 0900 local time today, the Clipper Race fleet is now headed in a south easterly direction under lightweight spinnakers. On day one of the Seattle Pacific Challenge, the easing light winds should last for around 24 hours, before a stronger northerly wind comes back, and ...

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RC44 Bermuda Cup review

RC44 Bermuda Cup review – Shaking off the winter hibernation in style

Shaking off the winter hibernation in style, the RC44 Bermuda Cup was a glamorous start to 2016 season. The four days of fleet racing on Bermuda’s Great Sound produced fickle conditions which meant the pressure was on the the team coaches to analyse the performance at the end of each day to see where gains could be made. We caught ...

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US National Championship

Brad Funk wins Moth US National Championship

After sitting in second place after seven races yesterday, Brad Funk leaned on the gas a bit harder through five races today to win the Moth US National Championship. The breeze shifted a bit to the right and picked up from Saturday, 14-20 knots, providing more consistent conditions. Downwind speeds depended on how much pressure was funneling down Buttonwood Sound ...

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