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Monthly Archives: March 2016

Best for last at Extreme Sailing Series

Muscat saves the best for last at Extreme Sailing Series Act 1

Morgan Larson stormed home to an extraordinary win in the opening Act of the 2016 Extreme Sailing Series™ in Muscat on Oman Air, alongside the team, which includes Pete Greenhalgh, James Wierzbowski, Ed Smyth and Omani national Nasser Al Mashari. Together the team won over 50% of the races sailed, more than any other team in Series history, as the ...

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J/22 Midwinters

Tied at Top of J/22 Midwinters

It couldn’t be much tighter at the top of the heap at the J/22 Midwinter Championship after four races were completed Saturday at Fort Walton Yacht Club in Fort Walton Beach, FL. Chris Doyle’s The Jug 4 1 and Terry Flynn’s Tejas are tied on points at 11 heading into the closing day of racing on Sunday. Jeff Todd’s Hot ...

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Class40 GryphonSolo2

Joe Harris: That Sinking Feeling

Joe Harris ~ That Sinking Feeling 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 provides ...

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Clipper Round the World Yacht Race

Clipper Round the World Yacht Race - The Seattle Pacific Challenge

Clipper Round the World Yacht Race -2015 -16 Renowned by many as one of the toughest features of the circumnavigation, the fleet departs Qingdao for The Seattle Pacific Challenge from China to Seattle, USA, on Sunday. So what exactly can the crews expect from the month-long 5,400 nautical mile challenge, the lengthiest scheduled race of the series? The mighty Pacific ...

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Melges 20 Monaco Sportsboat Winter Series 2016

2016 Melges 20 Monaco Sportsboat Winter Series – Final act of season

2016 Melges 20 Monaco Sportsboat Winter Series – The second day of the fifth and final Act for the Melges 20 in the Monaco Sportsboat Winter Series saw a repeat of yesterday with a steady eight-knot south-westerly breeze, flat sea and plenty of sunshine. Conditions that enabled the Race Committee to complete three races for the 25 Melges 20s, all ...

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Clipper Round the World Yacht Race

Clipper Round the World Yacht Race - Meet the Crew - Kiki Bakker

Clipper Round the World Yacht Race 2015 -16 – A year ago, 21-year-old Dutch student Kiki Bakker was named as the winner of an international competition to win a berth on Leg Six. Kiki was selected at random from hundreds of applications after she entered the contest when she was in London to watch the finale of the Clipper 2013-14 ...

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Extreme Sailing Series

Extreme Sailing Series – Podium battle raging

The eight Extreme Sailing Series™ teams took to the water in Oman for the penultimate day of racing today, in what proved to be a light airs test of tactics and patience as the fleet continued their steep learning curve on the GC32 catamarans. Proving they are masters of both light airs and strong breeze, the tough conditions barely fazed ...

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GC32 Team Vodafone Sailing Zhik flips at 30kts

Jack Tar Regatta - GC32 TeamVodafoneSailing Zhik flips at 30kts

The GC32, TeamVodafoneSailing Zhik capsized today on Day 2 of the Jack Tar Auckland Regatta sailed in fresh winds and moderate seas off Auckland’s Eastern Beach. According to social media from the team, the GC32 was at full pace during a gybe when she tripped and capsized. From her speedometer she was sailing at over 30kts at the time, having ...

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My Mini Transat Story

Luke Berry: My Mini Transat Story

For the 20th edition, the Mini Transat – Îles de Guadeloupe started from Douarnenez (France). The Mini 6.50 solo sailors set off on September 19 to Lanzarote (Canary Islands) for stage one of the race. The second stage started on October 31, taking the fleet across the Atlantic to finish some three weeks later in Pointe-à-Pitre (Guadeloupe). Two divisions compete: ...

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Water Global Sailing News

World on Water Global Sailing News

On this week’s “World on Water” global sailing news show In this episode we have sailing “eye-candy” with day 1 of the YCCS Loro piana Caribbean Regatta and Rendezvous in Virgin Gorda, Victor Kovalenko Australia’s Gold Medal Winning Olympic Coach talks to us about their chances and venue of the coming Rio Olympic Games, the Clipper Round the World race ...

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