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Monthly Archives: March 2016

Saint Barths Bucket Regatta

Brilliant display by Ranger on day 1 of Saint Barths Bucket Regatta

On a windward-leeward course which proved to be particularly tricky and difficult to read, Erle Williams, Murray Jones and the entire Ranger crew delivered their enthusiastic, passionate Owner the best possible birthday when as they won the J Class’ most prestigious annual trophy, the King’s Hundred Guinea Trophy on the first day of the Saint Barths Bucket regatta. America’s Cup ...

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Oman Air ~ Extreme Sailing Series

Oman Air Continues to Dominate New-Look Extreme Sailing Series

Under the beaming Arabian sun, eight hydro-foiling GC32 catamarans competing at the new-look Extreme Sailing Series™ were again witness to Oman Air dominate the day. It was a day of two halves, which saw the helmet-clad crews head out to the track in 18-knots of breeze, their GC32s skimming at high speed across the water, before an 180-degree wind shift ...

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Crew Weight and Classification

Crew Weight and Classification

The 2016 edition of the Offshore Racing Rule (ORR) rating system has been released, which includes guidance on crew weight and classification… 4.02 Crew Weight Limit. The owner shall be responsible for insuring that the weight of the crew, weighed in light street clothes, on board the yacht for any race does not exceed the Maximum Crew Weight printed on ...

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Extreme Sailing Series Muscat

Live Coverage: Extreme Sailing Series Muscat

Now in its tenth season, the 2016 Extreme Sailing Series begins its eight event tour March 16-19 in Muscat, Oman. SAP Sailing Analytics will be available on Thursday (Mar 17) with live video streaming on Friday and Saturday (Mar 18-19). The live 90 minute programme, produced by Sunset+Vine, includes fixed onboard cameras delivering the action from the water, shore side ...

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Banderas Bay Regatta 2016

2016 FMV Cup - The 24th Banderas Bay Regatta is over

Banderas Bay Regatta 2016 – The third and final day of Banderas Bay Regatta 2016 took place last Saturday and the competition couldn’t be closer! After boats stretched their legs on an 11 mile course Day 1, Principal Race Officer Don Becker chose a Day 2 course that took competitors to Puerto Vallarta and back, a total distance of 15 miles. ...

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New Mediterranean circuit announced for M32 Series

New Mediterranean circuit announced for M32 Series

Aston Harald Sports, the rights owner of the successful M32 Series for high performance M32 multihulls, today announced the launch of a new M32 Series Mediterranean. The series will start in June in France followed by events in Riva Del Garda, and Crotone in Italy, with the finals in Spain in October. Started in 2013 in Scandinavia, the M32 Series provides ...

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Wider 150 Superyacht

Wider 150 superyacht

This Is the Superyacht Beach Club That the Yachting World Has Been Waiting For The long-awaited Wider 150 superyacht has successfully completed its sea trials, and the Italian yacht builder has released details about its lavish, newly completed 1,000-square-foot beach club, which is larger than that of any other yacht of comparable size and is sure to be a centerpiece ...

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8 Reasons Why Small Ship Adventure Cruising is Perfect for Families

Small Ship Adventure Cruising

Taking the children on a small ship expedition cruise to an exotic destination is a no brainer when it comes to a one-size-fits-all family vacation. So explains cruise expert Todd Smith, founder of AdventureSmith Explorations and speaker at the upcoming TMS Family Travel Summit in South Walton, FL. “Our emphasis on small ship expedition cruises and land-based wilderness adventures aims ...

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Virtual Sailing World Championship 2016

Virtual Sailing World Championship 2016

The SailX Virtual Sailing World Championship 2016 starts April 4 and concludes five weeks later on May 8 with a Grand Final – a single regatta between the Top-30. Scoring ramps up as the competition progresses, giving new players time to get up to speed. This is the second edition of a very successful regatta format. Last year’s event (the ...

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Clipper Race

Clipper Race - The Sailing City - Qingdao Cup prize-giving

Clipper Round the World Yacht Race 2015 -16 – The Sailing City – Qingdao Cup officially drew to a close with an extravagant prize-giving ceremony hosted by the Qingdao Organizing Committee. Over three hundred crew, supporters and officials gathered at the Seaview Garden Hotel in the Host Port city to congratulate the winning teams and celebrate the Qingdao crew’s arrival ...

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