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Monthly Archives: March 2016

Bacardi Miami Sailing Week

Bacardi Miami Sailing Week

That’s a wrap for the 2016 Bacardi Cup and BACARDI Miami Sailing Week presented by EFG events! After a long week of racing in heavy air conditions, the sailors took to the Bacardi hospitality tent to celebrate their well-earned victories. Star – Germans Robert Stanjek and Frithjof Kleen (GER 8340) win the 89th Bacardi Cup Regatta! The dynamic duo won ...

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Keeping Keels Attached in the Future

Keeping Keels Attached in the Future

Stan Honey, chairman of the Oceanic and Offshore Committee at World Sailing, is excited. Too many boats are losing their keels, and he is eager to share some of the progress being made to reverse this trend. Scuttlebutt editor Craig Leweck met with Stan for an update, with additional comments added by Dr. Jason Smithwick, Head of Technical & Offshore ...

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Taylor Canfield joins Extreme Sailing Series

Taylor Canfield joins Extreme Sailing Series

The CHINA One sailing team, skippered by former world match racing champion Taylor Canfield, is to compete in the 2016 Extreme Sailing Series™. Jointly run by Canfield, sailing team manager Hayden Goodrick and Kiwi America’s Cup veteran Craig Monk, CHINA One joins seven other elite professional crews contesting this year’s Series that starts with Act 1 in Muscat on March ...

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M32 Series Bermuda

M32 Series Bermuda – Close competition on final day

M32 Series Bermuda – After two near perfect days of racing on Bermuda’s Great Sound, Team Magenta 32 skippered by Sally Barkow clinched victory at the third and penultimate stage, posting an impressive eight wins out of fifteen races over the two day regatta. ‘We had some great starts, good speed and not too many mistakes’ commented Barkow on a ...

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Oman Air all set for Extreme Sailing Series

Oman Air all set for Extreme Sailing Series opener on home waters

2016 Extreme Sailing Series – A fresh and exciting era for Oman Sail dawns this week when new skipper Morgan Larson takes the helm of their new foiling GC32 Oman Air in a bid to become the first winners in front of a passionate home crowd in Muscat. But before racing gets underway at the spectacular Al Mouj Golf Course ...

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Solo Round the World 2015/16

2015/16 Solo Round the World - Day 108 overall report

Solo Round the World 2015/16 – Well… it has certainly not been boring since rounding Cape Horn on Thursday! With 40-50 knots of wind on the beam, King Neptune only reluctantly released GS2 and crew from the Southern Ocean on Thursday, as we scrapped our way around The Horn and pointed the bow north. I was originally thinking we would ...

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2015 -16 Clipper Round the World Yacht Race

Arrivals complete with ClipperTelemed+ and Unicef alongside in Qingdao

Arrivals complete with ClipperTelemed+ and Unicef alongside in Qingdao 2015 -16 Clipper Round the World Yacht Race – All twelve teams are now alongside in Qingdao following the arrival of eleventh placed ClipperTelemed+ and twelfth placed Unicef after a grueling race from Da Nang, Vietnam to complete the Asia Pacific Challenge. ClipperTelemed+ Skipper Matt Mitchell and his crew were early ...

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Loro Piana Superyacht Regatta and Rendezvous ~ final day

Loro Piana Superyacht Regatta and Rendezvous - Rip-roaring final day

Loro Piana Caribbean Superyacht Regatta and Rendezvous 2016- Three days of thrilling competition on the waters off Virgin Gorda concluded today with yet another nail biting race where victory or defeat – in several cases – came down to the final cross, in the final leg, of the final race. A downwind start and 20-24 knots of blustering easterly winds ...

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M32 Series

M32 Series – Six teams return to Bermuda waters for third stage

This weekend sees the return of six M32 teams to the waters of the Great Sound in Bermuda for the third stage of the M32 Series Bermuda. Teams from Great Britain, North America and Sweden will compete in a fleet racing series over two days including a new long distance race to gain valuable points towards the 2016 Bermuda Series. ...

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Bacardi Cup 2016 ~ Beautiful day

2016 Bacardi Cup – Beautiful day 5

It was a beautiful day in paradise today in Miami for race day five of Bacardi Cup and race day two of the Bacardi Miami Sailing Week Presented by EFG. Races were held in another southeasterly breeze that started as 15-18 knots in the morning and slowly died throughout the day to 10-12 knots by the afternoon. Star – The ...

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