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Monthly Archives: April 2016

EFG Nations’ Cup 2016

EFG Nations' Cup 2016

The Kiwis made it a trio of Nations’ Cup wins today with Mills 41 Ambush, skippered by Drew Taylor, pulling a win out on corrected time from German line honours winner das Busch, helmed by Ambush co-owner Joachim Isler. A quiet turn out on a public holiday weekend did nothing to dampen the spirits of 40 entrants from 13 nations, ...

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Clipper Race ~ Panama Cup

Close knit race keeps the fleet focussed at Clipper Race Panama Cup

Race 10, the PSP Logistics Panama Cup, has had a highly competitive first full day of racing in good downwind conditions from north westerly winds following yesterday’s Le Mans start. The ‘green monster’ of seasickness is also subsiding as crew regain their sea legs. Dawn yesterday was greeted with the launch of spinnakers and concluded at dusk with a set ...

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Antigua Sailing Week 2016

2016 Antigua Sailing Week - Victory and the countdown to 50

Antigua Sailing Week 2016 – After a hard-fought week, the winner takes it with a near flawless performance. The 49th edition of Antigua Sailing Week has delivered across the board. All 11 classes have enjoyed close-racing on the two course areas off the south of Antigua. We look ahead to next year’s 50th edition of Antigua Sailing Week, April 29-May ...

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Extreme Sailing Series

Qingdao lives up to its reputation on day 1 of Extreme Sailing Series

Qingdao today lived up to its reputation as one of the trickiest venues on the Extreme Sailing Series™ as light winds limited action to just one race on the opening day of Act two. The Chinese city, hosting the Extreme Sailing Series for the sixth time, is well known for its ability to catch sailors off guard with a fickle ...

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Transat Bakerly 2016 starts on 2nd May

2016 Transat Bakerly - Just four days to go

Transat Bakerly 2016 – With just four days to go until the start of The Transat Bakerly Race to New York, Phil Sharp and the Energy Challenge team are making the final preparations to the race boat ‘Imerys’. After the Warm Up race to Plymouth last weekend the job list has thinned and the focus has turned to weather routing. ...

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Antigua Sailing Week

Kialoa III returns to reclaim her glory at Antigua Sailing Week

Kialoa III, the 78ft beauty has returned to reclaim her glory at Antigua Sailing Week having last won in 1979. We race on board this historical yacht during Peter and May Race Day 4. The legendary yacht is the S&S 78 Kialoa III, which was one of the most well-known of Jim Kilroy’s Maxis and best remembered for her line ...

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Clipper Round the World Race

Clipper Round the World Race - Clipper Race fleet departs Seattle

Clipper Round the World Yacht Race 2015 -16 – The international Clipper Round the World Yacht Race teams departed Bell Harbor, Seattle, this afternoon (April 28) in front of crowds watching the Parade of Sail from the shore led by ‘home’ team Visit Seattle. A large flotilla of boats from local yacht clubs also watched the parade while helicopters buzzed ...

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Resolute Cup 2016

2016 Resolute Cup

Scott Young has long enjoyed the plug-and-play simplicity of provided-boat regattas such as the 2016 Resolute Cup. And, apparently, the feeling is mutual. Young is a six-time winner of the Mallory Cup, one of US Sailing’s oldest championships, and another regatta where participants rotate through a fleet of supplied boats. This summer Young and longtime friends Doug Kern and John ...

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The Transat Bakerly

Francois Gabart transat

After a successful first double-handed experience in the Transat Jacques Vabre in 2015, François Gabart will compete in his first single-handed race on the MACIF trimaran The Transat bakerly, whose start will be given in Plymouth (UK) on Monday. The skipper is approaching this event with ambition, since the winter refit was dedicated entirely to finding the keys to performance. ...

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Mono60 Edmond de Rothschild ~ Transat bakerly

Sébastien and Gitana line up for very demanding The Transat Bakerly

The Transat bakerly – Start last Sunday the Mono60 Edmond de Rothschild reached the port of Plymouth (UK), which will host the start of the famous transatlantic race on Monday 2 May at 13:30 GMT. Now known as The Transat bakerly, the race is also switching destination. Indeed, following on from Newport and Boston, today it’s New York, at the ...

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