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Monthly Archives: May 2016

Sir Kenneth Preston Regatta

Sir Kenneth Preston Regatta attracts one of largest fleets of Etchells

The Sir Kenneth Preston Trophy was first competed for in 1995, after Sir Kenneth Preston, who had led the British sailing team in the 1960 Olympics, presented it to the Royal Yacht Squadron shortly prior to his death. Sir Kenneth wished that the trophy be competed for by a deserving one design fleet that had the spirit of one design ...

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Atlantic Cup 2016

Atlantic Cup - Tales II on pace to smash Leg 1 course record

Atlantic Cup 2016 – Current leader in the Atlantic Cup presented by 11th Hour Racing Tales II is just 100nm to the finish in Brooklyn, NY and models are showing a 7am ET, Tuesday, May 31 arrival time. Tales is on pace to break the course record of 78 hours 55 minutes 13 seconds set in 2012 by Mare. Tales’ ...

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Myth of Malham Race victory Musandam-Oman Sail

Musandam-Oman Sail start 2016 season with a class win - Myth of Malham Royal Ocean Racing Club - RORC © http://www.rorc.org © Rick Tomlinson / RORC

Tenacity and dogged determination were to the fore for the class winners of the 230-mile Myth of Malham Race. With a light fickle northerly breeze, staying alert and making the best of the light conditions was the recipe for success. Yachts from Britain, France, Germany and Oman were the class winners. Gilles Fournier’s French J/133, Pintia was the overall winner ...

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Audi Hamilton Island Race Week 2016

Audi Hamilton Island Race Week 2016

Entries soar: up 47 per cent It’s a long leap between competing at Audi Hamilton Island Race Week in a yacht that’s a fraction longer than the average-sized family sedan, and racing a near identical design single-handed, 3500 nautical miles across the Atlantic. But that’s Justin Hickey’s plan. In what will be a David and Goliath challenge, Hickey will use ...

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Yann Elies collision at NewYork–Vendée

After a first night spent in close contact with other competitors in the New York–Vendée (Les Sables d’Olonne) presented by Currency House and SpaceCode, Yann Eliès contacted his shore team this morning at 0840 UTC, reporting that his yacht Queguiner-Leucemie Espoir had just hit something in the water with her port daggerboard. Eliès explained that the impact had caused a ...

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GC32 Riva Cup

Franck Cammas steers Norauto to GC32 Riva Cup victory

Franck Cammas and his crew on Norauto have won the GC32 Riva Cup after a shifty, rainy final day on Lake Garda. After three sunny and windy days that brought the best of Garda, today’s rain prevented the Lake’s famous sun-powered wind machine from ever spluttering properly into life. At least the nine-boat fleet had a chance to enjoy one ...

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Race of the Americas start – Clipper Race – LMAX Exchange

LMAX EXCHANGE – RACE OF THE AMERICAS START

Clipper Round the World Yacht Race 2015 -16 – The Clipper Race teams will soon be back racing the in the Atlantic Ocean where their journey began nine months ago, as the fleet prepares to start The LMAX Exchange – Race of The Americas from Panama to New York. After a successful transit through the Panama Canal, in which the ...

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Atlantic Cup 2016

2016 Atlantic Cup - Tales hits top speeds of 19.6 knots in first leg

Atlantic Cup 2016 – Just over 30 hours into the first leg of the Atlantic Cup presented by 11th Hour Racing and the fleet is through the worst of Tropical Storm Bonnie. Overnight last night the teams saw 35+ knots of wind and a very confused sea state, which made for extremely tough conditions and very little sleep. Spanish team Tales ...

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Race New York-Vendée starts tomorrow

New York-Vendée race starts tomorrow by Brian Hancock today at 10:14 am

Tomorrow afternoon New York City will be the backdrop to one of the newest ocean races on the calendar. The New York-Vendée race is essentially a feeder race for the Vendée Globe which starts in five months from France. It will provide an opportunity for the skippers to complete their qualifying voyage in order to take part in the Vendée ...

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Atlantic Cup 2016

2016 Atlantic Cup - Leg 1 Charleston to Brooklyn starts

Atlantic Cup 2016 – Nine teams representing the United States, England, Sweden, Canada, France and Spain started the 2016 Atlantic Cup presented by 11th Hour Racing at 12:05 ET today in light rain and a northeast 10-15 knot breeze. The oldest boat in the fleet, Pleiad Racing owned the start line. Coming into the first mark teams had to make ...

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