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Monthly Archives: May 2016

North American Melges 24 Tour

33 boats registered for first stage of North American Melges 24 Tour

Kelowna now has 33 Melges 24 boats registered for the 2016 Land Rover Kelowna Melges 24 Canadian National Championship, including Richard Reid’ Zingara to defend the 2015 title and some are coming from as far away as Wisconsin, Connecticut, California and Ontario. The Kelowna event is the first of a Three Stage North American Melges 24 Tour. The Three Stage ...

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RC44 World Championship

Final tweaking before the start of this week's RC44 World Championship

RC44 teams have today been putting themselves through their paces, carrying out final tweaking prior to the start of this week’s RC44 World Championship Marina de Sotogrande. Typically the high point of the RC44 season, this year’s World Championship is doubly important coinciding with the 10th anniversary of the class, that was originally conceived by legendary America’s Cup skipper Russell ...

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Volvo Ocean Race

Destination has been announced for a flying start to Volvo Ocean Race

Destination has been announced for a flying start to Volvo Ocean Race Lisbon, one of the most successful host cities of the Volvo Ocean Race in recent years, has been chosen as the destination for a flying start to the next edition in 2017-18. In 2011-12 and 2014-15, Portugal’s capital city staged hugely popular stopovers following transatlantic legs, but this ...

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World Match Racing Tour

World Match Racing Tour - Sehested and Canfield set early pace

Nicolai Sehested (DEN), Trefor Matchracing, and Taylor Canfield (USVI), US One, have set the early pace at the World Match Racing Tour Copenhagen, both skippers winning three of their four fleet race qualifying heats today. Some of the newcomers to the Tour have also showed flashes of brilliance in today’s light conditions, three-time Danish Olympian Michael Hestbaek (DEN), Team Hydra, ...

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Quantum Racing at 52 Super Series

Challenging start to Quantum Racing at 52 Super Series

Quantum Racing made a faltering start to their 2015 season, but winning Gaastra Palma Vela on Sunday proves they are better prepared to regain the 52 Super Series title. They may have had their ups and downs at the warm-up Gaastra PalmaVela which finished on Sunday, but after winning the very evenly matched and highly competitive nine-strong TP52 Class over ...

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M32 Scandinavian Series 2016

2016 M32 Scandinavian Series - Canfield lays down a marker

M32 Scandinavian Series 2016 – Defending champion, Taylor Canfield and his US One team stamped their authority on the M32 Scandinavian Series, decisively winning the season’s opening event in Copenhagen today. The Danish capital laid on July-like conditions for the three day competition, with racing held on Tuborg Havn, just off the clubhouse of the Kongelig Dansk Yachtklub (Royal Danish ...

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Clipper Yacht Race

Clipper Yacht Race – Duelling teams fight it out ahead of Scoring Gate

Clipper Round the World Yacht Race – Despite lighter airs some good downwind racing under spinnaker has continued with a number of match races between duelling teams now heading for the Scoring Gate, around 250nM south. LMAX Exchange went into Stealth Mode at midnight UTC to hide its tactics from the rest of the fleet. As a result, ClipperTelemed+ is ...

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AC World Series

AC World Series - Sunday’s forecast - Epic racing conditions

America’s Cup World Series 2016- A crowd estimated in excess of 75,000 spectators lined the shoreline of Battery Park City throughout the course of the day on Saturday to watch the return of America’s Cup racing to New York for the first time in nearly 100 years. The America’s Cup teams worked overtime to reward them and with the window ...

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Melges 20 Sailing Series 2016 in Porto Ercole

2016 Melges 20 Sailing Series - Tight at the top in Porto Ercole

Melges 20 Sailing Series 2016 – The Melges 20 fleet of forty teams representing nine nations battled more light air conditions on day two of the second act of the Sailing Series® Melges 20. Three additional races were completed with overnight leader Alessandro Rombelli at the helm of STIG hanging on to the lead by a thread. Michael Illbruck’s Pinta ...

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SSL City Grand Slam Hamburg

SSL City Grand Slam Hamburg – 86 Star teams battle through 14 races

Xavier Rohart and Pierre-Alexis Ponsot are the SSL City Grand Slam Champions, winning 3000 points for the SSL ranking system and US$25000. After an intense battle between 86 Star teams, battling through fourteen races in just five days, a boat length was the only difference. On tight windward-leeward courses on Lake Alster, Hamburg, Germany, some of the finest, most intense ...

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