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Monthly Archives: May 2016

GC32 Racing Tour 2016

2016 GC32 Racing Tour gets underway this week

The 2016 GC32 Racing Tour gets underway later this week with the first of two regattas on one of the world’s most magnificent regatta venues, Lake Garda. The GC32 Riva Cup will take place over Thursday 23rd May until Sunday 26th May, from the Fraglia Vela Riva in Riva del Garda, on the Italian lake’s northernmost corner. In addition to ...

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Clipper Round the World Yacht Race 2015 -16

Clipper Round the World Yacht Race 2015 -16 – It’s full steam ahead to Panama for four of the Clipper Race fleet after a successful pit stop in Banana Bay Marina, Costa Rica, to refuel ahead of the canal transit. Following in their wake, the next four teams are approaching the same marina in Golfito Bay for refueling and are ...

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Rambler 88 scores Volcano Race 2016

Rambler 88 scores Volcano Race

Volcano Race 2016 – Despite light conditions off Sicily, George David and the crew of his racing maxi Rambler 88 succeeded in not only demolishing the record for this year’s Volcano Race, but also won line honours and the overall prize based on corrected time: The coveted ‘triple crown’. Organised by the International Maxi Association in conjunction with the Yacht ...

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WMRT Newport

Three US teams ready to steal the headlines at the WMRT Newport

At least three teams will be flying the Stars and Stripes next week at the World Match Racing Tour Newport, off the US yachting capital’s historic Fort Adams and more could join them following the final qualifier event taking place over 26-28 May. A former Olympic Yngling and Match Racing World Champion, Sally Barkow will be stealing the headlines in ...

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Galapagos Islands Cruises Launches Tours

Rainforest Cruises Launches Galapagos Islands Tours

Amazon River cruise specialists, Rainforest Cruises, have left the jungle for the first time with the launch of a handpicked selection of cruise tours in the Galapagos Islands. Rainforest Cruises’ range of boutique boats includes catamarans and pirate-style sail ships that are environmentally friendly and exclusive, with space for 16 passengers or fewer. The Galapagos Islands itineraries range from four to ...

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J/70 North American Championship

Fernandez withstands onslaught at the J/70 North American Championship

Julian Fernandez Neckelmann’s Flojito y Cooperando won the first race of the Torqeedo J/70 North American Championship and withstood an onslaught of challengers over seven races to earn the trophy. The reigning J/70 World Champion, Neckelmann was joined by crew Willem van Waay, Bill Hardesty and Danel Belausteguigoitia at the event hosted by Lakewood Yacht Club in Seabrook, Texas. Able ...

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Women’s Match Racing Championship

World Sailing announces venue for Women's Match Racing Championship

World Sailing is pleased to announce that the NJK Sailing Center, Finland has been selected to host the 2017 Women’s Match Racing World Championship. Renowned for its Match Racing pedigree, the NJK Sailing Center in Helsinki will host the 2017 Women’s Match Racing World Championship boasting a sailing arena located close to the city centre providing excellent viewing opportunities for ...

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Rio 2016 – The Qualification Games

Rio 2016 - The Qualification Games

Yachting New Zealand’s refusal to nominate in three classes won in the first round of 2016 Olympic Qualification is without precedent. Subject to Appeal, the Kiwis have signaled that they will reject 30% of the positions gained in the ISAF World Sailing Championships in Santander in 2014. In Spain, they were one of just three sailing nations to qualify in all ...

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Carbon Fibre In-Boom Furling Systems for All Yachts


SouthernFurl In-Boom furling systems withstand Sydney Hobart test Have you ever scared your family when you got stuck with too much sail up when you should be reefed? Southern Spars’ range of SouthernFurl booms are the answer – letting you reduce sail quickly and easily without leaving the safety of the cockpit. Southern Spars in-boom furling technology changed the game ...

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Vice Admiral’s Cup

Wet and wild at Vice Admiral's Cup

The second day of the Vice Admiral’s Cup organised by the Royal Ocean Racing Club produced yet more fast and exciting racing. Of the six classes racing three are one design and the Fast40, HP30 and Quarter Tonner Class all have boats of similar speed. Right from the starts, through manoeuvres and mark roundings, the action is boat on boat, ...

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