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Monthly Archives: June 2016

Clipper Race fleet forward

Brakes off as strong westerly propels the Clipper Race fleet forward

A strong westerly served up by the Azores High is propelling the yachts forward after a frustrating few days of light airs from the same high in the North Atlantic Ocean. ClipperTelemed+ is leading the fleet again after emerging from its Stealth Mode cloak of invisibility last night; and boat speeds have been high throughout the fleet as the teams ...

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Transat Québec Saint-Malo Ocean Race

26 boats ready to set sail for Transat Québec Saint-Malo Ocean Race

Things are heating up at the port of Québec and the Quai Paquet wharf across the river in Lévis, with just days to go until the festivities commence for the lead-up to the ninth edition of the prestigious Transat Québec Saint-Malo ocean race, presented in collaboration with the City of Lévis. From July 2–13, the festival villages on both sides ...

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52 Super Series fleet in Porto Cervo

52 Super Series fleet in Porto Cervo

Provezza finished last month’s Scarlino Cup regatta under a cloud. On the last run of the last race they slid down the leaderboard from a respectable fourth to a disappointing eighth. Ergin Imre’s team bounced right back today opening the Audi Settimana delle Bocche regatta with a nice pair of solid third places to lead the regatta, the second of ...

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Extreme Sailing Series™ heads for Madeira

Extreme Sailing Series™ heads for Madeira

In a first for the world’s premier Stadium Racing sailing championship, the Extreme Sailing Series™ will stage its sixth event of 2016 on the beautiful Portuguese Atlantic islands of Madeira. The sixth Act will take place from 22-25 of September in the waters off Funchal, the island’s capital, where thousands of tourists and locals will have a perfect view of ...

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Volvo Ocean Race adds full Southern Ocean Leg and 5000nm to new course

Volvo Ocean Race adds full Southern Ocean Leg and 5000nm to new course

Volvo Ocean Race has announced a new course for the 2017/18 round the world event. Several major changes are planned including a return to a full Southern Ocean leg, and the addition of a massive Leg 5 of 13,300nm – the longest leg ever sailed in the Volvo Ocean Race. By comparison a minimum circumnavigation around the planet is approximately ...

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Clipper Race

Clipper Race – Will there be successful North Atlantic escape artist?

A wind hole at the centre of the North Atlantic High could engulf the fleet today, with weather reports and tactics being analysed carefully on day seven of The LegendDerry Finale. The winds started lightening considerably yesterday, and boat speeds are low today in the fluky airs at around the halfway mark of the race to Derry-Londonderry, Northern Ireland. ClipperTelemed+ is ...

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FAST40+ Racing Circuit

Second round of the FAST40+ Racing Circuit proves to be real thriller

With every race decided by just a few seconds, and eight out of eleven teams making the podium. The Second Round of the FAST40+ Racing Circuit was a real thriller. Eleven teams from the FAST40+ Class competed in Round Two of the FAST40+ Racing Circuit, as part of the RORC IRC National Championship, with eight highly contested races over three ...

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Fiji Fizz 18ft skiffs

Fiji Fizz 18ft skiffs - Battles resume on Day 1 of the Mark Foy Worlds

Mark Foy World Championship started off as a happy one for the Triple M and Alcatel teams as their container arrived after being delayed at sea. With little over an hour till the start to unpack their boats and get onto the course it was a close call for two teams. Alcatel skipper Stephen Quigley said, “Talk about leave it ...

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Million dollar World Match Racing Tour

The one million dollar World Match Racing Tour

Competitive yacht racing’s biggest ever first prize bonus is set to go to the winner of the 2016 World Match Racing Tour final in Marstrand, Sweden when the event concludes on 9th July. The paradise island on the west coast of Sweden annually plays host to one of the grandest and most competitive events on the World Match Racing Tour. ...

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Superyacht Cup

Superyacht Cup ends spectacularly after 3 days

The Superyacht Cup, firm favourite with owners and sailors alike, has not only become the second-biggest event on the superyacht sailing calendar, but is also the longest running regatta of its kind in Europe. An exhilarating four-day event which perfectly mixes fun times with fierce racing in the Mediterranean’s most popular superyacht haunt, pretty Palma de Mallorca. An island known ...

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