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Monthly Archives: August 2016

Clipper Round the World Yacht Race 2015 -16

2015 -16 Clipper Round the World Yacht Race - This day last year…

THIS DAY LAST YEAR… Clipper Round the World Yacht Race 2015 -16 – Around St Katharine Docks, the air was full of nervous energy and a sense of anticipation as the Clipper 2015-16 Race crew said goodbye to the thousands of well-wishers that gathered to bid them farewell on their round the world adventure. Following a week long build up ...

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Geelong Passage Race 2017

World’s biggest wooden tall ship to kick off 2017 Passage Race

Spectacular British wooden sail ship, the STS Tenacious, will be the official start boat for the 2017 Festival of Sails’ dramatic opening event, the Melbourne to Geelong Passage Race. One of the highlights of the annual Festival, the 34 nautical mile Passage Race marks the official start of the regatta and will be held on Saturday, January 21. The spectacular ...

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Marion Bermuda Race 2017

2017 Marion Bermuda Race offers front row seats for America’s Cup

Sail the 2017 Marion Bermuda Race starting June 9th from Buzzards Bay, Massachusetts, enjoy all the post-race fun and activities at the Royal Hamilton Amateur Dinghy Club and stay on for your front row seat at the 2017 America’s Cup on Bermuda’s Great Sound. In an effort to provide the best possible viewing opportunity for the 2017 America’s Cup finals ...

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Extreme Sailing Series St Petersburg

Full focus on board Oman Air for Extreme Sailing Series St Petersburg

Full focus on board Oman Air for Extreme Sailing Series St Petersburg Oman Air is leading the Extreme Sailing Series 2016 after four Acts and is backing a ‘sensible’ plan for St Petersburg to guard against mistakes on a notoriously tricky race course and trapdoor twists in the rankings. With a five-point lead on the overall scoreboard, following their last ...

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Burnham Week 2016

Opening blast at Burnham Week 2016

Burnham Week 2016 – Winds gusting 23kts and choppy, wind-against-tide conditions made for a thrilling start during the opening weekend of Burnham Week 2016 (27 August-3 September). A healthy entry of over 130 racing teams braced themselves for a lively first day and, although there were ultimately a few thrills and spills including a collision in the hotly contended 707 ...

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Volvo Ocean Race 2017/18

Volvo Ocean Race - Enright and Towill ready to go again in 2017/18

They captured the hearts of Newport and beyond as the youngest team in the race last edition, and now Team Alvimedica skipper Charlie Enright and his long-time buddy Mark Towill are eager to put that experience to use. Volvo Ocean race’s Jonno Turner caught up with Mark and Charlie to chat about everything from the transition back into ‘real life’, ...

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Top 10 places where you could be attacked by pirates

top 10 places where you could be attacked by pirates

While piracy may seem contained inside the plots of popular movies, the crime still happens with surprising frequency across the globe today. Piracy cost the world over $1 billion in 2015, according to the latest State of Maritime Piracy report. Just last year, thousands of people were attacked, and hundreds of them were held hostage — many for a hefty ...

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Rolex Swan Cup

Impressive line-up of 121 yachts preparing to grace the Rolex Swan Cup

An impressive and eclectic fleet of 121 Nautor’s Swan yachts are preparing to grace what promises to be a memorable edition of the Rolex Swan Cup from 11-18 September. Memorable because 2016 marks the 50th anniversary of the launch of the very first Swan yacht; an opportune moment to celebrate both the heritage and the continued evolution of one of ...

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Volvo Noble Marine RS800 UK National Championships 2016

2016 Volvo Noble Marine RS800 UK National Championships - Final day

The final day of the RS800 National Championship at Hayling Island Sailing Club dawned somewhat grey and windy, the sun occasionally peeking through as the clouds scudded past. The fleet emerged into the dinghy park slowly and in some cases reluctantly after a hearty curry, dancing to the funky Steel Strum band and a couple of bottles of finest navy ...

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Melges 20 World Champion 2016

Michael Illbruck crowned 2016 Melges 20 World Champion

The last day of competition in Scarlino came to a dramatic close with two final races and Michael Illbruck on Pinta with tactician John Kostecki, and crew Federico Michetti becoming the 2016 Melges 20 World Champions! Hosted by Marina di Scarlino/Club Nautico Scarlino, the World Championship was the most successful to date featuring four days of incredible sportboat racing, at ...

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