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Monthly Archives: September 2016

Royal Southern Barbados September Regatta & One Ton Cup

Royal Southern Barbados September Regatta & One Ton Cup

The sun came out for the final day of the Royal Southern Yacht Club’s September Regatta, also incorporating the One Ton Cup. Light winds and warm air, provided comfortable racing conditions, but a fickle sea breeze made for shifty racing in the Solent. Hundreds of club members, sailors and friends gathered at the Royal Southern Yacht Club’s Prince Philip Yacht ...

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WIM Series

WIM Series moves on to the US

Next week will see the Women’s International Match Racing Series (WIM Series) midway event, the Buddy Melges Challenge in Sheboygan, USA. With a line-up of nine teams from six countries, the event also holds World Sailing status as the 2016 Women’s World Match Racing Championship. Swedish World number one Anna Östling sits at the top of the WIM Series leaderboard, ...

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Rolex Big Boat Series

More 52’s come to the Bay for next year’s Rolex Big Boat Series. Tom Ehman caught up with St Francis Yacht Club member Manouch Moshayedi (Newport Beach) Saturday afternoon while watching the new PAC 52 Fox, owned by Victor Wild (San Diego Yacht Club), fly up and down the Bay along with the other 126 yachts (a record) competing in ...

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Flinders Islet Race

Chinese Whisper wins Flinders Islet Race

Following a near race-long battle for line honours with Giacomo, Rupert Henry sailed Chinese Whisper over the Flinders Islet Race finish line in second place, but his JV62’s upwind performance helped cement their overall victory in the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia’s 92 nautical mile race. Chinese Whisper, along with Matt Allen’s Ichi Ban and Sebastian Bohm/Bruce Foye’s The Goat ...

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One Ton Cup

One Ton Cup - Girls on Film leads after six hour marathon

After six hours of intense racing on the second day of the One Ton Cup, Peter Morton’s Carkeek 40+ Girls on Film holds a significant points advantage at the top of the leader board. However, the devil is in the detail. The brutal intensity of the battle was personified by the fact that over the course of today’s four race ...

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Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup 2016

Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup 2016

The 19th edition of the Rolex Swan Cup is taking place this week in Porto Cervo, Sardinia with a record fleet of 125 Swan yachts taking part – from modern day superyachts to classic designs, one-design to custom built, cutting-edge to vintage, the fleet encompasses a vast cross-section of yachting heritage. With 2016 marking the 50th anniversary of the launch ...

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Loch Ness Monster’ is Totally Legit

Some People Think This New Photo of the ‘Loch Ness Monster’ is Totally Legit

Some People Think This New Photo of the ‘Loch Ness Monster’ is Totally Legit Over the years a number of people have come forward with photos claiming to show the legendary Loch Ness monster, but most of them are almost always determined to be hoaxes or cases of mistaken identity. But a new image taken by a amateur photographer and whisky warehouse ...

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£225 million superyacht cruised into London

superyacht cruised into London

When their £225 million superyacht cruised into London last week, Tower Bridge had to be raised to let it through. But when it comes to the extraordinarily lavish lifestyle of owners Andrey Melnichenko and his glamorous wife Aleksandra, the floating palace is just the tip of the iceberg. Boasting an £8.5 billion fortune, the couple are not shy about splashing ...

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Rolex Big Boat Series

Rolex Big Boat Series underway with Stellar performances

The record-setting 52nd edition of the Rolex Big Boat Series got underway today under leaden skies and cool temperatures. But with a westerly wind of 10 to 20 knots blowing, the fleet of 127 boats banged out at least two races on three racing circles. In classic Big Boat Series fashion, the race committees sent the 11 classes on long ...

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Melges 32 Worlds 2016

Previewing the 2016 Melges 32 Worlds with class manager Sam Rogers

Since its introduction in 2005, the Melges 32 has become the world’s preeminent 30-foot sport boat, and for good reason. The slippery Reichel/Pugh design features a powerful sailplan and a massive asymmetric spinnaker and offers the sort of Grand Prix sailing experience that draws championship-level racers, professionals, and top-shelf Corinthian sailors. Add some good breeze and planing-friendly seas, and the ...

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