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Monthly Archives: September 2016

La Reserva de Sotogrande Cup

GC32 Racing Tour moves on to 4th stage, La Reserva de Sotogrande Cup

Next week, from Thursday 22nd to Sunday 25th September, the 2016 GC32 Racing Tour moves on to its fourth stage, the GC32 La Reserva de Sotogrande Cup, at another new venue for the ultra-high speed one design flying catamarans. Located 25km east of Gibraltar on Spain’s Andalucian coast, Sotogrande is one of the oldest and largest privately owned real estate ...

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Flinders Islet Race

Flinders Islet Race will be clash of the Titans

Jim Delegat’s Kiwi V70 Giacomo and Rupert Henry’s JV62 Chinese Whisper will lead the charge for line honours in this weekend’s Flinders Islet Race, while Matt Allen’s resounding winner of the 2016 Land Rover Sydney Gold Coast Yacht Race, Ichi Ban, starts as race favourite in the 92 nautical mile race. Starting at 10am off Point Piper on Sydney Harbour ...

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Rolex Swan Cup

Rolex Swan Cup

If yesterday’s 12-knot breezes eased the 125-boat Swan fleet into their first day of competition, today’s sirocco, which reached peaks of 20 knots, brought out the best in each of the six competing divisions. While some lengthened their early leads, others gained control of their divisions for the first time – but with three more race days scheduled before the ...

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52 World Championship

52 World Championship – Quantum Racing leads by the book

Quantum Racing did what they do best today to earn the early lead at the 52 World Championship in Menorca. They kept cool heads, sailed smooth and clean, and worked through the fleet to finish second in the championship after the first race (behind Azzurra), and then won the second race, pipping Rán Racing on the finish line to lead ...

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8th Vendée Globe

The 8th Vendée Globe sees the biggest international line-up

The press conference to present the 2016-2017 Vendée Globe took place on Wednesday 14th September in the magnificent splendour of the French Stock Exchange (Palais Brongniart) in Paris, in the presence of the 29 skippers. The line-up for the race, the internationalisation, media coverage, the race course, the official villages… In front of a large number of journalists, Yves Auvinet, ...

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Normandy Channel Race

Normandy Channel Race – The calm before the storm

The Normandy Channel Race fleet saw progress slow dramatically overnight. Indeed, as a prelude to a very deep low, a vast stormy and windless zone lay in wait for the competitors from Plymouth sound as far as the Celtic Sea. Land’s End, the most westerly point of mainland Cornwall, was negotiated at a very gentle trot by the four leaders, ...

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Magic Marine RS400

Magic Marine RS400 Scottish Championships overall

Scottish Championships overall ~An entry of 13 boats for the event was lower than expected but the strength of competition more than made up for the lack of overall numbers whilst Jenny and Jules from London added an international flavour. DBSC provided a great welcome and organised sunshine and warmth for the event. On Saturday as forecast the wind strength ...

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Rolex Swan Cup 2016

Rolex Swan Cup 2016 – Tradition meets innovation

Even the famous pontoons of the Yacht Club Costa Smeralda in Porto Cervo have rarely paid witness to such a flurry of activity and vibrant sense of anticipation. Tomorrow, Tuesday 13 September, racing at the 2016 Rolex Swan Cup commences and a record-breaking fleet of 125 yachts will offer a spectacular week of sailing on Sardinia’s renowned nautical playground, the ...

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Normandy Channel Race

Phil and Sam lead the fleet on Day 1 of the Normandy Channel Race

Yesterday at 17:00 local time Phil Sharp and co-skipper Sam Manuard on Imerys crossed the start-line neck to neck with fellow leaders Tales II and ARSEP, just hours later the team moved into first place leading the 27 strong fleet in the first day of the Normandy Channel Race. Making the strategic decision to stay further offshore Phil and Sam ...

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Rolex Maxi Yacht Cup

Leopard wins Rolex Maxi Yacht Cup

Mike Slade’s Leopard 3 wins the prestigious Maxi Racing Class at the 27th edition of the Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup. After a fascinating duel between Mike Slade’s British Maxi Leopard 3 and George David’s American Maxi Rambler 88, the winner of the biggest prize in Maxi Racing, hung on the very last race. During the 30-mile decider, the two high-performance ...

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