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Monthly Archives: November 2016

Vendee Globe ~ Big Blow is on its Way


A deep low will be shaking up the pack for a number of days, while the leaders put the Kerguelens behind them and gradually climb back up towards Australia. The weather is worsening in this wide open space around the islands in the Southern Ocean. Trindade, Martim Vaz, Tristan da Cunha, Gough, Marion, Prince-Édouard, Crozet, Kerguelen, Heard, and later  there ...

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Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race launch at CYCA

Live for Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race launch at CYCA + interviews

Today marked the run into Boxing Day with the official media launch of the Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race 2016. Yes we are less than one month out from the ‘great race’, and yet it feels like yesterday. I took the opportunity to catch up with Paul Clitheroe, the owner/driver of Balance, the TP52 that took the overall IRC win ...

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RORC Transatlantic Race

RORC Transatlantic Race – Phaedo3 in the driving seat on Day 5

On Day 5 of the RORC Transatlantic Race, Lloyd Thornburg’s Phaedo3 is approaching the halfway point in the race, well ahead of their Italian rivals, MOD70 Maserati, skippered by Giovanni Soldini. Mike Slade’s Maxi ,Leopard 3 has turned south, hoping to cross a pressure ridge to keep up their quest for the RORC Transatlantic Race Record. Arco Van Nieuwland and ...

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Volvo Ocean Race

Volvo Ocean Race - Future Fibres furling cables on board 8-boat fleet

Future Fibres furling cables on board 8-boat fleet Volvo Ocean Race has chosen the latest generation of Future Fibres high performance furling cables for the fleet of eight one-design yachts in the thirteenth edition of the gruelling race around the world starting in October 2017. Each of the eight identical boats will use Future Fibres TorqueLite 2.0 furling cables in ...

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Melges 24 Worlds

Melges 24 Worlds - Day 1-Green Power of Embarr leading fleet in Miami

It is going to be a day of steady, South-Easterly breeze, blowing around 18-20 knots, that hopefully will allow us to complete three races in this first day of regatta of the event, since in the next day’s wind is expected to decrease and to get trickier,’ declared this morning Anderson Reggio, PRO of the 2016 Melges 24 World Championship ...

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Vendee Globe

Vendee Globe - South calling for Dick, Ruyant and Le Cam

Three more Vendée Globe skippers are due to pass the Cape of Good Hope today to bring the tally of those now in the Indian Ocean to nine. Barring any issues, Jean-Pierre Dick will be the next sailor to make it past the important milestone that marks the entrance to the next phase of the solo round the world race. ...

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Star Sailors League Finals

Star Sailors League Finals – Opening ceremony at Bahamas

The curtains are about to be unveiled, with the grand Opening Ceremony at Government House of the Bahamas in Nassau at the presence of Her Excellency Dame Marguerite Matilda Pindling, the fourth edition of the SSL Finals will be officially underway. A delegation of 20 SSL representatives will meet at 4.30pm with Governor General in a Courtesy Call, who then ...

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Maserati Multi70 ~RORC Transatlantic Race

RORC Transatlantic Race – Maserati Multi70 ready to fly in Trade Winds

Storms, unstable winds and peak speeds of 38 knots. That was the situation Maserati Multi70 left in her wake as she emerged from the second night of the RORC Transatlantic Race. Now at the same longitude as Cape Verde, she is continuing her race north to catch the Trade Winds this evening as they finally come into their own. Aboard ...

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Carlos Aguilar Match Race ~ WIM Series St. Thomas

Carlos Aguilar Match Race – WIM Series sailors welcome to St. Thomas

Twelve of the world’s best women match racers will compete in the Carlos Aguilar Match Race (CAMR), presented by the U.S. Virgin Islands Department of Tourism, on December 1 to 4. This year, the CAMR is the fifth and final event of the 2016 WIM Series. Equally, St. Thomas’ Charlotte Amalie harbor is one of the world’s best sailing destinations: ...

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Beneteau Cup

Beneteau Cup – A statement in family and time

Flagstaff Marine delivered a terrific regatta to mark the 25th Beneteau Cup on Sydney Harbour. It seemed fitting that Beneteau had two factory representatives there as well, headed up by Director, Beneteau Group Asia Pacific, Thibaut de Montvalon and also Asia Sales Manager, Beneteau Group Asia, Vianney Guezenec. One could also not miss that owners, crews, Neptune with his Trident, ...

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