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Monthly Archives: December 2016

Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race

CQS is forced to tack and gets caught with her canting keel on the wrong side © Crosbie Lorimer http://www.crosbielorimer.com

The 72nd start of the iconic blue water classic had 300,000 spectators lining the foreshores of Sydney Harbour, another two million watching on TV, and the constant buzz and whir of media helicopters overhead. 88 boats, from Australia, USA, UK, Germany, Sweden, Russia, Japan, Korea, China, oh and New Zealand, had lined up on three start lines. Drama at the ...

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Jules Verne Trophy

Jules Verne Trophy - IDEC Sport maxi-trimaran © IDEC Sport

1000 miles from the Kerguelens that they should pass via the south, IDEC Sport is continuing to progress at high speed. Francis Joyon and his crew are keeping up some very high averages and in so doing narrowing the gap to their virtual rival the holder of the Jules Verne Trophy. The speedo is stuck on around 35 knots meaning ...

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One for You, One for Me ~ Vendeé Globe

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While Armel Le Cléac’h may be able to breathe a sigh of relief with Alex Thomson stuck in a wind hole, the worries are not over for the Breton skipper. Until he passes Cape Frio, the British skipper remains a threat. There is another duel raging in the approaches to the Horn with Le Cam and Eliès closing the gap ...

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Clipper Ventures 5 ~ Rolex Sydney Hobart

Clipper Ventures 5 Docks in Hobart - Rolex Sydney Hobart 2016 Crosbie Lorimer http://www.crosbielorimer.com

With so much emphasis placed on the top end of the fleet, we thought we would bring you the arrival in Hobart of the second last boat to arrive – Clipper Ventures 5. The race is so much more than the ‘rock stars’…. It is about ordinary men and women competing in a race and their families making sacrifices around ...

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Jules Verne Trophy

Jules Verne Trophy - IDEC Sport © IDEC Sport

IDEC Sport passes Cape of Good Hope at full speed ~ Jules Verne Trophy Still at full power, IDEC Sport crossed the longitude of the Cape of Good Hope, the first of the three major capes in the Jules Verne Trophy at 0347 hrs UTC after 12 days and 19 hours. Pushed along in front of a low-pressure system, Francis ...

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Global Warming ~ Vendeé Globe Race

Biodiversity, sea level rise, climatic phenomena more and more intense … only satellites are able to watch this globally. Throughout the Vendee Globe race, skippers travel through areas affected by global warming. These changes are measured by satellites. The mean sea level is one of the best indicators of global warming, probably better than the average temperature of the Earth. The gaz ...

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Rolex Sydney Hobart Race

Nikolas Delegat, Jim Delegat, James Delegat and Steve Cotton with the Tattersall's Cup © Rolex/ Kurt Arrigo http://www.regattanews.com

Giacomo – A matter of meticulous planning and execution for RSHYR win In a quiet corner of the Hobart marina where the Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race finishers are trickling in at the end of their trials and tribulations on the high seas, the voice of an eloquent Kiwi yachtsman provides the clue to his success. Jim Delegat, owner-skipper of ...

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America’s Cup

Hamilton (BDA) - 35th America's Cup Bermuda 2017 - Oracle Team USA - AC45S training Sam Greenfield/Oracle Team USA http://www.oracleteamusa.com

2017 is the year of the 35th America’s Cup. The oldest trophy in international sport and a competition that will see six teams fighting it out on Bermuda’s Great Sound for the ultimate prize in sailing, and, arguably, the hardest trophy to win in sport. Over 2015 and 2016 the teams battled tooth and nail around the world in the ...

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Jules Verne Trophy

Jules Verne Trophy - IDEC Sport maxi-trimaran © IDEC Sport

At the start of the eleventh day of racing, IDEC Sport has entered the Forties. On the way into the Southern Ocean, the big red and white trimaran got a taste during the night of the NW’ly winds generated by the first Southern low. 1500 miles from the Cape of Good Hope, speeds are back up. Francis Joyon and his ...

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Proper National Pies Launceston to Hobart Yacht Race

LAUNCESTON TO HOBART YACHT RACE

It was a clear start for the 10th anniversary of the Proper National Pies Launceston to Hobart Yacht Race on the morning of Tuesday 27th December. 44 boats sailed across the line with kites up for a downwind flight out of the Tamar River. Hot off the line at 11:10am were Richard Gates’ Absolut and Mumm 36 B&G Advantage, skippered ...

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