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Monthly Archives: February 2017

GC32 Championship Final Five Teams

Land Rover BAR Academy will be skippered by Rob Bunce - GC32 Championship © Jesus Renedo / GC32 Championship Oman

Racing starts tomorrow at the inaugural GC32 Championship. 11 international teams, from the Extreme Sailing Series™ and the GC32 Racing Tour, plus a few competing in this summer’s Red Bull Youth America’s Cup will line up off Al Mouj (The Wave, Muscat), on the outskirts of Muscat, Oman from Tuesday 28th February until Sunday 5th March. Eleven GC32s represents the ...

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RORC Caribbean 600

Competitors enjoyed the racing as well as the amazing sealife during the course of the RORC Caribbean 600 © RORC / ELWJ Photography

The 2017 RORC Caribbean 600 started in magnificent conditions with the largest ever offshore fleet assembled in the Caribbean enjoying sparkling conditions. Close to 900 sailors from 30 different nations competed in the ninth edition of the Royal Ocean Racing Club’s classic offshore race. Olympic medallists, America’s Cup winners and round the world sailors competed alongside passionate corinthians on the ...

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Club Marine Series

Club Marine Series © Alex McKinnon Photography

Big winds and choppy seas were the taste of Saturday’s racing at the Club Marine Series. Race day five, February 25, saw 120 boats registered for the series with some boats not venturing to the start line due to the fresh Port Phillip Bay breeze. A strong 20 knots blew in from the South/ South-West bringing with it choppy seas ...

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GC32 Championship

Cardiff. UK. 25th June 2016. The Extreme Sailing Series 2016. Act3 © Lloyd Images

A new-look Oman Air will aim to kick start their 2017 season in style as top-class sailing teams from across the globe converge on Muscat, Oman, for the first ever GC32 Championship this week. The crew, this year led by $1 million World Match Racing Tour winner Phil Robertson, will go into battle against rivals from the Extreme Sailing Series ...

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Sail in Canada

Sail Vancouver Island © Brian Pozzey

Sail the fabulous Vancouver Island, Georgia Straights and The Desolation Sound. This area regarded as the greatest wilderness and picturesque area in the world is open to a 16 day cruise with Sailing Adventures. We provide luxury catamarans with private facilities and all meals, drinks and accommodation is included. The cruise departs Vancouver Island on 10th June and returns on ...

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World ARC

Trillium first World ARC boat to arrive in Bahia Marina, Salvador - World ARC 2016-17 © World Cruising Club

After 13 months sailing across the Pacific, Indian and South Atlantic Ocean the World ARC 2016-17 fleet of 16 boats are back in South America, at Salvador da Bahia in Brazil. Sailing around 3660 NM from Cape Town on the longest leg of their circumnavigation, the fleet broke the journey in St-Helena for a 72 hour stopover before reaching Bahia ...

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JJ Giltinan Trophy

Race 1 - 2017 JJ Giltinan Trophy 18ft Skiff Championship, February 25, 2017 Michael Chittenden©

18ft Skiffs – JJ Giltinan Trophy – LIVE coverage – Race 2 – NOW ON Live coverage of Race 2 of the JJ Giltinan 18ft Skiffs from Sydney harbour – sailing in 15kts by Sail-World.com

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Conrad Colman finish in Les Sables d’Olonne ~ Vendee Globe

Conrad Colman finishes under sail in the jury rigged Foresight Natural Energy, February 24, 2017 © Conrad Colman / Foresight Energy / Vendée Globe

Scenes of Kiwi solo round the world racer, Conrad Colman taken at the finish of the Vendee Globe race, which #crazykiwi completed under jury rig after being dismasted 700nm from the finish. In Foresight Natural Energy Colman became the first New Zealand sailor to complete the Vendee Globe, he also became the first in eight editions of the race to ...

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49th Transpac

Transpacific Yacht Race Sharon Green/Ultimate Sailing

lanning for the 49th edition of the Los Angeles-Honolulu Transpacific Yacht Race presented by the Los Angeles Times and organized by the Transpacific Yacht Club is well underway, with 52 monohull and multihull entries from nine nations already signed up for this biennial 2225-mile ocean race, one of the world’s oldest having first been sailed in 1905. ‘We have had ...

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Dongfeng Race Team on the water

Dongfeng Race Team on the water - Volvo Ocean Race © Eloi Stichelbaut / Dongfeng Race Team

Dongfeng is back in the water and training is well underway for the returning Chinese campaign. Stunning drone footage of the re-fitted Volvo Ocean 65 has been released as the team hit the water off the coast of Lisbon. As the remaining boats continue to undergo the €1 million re-fit process, Charles Caudrelier is the first skipper out on the ...

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