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Monthly Archives: February 2017

Oracle Team USA ~ America’s Cup

17/02/20 - Hamilton (BDA) - 35th America's Cup Bermuda 2017 - ORACLE TEAM USA - AC45S training © Sam Greenfield/Oracle Team USA http://www.oracleteamusa.com

Oracle Team USA took to the Great Sound on Monday, sailing its newly launched America’s Cup Class boat, ’17’, for the first time. ‘We had a successful day,’ said skipper Jimmy Spithill dockside after the training session. ‘First impressions were great. The boat went really well, so everyone is happy.’ The new boat was first revealed to the public on ...

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RORC Caribbean 600 Race in Antigua

Phaedo^3 stars RORC Caribbean 600 © Rachel Fallon-Langdon / Team Phaedo

The ninth edition of the RORC Caribbean 600 Race got underway today from Antigua. The high-tech Italian ocean racing trimaran, Maserati Multi70, skippered by Giovanni Soldini crossed the start line off Fort Charlotte on the south side of the island in 10-knot westerly breeze at 11.40 local time (15.40 in Europe). Soldini has seven other crew members on board Maserati ...

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Val Hodge Trophy Port Phillip Women’s Champs Series

2017 Port Phillip Women's Championship Series - Day 1 © Alex McKinnon

The Royal Yacht Club of Victoria (RYCV) played host to the Race Day 1 of the Port Phillip Women’s Championship Series (PPWCS), yesterday, Sunday 19th February, 2016. The Val Hodge Trophy is named after one of RYCV’s earliest female boat owners, Val Hodge, who joined the Club in 1985 with her husband, Arthur. As time progressed Arthur was unable to ...

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Super Series Sailing

Blasting away with Interlodge. © Martinez Studio / 52 Super Series

During the week, news arrived of at least one Australian outfit going for a new build 52. Someone had to keep Beau Geste and SMB entertained at the sharp end of the 52 bracket. Two other camps were linked to other former 52 Super Series craft, Phoenix and Spookie, but the one touted as going after Phoenix has denied it, ...

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Banjo’s Shoreline Crown Series Bellerive Regatta

Wild West leads the fleet downwind in the Cruising (spinnakrs) Division 1. © Peter Campbell

Hobart yachtsman Rob Gough yesterday proved he is one of Tasmania’s most talented and versatile sailors, winning the highly competitive SB20 one-design sports boat class at the Banjo’s Shoreline Crown Series Bellerive Regatta. Just over a month ago he sailed his foiler Moth to third place overall and won the Masters division of the Australian Moth championships on the River ...

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The Bay Regatta 2017

Leaving Krabi on Day 4 of The Bay Regatta 2017. Scott Murray

The fourth and final day of The Bay Regatta, the Chang Beer Race Day, saw all the fleet sail a short loop around islands off Krabi’s Railay Beach before heading out for a straight shot back to the southern end of Koh Yao Yai with the racing boats doing a slightly longer course than the cruisers. After crossing the finish, ...

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RORC Caribbean 600 race

High-tech offshore trimaran, Maserati Multi70 - RORC Caribbean 600 © Guilain Grenier

Giovanni Soldini and his international crew aboard the high-tech offshore trimaran, Maserati Multi70, are facing uncharacteristically light wind conditions in Antigua for the start of the RORC Caribbean 600 Race on Monday February 20. Soldini’s men have been monitoring the weather situation closely after the formation of a low-pressure storm system far to the north of Antigua disrupted the normal ...

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Sydney Newcastle Race

The Goat finished second overall - 2017 Sydney Newcastle Race © Crosbie Lorimer

Paul Clitheroe’s TP52 Balance has almost replicated her clean sweep of last year’s Sydney Newcastle race, taking line honours and winning IRC, ORCi and PHS overall, only missing breaking the record she set last year in the Ocean Pointscore Series conducted by the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia. The consistent southerly that drove Balance to her 4 hours 34 minutes ...

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Bay Regatta 2017

Day 3, The Bay Regatta 2017. - The Bay Regatta © Scott Murray

Opting for just two starts each day – monohulls and multihulls – has proven a successful strategy for the 2017 The Bay Regatta, getting the boats off early and enjoying the good breeze and eye-candy that is the Andaman triangle of Phuket-Phang Nga-Krabi. Day 3 / 18 Feb, the Raymarine Race Day, saw the racing monohulls and multihulls enjoyed a ...

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EFG Sailing Arabia

2017 EFG Sailing Arabia - The Tour Leg 2 © Lloyd Images

French sailing star Thierry Douillard avenged a shock last-minute defeat in the opening stage of EFG Sailing Arabia – The Tour by snatching victory in round two of the Gulf classic on Friday 17 Feb. Riled by the Leg 1 result, in which his EFG Bank Monaco (MON) crew were pipped to victory by Team Renaissance (OMA) right on the ...

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