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Monthly Archives: May 2017

America’s Cup

Artemis Racing (SWE) sailing on the Great Sound, earlier this week, May 2017 Sander van der Borch / Artemis Racing http://www.sandervanderborch.com

Racing looks unlikely for the first scheduled day of racing in the 35th America’s Cup. According to the latest update from Predictwind winds are expected to be gusting to 30kts – well above the allowed limit of 24kts – or less if the Regatta Director has concerns for the safety of the AC50 which are the America’s Cup Class for ...

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Rolex Fastnet Race

RORC De Guingand Bowl winners, Arnaud Delamare and Eric Mordret's French JPK 10.80, Dream Pearls © Paul Wyeth / www.pwpictures.com http://www.pwpictures.com

Second-guessing the winner under IRC among the 340 boats competing in August’s Rolex Fastnet Race is tough. The outcome of the Royal Ocean Racing Club’s biennial flagship event will depend on the weather: A brisk start should favour the big boats; a light start and lively finish the smaller ones, but it is not simple given the race’s complexity with ...

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America’s Cup

Artemis Racing vs Emirates Team New Zealand sailing on Bermuda's Great Sound racing in the lead up to the 35th America's Cup Hamish Hooper/Emirates Team NZ http://www.etnzblog.com

Latest video coverage Bermuda’s Great Sound as the teams sail in fresh breezes with two days to go to the start of racing. However according to Predictwind.com the breeze will be gusting to over 30kts at race time (5.00pm local time) on Friday May 26, and unless the forecast changes, racing is unlikely to take place with a 24kt wind ...

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Australian Women’s Keelboat Regatta

AWKR - Mrs Overnewton crew © Bruno Cocozza

Women crews representing five states and the Northern Territory could experience dicey winter conditions, from near-to-nil breeze up to a 30 knot icy blast from the southern ocean when they line up for the annual Australian Women’s Keelboat Regatta June 10-12, 2017. Royal Melbourne Yacht Squadron on St Kilda’s foreshore will host local and visiting crews and coordinate the three ...

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Jeanneau Sun Fast 3600

Able to get along, even in light breezes.... - Jeanneau Sun Fast 3600 38 South Boat Sales

Every now and then a boat just clicks. It has all the right bits, of the correct dimensions, in the appropriate places, and out of it all you get something that simply sings. The Jeanneau Sun Fast 3600 is one of these craft. It was designed and built in parallel to the other, more well known versions of the brand’s ...

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RS800

Champagne sailing on Sunday © Luke McEwen

12 RS800s gathered at the lovely Itchenor SC over the weekend for an action packed two days of coaching with skiff gurus Harvey Hilary and Stevie Wilson. They were greeted with wall to wall sunshine and all-too-tempting cake. On arrival, crews were given rig set-up advice as they rigged their boats followed by a classroom session on sail trim through ...

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Swan 95

The Nautor's Swan 95 is described as an evolution of the Swan 90, according to the Finnish builder. Eva-Stina Kjellman

Hull No. 1 of the Swan 95 S is on the Baltic Sea for the first time. Nautor’s Swan says the first hull of its Swan 95 S is now afloat in the Baltic Sea. The Swan 95 S has a semi-raised salon, much like those aboard other fast cruisers in the Nautor’s Swan line of sailing yachts. There’s also ...

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ARC Europe Leg 2

ARC Europe Leg 2 World Cruising Club

20.5.2017 was the start of ARC Europe Leg 2 from St George’s Harbour in Bermuda at 1100 local time. The strong winds that we have experienced here for the last few days decided to move on and in the words of Bermuda Weather’s marine synopsis ‘a high pressure will park overhead Bermuda imparting lots of sunshine and a light to gentle ...

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Delta Lloyd Regatta

Laser radial fleet in action - 2016 Delta Lloyd Regatta Delta Lloyd Regatta - Sander van der Borch http://www.sandervanderborch.com

The 33rd edition of the Delta Lloyd Regatta starts on Tuesday, 23rd May in Medemblik, the Netherlands, and it’s looking to be an exciting race this year. With the World Championship in sight, many Olympic sailors are ready for a new campaign. We’re also set to see several young talents training for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. Laser radial sailors preparing ...

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Clipper Yacht Race 17~18

World comes to Portsmouth for Clipper Round the World Yacht Race crew allocation Clipper Ventures

The Clipper Race is truly a global event and that was reinforced by the turnout on Crew Allocation Day on Saturday 20th May in Portsmouth, UK. It was the biggest Crew Allocation attendance in the 21-year history of the biennial event. More than 450 members of crew, representing an incredible 32 nationalities, flocked to the Portsmouth Guildhall to find out ...

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