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Monthly Archives: May 2017

America’s Cup

Land Rover BAR - heads for the finish - Round Robin 2, Day 4 - 35th America's Cup - Bermuda May 30, 2017 Richard Gladwell www.photosport.co.nz

Although wind forecast models used by America’s Cup Race Management are only for 3-5kts for race start time of 2.00pm on Day 5, Race Director Iain Murray has just to the daily media briefing that the teams’ own projections are less pessimistic. The official prediction is for 3-5kts at 2.00pm; 2-5kts at 3.00pm and 2-4kts at 4.00pm. The predictions from ...

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OK Dinghy Worlds

Penultimate day - 2017 OK Dinghy World Championship © Robert Deaves

Barbados conditions seems to suit Britain’s Nick Craig as he notched up two more race wins on the penultimate day of the 2017 OK Dinghy World Championship. He has now won six of the eight races sailed and leads the fleet by 13 points with just two races to sail and any place inside the top 12 on Wednesday will ...

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Clipper Round the World Yacht Race

Clipper 70 fleet refit complete for Clipper Round the World Yacht Race Clipper Ventures

Following nine months of intensive work, the last of the twelve Castro designed Clipper 70 foot yachts that make up the world’s largest matched fleet of ocean racers, has just completed her re-fit. She returns to join her sisters in training the 700 crew members who will participate in the Clipper 2017-18 Round the World Yacht Race which starts from ...

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Sir Ben and Land Rover Bar

Land Rover BAR - 2017 America's Cup ACEA - Photo Gilles Martin-Raget http://photo.americascup.com/

Sir Ben Ainslie and Land Rover BAR arrested the run of losses the British team suffered in the first Round Robin stage of the Louis Vuitton America’s Cup Qualifiers, kicking off round two with a second win of the competition, again beating Artemis Racing who had a tough day in Bermuda. There was to be no redemption for the Swedish ...

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Piracy & Security Incident Reports 2017

Piracy & Security Incident Reports 2017

The global site for cruising sailors Piracy & Security Incident Reports 2017  Puerto Rico, Spanish Virgin Islands, Vieques: Dinghy & Outboard Thefts – 2017 SVG, Canouan, Charlestown Bay (Tamarind Hotel): Security Incidents Rio Dulce, Guatemala to Utila, Honduras: Yacht boarded by armed pirates and ransacked – April 2017 Guatemala, Bahia de Graciosa: Attempted Theft & Assault – April 2017 Thailand, Phuket: ...

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RORC Myth of Malham Race

Myth of Malham Race © Paul Wyeth / RORC

Powerful thunderstorms, driving rain and wind speeds ranging from thirty knots to complete shutdowns provided epic conditions for the 256-mile RORC Myth of Malham Race. James Neville’s FAST40+ Ino XXX won the gruelling marathon, correcting out under IRC to take the overall win in the 140 boat fleet. Artur Skrzyszowski’s Polish Reichel Pugh 48 Selma Racing was second and Windward ...

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European Championships Riva Cup

Riva Cup © Elena Giolai/Fraglia Vela Riva

An extraordinary edition of the Riva Cup reserved to the classes 505, Korsar and Dyas has just concluded in Riva del Garda. The event, organised by Fraglia Vela Riva, took place at the same time of the International 14’ European Championships. It is a pity that the bid submitted by Fraglia Vela Riva for the 505 World Championships in 2018 ...

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First arrivals in the Azores ~ ARC Europe

2017 ARC Europe - Atlantic Rally to Europe YB Tracking

The first boat is now just a few hours away from Horta. The German flagged X-562, Teamgeist chose a route north of the rhumb line and is expected to pass the finish line by 2145 local time (UTC -1) today, after 11 days at sea. Later in the evening Pure Elegance, a Dufour 560 is expected, having opted for sailing ...

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America’s Cup

Bermuda (BDA) - 35th America's Cup Bermuda 2017 - Louis Vuitton America's Cup Qualifiers, Day 3 © ACEA /Gilles Martin-Raget

Day 3 of the Louis Vuitton America’s Cup Qualifiers was a day of drama with Artemis Racing seeing victory in the second race of the day, against Emirates Team New Zealand disappear with an Umpire call. Five challenging teams; Land Rover BAR, Artemis Racing, SoftBank Team Japan, Groupama Team France and Emirates Team New Zealand, had their chance to enhance ...

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Volvo Ocean Race

AkzoNobel named as official supplier to the Volvo Ocean Race Boatyard © Amalia Infante / Volvo Ocean Race

AkzoNobel will be the official coatings supplier to the Volvo Ocean Race Boatyard in 2017-18, after signing a deal to ensure that the fleet of Volvo Ocean 65 racing yachts will be coated with the company’s International and Awlgrip range of products. The competing boats – including team AkzoNobel’s brand new Volvo Ocean 65 – have already been coated with ...

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