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Daily Archives: 12/05/2017

America’s Cup

Softbank Team Japan - Bermuda, March 2017 Matt Knighton/Softbank Team Japan © http://www.americascup.com

Dean Barker, former Emirates Team New Zealand helmsman, and now skipper of Softbank Team Japan, talks with top interviewer, Radio NZ’s John Campbell. According to Barker none of the AC50’s have broken the magical 50kt barrier – despite the fact that the boats are capable of sailing in the ‘mid-40’s’ – achieved in 13-14kts of true wind speed. Barker says ...

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RORC Vice Admiral’s Cup

Sir Keith Mills' Ker 40+ Invictus will go into the RORC Vice Admiral's Cup on top form © Rick Tomlinson http://www.rick-tomlinson.com

Having helped rejuvenate the Tour de France à la Voile in 2015, Diam 24 One Design will make its debut on the Solent over 19-21st May at the Royal Ocean Racing Club’s Vice Admiral’s Cup. The 7.25m by 5.62m one design is from the drawing board of VPLP, who has penned many top offshore multihulls such as the MOD70 and ...

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Bali Ocean Classic

Kraken, a double handed Jeanneau 36 sailed by Todd Giraudo and Dubbo White, were dicing with Mike Giles' Sydney 47 this morning. - Fremantle to Bali Ocean Classic Bernie Kaaks

In the Fremantle to Bali Ocean Classic, Garth Curran’s 58 footer Walk on the Wild Side is leading the Bali fleet, enjoying light breezes and warm weather. The race record is now certainly safe for another year or two while the fleet inches its way past the fabled Zuytdorp Cliffs. On current computer predictions, Wild Side is leading on both ...

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Melges 20 World League in Scarlino

2017 Melges 20 World League Melges World League / Barracuda

Fantastic Club Nautico Scarlino, which organized and played gracious host of the 2016 Melges 20 World Championship and last weekend’s Melges 32 Class, will act as ground zero for what will be a ferocious battle. Starting tomorrow, Friday May 12 and running through until Sunday, May 14, the ultimate Melges 20 fight will take place. Thirty-three teams are confirmed to ...

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