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Daily Archives: 13/05/2017

Antigua Bermuda Race

Allegra, the Nigel Irens designed 78ft catamaran at the start of the Antigua Bermuda Race. Her crew for Antigua Bermuda Race includes world speed sailing record holders Paul Larsen and Helena Darvelid from Vestas Sailrocket © Ted Martin

The fleet enjoyed beautiful conditions for the first day and night of the Antigua Bermuda Race. A light easterly breeze of about eight knots and a gentle sea state provided glorious reaching conditions. By morning on the second day, all of the fleet had passed Barbuda – the next land they will see will be Bermuda, over 800 miles north. ...

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Rolex TP52 World Championship

Azzurra lead the 2017 52 Super Series © Martinez Studio/52 Super Series

The TP52 World Championship roll of honour paints quite the picture; only three different crews have won the world title since its inauguration in 2008 as an officially recognised world championship. Past victors are: Quantum Racing, winners in 2016, 2014, 2010, 2011 and 2008; Azzurra (previously known as Matador) in 2009 and 2015; and Rán Racing in 2013. But when ...

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Wally 145 mega cruiser for Sale

Wally 145 – Living concept © Skipper OnDeck Yachting

Wally adds the beautiful mega sailer Wally 145 to its order book: 44 meters of performance, comfort and style developed for an experienced yachtsman with the German Frers naval architecture. “The new Wally 145 is the perfect yacht to enjoy sailing round the world” says Luca Bassani, Wally founder and president, “She epitomizes our credo of uncompromised performance combined with ...

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Ocean Cleanup ~ Pacific cleanup to start in 2018

Ocean Cleanup

The Ocean Cleanup, the Dutch foundation developing advanced technologies to rid the oceans of plastic, today announced it will start extracting plastic from the Great Pacific Garbage Patch within the next 12 months. The Ocean Cleanup further announced that parts of its first cleanup system are already in production. Thanks to an improved design, The Ocean Cleanup has increased the ...

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Scarlino Melges 20 World League opening day

2017 Melges 20 World League European Division - Event 2 © Barracuda Communication

Sadly, there was just not enough wind to get any races underway at the 2017 Melges 20 World League, European Division event hosted by Marina di Scarlino/Club Nautico Scarlino. Thirty-three excited teams packed the docks this morning in anticipation of the start with smiles all around. With an originally scheduled 13:30 warning signal, the AP flag was displayed around mid-afternoon. ...

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GC32 Riva Cup

ARMIN STROM Sailing Team won today's first ever ANONIMO Speed Challenge - 2017 GC32 Racing Tour © Jesus Renedo / GC32 Racing Tour

The 2017 GC32 Racing Tour got off to an exceptional start today with four races completed, one round of the new ANONIMO Speed Challenge and a leaderboard with the top three boats separated by one point. This was despite Lake Garda being in fickle mood with the wind typically 10-15 knots, occasionally gusting more but also dropping off in the ...

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Antigua Bermuda Race

Antigua Bermuda Race

The inaugural 935 nautical mile Antigua Bermuda Race started on time with the entire fleet getting away without a hitch. A light southerly breeze of 10 knots and warm Antiguan sunshine provided perfect conditions. The variety pack of 21 yachts is an eclectic collection, both in terms of crew and craft. From the majestic schooner, Eleonora to the pocket rocket ...

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Rolex Capri Sailing Week

Rolex Capri Sailing Week

Competitors in the Farr 40 class have been treated to a wide range of wind conditions during Rolex Capri Sailing Week. After racing in extremely heavy air on Thursday, the fleet adjusted to light and moderate breeze on Friday. Italian entries Enfant Terrible and Pazza Idea continue to set the pace in every velocity and will go into the final ...

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