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Daily Archives: 17/05/2017

Volvo Ocean Race entry

Team Sun Hung Kai/Scallywag - Volvo Ocean Race © Andrea Francolini Photography http://www.afrancolini.com/

The fifth entry to the 2017-18 edition of the Volvo Ocean Race will sail under the name Team Sun Hung Kai/Scallywag and will represent Hong Kong, it was announced today. The campaign will be backed by Seng Huang Lee and Sun Hung Kai and Co., the Hong Kong-based owner of supermaxi yacht Scallywag, and aims to promote competitive sailing in ...

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Antigua Bermuda Race

Monterey at the start of the Antigua Bermuda Race in Antigua on Friday 12 May, 2017 © Ted Martin / Antigua Bermuda Race

The Antigua Bermuda Race Committee has been informed by RCC Bermuda Radio on Wednesday 17 May that Les Crane’s Farr PH 56, Monterey (Bermuda) had been abandoned after taking on water; the cause of which is unknown. The crew are all safe and well having transferred onto the Volvo 60, Esprit De Corps IV (Canada), also competing in the race ...

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America’s Cup

Emirates Team New Zealand splashes down in Practice Session 5, May 2017 Hamish Hooper/Emirates Team NZ http://www.etnzblog.com

Day 2 of the final week of practice racing before the 35th America’s Cup starts in Bermuda on 26th May saw all six teams enter the fray of competitive races, in what proved an afternoon of highs and lows for Emirates Team New Zealand. Having sat out of competitive racing on Day 1 of the latest round of practice racing ...

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Quantum Racing

Platoon finished second, and Azzurra third - Rolex TP52 World Championship 2017 © Martinez Studio/52 Super Series

After a long and challenging day on the waters off Scarlino, Tuscany, Quantum Racing – the defending champions – lead the Rolex TP52 World Championship by virtue of winning the one and only race sailed. The planned two-race programme was curtailed by a tit-for-tat battle between a promising NE’ly breeze and the usual thermal SW’ly winds. One initial race track, ...

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Rolex TP52 Worlds

Azzurra - 2017 Rolex TP52 World Championship Nico Martinez/ Martinez Studio

The YCCS boat took third place in the only race run on the first day of the Rolex TP52 World Championship. Quantum has the lead, followed by Platoon. This morning the fleet of ten TP52s left the dock at 11 to tune up for the 1pm start. With 15 knots from the northeast everything seemed perfect, but a building thermal, ...

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RS500 Eurocup Series at Medemblik

RS500 Eurocup Series at Medemblik © Michiel Geerling

The RS800 European Championships and RS500 Eurocup event last weekend in Medemblik will be remembered as a big step for the classes going towards a truly international scene. The conditions were unstable what made the racing very attractive and challenging. And the best won. The event welcomed 37 teams from eight countries. Netherlands, Germany, Belgium, Switzerland, Italy, Great Britain, Russia ...

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Land Rover BAR speed problems ~ America’s Cup

Land Rover BAR - Practice Session 5, Day 1 - May 15, 2017, Great Sound Bermuda ACEA / Ricardo Pinto http://photo.americascup.com/

British America’s Cup Challenger and winner of the America’s Cup World Series looks like they will need every one of the two points they earned from the ACWS to progress beyond the America’s Cup Qualifiers which starts at the end of next week. Land Rover BAR suffered two race losses in the opening stanza’s of the final long Practice Session, ...

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