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Monthly Archives: June 2017

RS Sailing Summer Championship & RS700s

Black Kites - RS Sailing RS700 Summer Championship 2017 © Sportography.tv

According to Mark Rushall (June ‘Yachts and Yachting’) Hayling Island Sailing Club is a venue sailors seem to love or hate. Probably loved by HISC members but the strong tides, sand banks, the waiting for the wind to arrive and the long queues getting off the island are aspects just about tolerated by visitors. But, Aristotle famously said after his ...

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Cowes Week

Cowes Week Fireworks Paul Wyeth/CWL

New Cowes Week title sponsor Lendy gives support to famous fireworks Cowes Week Ltd is delighted that this year’s fireworks finale – to be named Lendy Cowes Week Fireworks – will go ahead, after months of speculation about its future. For some months it has been unclear whether the renowned display, that is appreciated by locals, competitors and spectators alike, ...

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La Solitaire URGO Le Figaro

Nicolas Lunven on Generali wins La Solitaire URGO Le Figaro 2017 - photo © Alexis Courcoux

La Solitaire URGO Le Figaro Stage 4 Finish – Race winners decided in Dieppe This morning at 08:11:56 it was Macif 2015 skipper Charlie Dalin that crosses the finish line of the 4th and final stage (Concarneau-Dieppe) of the 2017 La Solitaire URGO Le Figaro. Taking 3 days 17 hours, 4 minutes and 56 seconds to complete the 505-mile course ...

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52 Super Series Audi Sailing Week

Audi Sailing Week - 52 Super Series – It's a difficult day for Azzurra Nico Martinez/ Martinez Studio

Azzurra had a harder day than expected at the Audi Sailing Week – 52 Super Series even though she got two good starts. Today’s two races were won by Quantum and Ran, the team that is currently in the lead at this event. Two windward/leeward races were scheduled for today, day two at the Audi Sailing Week – 52 Super ...

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America’s Cup

Oracle Team USA expose their wing sail control as they prepare to go for a test sail - 35th America's Cup - Bermuda June 21, 2017 © Richard Gladwell www.photosport.co.nz

The Defender and Challenger for the 35th America’s Cup have kept a low profile in the five day hiatus before the regatta recommences on Saturday, local time. Bermuda has been experiencing the weather typical for this time of the year – light winds, in marked contrast to the fresh conditions which dominated the Challenger Semi-Finals and Finals, and the Qualifier ...

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Groupama Race

Ichi Ban starts Groupama Race 2016 © Eric Deroche

New chapter for the New Caledonia Groupama Race Four feeder races making up Sail Noumea 2018 and a change of date for the start of the 654 nautical mile Groupama Race around the island of New Caledonia mark an exciting new chapter for the beautiful French Pacific Island sailing event which starts in just under one year. Sail Noumea organiser, ...

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52 Super Series

Alegre and Rán Racing locked in battle amidst stunning scenery - Day 1 - 52 Super Series - Audi Sailing Week 2017 © Martinez Studio

The 52 Super Series fleet’s love-hate relationship with the coastal race discipline continues. Some days they are loved, most of all by those who have a good one. But correspondingly the bad days are often some of the darkest. The fact that the scenery that borders the 21-mile route for today’s first race of the Porto Cervo 52 Super Series ...

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La Solitaire URGO le Figaro

Charlie Dalin (Skipper Macif 2015) - La Solitaire URGO Le Figaro © Alexis Courcoux

Rounding the north-westerly turning mark of the Wolf Rock Lighthouse the 43 boat fleet competing in La Solitaire URGO le Figaro have this morning finally picked up the pace getting some miles under their belts running down the South coast of Britain. First to the lighthouse last night and taking the Turkey Trophy at the half way point of stage ...

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Evening Race Series

by Chris Thomas

This Tuesday Evening the Isle of Wight provided Caribbean sailing weather for 55 boats with a 10kn ESE breeze and an almost slack neap tide. Having started with a beat to the East, boats crossed the finish line under spinnaker, providing a colourful spectacle for those watching from a packed Island Sailing Club balcony but providing a challenge for the ...

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Kiel Week

Joergen and Jacob Bojsen-Moeller did show a convincing performance in the fast 505. - Kiel Week 2017 © Kieler Woche / segel-bilder.de

The first 14 Kiel Week titles on the triangular courses in Kiel-Schilksee are decided. After the decisions in the international classes, the Germans can celebrate four victories in their country. But this did also demonstrate the international quality, which was already present before the start of the Olympic disciplines in Kiel. Seven nations did sign the winners’ list, among them ...

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