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Monthly Archives: July 2017

Land Rover Sydney Gold Coast Yacht Race

It was a good start for the Oatley Family’s Wild Oats XI in the 2017 Land Rover Sydney Gold Coast Yacht Race © Andrea Francolini/CYCA

A fleet of 56 yachts set off from Sydney Harbour this afternoon as the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia (CYCA) started the 32nd Land Rover Sydney Gold Coast Yacht Race in what initially light conditions. Promoted as the great winter escape, the Land Rover Sydney Gold Coast Yacht Race is second only in status to the Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht ...

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420 Open European Championships

Telis Athanasopoulos/Yogo Dimitris Tassios (GRE) – 420 Open European Championships © Nikos Alevromytis

Races seven and eight for all fleets today delivered a change of form for some as the weather switched pressure yet again on the Saronic Gulf. As teams took to the water the 12 knot breeze decreased to nearer eight knots for the first starts, staying reasonably constant. The second races of the day saw decreased pressure, with a big ...

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Lendy Cowes Week

Steve Cowie's Scottish team, racing Zephyr. - Lendy Cowes Week © Paul Wyeth / CWL

Bastiaan de Voogd’s Dutch Carkeek MkIII Hitchhiker was the winner on the first day of Lendy Cowes Week, taking Line Honours in just over five hours to win the Royal Southampton Yacht Club Hillhead Salver. Hitchhiker’s Boat Captain, Rogier van Overveld, spoke about the Dutch team’s win. “This is the first regatta with our new rig, since our previous rig ...

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Land Rover Sydney Gold Coast Race

Quest © Crosbie Lorimer http://www.crosbielorimer.com

Land Rover Sydney Gold Coast Race ~ Start Images by Crosbie Lorimer After a week of belting winter westerlies in Sydney it seemed ironic that today’s lunchtime start of the Land Rover Sydney Gold Coast Race was destined to be a zephyr fest. But so it was, with limp sails and wavering water reflections making for a sorry sight as ...

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Tour de France à la voile

Coastal Raid - Tour de France à la Voile Jean-Marie Liot / ASO

While Team SFS triumphed in spectacular style in today’s Coastal Raid, a third place finish in Nice was more than sufficient to assure Fondation FDJ – Des Pieds et Des Mains overall victory in the 40th edition of the Tour de France à la Voile. Eighteen points clear of Team SFS in second, the crew led by Damien Seguin and ...

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52 Super Series

Bay of Palma - Puerto Portals 52 Super Series Sailing Week © Nico Martinez http://www.nicomartinez.com

They have led four of this season’s five regattas and twice been within touching distance of overall victory on the last day, but today when they crossed the finish line of the what proved to be the last race of Puerto Portals 52 Super Series Sailing Week Ergin Imre’s Provezza team finally closed the deal and won their first ever ...

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Land Rover Sydney GC Race

Wild Oats XI clears Sydney Heads at the start of the 2016 Sydney Gold Coast Yacht Race Andrea Francolini http://www.afrancolini.com/

Australia’s most successful ocean racing supermaxi yacht, Wild Oats XI, will return to competition tomorrow as a starter in the 384 nautical mile Land Rover Sydney Gold Coast race. The 30-metre long, silver-hulled racer, which is owned by the Oatley family, made a dramatic exit from the Rolex Sydney Hobart race last December when the hydraulic mechanism controlling the canting ...

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Tour de France à la Voile

Marseille - Tour de France à la Voile © Jean-Marie Liot / ASO

Another brilliantly entertaining Nautical Stadium race day once again upset the apple carts in the final stretch of the Tour de France à la Voile 2017. Today’s elimination stage and Super Final failed to dislodge the top dogs from their vantage points: Fondation FDJ – Des Mains et Des Pieds took a solid third to remain poised at the top ...

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Lisa Blair returns home

Climate Action Now arriving in Cape Town, bringing Lisa Blair to safety and a long repairs list. Lisa Blair

Lisa Blair has finished her epic circumnavigation of Antartica. It has been a massive undertaking in every sense, but the steely determination she is known for has shone through repeatedly, which is what has allowed her to chalk up this one. Despite being in front of record pace before her dismasting on Climate Action Now, the Hick 50 she used ...

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Puerto Portals 52 Super Series Sailing Week

Azzurra gets a win at Puerto Portals 52 Super Series Sailing Week © Nico Martinez / 52 Super Series http://www.52superseries.com/

Azzurra wins a race and is currently in second place overall behind Ran at the Puerto Portals 52 Super Series Sailing Week. It was a positive day for Azzurra in the waters off Palma di Mallorca. Two windward/leeward races were held in thermal breezes from the southeast at 12 to 18 knots that were shifty and unstable because of a ...

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