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Daily Archives: 02/07/2017

FAST40+ Cloudy Bay Trophy

Nine of the top twenty finishing yachts in the Round the Island Race were FAST40+ Paul Wyeth

1342 yachts competed in this year’s Round the Island Race, and nine of the top twenty yachts to finish were FAST40s. Sir Keith Mills’ Ker40+ Invictus, helmed by Keith and his son Alex, took Line Honours for the FAST40+ Class, and the class win after IRC time correction to win the FAST40+ Cloudy Bay Trophy. In an epic race around ...

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GC32 Villasimius Cup

Full on foiling conditions on the final day at the GC32 Villasimius Cup © Jesus Renedo / GC32 Racing Tour

Jason Carroll and Team Argo were unstoppable at the GC32 Villasimius Cup after the American crew foiled to victory on a beautiful final day in Sardinia. The breeze started around 10 knots from the west and built to 18 knots by the end of four windward-leeward races that saw the fleet charging downwind at speeds approaching 30 knots. It was ...

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Queen Mary 2 arrives in New York

Wonderful arrival in New York – The Bridge - Centennial Transat © Thierry Martinez / The Bridge

The Queen Mary 2 won the The Bridge – Centennial Transat in the small hours of Saturday morning, crossing the finish line under the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge at 05:00 before bathing in a flawless dawn in New York Bay. For most of the 2,200 passengers on board, this was more than a race and more than a crossing. And for a ...

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Extreme Sailing Series

Before the start of racing on the third day of the Extreme Sailing Series™ Act 3 in Madeira Islands at 13:35 UTC+1, Red Bull Sailing Team capsized. © Lloyd Images http://lloydimagesgallery.photoshelter.com/

Extreme Sailing Series Act 3 – SAP Extreme Sailing Team maintains lead Alinghi won the only race on day three of the third Act of the 2017 Extreme Sailing Series™ in Madeira Islands. However, the leaderboard remains unchanged, as shifty conditions and winds blowing from opposite directions prevented further racing. This leaves the rest of the fleet only tomorrow to ...

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RC44 Porto Cervo Cup

The RC44 fleet race downwind in Porto Cervo - 2017 RC44 Porto Cervo Cup © Nico Martinez http://www.nicomartinez.com

Uncertainly over the weather continued for day two of the RC44 Porto Cervo Cup, hosted by the Yacht Club Costa Smeralda. In the event, competitors used most of their sails as, after a light to moderate start, the wind kicked in close to the class’ maximum limit and there were several significant shifts. Thanks to all this, there was plenty ...

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