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Daily Archives: 09/07/2017

Corfu Challenge

Corfu Challenge © Icarus Sports / Rolex

Congratulations to George Sakellaris and Team Proteus, the 2017 Corfu Challenge winners! One final race was held on Saturday, and spectators were delighted to watch the exciting prestart match racing that played out. Conditions started out lighter than previous days, 12-16 knots from the north west. When asked about the team’s prestart plan, Proteus strategist Tommaso Chieffi explained, “Initially we ...

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King Edward VII Cup ~ Cowes Dinard St Malo Race

George David's American Canting Keel Maxi, Rambler 88 has won - 2017 Cowes Dinard St Malo Race © Rick Tomlinson http://www.rick-tomlinson.com

Organised by the Royal Ocean Racing Club in association with UNCL, Yacht Club de Dinard, Société Nautique de la Baie de St. Malo, Junior Offshore Group (JOG) and the Royal Yacht Squadron. George David’s American Canting Keel Maxi, Rambler 88 has won the 2017 Cowes Dinard St Malo Race, and the King Edward VII Cup dating back to 1906. Rambler ...

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Race to Azores

From left: Phil Sharp, Corentin Douguet © Phil Sharp Racing

After a 1,270 nautical mile race from Vendee – Azores, Phil Sharp and Corentin Douguet, racing Class 40 Imerys crossed the finish line on Saturday the eighth of July at 10:51:22 UTC, averaging 8.84 knots. Their race time of five days, 23 hours, 49 minutes, and 22 seconds, was just 43 minutes and 40 seconds shy of first place. Since ...

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Tour de France à la Voile

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

Two times New Zealand Olympian Jason Saunders is enjoying his first experience of the Tour Voile. As part of the Beijaflore crew, alternating between bow and tactics or the mainsheet, Saunders is also keen to inspire his Kiwi compatriots at home and in Europe to see a New Zealand team compete again some time in the future. Sailing with Gemma ...

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GKSS Match Cup Sweden

Final day – GKSS Match Cup Sweden © Ian Roman / WMRT

After beating Pieter-Jan Postma’s Sailing Team NL in this morning’s semifinals, Phil Robertson and his CHINAone NINGBO crew went on win the final of GKSS Match Cup Sweden, dispatching Taylor Canfield’s US One Sailing Team. This repeated the Kiwi team’s victory on the Marstrand Arena in 2016, against the same opponent, but this time with a more emphatic 3-0 scoreline. ...

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Onboard Phaedo^3 Transpac 2017

Phaedo3's 2017 Transpac Start Lloyd Thornburg's MOD70 Phaedo3, photos courtesy of Phaedo Racing.

We are now settled into some fast downwind sailing, cruising along at 26 knots, Gennaker up and all enjoying the sailing. After a good start and some close racing out to Catalina we had a bumpy first night with reaching conditions in up to 25 knots of wind. As we left Catalina in our wake we were slightly held up ...

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MaseratiMulti70 in Transpacific Yacht Race

MaseratiMulti70 - 2017 Transpacific Race © Francesco Malingri

The crew of the MaseratiMulti70 trimaran skippered by Giovanni Soldini are today locked in a high speed three-way battle for the lead of the multihull division in the Transpacific Yacht Race from Los Angeles to Honolulu. Light inshore breezes around six knots at the start of the 2,225-mile race’s five-strong multihull division initially disadvantaged the Italian boat which needs at ...

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ORC Worlds Trieste 2017

Holding lanes in Class C is hard work - ORC Worlds Trieste 2017 © Andrea Carloni

The light air continued yet again today on the Gulf of Trieste for the ORC Worlds Trieste 2017, but a scheduled delay allowed Race Managers to have the fleet wait and enjoy some time ashore before getting them out to the course area in the afternoon when the seabreeze finally filled to a sailable seven – ten knots. In this ...

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