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Monthly Archives: July 2017

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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Race record multihull MOD70 Concise 10 Round the Island Race

Concise 10 breaks Race record - Round the Island Race 2017 Peta Stuart-Hunt

It was an absolutely flying start from the MOD70 Concise 10. Yesterday evening nobody thought that the course record set by another MOD70, Phaedo3, last year would fall. But their fast time to the Needles and rapid progress down the back of the Island set them up for a solid time. Then favourable winds allowed them to make the finish ...

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Fast 40+Class Round 2017

Round 2 – FAST40+ Race Circuit © Paul Wyeth / RORC

With virtually now wind in the Solent this morning, the FAST40+ Fleet was kept ashore by PRO Tony Lovell until midday, but it was well worth the wait. A 6 knot northwesterly wind was just about sailable for the start of the first race and by the end of the second, and final race, the breeze piped up to 12 ...

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Golden Globe Race 2018

French skipper Patrick Phelipon is a disciple of sailing legend Eric Tabarly, and has been preparing his Endurance 35 ketch in Pisa, Italy - 2018 Golden Globe Race © Fabio Taccola / Golden Globe Race / PPL

One year from today, up to 30 sailors will set out from Plymouth UK to recreate history at the start of a solo circumnavigation in small traditional long keeled yachts using just paper charts, a sextant and wind up chronometer to navigate by. The Race marks the 50th anniversary of the original Sunday Times Golden Globe Race and the remarkable ...

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Les Sables-Horta-Les Sables Race

From left, Corentin Douguet and Phil Sharp - Les Sables-Horta-Les Sables Race Phil Sharp Racing http://www.philsharpracing.com/

This Sunday at 13:02 local time a fleet of 19 Class 40’s will battle across the Les Sables starting line in a race to Horta, a mythical port of the Azores Archipelago. The double-handed ‘Les Sables-Horta-Les Sables’ is the third Championship race of 2017, currently led by Phil Sharp, racing Imerys. One of the favourites for the race, this is ...

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