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Monthly Archives: August 2017

Leg1 Clipper Race

2017-18 Clipper Round the World Yacht Race onEdition © http://www.onEdition.com

The Clipper 2017-18 Round the World Yacht Race promises a shore side spectacle when the fleet crosses the start line in front of the large crowds that are expected to line the River Mersey at 1230 (BST) today. All twelve Clipper70 yachts will be battling to get the best position and any early advantage along the narrow course, and we’re ...

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Landsail Tyres J-Cup

The Landsail Tyres J-Cup 2017 - Day 2 © Tim Wright/Photoaction.com

Thirty knot squalls inter-dispersed with beautiful sunshine and flat water, produced a testing race course for six classes, competing on Day Two of the 2017 Landsail Tyres J-Cup. At times the fleet disappeared upwind into the raging tempest, to return downwind, in a halo of bright sunlight. The bizarre weather tested boat handing skills, and stamina, considering the teams had ...

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Volterman ~ World’s Most Powerful Smart Wallet

Volterman - World’s Most Powerful Smart Wallet

Built-in Powerbank, Distance Alarm, Global GPS Tracking, Worldwide WiFi Hotspot, Anti-Thief Camera. Volterman® is the World’s most powerful smart wallet with 5 smart functions: • Built-in Powerbank (from 2,000 to 5,000 mAh) • Distance Alarm • Global GPS Tracking • Worldwide WiFi Hotspot • Thief Detection Camera. With all the tech inside, Volterman® is slim and lightweight made from premium ...

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Round the Island Race 2018

Competitors enjoying the 2017 Round the Island Race in association with Cloudy Bay. © Island Sailing Club

Today the Island Sailing Club (ISC), organisers of ‘Britain’s favourite yacht Race’ – the Round the Island Race in association with Cloudy Bay – has announced a new date for the 2018 Race. The annual Race, which attracts over 12,000 competitors, will now take place on Saturday the 7th July 2018, with the 82nd edition of the race seeing the ...

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Clipper Round the World Yacht Race

2017-18 Clipper Round the World Yacht Race © PA Wire

With less than 72 hours before the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race fleet line up on the River Mersey to start the 2017-18 edition of the 40,000 nautical mile race around the globe, anticipation is building in Albert Dock with crowds gathering to wish the fleet well. The Liverpool 2018 Clipper Race yacht naming ceremony kicked off the action ...

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Landsail Tyres J-Cup

Day 1 – Landsail Tyres J-Cup © Tim Wright / Photoaction.com http://www.photoaction.com

Thrilling close racing is in the DNA of J Boats. With no less than four National Championships, the competition was incredibly close, for the first day of the 2017 Landsail Tyres J-Cup. Spotting the shifts, and extra breeze, were keys to winning performances, with 15-20 knots of solid pressure coming off the land, the planing, asymmetric J Boats were romping ...

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Melges 20 Nationals

2017 Melges 20 National Championship © IM20CA - Double Shot Studios

On a traditional sunny, summer day, Newport is known for giving sailors a headfake with a weak, northerly, morning breeze, only to have that fade into a solid, southwest seabreeze. Knowing the conditions well and despite the solid northerly morning gradient, PRO Anderson Reggio wisely postponed the 2017 Melges 20 U.S. National Championship fleet, and settled on a 2 o’clock ...

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Airlie Beach Race Week

A whale tale – Airlie Beach Race Week © Andrea Francolini / ABRW

Airlie Beach Race Week Festival of Sails was a light weather regatta – race officials were even forced to abandon all attempts at racing yesterday – and for a short time it looked likely to happen again today, but just after 11am all that changed. The weather gods smiled, answering competitors’ prayers in the Whitsunday Sailing Club hosted event, a ...

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Volvo Noble Marine RS200 National Championships

Volvo Noble Marine RS200 National Championships RS UK Class Associations

Sun (Maybe), Sea (Waves definitely), Sand(Lots of it) and over 200 Competitors head to Tenby for the Volvo Noble Marine RS200 National Championships. The excitement is palpable as teams gear up for the 100+ strong RS200 National Championships, hosted by the fabulous Tenby SC. Competition will be as fierce as always both on the water and on the social scene, ...

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Pantaenius Coffs Race

Doug Coulter’s Rogers 46, Shakti, would be loving the broad reach/running conditions on offer. © Andrea Francolini https://www.facebook.com/AndreaFrancoliniPhotography/

On December 27, 2017, and for the very first time, Pantaenius Sail and Motor Yacht Insurance will be the naming rights sponsor of a major yacht race in Australia. The return of the annual Christmas time race to Coffs Harbour is awaited by many looking for a shorter offshore race, which means you can be out and back before having ...

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