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Daily Archives: 07/08/2017

Rolex Fastnet Race

Race Start - 2017 Rolex Fastnet Race © Rolex / Carlo Borlenghi http://www.carloborlenghi.net

The Solent laid on ‘classic’ conditions for the start of the Royal Ocean Racing Club’s 47th Rolex Fastnet Race. In brilliant sunshine and with brisk westerly winds gusting up to 20 knots, the giant fleet tacked up the western Solent before compressing through the usual bottleneck at Hurst Narrows. A record-sized fleet of 368 boats started the race, 12 more ...

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WMRT Match Cup Russia video

WMRT Match Cup Russia, St Petersburg, Russia. © Ian Roman

Ian Williams in trouble at WMRT Match Cup Russia – Will he? Won’t he? GAC Pindar’s Ian Williams in great trouble in the final of WMRT Match Cup Russia in St. Petersburg on Sunday. Possibly the longest near capsize we have ever seen on this series! GAC Pindar’s Ian Williams clings on and Just manages to avoid being dumped into ...

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Cowes

Pierre Casiraghi and Boris Herrmann tackling the Fastnet

After an intensive week of regattas on GC32s in Palma de Mallorca where they finished 4th in the final ranking with two race wins, and equal on points with Esteban Gracia’s 3rd placed Realteam, there will be no holidays for Pierre Casiraghi and Boris Herrmann. It is in the Solent, in a good south-westerly breeze that the two Yacht Club ...

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Rolex Fastnet Race

Dongfeng Race Team - Rolex Fastnet Race 2017 © Ainhoa Sanchez / Volvo Ocean Race

Dongfeng lead the pack as VOR fleet takes on the Rolex Fastnet Race Dongfeng Race Team stormed down the western Solent to lead the fleet of Volvo Ocean 65s in the Rolex Fastnet Race – part two of the Leg Zero qualifying series for the Volvo Ocean Race 2017-18. With 2.5 knots of outgoing tide against 18-21 knots of south ...

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36 Copa del Rey MAPFRE video

Prizegiving with King Felipe VI - 36 Copa del Rey MAPFRE © Jesus Renedo / GC32 Racing Tour

The trophies from Copa del Rey MAPFRE were presented by King Felipe VI of Spain outside of the Cathedral of Santa Maria of Palma yesterday evening. These included the trophy for the overall winners, led by Naofumi Kamei’s Mamma Aiuto! and for the ANONIMO Speed Challenge, won at Copa del Rey MAPFRE by Erik Maris and Zoulou. Overall results after ...

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Rolex Fastnet Race

Sam Davies racing on Tanguy de Lamotte's IMOCA 60 Initiatives Coeur approaches Land's End – Rolex Fastnet Race © Initiatives Coeur

Overnight the fleet in the Rolex Fastnet Race has been made solid progress upwind, tacking on shifts and dipping in and out of the land according to whether or not the tide is favourable. At 0900 Tony Lawson’s MOD 70 trimaran Concise 10 was off the Irish coast just about to tack towards the Fastnet Rock while the next boat ...

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