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Monthly Archives: September 2017

TP52 Super Series Season Success

North Sails 3Di RAW Powers TP52 Super Series Season Success © Nico Martinez/ Martinez Studio

Azzurra were crowned 52 Super Series champions when they bested the fleet in the final series act in Menorca last week. Alberto Roemmers’ Azzurra, helmed by Guillermo Parada and tactician Vasco Vascotto, is the only team to win two series regattas in 2017, placing them seven points ahead of Platoon and eleven points ahead of 2016 series champs Quantum Racing. ...

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PIC Coastal Classic Auckland to Russell Race

Frank Racing (then known as TeamVodafone) sprinting to a race record of five hours and 13 minutes in the incredible 2015 race. PIC Coastal Classic

Hang on to your hats – a jaw dropping giant trimaran will make its New Zealand race debut in the PIC Coastal Classic Auckland to Russell yacht race this Friday 20 October. The MOD70 – just one of seven built in the world – has recently arrived in the country and will participate in a series of events in the ...

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Mini-Transat La Boulangère

The village of Mini-Transat La Boulangère © Christophe Breschi

With two days to go until the start of the Mini-Transat La Boulangère, the pressure is mounting considerably on the pontoons that line the Bassin des Chalutiers in the port of La Rochelle. Torn between media engagements and the arrival of their nearest and dearest to see the start, the skippers are being guided by their mood and their character. ...

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Crowther Multihull Regatta

Crowther Multihull Regatta ©

With the Multihull Nationals in Brisbane being held on the same long weekend as the LCMR this year and with various boat owners currently overseas or with family commitments, or boats not being ready, as was Bulletproof’s unfortunate recent discovery of some main halyard issues forcing a last minute withdrawal, numbers were looking likely to be on the light side ...

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2017-18 VOR

Volvo Ocean Race

North Sails has unveiled a game-changing addition to the sail wardrobes of the Volvo Ocean Race fleet – the JO gennaker. North Sails has been the exclusive official supplier to the Volvo Ocean Race since the debut of the VO65 one design fleet in the 2014-15 edition. Now, after analyzing extensive race data, further modeling and listening to feedback from ...

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Legends Race

Fabulous Flyer first to enter the Legends Race © Volvo Ocean Race

The late Cornelis van Rietschoten still holds the record for winning two Whitbread races in a row and the first of his two Flyer yachts, now beautifully restored, will compete in the Legends Race from Gothenburg to The Hague in June next year. Flyer, a Sparkman and Stephens design was a successor to the Swan 65 Sayula II, winner of ...

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Triple RC44

Artemis Racing's Team Manager Iain Percy taking over as tactician in Cascais © Martinez Studio

Firing up tomorrow and running until Sunday is the RC44 Cascais Cup. For the nine high performance one design keelboats competing, this is the penultimate event of their 2017 Championship, before the Lanzarote conclusion over 23-26 November. At present the Championship is the closest it has been in the RC44’s 11 year history. The top five boats are within two ...

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Chicago Match Cup

2017 Chicago Match Cup - Day 1 © Ian Roman

The competitive lineup for the 2017 Chicago Match Cup did not waste any time carving up the Lake Michigan racecourse during fleet racing today, with few points separating nearly all the teams in each of the three groups – surely, all the skippers will sleep anxious for the final qualifying session races tomorrow. The future venue of the 2018 M32 ...

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RORC Transatlantic Race

Dutch Marten 72 Aragon won the 2016 RORC Transatlantic Race and will be on the startline again this year and look forward to returning to Grenada © Arthur Daniel / RORC

Setting off on an epic Atlantic race on Saturday 25 November from Marina Lanzarote, the fourth edition of the RORC Transatlantic Race is the lengthiest race in the Royal Ocean Racing Club’s offshore calendar. This year the westbound race, hosted by Calero Marinas forms the first leg of the Atlantic Anniversary Regatta (AAR) held in celebration of Hamburg-based Norddeutscher Regatta ...

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Sailing Champions League & Sailing Association

Audi Sailing Champions League Final 2017 - All 15 National Sailing Leagues will support the One Ocean Initiative © Lars Wehrmann / SCL

The environmental sustainability initiative promoted by the Yacht Club Costa Smeralda in its 50th anniversary year in the form of the One Ocean Forum and presentation of the Charta Smeralda in Milan on third and October 4th, has garnered the support of the Sailing Champions League (SCL) and the International Sailing Association (ISLA). On 23rd September, during the Audi Sailing ...

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