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Daily Archives: 02/09/2017

Tornado World Championships

Day 1 – Tornado World Championships © Nikos Pantis

After the “Day 0” while the practice race and the opening ceremony were held, Thursday early afternoon Tornado World Championships have started. 23 teams from 10 countries will compete for the world title till fifth of September. The first day of the championships started with a skippers’ meeting at 10.30 am. The first race was planned for 1 pm, but ...

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Maxi Edmond de Rothschild video

Maxi Edmond de Rothschild © Benoit Stichelbaut / Gitana SA

A few weeks ago, on 17 July, the day of her launch in Vannes, south-west Brittany, the Maxi Edmond de Rothschild joined the legendary Gitana line, a quite unique family maritime saga initiated by the Rothschild clan in 1876 on the shores of Lake Geneva. The fruit of nearly three years of work, the study and build combined, the 32-metre ...

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RS700 European Championship in Lipno ~ Czech Republic

RS700 European Championship – Crown Cup Richard Wadsworth

Lake Lipno in the Czech Republic was the spectacular venue for the 2017 RS700 European Championship held between 17-20 August. This was a record breaking European event with 38 boats in attendance, representing The Czech Republic, United Kingdom, Austria, Belgium, France, Germany and the Netherlands. Whilst a 1700-mile round trip across five countries to a central European lake not well ...

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America’s Cup

Australians, tactician Tom Slingsby (left) and Grant Simmer - Oracle Team USA - Bermuda, September 2016 © Sam Greenfield/Oracle Team USA http://www.oracleteamusa.com

Columnists writing in The Australian Gossip have suggested that a group of wealthy Australian businessmen could be interested in mounting an America’s Cup Challenge. Australia has not had an entrant in the America’s Cup for 20 years, and by the time the next America’s Cup rolls around, it will be 38 years since Australia won the 1983 event in Newport ...

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Clipper World Yacht Race

Day 12, Race 1 – Clipper Round the World Yacht Race Clipper Ventures

Qingdao continues to lead the fleet today, followed by Great Britain in second and Sanya Serenity Coast in third as the teams push towards the Scoring Gate. Qingdao Skipper Chris Kobusch remains confident of being able to secure the first points of the Clipper 2017-18 Race, reporting: “We got some fantastic sailing in and could widen the gap between us ...

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