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Monthly Archives: September 2017

Clipper Yacht Race

Day 13, Race 1 – Clipper Round the World Yacht Race Clipper Ventures

Qingdao guaranteed itself the first points of the Clipper 2017-18 Race after being the first team to cross the Scoring Gate this morning. Great Britain and Sanya Serenity Coast are expected to be the second and third teams to cross the gate. The official positions and points will be confirmed after all teams have crossed, or bypassed, the Scoring Gate ...

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SeaLink Magnetic Island Race Week

Little Nico took line and overall double today – SeaLink Magnetic Island Race Week © Andrea Francolini / SMIRW

Competitors at Townsville Yacht Club’s SeaLink Magnetic Island Race Week contested the Around the Island Race today in winds up to 20 knots on a rather large swell, meaning a good time for some, damaged for others and one boat hit Middle Reef, despite warnings from the Race Committee. Wayne McNee’s Celebrity was an early casualty when she scraped Middle ...

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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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Figaro Beneteau 3

Figaro Beneteau 3 © Beneteau http://www.beneteau.com/

Just a little while ago we pulled some Gs with Beneteau’s Mr Product, aka G3. You can go back and read Part One of the story of Gianguido Girotti, as and when you may like. However, for now we’ll push on with the incredible semi-foiler Figaro 3, and the new Oceanis 51.1, along with what they represent for the brand as a ...

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Clipper World Yacht Race

Day 10, Race 1 – Clipper Round the World Yacht Race Clipper Ventures

The Clipper Race fleet continued to make good progress under spinnaker in the Trade Winds but the race leaders further south are starting to feel the heat, quite literally. Qingdao and GREAT Britain continue to hold on to first and second position respectively but HotelPlanner.com and Dare To Lead have snuck into third and fourth position, overtaking Sanya Serenity Coast ...

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