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Monthly Archives: September 2017

Figaro Bénéteau 3

Figaro Bénéteau 3 - Launch © Beneteau http://www.beneteau.com/

Trials nearly complete ~ Launched at the end of July in Saint-Gilles-Croix-de-Vie on France’s Atlantic coast, the prototype for the Figaro Bénéteau 3, whose construction required 3,000 man-hours at the Bénéteau site in Cheviré, has since been in her test phase. Managers from the Bénéteau yard, naval architects, members of the Mer Forte design office and representatives of the Figaro class ...

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Future Volvo Ocean Races

November 19, 2014. The fleet at the start of Leg 2 from Cape Town to Abu Dhabi. © Ainhoa Sanchez / Volvo Ocean Race

Following discussions with key stakeholders it has been determined that additional planning time is required to implement the recently announced changes to the race schedule. As a result, the proposed 2019-20 race in new boats will not take place as planned. A revised schedule for future Volvo Ocean Races will be announced as soon as possible. Volvo remains committed to ...

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Régates Royales Cannes

Régates Royales Cannes © Robert Deaves

For the second year running, the elegant International 5.5 Metres are gracing the waters of Cannes as the class begins racing in the 28th edition of the Régates Royales Cannes. Only one race was possible on a very light and tricky day with the win going to Otto (Bent C. Wilhemsen, Andreas Dyhr and Luka Strahovnik). In 2016 the class ...

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Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race

Scallywag romping down the coast last year - Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race © Rolex/Daniel Forster http://www.regattanews.com

Peter Harburg’s Black Jack marks the 50th entry received by the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia for the 2017 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race, adding to speculation that 73rd race will showcase the largest super maxi line-up in the history of the race. Black Jack is the former 100ft Alfa Romeo II, the first yacht to break Wild Oats XI’s ...

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M32 North America Champs

2017 M32 North America Championship © Ian Roman

The M32 Catamaran showed its potential at the inaugural North America Championship with eleven teams ripping around Lake Michigan completing 14 races over the weekend with eight different race winners. The regatta served as the “test event” for the 2018 World Championship and Chicago delivered. Determining the M32 North America Champion came down to the last race with REV skippered ...

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Emirates Team New Zealand make Sailor of the Year Final

Peter Burling, helmsman, Glen Ashby, skipper Emirates Team New Zealand Daniel Forster © http://www.DanielForster.com

One of Australia’s most successful sailors, Glenn Ashby, who this year skippered Emirates Team New Zealand to victory in the 35th America’s Cup, has been named as a finalist for the prestigious Rolex World Sailor of the Year Award. The Olympic medalist and multiple World and Australian Champion was nominated ahead of an elite field alongside fellow finalists Peter Burling ...

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Clipper Round the World Yacht Race

Day 35, Race 1 – Clipper Round the World Yacht Race Clipper Ventures

The fans and supporters in Punta del Este are now just waiting on one final arrival, with Nasdaq in the final stages of its 6,400 nautical mile race from Liverpool, UK to Uruguay. Nasdaq is currently 144.99 nautical miles from the Finish Line, and is expected to arrive between 2200 and 0200 tonight local time (0100 – 0500 UTC Monday ...

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M32 North America Champs

2017 M32 North America Championship - Day 1 © Ian Roman

The first day of racing in Chicago at the M32 North America Championship saw multiple storylines unfold as battle lines were drawn throughout the leaderboard with four sets of teams separated by only two points. The eleven-strong fleet of M32’s took to Lake Michigan under blue skies with consistent eight – ten knots of breeze creating near-perfect conditions for seven ...

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SAP 5O5 World Championship 2017

2017 SAP 5O5 World Championship © Christophe Favreau http://christophefavreau.photoshelter.com/

Severn Sailing Association was a flurry of activity on Wednesday evening as competitors prepared for the 2017 SAP 5O5 World Championship. Skippers and crews were busy performing last-minute adjustments to their boats, tuning the rig and working on other gear. SSA members considerately cleared every other dinghy off the lot to accommodate the influx of 89 5O5s, which came from ...

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Lisa Blair Antarctica solo

B&G navigation equipment aids Lisa in her remarkable journey Luke Reilly

The World Sailing Speed Record Council has officially ratified Lisa Blair’s circumnavigation of Antarctica, a 183 day long journey. Lisa’s solo and unassisted circumnavigation was not short of challenges, with seven metre seas and 40 knot winds leading to the dismasting of her 50ft yacht, Climate Action Now, just 72 days in. Lisa avoided injury, but was forced to detour ...

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