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Monthly Archives: October 2017

Beneteau Cup 2017

Danske, skippered by Paul Eriksson, was the winner of the Spinnaker Division with a first and a second from the two races - 2017 Beneteau Cup © Alex McKinnon Photography http://www.alexmckinnonphotography.com

It is one of those superlatives that gets bandied around a lot, but after 26 years and thousands of participants it is entirely apt. Yes. 2017 saw the crew of Flagstaff Marine deliver another great Beneteau Cup. Just as with many of the previous iterations, even the weather could not impact on it all, and eventually did its bit to ...

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Volvo Ocean Race

Alicante to Lisbon arrivals. Volvo Ocean Race medics take a look at navigator Steve Hayles © Jesus Renedo / Volvo Ocean Race

Who knew that the most dangerous part of an offshore ocean racing leg would be AFTER the finish line? Team Sun Hung Kai/Scallywag skipper David Witt had a whirlwind first leg of the Volvo Ocean Race, featuring a last-minute transfer deal, an insane Alicante start, incredibly close racing and a bizarre finish in Lisbon. You can read all about it here. ...

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Combined Club Long Pennant Race

Doctor Who passes the Iron Pot at the entrance to the River Derwent – Combined Club Long Pennant Race © Michelle Denney

Octogenarian yachtsman Don Calvert obviously has lost none of his tactical sailing skills on the River Derwent and Storm Bay with his 33-year-old Castro 40 Intrigue. Calvert steered Intrigue to a double handicap victory in Group 1 of Saturday’s Combined Clubs long day pennant race, winning both IRC and AMS scoring categories of the 29-nautical mile race to Betsey Island ...

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SYC Shanghai Cup

SYC Shanghai Cup Icarus Sports

2017 SYC Shanghai Cup and Nacra 17 Asian Championship has officially started on Huangpu River, Shanghai on 28th October. An intense competition among 12 teams with 24 world-class sailors from 10 countries and regions was launched on the racing area from Gongping Road Ferry Pier to Yangtze River Pier on Huangpu River, with about 1.5 km length. The event started ...

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Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race

Perpetual LOYAL on her way to a new record © Rolex/ Kurt Arrigo http://www.regattanews.com

Last year’s overall winner and the record-breaking line honours victor are among the quality 110 entries, including a record 31 internationals, received by the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia (CYCA) for the 2017 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race which starts at 1pm on Boxing Day. Giacomo, the V70 New Zealander Jim Delegat sailed to an unforgettable overall victory and inside ...

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Clipper Round the World

PSP Logistics - 2017-18 Clipper Round the World Yacht Race © Clipper Round The World Yacht Race http://www.clipperroundtheworld.com

24 days after Race 2, the Stormhoek Race to the Cape of Storms, started from Punta del Este, including an unscheduled return to Uruguay after sustaining severe damage from a collision with a whale, the PSP Logistics team has made its long-awaited arrival into Cape Town tonight. Crowds of crew and supporters lined the quay, fellow race crew took to ...

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18ft Skiffs Spring Championship

Race 4 – Action on the run down the middle of the harbour – 18ft Skiffs Spring Championship © Frank Quealey / Australian 18 Footers League

After three weeks of light, flukey conditions, the 18ft Skiff fleet was blessed with a perfect 15-knot Nor’Easter wind for race four of the Australian 18 Footers League Spring Championship on Sydney Harbour today. The breeze brought with it some great racing and resulted in victory for the experienced De’Longhi crew of Simon Nearn, Grant Rollerson and Brandon Buyink. De’Longhi’s ...

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WMRT Shenzhen Match Cup

WMRT Shenzhen Match Cup – Quarter Final © Ian Roman / WMRT

After a day of very little wind at the 2017 Match Racing World Championship, the breeze kicked in for the final hour before sunset and the drama unfolded. Defending World Champion Phil Robertson was on the ropes against young Australian Harry Price, but a gust from heaven combined with an enormous wind shift blasted the Kiwi past his rival and ...

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Charlie Enright (USA) driving on Day 5 – Volvo Ocean Race © James Blake / Volvo Ocean Race

Vestas 11th Hour Racing crossed the finish line in Lisbon at 1408 UTC ahead of their competitors by a few hours earning eight points and are now the leaders of the Volvo Ocean Race. They led the seven-day race since the first night staying ahead of the other seven boats through the Strait of Gibraltar, around the island of Porto ...

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Route du Rhum open Entries

Route du Rhum-Destination Guadeloupe © Alexis Courcoux

Long awaited by skippers, boat and team owners, stakeholders and sponsors alike the Notice of Race for the 40th anniversary Route du Rhum-Destination Guadeloupe was published and made available on Tuesday 24th October. The official document drawn up and published by OC Sport Pen Duick, the organisers of the historic event, formally opens the entry registration process and announces the ...

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