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Monthly Archives: October 2017

Middle Sea Race

Alex and the Middle Sea Race crew. L-R Will Jackson, Jack Trigger & Nin O'Leary © Alex Thomson Racing

Tomorrow see’s the start of the 2017 Middle Sea Race in Malta. The final number of boats registered stands at 112 from 30 different countries. For this race, Alex will be racing crewed with Irish sailor Nin O’Leary (who was Alex’s co-skipper during the 2017 Fastnet race), HUGO BOSS boat captain. Will Jackson & experienced Class 40 sailor Jack Trigger. ...

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Volvo Hong Kong to Vietnam Race 2017

Alive heads for the open ocean at the start of the 2017 Volvo Hong Kong to Vietnam Race. © RHKYC/Guy Nowell http://www.guynowell.com/

Australian entry, Phillip Turner’s RP 66 Alive charged into Nha Trang, Vietnam, this afternoon on a two sail reach, popping their kite at the cardinal mark just before the finish to take the Line Honours for the 2017 Volvo Hong Kong to Vietnam Race. Currently, Alive is third in IRC Overall with a corrected time of 79h 21m 52s on ...

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Rolex Middle Sea Race

Yuri Fadeev's Reflex 38 Kabestan Intuition – Rolex Middle Sea Race © Louay Habib / RMYC

The Royal Malta Yacht Club is a hive of activity today, as the 110-boat international fleet taking part in the 38th Rolex Middle Sea Race, continue their preparations ahead of the start on Saturday. Light winds are expected for the first part of the race, with a significant northwesterly arriving by the third day. According to the latest weather forecasts, ...

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Catamarans Cup International Regatta

Catamarans Cup International Regatta Event Media

Under the aegis of the Greek National Tourism Organisation, the Catamarans Cup International Regatta is ready to set sails. The event’s eighth edition has already been scheduled for the period of 21 to 28 October 2017 and aims to attract sailors and aficionados from all over the world, who will set sail for Greek islands of unparalleled beauty, while competing ...

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Volvo Hong Kong to Vietnam Race

Ambush – Volvo Hong Kong to Vietnam Race © RHKYC/Guy Nowell http://www.guynowell.com/

Australian entry, Phillip Turner’s Reichel Pugh 66 Alive is steaming along at around 18kts. Alive is now only around 35nm behind the IRC Racer 2 division which started 25 hours earlier and is on her way to take Line Honours. In the IRC Racer 2 division Nick Southward’s J109 Whisky Jack is leading on corrected time. Joachim Isler and Drew ...

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Clipper Yacht Race

Light airs hinder fleet - Clipper Round the World Yacht Race Clipper Ventures

With less than two days before the fleet is scheduled to start descending upon the V&A Waterfront in Cape Town, light wind conditions are bringing last minute frustrations for the majority of the fleet, with leader board positions still very much up for grabs. With Dare to Lead and Garmin activating Stealth Mode, Greenings leads the fleet once again with ...

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Land Rover BAR Academy in Extreme Sailing Series

British-flagged Land Rover BAR Academy in action on home-waters at the last Act in Cardiff, UK. © Owen Buggy

Sir Ben Ainslie, the four-time Olympic gold-medallist and America’s Cup sailor, is to return to the Extreme Sailing Series™ as helm of Land Rover BAR Academy for the penultimate Act of the season in San Diego, from 19 – 22 October. The British sailing star, who recently finished a campaign in the 35th America’s Cup as Team Principal and Skipper ...

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Admiral’s Cup Regatta

Mercedes III hard running on the Solent during the 1967 Admiral’s Cup Beken of Cowes www.beken.co.uk

When an informal committee of offshore veterans first met six months ago to put flesh on the bones of a Classic Yacht Association of Australia idea to hold some form of a regatta to mark the 50th anniversary of Australia’s first win in the Admiral’s Cup, their aim was to attract a fleet of 10 yachts. It now seems likely ...

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PIC Coastal Classic

2017 PIC Coastal Classic PIC Coastal Classic http:www.coastalclassic.co.nz

Aucklanders will be in for a treat on Friday morning when more than 150 yachts entered in the PIC Coastal Classic gather off North Head for a colourful mass spinnaker start. For lovers of yachting the forecast south-westerly breezes will mean a show that can be viewed from any location where you can view the harbour between Devonport Wharf and ...

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Volvo Hong Kong to Vietnam Race 2017

Free Fire. 2017 Volvo Hong Kong to Vietnam Race © RHKYC/Guy Nowell http://www.guynowell.com/

A beautiful day in Hong Kong harbour with blue skies and a north easterly breeze of 10kts for the start of IRC Racer 0 and 1 in the Volvo Hong Kong to Vietnam Race. 10 boats were on the start line – IRC Racer 2 division started yesterday, 25 hours earlier. The horn sounded at 1320hrs – a few minutes ...

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