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Daily Archives: 02/10/2017

Etchells Worlds 2017

Steve Benjamin, Michael Menninger, Ian Liberty, and Dave Hughes – 2017 Etchells World Champions Leslie Richter

The overall winner of the 2017 Etchells World Championship, hosted by the San Francisco Yacht Club, is Steve Benjamin (USA), representing the Seawanhaka Corinthian Yacht Club, with crew of Dave Hughes, Ian Liberty, and Michael Menninger. Benjamin, a past Olympic medalist, 505 World Champion, and 2015 Rolex Yachtsman of the Year, finally claimed the championship after numerous attempts. He also ...

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Virtual Regatta for 2017-18 Volvo Ocean Race

Volvo Ocean Race teams up with Virtual Regatta for 2017-18 race game

The new edition of the game, to be launched to coincide with the Prologue leg of the race on October 8, now features offshore and inshore racing, just like the real thing. The Volvo Ocean Race is sailing’s toughest challenge – a 45,000 nautical mile test of skill and character as crews race around the world on 65-foot race yachts, ...

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Chicago Match Cup

WMRT Chicago Match Cup, Chicago Yacht Club, Chicago, IL. 1st October 2017. © Ian Roman

In front of a cheering crowd at Navy Pier, Lake Michigan turned on all the drama for the final day of the Chicago Match Cup as Ian Williams, skipper of GAC Pindar, defeated current Match Racing World Champion Phil Robertson in a tour de force shutout victory. The win could be a preview of things to come in three weeks’ ...

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Mini ~Transat La Boulangère

Mini-Transat La Boulangère © Christophe Breschi

The first 24 hours of a race like the Mini-Transat La Boulangère are a funny old time. Whatever we say and whatever we do, it takes time to adapt before you can power along at your full potential and really enjoy being at sea. This is particularly true when the weather’s not really on your side: grey skies, rough seas, ...

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Régates Royales ~ Trophée Panerai

Carron II – Régates Royales Trophée Panerai © Guido Cantini / Panerai

After five days of racing with typical the Cote d’Azur early autumn conditions, sunny skies and light winds, the 39th edition of the Régates Royales-Trophée Panerai came to an end in grand style. The 15 Metre Mariska got gold in the Big Boat series with a clear score of five wins out of five races, while the One Tonner Ganbare ...

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Whitsunday Clipper Race Carnival

Clipper Race 17-18 Tourism Whitsundays

The Whitsunday Clipper Race Carnival received a welcome injection of cash this week when it was announced the event would receive $200,000 in Federal Government ‘matched’ funding. The announcement was made on Tuesday by Federal Member for Dawson George Christensen and Whitsunday Mayor Andrew Willcox at Abell Point Marina, which will host the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race in ...

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Chicago Match Cup

WMRT Chicago Match Cup, Chicago Yacht Club, Chicago, IL. 30th September 2017. © Ian Roman

Canfield trades blows with Swedes as final four lineup confirmed The Final Four lineup for the Chicago Match Cup was decided today in a gladiatorial spectacle that unfolded on Lake Michigan, as Phil Robertson, Sam Gilmour, Ian Williams, and local favorite, Taylor Canfield, survived elimination. The marathon of match racing that began at 1000 CST evolved into one of the ...

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