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Daily Archives: 09/10/2017

American Challenge

Comanche (USA) arriving to Tasmania to claim line honours - 2015 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race © Rolex / StudioBorlenghi / Stefano Gattini

While the ink is barely dry on the Protocol that will govern the 36th America’s Cup, and while the January 1, 2018 commencement of the Protocol’s “Start of the Challenging Period” is still several months over the horizon, this didn’t stop the New York Yacht Club (NYYC), represented by the Bella Mente Quantum Racing Association (BMQRA), from announcing their intention ...

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Volvo Ocean Race

Prologue on board Vestas 11th Hour Racing. Light breeze downwind. - Volvo Ocean Race © Martin Keruzore / Volvo Ocean Race

The Prologue Leg of the Volvo Ocean Race began on Sunday afternoon, after the start was delayed by just over 2 hours and moved nearly 20 miles south in order to find better racing conditions. The Prologue is a non-scoring race to deliver the seven-boat fleet from The Boatyard in Lisbon, Portugal to the home start port of the Volvo ...

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18ft Skiffs Spring Championship


The 18ft Skiffs were back on Sydney Harbour today when the Australian 18 Footers League conducted race one of the seven-race Spring Championship to open the 2017-2018 Season. Conditions were steady from the North East for the 14-boat fleet and the race provided a drama-free dayu for many of the new teams. Retirement of some of the long-time competitors meant there ...

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Mini-Transat La Boulangère

Mini-Transat La Boulangère © Christophe Breschi

In both the prototype and production boat categories, the situation is becoming clearer at the head of the race. Ian Lipinski (Griffon.fr) and Arthur Léopold-Léger (Antal XPO) are going it alone at the front of the leading pack, whilst Clarisse Crémer (TBS) is extending right away from her pursuers. Swiss skipper Valentin Gautier (Shaman – Banque du Léman) and Erwan ...

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