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Daily Archives: 02/11/2017

Maxi Edmond de Rothschild ~ Transat Jacques Vabre

Transat Jacques Vabre – Maxi Edmond de Rothschild, a pioneer of its kind © Yann Riou / Gitana SA

On 17 July 2017, after a twenty-month build and over 35,000 hours of studies, Ariane and Benjamin de Rothschild launched the latest addition to their offshore racing stable. The Maxi Edmond de Rothschild, a large oceanic trimaran measuring 32 metres long and 23 metres wide is now part of the long and rather illustrious line of Gitanas. This Sunday in ...

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Mini-Transat La Boulangère

Mini-Transat La Boulangère © Christophe Breschi

Midway between the Bahamas and the Azores, a tropical wave is taking shape as an active storm formation looms. For the time being, the associated minimum low pressure is not likely to prove dangerous, however the water temperature, which is exceptionally warm for this time of year, is conditioned by a high degree of instability. As such, ultimately, the formation ...

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RORC Season’s Points Championship

The future of RORC offshore sailing: Tom Needham wins the Duncan Munro Kerr Youth Challenge Trophy and both he and Neil Morton win the Keith Ludlow Trophy for best Navigator of the IRC Overall Yacht, Lisa – RORC Season's Points Championship © Paul Wyeth

Over 500 boats took part in the 2017 RORC Season’s Points Championship, with teams flying the flags of 30 different nations from Canada to Russia and Chile to New Zealand. Well over 4,000 sailors took part, and whilst the majority of the races were in the English Channel, the Championship included the Atlantic Ocean, the Caribbean Sea, the Celtic Sea, ...

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