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Daily Archives: 07/11/2017

Dutch J/70 National Sailing League

Eredivisie Zeilen 2017 © Jasper van Staveren

The Dutch J/70 National Sailing League – “Eredivisie Zeilen” – had yet another successful year with record participation and an amazing increase in the level of competition. The leaders of the “EZ” league, Alex Hoeve and Marco de Klerk, had this to say at the finale in Monnickendam; ‘Throughout the season, we have been able to get high quality sailing ...

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Volvo Ocean Race

Leg 02, Lisbon to Cape Town, day 03, on board MAPFRE - 07 November, 2017 - 2017-18 Volvo Ocean Race © Ugo Fonolla / Volvo Ocean Race

Accelerating away from Madeira and towards decision day As the Volvo Ocean Race fleet continued to charge west at breakneck speeds on Tuesday, a crucial decision that could ultimately affect the overall outcome of Leg 2 was looming. The seven teams have been treated to a wet and wild opening 48 hours to the 7,000 nautical mile stage from Lisbon ...

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Mini-Transat La Boulangère

Mini-Transat La Boulangère 2017 © Christophe Breschi

There are now six sailors making a pit-stop to effect repairs at Mindelo with the arrival of Thibault Michelin (Eva Luna), victim of rudder damage a few days earlier. A seventh competitor is set to join them shortly, Ambrogio Beccaria (Alla Grande Ambecco), whose boat has a broken bowsprit. He’s turned back to make for Cape Verde. It must be ...

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Hamble Winter Series

2017 Hamble Winter Series – Day 5 © Hamo Thornycroft / www.yacht-photos.co.uk

Competitors for Day 5 of the Hamble Winter Series enjoyed a fantastic day of racing with the Hamble River Sailing Club, supported by OneSails. Winter racing doesn’t get much better, there may have been a chill in the air, but the sea temperature in the Solent in November is as good as June. Bright sunshine, 15-20 knots of wind over ...

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RORC Transatlantic Race

An onboard shot shows Volvo 70 Monster Project coming up to the iconic Fastnet Rock in the Rolex Fastnet Race this year © Monster Project

The fourth edition of the RORC Transatlantic Race will start from Marina Lanzarote on 25th November 2017, bound for Camper & Nicholsons Port Louis Marina, Grenada. The IMA Transatlantic Trophy will be awarded to the first monohull to complete the race and three powerful Maxi yachts can be considered favourites for the prestigious trophy: CQS, Sorceress and Monster Project are ...

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