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Daily Archives: 08/11/2017

Finnish J/70 Sailing League Series 2017

Finnish J/70 Sailing League 2017 © Pepe Korteniem

The Finnish J/70 Sailing League completed their final event in Lauttasaari, just off the mouth of Helsinki harbor. Going into the finale, the top team was Åländska Segelsällskapet’s first team; they had a solid five-point lead over Mariehamns Seglarförening (MSF), who in turn was just one point ahead of Helsinki’s Brändö Seglarea. However, because of the racing has been so ...

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Mini-Transat La Boulangère

Mini-Transat La Boulangère 2017 © Christophe Breschi

Virtually in single file, the solo sailors competing in the Mini-Transat La Boulangère are attacking their oceanic crossing on a WNW’ly heading, slightly above the direct course. In these conditions, with the routing that has stood the test of time since leaving Gran Canaria, wisdom recommends favouring the layline. However, there already appear to be some mavericks on the Atlantic ...

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