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Solo Round the World

François Gabart and the MACIF trimaran © Vincent Curutchet / DPPI / Macif

François enters Indian Ocean in a record time On Thursday, François Gabart entered the Indian Ocean in a record time of 12 days, 22 hours, and 20 minutes. This Friday he is taking advantage of calmer weather to rest up ...

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St. Barth Cata-Cup

10th annual St. Barth Cata-Cup 2017 © Pierrick Contin http://www.pierrickcontin.fr/

On Thursday, the 47 teams of the 10th annual St. Barth Cata-Cup set sail on a serious note for the first day of competition, as the race committee took advantage of winds of eight to twelve knots from the south-southeast ...

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Volvo Ocean Race

day 14, Leg 2, Lisbon to Cape Town, Luke Parkinson early session on the wheel on board Sun Hung Kai/Scallywag – Volvo Ocean Race © Konrad Frost / Volvo Ocean Race

Those following the rankings and tracker for the Volvo Ocean Race could be forgiven for thinking they’d glanced away for more than one of the six-hour position reports. The leaderboard is constantly undergoing a shake-up, reflective at the moment almost ...

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Raja Muda Selangor International Regatta 2017

Sunset at Pangkor. 2017 Raja Muda Selangor International Regatta. © Guy Nowell / RMSIR

It’s 14 years since I was introduced to the ‘Raja Muda’, and over the years the fascination with Asia’s entirely unique and equally intriguing regatta has not dimmed. It used to be billed as ‘Asia’s most challenging regatta: can you ...

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Yisunsin Cup International Yacht Race

11th Yisunsin Cup International Yacht Race Icarus Sports

Welcome to the 11th Yisunsin Cup International Yacht Race for 2017, the race is dedicated to the unbeatable Korean naval commander. It is one of the biggest Regattas in Korea with 50 entries this year, hosted at Gyeong-Nam province and ...

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Day 18~Clipper Race

Day 18, Race 3 – Clipper Round the World Yacht Race Clipper Ventures

Leaderboard standings across the fleet have stayed consistent over the last 24 hours as the leading teams began their Elliot Brown Ocean Sprint. Race leaders, Sanya Serenity Coast, crossed the western start gate first with Skipper Wendy Tuck reporting: “We ...

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Transat Jacques Vabre

Prince de Bretagne, skippers Lionel Lemonchois and Bernard Stamm during Start of the Transat Jacques Vabre 2017, duo sailing race from Le Havre (FRA) to Salvador de Bahia (BRA) in Le Havre on November 5th, 2017 © Jean-Louis Carli / ALeA / TJV17

At 18:15 UTC, Maxi80 Prince de Bretagne dismasted just 93 miles from the finish line of the Transat Jacques Vabre in Salvador de Bahia. The 80ft trimaran, Prince de Bretagne was sailing off Palame, in north-east Brazil near the end ...

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St. Barth Cata-Cup

Alamo – Eric Le Bouedec and Jean-Richard Minardi – St. Barth Cata-Cup © Pierrick Contin http://www.pierrickcontin.fr/

After three days of getting the boats ready to sail, training, and confirmation of registrations, the 47 two-person teams for the 10th annual St. Barth Cata-Cup into the spirit of the regatta. On Thursday, starting at 2pm, they will compete ...

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Transat Jacques Vabre Multi50

Team Arkema Lalou Multi - Transat Jacques Vabre 2017 Vincent Olivaud

Lalou Roucayrol (France) and Alex Pella (Spain) on their 50ft trimaran, Arkema have won the Multi50 class of the 13th edition of the Transat Jacques Vabre after crossing the finish line in the Bay of All Saints in Salvador de ...

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Busan Cup Women’s Match Race

Day 3 – Team Kattnakken (Trine Palludan - skipper, Lea Richter Vogelius - main, Josefine Boel Rasmussen - trimmer/tactics, Helle Jespersen - trimmer, Joan Vestergaard Hansen - bow) on their way to going undefeated in the round robin – Busan Cup Women's International Match Race © Kim Wolf / Busan Cup

A slow start to the day as the wind alternated between spinning circles and glassing off completely. The patience of the race committee paid off as the round robin was completed in a light cold northerly breeze before moving on ...

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