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Monthly Archives: November 2017

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 of the 4,350-mile race from Le Havre in Normandy, France. The Transat Jacques Vabre race office and the team supporting ...

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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 in the first races of the event (Prix Design Affairs – 001). The competition promises to be intense as this ...

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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 Bahia on Thursday, November 16, 2017 at 07:49:19 (UTC), 10 days 19 hours 14 minutes and 19 seconds after leaving ...

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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 to the quarter-finals. Three of the four quarter-finals were decided with the last one to be finished tomorrow at the ...

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10th RORC Caribbean 600

George David has been a longtime supporter of the race and will be back with Rambler 88 in the 10th edition – RORC Caribbean 600 © Tim Wright / Photoaction.com http://www.photoaction.com

Over 40 yachts have officially entered the 10th edition of the RORC Caribbean 600, starting from Antigua on 19th February 2018. The entry list already boasts a huge variety of yachts from mighty maxis and multihulls, to a vast array of racing and cruising yachts. Since the first race in 2009, the RORC Caribbean 600 has become a compulsive addiction ...

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Mini-Transat La Boulangère

Simon Koster – Mini-Transat La Boulangère © Christophe Breschi

Swiss sailor Simon Koster has just achieved one of the best recent performances of Swiss offshore sailing, finishing third of the Mini Transat La Boulangère (Atlantic crossing between La Rochelle and Le Marin (Martinique), in two legs. Sixth of leg one, between La Rochelle and Las Palmas, the skipper of Eight Cube met conditions that were more favorable to his ...

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Volvo Ocean Race

Day 11, Leg 2, Lisbon to Cape Town, Steve Hayles sees the latest positions on board Sun Hung Kai/Scallywag. 15 November, 2017 – Volvo Ocean Race © Konrad Frost / Volvo Ocean Race

The charge south continues at speed on Wednesday as the second leg of the Volvo Ocean Race reached its approximate halfway mark… The seven international teams all now have less than 3,200 nautical miles left in the 7,000-mile stage from the Portugal capital of Lisbon to Cape Town, South Africa. The south-easterly tradewinds that blow south of the Equator remained ...

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Clipper Race

Day 15, Race 3 – Clipper Round the World Yacht Race Clipper Ventures

Day 15 of Race 3: The Dell Latitude Rugged Race has seen mixed conditions for the Clipper Race fleet with fast downwind conditions being replaced by shifting winds and lighter airs for many teams. Sanya Serenity Coast remains in the lead with less than 2,000 nautical miles to go to Fremantle and Skipper, Wendy Tuck, reports: “Yes, we got a ...

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Busan Cup Women’s Match Race

Day 2 – Anna Östling (SWE) and Alexa Bezel (SUI) battle downwind in the breeze – Busan Cup Women's International Match Race © Kim Wolf / Busan Cup

Day two of the Busan Cup Women’s International Match Race, the third event of the 2017 WIM Series, brought some challenges to the teams as the breeze increased to and the conditions stayed consistent – consistently shifting and puffing! “Today was typical Busan – VERY puffy and VERY shifty! But lots of fun!” laughed Renée Groeneveld – skipper of Matchrace ...

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François Gabart’s record on MACIF trimaran

Sailing onboard maxi trimaran MACIF with skipper Francois Gabart, during training off Port la Foret, South Brittany, on October 8th, 2017 © Vincent Curutchet / ALeA / Macif

François beats record for distance sailed single-handed in 24 hours! After crossing the Equator in just under six days, François Gabart has gained considerable speed since he entered the South Atlantic and now has the Cape of Good Hope in his sights. This Tuesday, the skipper of the MACIF trimaran, who succeeded in solving his mainsail batten problem, even beat ...

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