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Monthly Archives: December 2017

Solo Round the World Record Attempt

Francois Gabart onboard the maxi trimaran MACIF - photo © Jean-Marie Liot / ALEA / MACIF

One week after passing the longitude of Cape horn, once again François Gabart has clocked up an extraordinary time at the equator, which he crossed this Sunday, 10 December, at 11:35 (UTC+1), 36 days, 1 hour and 30 minutes after the start in Ouessant. The skipper of the MACIF trimaran now has a lead of 5 days, 13 hours and ...

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18ft Skiff NSW Championship

De'Longhi and defending champion Smeg on the spinnaker run to the bottom mark during Race 3 of the 18ft Skiff NSW Championship - photo © Frank Quealey

The Asko Appliances team of James Dorron, Paul Montague and John Walton produced an outstanding performance to win Race 3 of the NSW 18ft Skiff Championship on Sydney Harbour today. A perfect summer day, a 15knots North-East breeze provided the setting for a sensational race which ‘had it all’. Extremely close racing and a few incidents gave the spectator fleet ...

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Farr 40 Newcastle One Design Trophy

Fleet downwind - 2017 Farr 40 Newcastle One Design Trophy - photo © Jen Hughes

Jeff Carter’s day one whiff of victory at the Farr 40 Newcastle One Design Trophy turned into a blast when Edake rolled across the finish line first in all four races. Carter has invested 11 years into high level one design racing with two different Farr 40s and on Sunday December 10, 2017 his Edake racing team scored their best ...

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CYCA Trophy Series

Western Australia's Indian owned by Craig Carter - CYCA Trophy Series 2017 - photo © Andrea Francolini

The sun was splitting the sky for the second and final day of the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia’s Trophy Series on Sunday, light airs providing another offshore test for the fleet of 20, many of which will race in the Rolex Sydney Hobart in a few weeks. A lack of breeze meant a postponed start of 15 minutes but ...

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RORC Transatlantic Race

Cheers all round as Eric de Turckheim's Teasing Machine completes the 2017 RORC Transatlantic Race © RORC / Arthur Daniel

Eric de Turckheim’s French Nivelt-Muratet 54 Teasing Machine finished the 2017 RORC Transatlantic Race on Friday 8 December in an elapsed time of 13 days 19 hrs 29 mins 08 secs. The French team lead the race overall after IRC time correction. Canadian Southern Wind 96 Sorceress, skippered by Daniel Stump and Tilmar Hansen’s German Elliot 52 Outsider have also ...

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Volvo Ocean Race

Volvo Ocean Race Cape Town In-Port Race © Pedro Martinez / Volvo Ocean Race

Strong winds are forecast for the start of Leg 3 of the Volvo Ocean Race on Sunday afternoon in Cape Town as the famous ‘Cape Doctor’ – a strong southeasterly wind – pays a visit over the weekend. On Saturday morning the doctor made a house call bringing a steady 40 knots of wind, and at least one gust of ...

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ClipperRace

On board Sanya Serenity Coast - 2017-18 Clipper Round the World Yacht Race © Clipper Race

Clipper Telemed+ Tasman Test Day 7 – Thirteen seconds separate Ocean Sprint winners As the close racing continues in the Southern Ocean, the leaderboard positions continue to change with Qingdao retaking the lead on day seven of the ClipperTelemed+ Tasman Test. With less than 20 nautical miles separating the top three teams, the next 24 hours are set to be ...

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CYCA Trophy Series 2017 video

Blackjack 100 and Wild Oats X - 2017 CYCA Trophy Series - Day 1 - photo © Crosbie Lorimer

With barely two weeks remaining before the start of the 2017 edition of the Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race, the two day CYCA Trophy Series is a final opportunity for competitors to fine tune their preparations in competition. For the 21 boats that competed on Saturday the weather on Day 1 of the series was far from the testing conditions ...

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Volvo Ocean Race

Volvo Ocean Race Cape Town Stopover Pro-Am Race - photo © Pedro Martinez / Volvo Ocean Race

The seven best sailing teams in the world will test their offshore Volvo Ocean 65s on a close-quarters race course on Friday during the Cape Town In-Port Race, under the shadow of the majestic Table Mountain. Racing off Cape Town is notoriously challenging with strong, gusty, shifting winds and tricky currents commonplace. And after racing 7,000 nautical miles from Lisbon ...

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Solo Round the World Record Attempt

Francois Gabart onboard the maxi trimaran MACIF - photo © Jean-Marie Liot / ALEA / MACIF

Often thought of as a particularly difficult section of the round the world, because of the combination of fatigue resulting from the Great South and difficult weather, François Gabart has lived up to his reputation on his sail up the South Atlantic: after rounding Cape Horn on Sunday, the skipper of the MACIF trimaran sailed through a severe gale in ...

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