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Monthly Archives: December 2017

Antigua Bermuda Race 2018

Eric de Turckheim's French Teasing Machine - Antigua Bermuda Race - photo © RORC / Arthur Daniel

The 2018 Antigua Bermuda Race will start on May 9, 2018, organised by the Royal Bermuda Yacht Club in association with Antigua Sailing Week. The 935 mile offshore race is supported by the Bermuda Tourism Authority and Goslings Rum. Yachts of 40ft and over will be racing under the IRC, ORCsy, PCS and the CSA Racing Rules, with the latter ...

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Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race

2017 Roles Sydney Hobart Yacht Race - Day 2 © Rolex / Carlo Borlenghi

Mark Richards has steered the Oatley family’s Wild Oats XI to her ninth Rolex Sydney Hobart line honours victory after a protracted battle with Jim Cooney’s LDV Comanche on Tasmania’s River Derwent this evening, reclaiming the race record Anthony Bell’s Perpetual LOYAL took from her last year. Wild Oats XI smashed last year’s record of one day 13hrs 31mins 20secs ...

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Comanche trying to move in the very light breeze on the River Derwent - photo © Crosbie Lorimer

LDV Comanche reported passing the Iron Pot @1952hrs, with an ETA still of 2100hrs. Wild Oats 11 reported passing the Iron Pot then at 1957hrs, but reported her ETA as 2039. Black Jack, the supermaxi that lead them all out of Sydney Headsets yesterday a little after 1300hrs, declared rounding Tasman Island via HF radio @1958hrs, with an ETA of ...

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Golden Rules of the Hobart

Doctor Who passes the Iron Pot at the entrance to the River Derwent – Combined Club Long Pennant Race - photo © Michelle Denney

Now in particular order, and not a complete set by any means, herewith is a list of the important aspects to remember when reviewing the way to tackle the Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race. 1. He, or she, with the gold makes the rules – So if you don’t like it, step off! 2. In order to finish first, first you have ...

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Leg 3, Cape Town to Melbourne, arrivals - Volvo Ocean Race 2017 - photo © Ainhoa Sanchez / Volvo Ocean Race

Vestas 11th Hour Racing grab podium; Team Brunel take fourth in Melbourne Vestas 11th Hour Racing beat Team Brunel to grab the final podium position on Leg 3 of the Volvo Ocean Race. A third place finish into Melbourne on Leg 3 of the Volvo Ocean Race has Vestas 11th Hour Racing on equal points for second place on the ...

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Merry Christmas Extreme Sailing Series™

Merry Christmas from the Extreme Sailing Series © Extreme Sailing Series

Twas the night before Christmas, and those with sea legs, Were dreaming of waves as high as mastheads; The stockings were shackled to the transom with glee, In hopes that St Nick would find them at sea; The sailors were nestled all snug in their quarters, With visions of sun, fair winds and calm waters. The salty old captain, tiller ...

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Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race

Warrior Won during the 2017 Vineyard Race © Christopher Sheehan

The docks of the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia are awash with Americans – we always get some for the Rolex Sydney Hobart – but this year there are five American yachts: Christopher Dragon, Dorade, Wizard, Triple Lindy and Warrior Won, not to mention the North American stowaways on Sir Robin Knox Johnston’s 11- strong Clipper Fleet. Of course the ...

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Doyle Sails International

Photo Credit: Tim Adler

Significant year for Doyle Sails International A Significant Year for Doyle Sails 2017 has been an incredibly busy and exciting year for Doyle Sails. Back in June, we announced our bold moves to drive the business forward on both global and local levels. The new management team of myself, David Duff and Richard Bouzaid formally announced our ownership of Doyle International, ...

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Volvo OR Days 11 and 12

Leg 3, Cape Town to Melbourne, day 13, Southern Ocean sailing on board Vestas 11th Hour. - photo © Sam Greenfield / Volvo Ocean Race

Latest updates from the various onboard scribes on the last plays of Leg 3, with the finish in Melbourne currently (as of 2030hrs UTC Friday, 22 December 2017) expected to be in 4-5 days time. 18hrs ago (posting time 2030hrs UTC Friday, 22 December 2017) OBR update from Jeremie Lecaudey onboard Turn the Tide on Plastic: On the Volvo Ocean Race, ...

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Sailing La Vagabonde

Elayna Carausu and Riley Whitelum (a.k.a. Sailing La Vagabonde) will be starring at the London Boat Show 2018 © Elayna Carausu

YouTube’s most famous sailing couple to star at London Boat Show 2018 Online sailing sensations, Elayna Carausu and Riley Whitelum (a.k.a. Sailing La Vagabonde), will be flying into the UK to exclusively appear at the London Boat Show, sharing the secrets behind their fame and sailing adventures. As YouTube’s most famous sailing couple, the Australian pair have racked up a global ...

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