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Monthly Archives: December 2017

VORace Leg 3

Leg 3, Cape Town to Melbourne, day 11, Tamara Echegoyen on board MAPFRE. - photo © Jen Edney / Volvo Ocean Race

With under 1,000 miles to go and having made a final turn for the finish in Melbourne, the leaders are pulling out all the stops to win Leg 3… Dongfeng Race Team opted to try one last trick in an eleventh-hour bid to overhaul Leg 3 leaders MAPFRE on Friday as they went into stealth mode. The decision by skipper ...

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Video Black Jack on Board

Overhead view of Black Jack © Crosby Lorimer

Peter Harburg’s RP 100 Black Jack continues to show good form in her preparations for the Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race, winning the SOLAS Big Boat Challenge on Sydney Harbour last week. In September this year the Bow Caddy Media was given the opportunity to join some of the luminaries of Australian sailing aboard Black Jack (including Tom Slingsby, Chris ...

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Clipper Round the World Yacht Race

Skipper Nikki Henderson and some of her female Visit Seattle crew welcome guests onboard - Clipper Round the World Yacht Race 2017-18 - photo © Clipper Race

Gender is never an issue on the Clipper Race – everyone does their bit to get the boats 40,000 nautical miles around the world. But when approached by Australian group She Went Wild, we couldn’t resist the chance to celebrate the achievements of our female crew and Skippers whilst in Sydney. In the past, Sailing has been a male-dominated sport ...

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Melbourne in Volvo Ocean Race

Leg 3, Cape Town to Melbourne, day 12, on board AkzoNobel. Martine Grael searching for that new change of thermals. They can life your day. © James Blake / Volvo Ocean Race

MAPFRE extended their lead over rivals Dongfeng Race Team on Thursday as Leg 3 of the Volvo Ocean Race entered its closing stages. While the finish line isn’t quite in sight, the most physical element of the battle is in the rear-view mirror for the leaders. Determined to notch up another victory after winning Leg 2 from Lisbon to Cape ...

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Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race

Prepare for the Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race with North Sails © North Sails

Prepare for the Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race with North Sails Rolex Sydney-Hobart Yacht Race Preview Alby Pratt, Sales Manager for North Sails in Australia, shares some insights as to what is expected this year in the iconic 628 nautical mile course, which is often described as the most grueling ocean race in the world. Sydney Harbor is starting to ...

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Clipper 2017-18 Race

John and Paul - Day 2, Leg 2 - Clipper Round the World Yacht Race - photo © Clipper Round the World

For Paul Bidwell, circumnavigator on Unicef, racing has always been a passion and sailing around the world has always been a dream. After selling his joinery company in May this year the opportunity to take part in the Clipper Race finally arrived and he has not looked back. “This is fantastic because it’s practically the only opportunity ordinary people can ...

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F101

The foiling F101 is set for Ocean Elements Porto Heli © ProVela

Over weekend of Dec 9th/10th four new F101 owners, Ron Price the F101 designer, Rob White from White Formula along with Alan, Rob and Jerry from Foiling World all gathered at Pro-Vela’s Mar Menor base for the first training session for owners in their new boats. We spent the three days getting the boats set-up, shoreside training sessions talking through ...

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Black Jack and Wild Oats XI the finish line

Black Jack and Wild Oats XI power downwind to the finish line. © Bow Caddy Media

Battle of the Foils: Mark Bradford Interview – Video For some time now Peter Harburg’s Black Jack – the lightest of the super maxis racing to Hobart – has been touted as the one to watch, particularly if the race turns up some lighter air phases, as it frequently does. In this interview, recorded just after Black Jack’s win in ...

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Volvo Ocean Race Leg 3

Leg 3, Cape Town to Melbourne, day 08, on board Brunel, sunset time - photo © Ugo Fonolla / Volvo Ocean Race

Unbelievably close action in the Southern Ocean as leg leaders Dongfeng and MAPFRE continue their match race to Melbourne… Current Leg 3 frontrunners Dongfeng Race Team and MAPFRE have been racing practically neck and neck on Monday as the Southern Ocean continued to test the Volvo Ocean Race fleet. After eight extraordinary days at sea less than three nautical miles ...

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GC32 World Championship

Franck Cammas' NORAUTO won in Lake Garda in 2016. - photo © Jesús Renedo / GC32 Racing Tour

First ever GC32 World Championship will take place on Lake Garda With the GC32 officially receiving World Sailing recognition last month, the GC32 International Class Association is pleased to announce that its first World Championship will take place in Riva del Garda, Italy on 23-27 May, 2018. This will see the fleets of the GC32 Racing Tour and Extreme Sailing ...

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