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Monthly Archives: January 2018

Volvo Ocean Race Leg 4 win Scallywag

Volvo Ocean Race Leg 4, Melbourne to Hong Kong, arrivals © Pedro Martinez / Volvo Ocean Race

Team Sun Hung Kai/Scallywag have won Leg 4 of the Volvo Ocean Race, leading the fleet into their home port of Hong Kong. It’s an historic win for skipper David Witt and his team who had to overcome significant setbacks on the leg before grabbing the lead with a bold tactical call out of the Doldrums last weekend. “We had ...

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Pac52 Class

Team Interlodge joins the Pac52 Class © Julie Servais

Team Interlodge Owner Austin Fragomen of New York Yacht Club has confirmed that Interlodge will join the Pac52 Class in 2018. The Yacht, newly named “Interlodge VI”, is the former Bronosec TP52 which was designed by Botin Partners and was built by King Marine in 2015. Interlodge VI is the same hull design as the Pac52 “Fox”. Interlodge will join ...

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Fast40+Programme 2018

The season opener will be a non-scoring training regatta in the Solent on 21-22 April. © Richard Langdon / www.oceanimages.co.uk

The 2018 FAST40+ Race Circuit kicks off this April, with thrilling high speed action for the owner driven class. The season has been extended to six scoring events, ending in October, to decide the overall FAST40+ Champion. For the 2018 season the majority of the events will be stand alone regattas including the FAST40+ National Championship, and the prestigious One ...

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Barbados Sailing Week ~ Coastal Series

Bill Tempro's Hunter 36 Sail La Vie - Barbados Sailing Week 2018 - photo © Peter Marshall / BSW

With winds up to 17kts competitors enjoyed more thrilling sailing and tactical racing for the second day of Barbados Sailing Week writes Sue Pelling. The second and penultimate day of the Coastal Series, traditionally known as the Two Restaurants Race, took place over a 22nm course and offered spectacular sheltered flat water/fast reaching conditions on the leg to and from ...

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Bell’s Beer Bayview Mackinac Race

Bell's Beer Bayview Mackinac Race © Mark A. Thornton

There are now 176 days until the 2018 Bell’s Beer Bayview Mackinac Race and 133 days until registration closes. We have had a great start with more than 50 boats registered in the first seven weeks! While our boats are in dry storage, now is the time of year when competitors need to be making their safety equipment lists and ...

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North Sails 3Di NORDAC

North Sails 3Di NORDAC claims SAIL Pittman Innovation Award for cruising gear © Amory Ross

North Sails 3Di NORDAC is already recognized as game changing cruising technology and has claimed yet another coveted prize. The revolutionary polyester sail, designed for small to medium sized cruising boats, was yesterday announced as a winner of SAIL Magazine’s renowned Pittman Innovation Awards. Since 3Di NORDAC was launched in June 2017, the sail has seen unparalleled success with cruisers and ...

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Barbados Sailing Week

The Blue Peter never fails to turn heads on the racecourse © Peter Marshall / BSW

Glorious conditions with up to 18kts of breeze and accompanying swell made for an exciting day on the water for the opening day of the three-day Coastal Series at Barbados Sailing Week writes Sue Pelling. With the wind and swell from the east, competitors enjoyed a 11-12nm course from Carlisle Bay and were back on shore this afternoon in time ...

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Leg 4, Melbourne to Hong Kong, day 16 Live X call to a School in Hong Kong and David Witt answers questions from the school children on board Sun Hung Kai / Scallywag. - photo © Konrad Frost / Volvo Ocean Race

A rapid change in the weather data is the most likely reason for the decision for Leg 4 leader SHK Scallywag opting to go into Stealth Mode. Previously, the David Witt skippered entry, which hails from Hong Kong, was set to be able to sail straight the Luzon Strait and then make any southing course adjustment required in the final ...

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Helly Hansen NOOD Regatta Series

The first event of the 2017 Helly Hansen NOOD Regatta, hosted by St Petersburg Yacht Club. Sunday is the last day of racing. Light and shifty on the A circle with Lightnings, Sonars and J24's. © Paul Todd / www.outsideimages.com

The Helly Hansen National Offshore One Design (NOOD) Regatta Series — the largest national sailboat racing circuit in the United States — returns to St. Petersburg, Fla., for the first stop of its 30th anniversary season Feb. 16-18. The event is organized by Sailing World and hosted by St. Petersburg Yacht Club. The annual three-day event features one-design racing, where ...

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Santa Barbara Yacht Club Holiday Regatta

2017 SBYC Holiday Regatta © Santa Barbara Yacht Club

Just before Christmas, the Santa Barbara YC in Santa Barbara, California hosts their annual SBYC Holiday Regatta. The sailors have a wonderful time, often dress up in Christmas themes (like Santa, elves, etc.), and look forward to an awesome holiday party at the club on Saturday evening. The turn-out for the event this year was higher than previous years with ...

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