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Monthly Archives: February 2018

Rolex China Sea Race

Beau Geste - Rolex China Sea Race © Team Beau Geste

One month until the start of the 2018 Rolex China Sea Race and two-time Rolex China Sea Race Overall and Line Honours winner Karl Kwok is set to return to the event on his newest edition of Beau Geste, a MOD70 one-design trimaran. The Rolex China Sea Race has retained the original Corinthian ethos that lies at the heart of ...

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Volvo Ocean Race Leg 6

Volvo Ocean Race Leg 6 to Auckland, day 05 on board Brunel. 11 February, . Reaching. Wet deck. Louis Balcaen © Yann Riou / Volvo Ocean Race

An epic Leg 6 of the Volvo Ocean Race saw the teams pushed to extremes: from the wet and wild upwind conditions of the start through the stifling heat and calms of the doldrums, leading to an incredibly close finish in Auckland, New Zealand. The City of Sails has played host to many historically close finishes and this year’s will ...

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New Zeus3 Glass Helm from B&G®

Zeus3 Glass Helm from B&G®

B&G®, the world’s leading sailing navigation and instrument specialist and official supplier of sailing instruments and navigation electronics for the 2017-18 Volvo Ocean Race, is pleased to introduce the new Zeus3 Glass Helm series. Designed specifically for blue-water sailing, multihulls and superyachts, this premium, super-fast, large-screen, multifunction display sits at the heart of a fully integrated navigation system. The B&G ...

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Speed machine - Kleenmaid chasing speed on the Gold Coast - photo © Andrea Francolini

The youngest professional sailor in the SuperFoiler Grand Prix has set his sights on clocking the fastest speed of the series to date at the Busselton event kicking off this weekend when Western Australia’s Geographe Bay plays host to leg four of the SuperFoiler Grand Prix. “Not a lot scares me, you can’t be too worried about it when you ...

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Challenge the Champions February 28th, 2018 E-Sailing

E-Sailing: Challenge Loïck Peyron © Virtual Regatta

Challenge Loïck Peyron over the Atlantic The famous French skipper challenges you tomorrow onwards on board his favourite trimaran, Happy, formerly Mike Birch’s Olympus, on a demanding course between Yarmouth (USA, Maine) and Saint-Malo (France). An exceptional gift will be drawn between all the virtual sailors who manage to beat him! Have you ever dreamed of racing against one of ...

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Mirabaud Yacht Racing Image 2018

Mirabaud Yacht Racing Image rules and schedule updated © Mirabaud Yacht Racing Image

The international photo contest Mirabaud Yacht Racing Image announces updates to its rules, designed to respond to the evolution of the profession and the latest technologies. The ninth edition of the competition will take place one month earlier than usual, due to the dates adopted by the Yacht Racing Forum (22-23 October 2018, Brittany, Lorient), shortly before the start of the Route du Rhum. Last ...

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J24 Botany Bay Easter Regatta

Botany Bay Yacht Club

With one month to run, four solid teams have committed to the flat waters (without ferries!) of Botany Bay. This will be a great regatta to begin your campaign to the NSW States. Botany Bay in Easter, Cronulla for the June Long Weekend and then Cronulla again for the NSW States 3-4 Nov 2018. Dust off the J, gather the ...

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Volvo Ocean Race

Volvo Ocean Race Leg 6 to Auckland, arrivals. 27 February © Ainhoa Sanchez / Volvo Ocean Race

Team AkzoNobel holds off late charge to win epic Volvo Ocean Race Leg 6 into Auckland Team AkzoNobel has won Leg 6 of the Volvo Ocean Race, racing 6,344 miles from Hong Kong to Auckland in 20 days, nine hours and 17 minutes and 26 seconds. It was a tremendous win, and came after an epic final 24 hours, when ...

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3Di Superyacht sails by North Sails - photo © Stuart Pearce

Superyachts, 3Di, Dragons and detailing: We speak to North Sails’ Jens Christensen We spoke to Jens Christensen, who is based out of the North Sails loft in Herlev, Denmark, about the growth of superyachts, how 3Di has adapted to the demand of these vessels, why the finishing and preventative maintenance is so important, and about his own sailing in the ...

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Volvo Ocean Race Leg 6

Volvo Ocean Race Leg 6 to Auckland, day 20 on board Turn the Tide on Plastic.Bernado Freitas at the helm. Positive vibes all round. 26 February © James Blake / Volvo Ocean Race

The finish of Leg 6 of the Volvo Ocean Race is shaping up to be a nail-biter after team AkzoNobel emerged from stealth mode on the public tracker on Monday with the narrowest of leads with just under 200 miles to go. The Dutch team reappeared on the tracker shortly after 1300 UTC, ending 24 hours of mystery surrounding their ...

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