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Monthly Archives: February 2018

Maserati Multi 70 Hong Kong-London sailing record

Giovanni Soldini and Maserati Multi 70 finish line Queen Elizabeth II Bridge © maserati.soldini.it

Maserati Multi 70 is the new holder of the Hong Kong-London sailing record. Giovanni Soldini and his team has beaten the Tea Route challenge in 36 days, 2 hours and 37 minutes. They have done it. At 13h20’26” UTC, Maserati Multi 70 crossed the Tea Route arrival line between Hong Kong and London passing under the Queen Elizabeth II Bridge. ...

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Yx7 Explorer 74

Yx7 Explorer - photo © Michael Schmidt Yachtbau

MSY unveils striking new Yx7 Explorer range Michael Schmidt Yachtbau (MSY) in Germany has unveiled a new range of crossover sailing yachts that will enable people to discover their world in unprecedented safety and comfort. The Yx7 Explorer range makes the most of its wide beam to ensure maximum comfort on extended voyages while retaining the ability for fast cruising ...

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Day 16~Volvo Ocean Race Leg 6

Volvo Ocean Race Leg 6 to Auckland, day 15 on board MAPFRE, Xabi Fernandez stearing and Pablo Arrarte trimming, drone shot during a close batle with Dongfeng . 21 February - photo © Ugo Fonolla / Volvo Ocean Race

Caffari said she will thread her Turn the Tide on Plastic crew through the Grand Passage, a narrow gap in the barrier reef surrounding the South Pacific island chain of New Caledonia, in the hunt for the tiniest of time advantages. Turn the Tide on Plastic moved into pole position on Wednesday as the 6,100-mile leg from Hong Kong to ...

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Valentine’s Regatta

Jolly Harbour Yacht Club Valentine's Regatta © Henry Trembecki

Jolly Harbour Yacht Club Valentine’s Regatta A highly competitive Regatta with a variety of party nights bought together sailors, visitors and residents of Jolly Harbour for an unparalleled weekend. Entries came from eighteen mixed class boats. The Olympic designed courses had been fine-tuned for more challenging racing, starting outside Five Islands Bay. This year the spirited weather conditions bought an ...

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Peninsula Petroleum won the RC44 Calero Marinas Cup in November 2017 - photo © Nico Martinez / Martinez Studio / RC44 Class

Intense one design competition resumes promptly for the RC44s in 2018. With no need to wait for the weather to improve in the Mediterranean, the RC44 Calero Marinas Cup fires up off Lanzarote in Canary Islands on 1 March with practice racing the previous day. The 2017 season for the Russell Coutts-created one designs concluded off Lanzarote’s capital, Arrecife at ...

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RORC Caribbean 600 Paradox and Rambler 88

AUDIO Interview with Peter Aschenbrenner, Paradox: https://soundcloud.com/louay-habib/2018-rorc-caribbean-600-peter-aschenbrenner-paradox - photo © RORC / Arthur Daniel

In the early hours on the third day of the 2018 RORC Caribbean 600, Paradox, Peter Aschenbrenner’s American 63′ Trimaran crossed the finish line in Antigua completing the 600-mile race in an elapsed time of one day, 13 hours five minutes and 16 seconds taking Multihull Line Honours. George David’s American Maxi Rambler 88 crossed the finish line just under ...

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Mothquito simulation © IFS Foiling

And now for something completely different: Introducing the Mothquito The IFS Foiling company has entered into the flying boat market with an innovative project that provides new systems and solutions to the high performance foiling sailboat world, thanks to the patented IFS (Increased Foiling System), that is the result of a hard work which see its first application in the ...

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RORC Caribbean 600 monohull record

George David's Rambler 88 - RORC Caribbean 600 © RORC / Tim Wright / Photoaction.com

George David’s American Maxi Rambler 88 crossed the finish line in Antigua on Wednesday 21st February at 01:21:45 AST in an elapsed time of 1 day 13 hours 41 minutes and 45 seconds, setting a new monohull race record. Paradox takes Multihull Line Honours Paradox, Peter Aschenbrenner’s American 63′ Trimaran crossed the finish line in Antigua at: 00:55:16 AST on ...

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Volvo OR ~ Route to Auckland

Leg 6 to Auckland, day 14 on board Sun hung Kai / Scallywag. 21 February, . © Jeremie Lecaudey / Volvo Ocean Race

After several days of playing off one cloud against another in search of a useful breeze, the Volvo Ocean Race fleet looks set to endure those conditions for another day or so. However the routing is now starting to settle down, and the highway to the finish of Leg 6 in Auckland is becoming obvious. The boats that should be ...

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Clipper Round the World Yacht Race

Current positions – Clipper Round the World Yacht Race 7: The Forever Tropical Paradise Race, Day 21 © Clipper Race

Less than 30 nautical miles separates the top two teams, and they are nervously looking over their shoulders at the chasing pack, as a wind hole has once again appeared on Day 21 of Race 7: The Forever Tropical Paradise Race. With a tense finish into Sanya now expected, PSP Logistics retains the lead for a second day after the ...

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