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Daily Archives: 11/04/2018

Energy Observer

Energy Observer © Jeremy Bidon

Energy Observer now taking to the seas After travelling around France, Energy Observer is now off on her six year voyage to 50 countries, which begins in the Mediterranean for this Summer. She has already steamed over 5000nm, and made 12 stopovers in three countries. If she looks familiar it is because she was once the maxi cat, Formule TAG. ...

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LES VOILES DE SAINT BART christophe_jouany

After an epic start off the Port of Gustavia for the second day of racing at Les Voiles de Saint-Barth Richard Mille, the fleet went on a wild ride up the southeast coast. With winds gusting upward of 25 knots, the fleet of 53 teams battled it out in frantic surf. At the end of the day’s races, which included ...

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Invitation to Ramsgate Week 2018

Ramsgate Week - photo © Dymond

Since 1898 racing yachtsmen have met at this charming east coast venue for an annual regatta: The character of which has morphed through the ages. Currently the event is known for its inclusivity, competitiveness and its friendliness; catering both for top-flight IRC teams as well as more cruiser orientated racers. Entries are typically split into three IRC / ORC classes ...

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49er Champions

Dylan Fletcher and Stu Bithell in their 49er - photo © British Sailing Team

2017 was a huge year for the British Sailing Team’s Dylan Fletcher and Stu Bithell. Winning the 49er World Championship was a milestone in their career. We spoke to them both to hear their plans, aspirations, how they came together as a team, and their relationship with Marlow Ropes. Winning any open meeting, regatta or championship is a huge achievement, but ...

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Legends Race

Copernicus © The Legends Race

Polish yacht Copernicus, the smallest yacht to complete the very first Whitbread Round the World Race in 1973-74, will compete in the Legends Race starting on 21 June from Gothenburg and finishing in The Hague. Copernicus was built especially for the first Whitbread by the Gdanska Stocznia Jachtowa ‘Stogi’ boatyard in Poland, with a lot of help from the members ...

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