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Daily Archives: 08/05/2018

Argo Group Gold Cup

Swedish skipper Johnie Berntsson (right, in red shirt with cap) works hard to clear a windward mark during the 2015 Argo Group Gold Cup © Charles Anderson / RBYC

The 68th running of the $100,000 Argo Group Gold Cup commences today with round robin racing scheduled. The matches in Flight 1 pit Poland’s Marek Stanczyk against Australia’s Sam Gilmour, Italy’s Ettore Botticini against Women’s World Match Racing Champion Lucy MacGregor of the U.K., Australia’s Torvar Mirsky versus Sweden’s Nicklas Dackhammar and Sweden’s Johnie Berntsson against Chris Poole of the ...

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Maxi Edmond de Rothschild start new season

Maxi Edmond de Rothschild © Benoit Stichelbaut / Gitana S.A

With six months to go until the Route du Rhum, the undisputed sporting objective for 2018, the Maxi Edmond de Rothschild was relaunched this Monday 7 May in Lorient, Brittany. Following a winter refit geared around optimisation, which mainly focused on making the platform and the existing systems reliable as well as repairing the appendages damaged during the Transat Jacques ...

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RORC Cervantes Race

WINSOME during the RORC Cervantes Race - photo © RORC / Hamo Thornycroft / www.yacht-photos.co.uk

The overall winner of the 2018 Cervantes Trophy Race after IRC time correction is Gilles Fournier’s French J/133 Pintia, winning the Cervantes Trophy for a third year in a row. The top three overall after IRC time correction are all yachts racing in IRC Two. Thomas Kneen’s brand new British JPK 11.80 Sunrise took second, after a close battle with ...

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Cruising in French Polynesia

Anchorage on West side of Huahine - photo © Andrew and Clare

So here we are back in French Polynesia ready for another season of sailing. The weather is perfect, bright sunny days, balmy nights and 29.6 degrees sea water. Swimming is almost like taking a bath. Most of the tropical rain has gone but occasionally we get a deluge, just to keep us on our toes. The heavy downpours come quickly, ...

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