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Monthly Archives: August 2018

Flying Fifteen European Championship

Flying Fifteen Europeans on Lake Garda © Elena Giolai / Fraglia Vela Riva

The Flying Fifteen Open European Championship takes place from Sunday 2nd to Friday 7th of September at one of Europe’s favourite sailing venues, Lake Garda. The crystal clear deep waters and regular ‘Peler’ and ‘Ora’ breezes make the venue one of the more glamorous locations to hold a regatta. The host venue, Riva del Garda is perched at the Northern ...

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Volvo Ocean Race

Microplastics in our oceans infographic. Produced by Volvo Ocean Race. Data source: Dr-Ing. Sören Gutekunst and Dr Toste Tanhua, GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel - photo © Volvo Ocean Race

Only three of the 75 samples collected during the race, south of Australia, east of Argentina and west of Ireland, have been found to contain no microplastics. The most recent data collected, before the race finale in The Hague, by scientific devices on board Team AkzoNobel and Turn the Tide on Plastic boats, found particularly high levels of microplastics, 224 ...

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49er-49erFX & Nacra 17 Junior World Championships

49er, 49erFX & Nacra 17 Junior World Championships at Marseille - Day 1

49er, 49erFX & Nacra 17 Junior World Championships at Marseille – Day 1 The competitors are ready, so are the boats – preparation complete for the Junior Worlds. Except for Aeolus, the wind god, who was shy in the morning, but grew more confident by 1pm enabling the competitors to sail in great conditions. The fights have begun on this ...

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Video of 2017/18 Volvo Ocean Race

AksoNobel digs in on Leg 10 from Cardiff to Gothenburg. © Ainhoa Sanchez / Volvo Ocean Race

The Official Video of the 2017/18 Volvo Ocean Race has just been released. Widely regarded as the world’s toughest race the event covered 45,000 miles, with seven teams, all competing for the Volvo OR Trophy. Here’s all the highs and lows from sport’s toughest test of a team in the official 50 minute high definition film of the 2017-18 Volvo ...

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Rolex Swan Cup 2018 video

Rolex Swan Cup - photo © Stefano Gattini

It is the largest, and most important, global meeting of Nautor’s Swan yachts. The fact that it only takes place once every two years adds even greater allure. An emblematic event in the sport of yachting, the Rolex Swan Cup continues to flourish. The 20th edition will welcome another sizeable international fleet, coming close to the event record of 125 ...

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J/24 World Championship

Day 2 - 40th J/24 World Championship © Elena Giolai

Lake Garda delivered more of the same champagne conditions on the middle day of the J/24 World Championship in Riva del Garda, Italy. American Will Welles’ Kaster showed the same consistency, posting two second place finishes in Wednesday’s pair of races. Welles now boasts a seven-point advantage over Nobuyuki Imai’s Siesta of Japan, who won the opening contest but added ...

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Melges 32 World League Finale

2018 Melges 32 World League, European Division – Cagliari - Matteo Balestrero, Giogi - photo © Melges World League / Barracuda Communication

The 2018 Melges 32 World League has officially arrived in Cagliari, a racing destination that is hailed as one of the very best in the world. It is the location for the final stage of the 2018 Melges 32 World League. This is the first of a long series of Melges events set to steal the spotlight in Cagliari. Both ...

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La Solitaire URGO Le Figaro

La Solitaire URGO Le Figaro start - photo © Alexis Courcoux

The leaders on Stage 1 of the 49th edition of La Solitaire URGO Le Figaro are through the worst of the first evening and night’s gale force winds which have resulted in damage for several key solo skippers. As the head of the fleet races upwind, tacking ten miles offshore of Portland Bill at Weymouth, on England’s south coast, around ...

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Dramatic Extreme Sailing Series™ Cardiff

Extreme Sailing Series™ Cardiff 2018 day three © Vincent Curutchet / Lloyd Images

Cardiff Bay was alive with action today, as two boats capsized within moments of each other on the Extreme Sailing Series™ racecourse. Charging downwind on the third race of the day (race 19), the Omani boat and Team Wales were both caught by strong 20 knot gusts that caused their hulls to become submerged and a cartwheel capsize to ensue. ...

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Overall ~ Puerto Portals 52 Super Series Sailing Week

Azzurra is second at the Puerto Portals 52 Super Series - photo © Nico Martinez

The Bay of Palma served up a week of mostly atypical, unsettled and changeable summer sea breeze conditions for the fourth regatta of the 2018 52 Super Series season, the Puerto Portals 52 Super Series Sailing Week. The challenges to the tacticians, helms and speed teams of the ten TP52s were more frustrating than the usual Palma one-sided strategy, even ...

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