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Daily Archives: 08/02/2019

April’s RORC Easter Challenge

Racing rules are relaxed to allow coaching during the RORC season opener, taking place on the Solent over Easter - RORC Easter Challenge © Paul Wyeth

While mixed two handed offshore racing is set to be a new Olympic discipline for Paris 2024, closer to home and more immediately, the Royal Ocean Racing Club continues to see a surge in doublehanded participation in its events. Last month entries opened for the club’s pinnacle event, the Rolex Fastnet Race and the maximum limit of 340 slots sold ...

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Spindrift 2 in Jules Verne Trophy

Spindrift 2 - Jules Verne Trophy record attempt © Chris Schmid / Spindrift Racing

Shortly after arriving into Fremantle on Wednesday morning (French time) Yann Guichard, the skipper of Spindrift 2, spoke about the situation that led to the team’s retirement from their Jules Verne Trophy record attempt, following the breakage of the boat’s starboard rudder stock. After spending five days nursing the boat back to land with the constant worry as to the ...

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