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Monthly Archives: November 2019

images ~ CYCA Bird Island Race

Quieter moment for InfoTrack - CYCA Bird Island Race - photo © Bow Caddy Media

CYCA Bird Island Race gallery of images from Bow Caddy Media after the start, as the fleet headed out in 15-20 knots, and a whole heap of smoke haze. Black Jack won Line Honours and the Quest was the Overall Winner. Crew of Chinese Whisper – CYCA Bird Island Race – photo © Bow Caddy Media Bob Steel’s Quest was ...

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Round Antigua Race

Zingara, Conviction - 2020 Peters & May Round Antigua Race © Paul Wyeth

Kicking off the 53rd Antigua Sailing Week on Saturday, April 25, the Peters & May Round Antigua Race is separately scored and is open to spinnaker only classes of CSA, Multihull and Double-handed. Trophies will be awarded for line honours and best corrected time for overall CSA and Multi-hull around the 53 nautical mile course. For the fifth consecutive year, the Peters ...

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RORC Transatlantic Race

Looking good for line honours in Grenada - Bouwe Bekking's VO65 Childhood I © Joaquin Vera/RORC/Calero Marinas

After five days into the RORC Transatlantic Race the international fleet is experiencing shifty conditions with a light to moderate wind oscillating between nor’ east and east. All of the teams are south of the rhumb line but different strategies are producing a range of tactics in the 3,000nm race to Camper & Nicholsons Port Louis Marina in Grenada. Richard ...

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Volvo Cork Week 2020

Volvo Cork Week © Tim Wright

Royal Cork Yacht Club opens entries for Volvo Cork Week 2020 Bumper fleets expected to attend prestigious international regatta incorporating Irish Cruiser Racing Association National Championships as part of historic club’s tricentenary celebrations. The Royal Cork Yacht Club, the oldest yacht club in the world, today launched its online entry system for the prestigious Volvo Cork Week 2020 regatta which ...

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The Ocean Race video

Cape Town Stopover - The Ocean Race © Ainhoa Sanchez / Volvo AB

Cape Town to host The Ocean Race for 12th time The Ocean Race will return to Cape Town for the 12th time as the most challenging offshore race in the sport comes to South Africa in the 2021-22 edition. Cape Town has been an iconic stop in the race since the very first edition in 1973 and has hosted the ...

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The Clipper Race

The Clipper Race Leg 3 - Race 4, Day 9 - photo © Clipper Race

The Scoring Gate results are in on Day 9 of Race 4: The Marlow Southern Ocean Sleigh Ride. The Scoring Gate, which is positioned approximately 135 nm due north of the rhumb line, offers the opportunity for the first three teams that pass through the gate to gain bonus points. The race for points has been hampered for some by ...

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St. Barth Cata-Cup

St. Barth Cata-Cup - Day 3 - photo © EasyRide

Saturday, November 23, the third day of competition saw the 60 duos in the 12th edition of the St.Barth Cata Cup facing a first race in the bay of Saint Jean, then a tour around the island with a coefficient of two, and the possibility to topple the reigning hierarchy after the first three races. Which is exactly what happened. ...

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Brest Atlantiques

Maxi Edmond de Rothschild - Brest Atlantiques 2019 - photo © Yann Riou / PolaRYSE / GITANA SA

Following Sodebo Ultim 3’s retirement, the fleet of three trimarans still racing on Brest Atlantiques embark on a third Atlantic crossing, this time between the Namibian coast and Brazil, to round the St Helena high to the north. This section of the race requires clever strategy to negotiate the course, to choose when to gybe and which angles to set ...

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RORC Transatlantic Race ~ Lanzarote

Richard Palmer and Jeremy Waitt racing Two Handed on the JPK 10.10 Jangada at the start of the RORC Transatlantic Race - photo © Joaquin Vera / Calero Marinas / RORC

The 6th edition of the RORC Transatlantic Race got under way on time with the fleet starting from outside Marina Lanzarote at 1100 UTC on Saturday 23 November, 2019. After months of preparation, the international fleet have started one of the most iconic offshore races with a stiff breeze gusting up to 25 knots. After the start, the fleet passed ...

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St. Barth Cata-Cup

St. Barth Cata-Cup - photo © Pascal Alemany

The 12th edition of St.Barth Cata Cup opened on Thursday, November 21. On this first day of racing, the 60 participating duos that expected to sail in light winds were finally able to enjoy winds of 8 to 15 knots. However, the conditions were rather unstable in terms of force and direction, making it hard for some but perfect for ...

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