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Daily Archives: 12/01/2020

International 5.5 Metre World Championship 2020

Ali Baba - 2020 International 5.5 Metre World Championship - photo © Robert Deaves

Artemis XIV (NOR 57, Kristian Nergaard, Johan Barne, Anders Pedersen) has extended their lead to nine points with just two races to sail at the 2020 5.5 Metre World Championship, at the Royal Prince Alfred YC, in Newport, Australia. New Moon II (BAH 24, Mark Holowesko, Christoph Burger, Peter Vlasov) is up to second while Girls on Film (GBR 40, ...

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Transoceanic race from Cape Town to Rio de Janeiro

Maserati Multi 70 start Cape2Rio 2020 - photo © Alec Smith

Cape2Rio Giovanni Soldini and Maserati Multi 70 set sail for the 16th edition of Cape2Rio Soldini They’re off! At 14.30 local time (12.30 UTC, 13.30 Italian time) Giovanni Soldini and Maserati Multi 70’s Team crossed the starting line of the 16th edition of the Cape2Rio, the 3.600-mile-long historical transoceanic race from Cape Town to Rio de Janeiro. In Table Bay’s waters, ...

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Australian 16ft and 13ft Skiff Championships

Race 9 Brydens Lawyers crossing line - 2020 Australian 16ft and 13ft Skiff Championships - photo © Mark Rothfield

Sutech Musto Racing is the new Australian 16ft skiff champion, winning by the narrowest margin in an enthralling game of snakes-and-ladders on the final day at Port Stephens NSW. The Manly skiff, helmed by Daniel Turner with Angus Williams and Matt Stenta, crossed fourth in the final and deciding race to finish on equal points with St George’s Brydens Lawyers ...

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Clipper Race Leg 4 ~ Race 5

GoToBermuda - The Clipper Race Leg 4 - Race 5, Day 20 © Clipper Race

GoToBermuda received a warm welcome into the Whitsundays as the third team to arrive, crossing the finish line of Race 5 at 22:05:31 UTC. A strong start from Fremantle on the 22 December put Skipper David ‘Wavy’ Immelmann, First Mate Fabian Fisahn and the 13 crew members in good stead for the 3,415 nautical mile race which took them around ...

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America’s Cup

2. Emirates Team New Zealand - has there been changes to the mainsail clew control system? January 8, 2020 - photo © Richard Gladwell / Sail-World.com

Emirates Team New Zealand skipper, Glenn Ashby, has confirmed that the team’s first launched AC75 had a major upgrade over the two-week Christmas and New Year break. “We had a big push last year, leading up until Christmas. After the break, everyone has come back fresher. Sometimes you need to have a break to make the gains moving forward. “That ...

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