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Daily Archives: 15/06/2020

Governor’s Cup 2020 cancellation

Governors-Cup-2020©-Mary-Longpre.jpg

Balboa Yacht Club today regretfully announced the cancellation of the Governor’s Cup Youth International Match Race Championship that had been scheduled for July 20-25. The Governor’s Cup is the oldest youth match racing event in the world, only two years younger than the renown Congressional Cup which last week cancelled its 56th running. “We will be back next year to ...

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Virtual Groupama Race

Virtual Race graphic © New Caledonia Groupama Race Media

Tame the tradewinds and overcome the pitfalls of a tough offshore race around the largest UNESCO recognised lagoon in the world as planned – almost. The virtual start of the seventh edition of the New Caledonia Groupama Race will take place on June 21, 2020 and as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic, thousands will be on the start line ...

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Billy Brannan rescue

Billy Brannan sailing his Vancouver 34 yacht Helena © Rachelle Turk

Interview by Emma Bullimore, BBS Sounds 06/06/20, with Billy Brannan, single-handed sailor whose yacht Helena was dismasted 500 miles short of home. Billy Brannan was solo sailing his Vancouver 34 yacht Helena back to the United Kingdom from Marigot Bay in the Caribbean when Helena was rolled and dismasted in storm force conditions and heavy seas 500 nautical miles South ...

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