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Monthly Archives: January 2021

New York Yacht Club American Magic

A huge capsize for American Magic on day 3 of the PRADA Cup © COR36 / Studio Borlenghi

New York Yacht Club American Magic, the U.S. Challenger for the America’s Cup, capsized in a strong gust of wind while leading around the final mark during a Prada Cup race shortly before 6:00 PM NZDT on Sunday, January 17 (January 16 U.S. time). All team members onboard were quickly accounted for by the team’s on-the-water safety personnel and declared ...

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Americas Cup Rialto

INEOS Team UK - Waitemata Harbour - January 15, 2021 - Prada Cup © Richard Gladwell / Sail-World.com / nz

“INEOS Team UK turned in an impressive performance on Course C today in a spanking 19-21kt SSW breeze. “The jury is still out in the Brits’ light airs performance. But if the breeze comes in for the Prada Cup, which gets underway in just over a week, the Challenger Selection Series will definitely be a three way contest.” If we ...

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PRADA Cup Round Robin Day 2

PRADA Cup Day 2: Round Robin 2 - New York Yacht Club American Magic vs INEOS TEAM UK © COR36 / Studio Borlenghi

The second day of the PRADA Cup Challenger Series brought very different conditions. Staying on the foils and picking the shifts were the themes of the day. With a light north-westerly breeze forecast the Race Committee selected Course C, closest to Auckland on the Hauraki Gulf. Conditions were tricky and puffy for both races of the day and saw the ...

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Vendée Globe Day 69

Boris Herrmann on Seaexplorer - Yacht Club de Monaco in the Vendée Globe © Boris Herrmann / Seaexplorer - YC de Monaco #VG2020

Racing some 35 miles off the NE corner of Brasil, at Recife this afternoon, speeds remain very even between the top trio of Vendée Globe boats, German skipper Boris Herrmann having moved into third place overnight. The skipper of SeaExplorer-Yacht Club de Monaco has modulated his attack with the same patience and diligence that has ensured that he is playing ...

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Maxi Edmond de Rothschild in Jules Verne Trophy

Maxi Edmond de Rothschild - Jules Verne Trophy © Eloi Stichelbaut / polaRYSE / Gitana S.A

After setting sail from Ushant on Sunday 10 January at 01:33 UTC on the quest for the Jules Verne Trophy, the crew of the Maxi Edmond de Rothschild crossed the equator this Friday 15 January at 14h48’32” UTC, after five days 13 hours 14 minutes and 46 seconds at sea. Though this first passage time is a far cry from ...

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Prada Cup

Three challengers in the new AC75 class, will compete for the inaugural Prada Cup starting on January 15, 2021 in Auckland. © Carlo Borlenghi / Luna Rossa

From tomorrow January 15, the three Challengers for the America’s Cup will compete for the first ever Prada Cup and the right to meet Emirates Team New Zealand in the 36th America’s Cup Match presented by Prada. The Prada Cup, Challenger Selection Series has given many special moments in America’s Cup racing history, and the battles have become a major ...

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RORC Transatlantic Race

Oren Nataf's Multi50 Trimaran Rayon Vert, skippered by Alex Pella is halfway and leading the fleet in the RORC Caribbean 600 © James Mitchell / RORC

On the fifth day of the RORC Transatlantic Race all of the competing yachts are fully offshore in the Atlantic Ocean. Life on board will have found a rhythm to the corkscrew motion of surfing downwind for days on end. Oren Nataf’s Multi50 Trimaran Rayon Vert, skippered by Alex Pella is leading the fleet and they will be celebrating having ...

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Vendée Globe Day 67

Benjamin attend patiemment que la tempête passe - © Benjamin Dutreux / OMIA - Water Family

With nothing more than a handful of small miles separating them, the leaders of the Vendée Globe are engaged on a straight head-to-head speed test which may yet prove decisive, and which may finally show the ultimate value of a fully functioning latest generation foil package. In what is likely to be a close reaching then reaching drag race up ...

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America’s Cup this time for USA

Sean Clarkson (No.9) looks up at the mainsail as American Magic's first AC75, Defiant, goes through its paces on the Hauraki Gulf. © Will Ricketson

As the challengers for the 36th America’s Cup prepare to square off this week, Suzanne McFadden finds Kiwi sailor Sean Clarkson making an eighth bid for the silverware – but this time for the Americans Sean Clarkson is a rarity in the America‚Äôs Cup sailing fraternity. At 52, the Kiwi professional sailor is lining up in his eighth America‚Äôs Cup ...

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Rolex Fastnet Race entry

Another bumper year looks set as entries opened and registrations hit record numbers for the 49th Rolex Fastnet Race. A massive fleet make their way out of the Solent in the 2019 Rolex Fastnet Race. © Carlo Borlenghi / Rolex

Like tickets to Glastonbury, registration opened on the dot of 1000 UTC today for this summer’s Rolex Fastnet Race and speedily sold out. Within an hour an unprecedented 400 boats had entered the Royal Ocean Racing Club’s flagship event, which this year will follow a route finishing for the first time in France. Bow to bow this line-up represents almost ...

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