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Volvo Ocean Race Leg 10

Volvo Ocean Race Leg 10, from Cardiff to Gothenburg, LIVE from the helicopter, day 04. - photo © Ainhoa Sanchez / Volvo Ocean Race

Spanish team MAPFRE shot into the lead of the penultimate Volvo Ocean Race leg as the fleet rocketed round the coast of Scotland on Wednesday. The painfully light and fickle winds that dogged the seven teams on Tuesday as they crossed a high pressure ridge had today been replaced by powerful south-westerlies that were blasting them north-east at breakneck speeds. ...

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Rolex Giraglia Inshore Series

Rolex Giraglia Inshore Series 2018 - photo © Giles Pearman

The Rolex Giraglia is one of the most popular events of the Mediterranean season. Ashore, it is often as much a festival as a competition, particularly in Saint-Tropez where the three-day inshore series, co-organised by the Yacht Club Italiano and the Société Nautique de Saint-Tropez, is centred. 241 yachts entered the 2018 edition, among them 20 Swans. For the five ...

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IRC European Championship & Commodores’ Cup

Andy Williams' Ker 40 Keronimo - 2018 IRC European Championship and Commodores' Cup - Day 2 - photo © Paul Wyeth / pwpictures.com

The Azores high pressure system encroaching on the UK is bringing summer to the Solent, but making life awkward for the race officers at the Royal Ocean Racing Club’s IRC European Championship and Commodores’ Cup. Today’s much anticipated race around the Isle of Wight got away on time at 0930 BST from the Royal Yacht Squadron line. But just under ...

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Bol d’Or Mirabaud

Bol d'Or Mirabaud - photo © Nicolas Jutzi

The 80th edition of the Bol d’Or Mirabaud 2018 was run with evasive winds, testing the nerves of participants. Patience and tactical finesse were key in a race that occurred on glass-like waters. Here’s a summary of the key moments of this birthday edition. A suspenseful finish Décision 35 Mobimo, helmed by Christian Wahl, brilliantly won this 80th edition of ...

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Rolex Giraglia 2018

Rolex Giraglia 2018 inshore racing in Saint-Tropez - photo © Alexander Panzeri / alexander-panzeri.smugmug.com

They’re off! At midday the gun echoed over the racecourses in the Gulf of Saint Tropez for the start of the first day of inshore racing. A southerly wind between 8 and 12 kn and calm water, with the fleets engaged in coastal races (Groups A and B) and windward/leeward races off the beaches (Group 0, Wally and ClubSwan). The ...

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Atlantic Cup Inshore Series

Amhas - 2018 Atlantic Cup Inshore Series - Day 2 - photo © Billy Black

French/Italian team #145 Eärendil, skippered by Catherine Pourre and Pietro Luciani, captured the 2018 Atlantic Cup as they dominated the two offshore legs and held on to a narrow advantage as #128 Toothface II closed the gap with exceptional racing in the inshore series. The Portland-based #127 Amhas, skippered by Micah Davis and Rob Windsor, placed third after a consistent performance throughout ...

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Clipper Round the World Yacht Race

Day 7, Clipper Round the World Yacht Race 11: Nasdaq Race | Panama to New York © Clipper Race

After a week of racing around the clock in Race 11: Nasdaq Race, the Clipper Race fleet has been keeping everyone guessing as to their Scoring Gate tactics. The Scoring Gate allows the first three teams that reach it to pick up three, two, or one bonus race point and is a favourite point scoring mechanism for some of the ...

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Bol d’Or Mirabaud Race

2018 Bol d'Or Mirabaud Race - Phaedo^2 - photo © Rachel Fallon-Langdon / Team Phaedo

Loyd Thornburg and his crew of Chris Draper, Ed Smyth, Stuart Bithell, Haylee Outteridge and Julian Cressant, raced a fantastic Bol d”or Mirabaud race. Holding the lead for a substantial part of the race down the lake, they were the first boat around the Barge du Bouveret after racing for over 7 hours, and ahead of the strongest computers in ...

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Rolex Giraglia 2018

Rolex Giraglia 2018 - photo © Martina Orsini

The fleet is back in port after the Sanremo- Saint Tropez race, with victory in the first leg of the RG going to the crew of Hebe V in ORC and of Rossko in IRC. In the Gulf of Saint Tropez a magnificent day of stiff breezes welcomed the crews who took advantage to fine tune their yachts for the ...

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Melges 24 World Championship 2018

Bruce Ayres' Monsoon USA851 scored second place twice today and is on 3rd position after Day Three - 2018 Melges 24 World Championship - Day 3 - photo © IM24CA / Zerogradinord

The breeze eventually fills in on the race course of Victoria and the Melges 24 fleet takes home a full day of sailing, with three races completed in the third day of the 2018 Melges 24 World Championship. the first victory of the series today went to the home-players Canadians on board of MiKEY CAN838 by Richard Clarke: “We won the ...

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