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RORC Transatlantic Race 2018

Class40 Line Honours for the 2018 RORC Transatlantic Race - Catherine Pourre's French Class40 Eärendil makes her way to the dock at C&N Port Louis Marina, Grenada © RORC / Arthur Daniel

Catherine Pourre’s Class40 Eärendil finished the 2018 RORC Transatlantic Race on Saturday 08 December at 04:10:18 taking Class40 Line Honours for the 3,000 mile race from Calero Marinas Marina Lanzarote to Camper and Nicholsons Port Louis Marina, Grenada. After completing the race, Catherine and crew members Pietro Luciana and Gery Atkins received a warm welcome from RORC Race Officer Steve ...

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10th anniversary Normandy Channel Race

2018 Normandy Channel Race © Jean-Marie Liot / NCR2018

The 2019 edition of the Normandy Channel Race, which starts on Sunday 19 May, will mark the 10th anniversary of the event that first set sail in the spring of 2010 from Caen. Created by Sirius Evenements with the support of the local authorities (City of Caen – Urban Community Caen la Mer – Calvados department – Normandy region) and ...

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Star Sailors League Finals

2018 Star Sailors League Finals - Day 4 - photo © Gilles Morelle / Star Sailors League

While the star performers today certainly were Robert Scheidt/Henry Boening and Paul Cayard, significant to more competitors was what was happening mid-fleet. For today, Friday, the final Qualifier races were held at the Star Sailors League Finals in Nassau. Crews finishing the Qualifier in third to tenth positions would progress on to the Quarter Finals. From here the top five ...

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Susie Goodall rescued! Golden Globe Race

Susie Goodhall lifted by crane from her dismasted yacht during the Golden Globe Race © Andrey Zashibis Tkachenko / MV Tian Fu

The crew of the Hong Kong registered cargo ship MV Tian Fu has successfully rescued the distressed British yachtswoman Susie Goodall 2,000 miles west of Cape Horn. Susie sent the text: 07 Dec 15:14 UTC: ON THE SHIP!!! Position: 45′ 10.711 S 121′ 40.157 W The ship is now bound bound for Modran, Argentina and expected to reach port on ...

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RORC Transatlantic Race

Franco Niggeler's Cookson 50 Kuka3 heads into C&N Port Louis Marina after crossing the finish line in Grenada - 2018 RORC Transatlantic Race - photo © RORC / Arthur Daniel

Franco Niggeler’s Swiss Cookson 50 Kuka3, skippered by Roberto Chuny Bermúdez de Castro, overcame technical issues and a fire on board to post the best IRC corrected time so far in the RORC Transatlantic Race. After over 12 days of racing in the Atlantic Ocean, the crew looked tired but elated to arrive in Grenada. Kuka3 finished the RORC Transatlantic ...

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Malta Altus Challenge

Swan 53, Silveren Swaen approaching the finish line of the Rolex Middle Sea Race with the capital city of Valletta in the background. © Rolex / Kurt Arrigo

One week since the close of the 36th America’s Cup entry period, the Defender and the Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron have completed the required checks and accepted the Royal Malta Yacht Club challenge for the 36th America’s Cup. The Malta Altus Challenge becomes the fourth Challenger for the America’s Cup in 2021, together with the Challenger of Record Luna ...

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IMOCA & Route du Rhum

Stéphane Le Diraison (Time For Oceans) - 2018 Route du Rhum-Destination Guadeloupe - photo © IMOCA

IMOCA class offers a very positive appraisal of the Route du Rhum The twenty sailors competing in the eleventh edition of the Route du Rhum-Destination Guadeloupe put on a remarkable show, at the end of which Paul Meilhat (SMA) came out on top ahead of Yann Eliès (Ucar-StMichel) and Alex Thomson (Hugo Boss). Out of the twenty sailors that set ...

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Star Sailors League Finals

Bow: 23 USA 8509 / Skipper: Augie Diaz USA / Crew: Bruno Prada BRA - Star Sailors League Finals 2018 - photo © Marc Rouiller

Racing at this sixth edition of the Star Sailors League Finals got off to a dramatic first day of competition in Nassau, with four races held, four different winners and a last race in which a squall brought driving rain and 25 knot gusts that claimed one rig and caused one man overboard. In a 10-12 knot northerly Brazil started ...

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Golden Globe Race

(l-r) Alex Carozzo (ITA) Susie Goodall and Sir Robin Knox-Johnston at the start of the 2018 Golden Globe Race © Tim Bishop

British yachtswoman Susie Goodall was pitchpoled and dismasted in the Southern Ocean some 2,000 miles west of Cape Horn today. A distress signal was first picked up from her yacht by Falmouth Coastguard at 11:00 UTC, who then alerted Race Control and the Chilean Maritime Search and Rescue authorities responsible for this sector of the South Pacific. Goodall, (29) from ...

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RORC Transatlantic Race

Celebrations in Grenada: Clutching the magnificent International Maxi Association Transatlantic Trophy for Monohull Line Honours, Pier Luigi Loro Piana, whose Baltic 130 My Song has also set a new monohull race record in the RORC Transatlantic Race © RORC / Arthur Daniel

Pier Luigi Loro Piana’s Supermaxi My Song has not only set a new monohull race record for the RORC Transatlantic Race, but also the benchmark for the remaining boats to beat racing under the IRC Rating Rule. The best corrected time will win the race outright and lift the RORC Transatlantic Race Trophy. Franco Niggeler’s Swiss Cookson 50 Kuka3, skippered ...

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