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Wild Oats XI

Wild Oats XI competing at Hamilton Island Race Week © Salty Dingo

A lightning fast and very professional response by the highly experienced crew aboard the supermaxi Wild Oats XI when its mast failed at the weekend saved the yacht from the likelihood of considerably more damage. The 30-metre long sloop, which is recognised as the most successful yacht in the 75-year history of Rolex Sydney Hobart race, went close to being ...

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Festival of Sails 2020 ~ Separate TP52

TPs racing outer Corio Bay © Salty Dingo

The strength of the TP52 class in Australia will be recognised at the Festival of Sails 2020 with a dedicated division, news the Royal Geelong Yacht Club is certain will attract additional IRC entrants to the annual three-day sailing regatta and major Victorian event. For the next edition of the state’s oldest sporting trophy, the TP52s will be granted their ...

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Transat Jacques Vabre

Arsep skippers Thibault Vauchel-Camus and Fred Duthil take 2nd place of the Multi 50 category of the Transat Jacques Vabre 2019, duo sailing race from Le Havre, France, to Salvador de Bahia, Brazil, on November 8, 2019 in Bahia, Brazil. © Jean-Marie Liot/Alea

After Groupe GCA – Mille et un sourires became the first boat to cross the line in the Bay of All Saints in the small hours of Friday morning under a magical moon, the second – Solidaires En Peloton – ARSEP – arrived in full flight in glorious sunshine. They crossed the line on Friday, November 8, 2019 at 14:53:01 (UTC), 12 ...

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Brest Atlantiques

Sodebo Ultim 3 - Brest Atlantiques 2019 - photo © Martin Keruzoré / Sodebo Ultim 3

The “Brest Atlantiques” race is in full swing this Friday with the fleet, currently led by Maxi Edmond de Rothschild, speeding towards the equator. Friday evening’s challenge is managing the wind off the Cape Verde Islands, before they face the big question of the week: where is best to cross the Doldrums? The four pairs of skippers, all in good ...

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GC32 Oman Cup

Adam Minoprio and his crew have their work cut out if they are to challenge Alinghi tomorrow - GC32 Oman Cup day 3 - photo © Sailing Energy / GC32 Racing Tour

While it may have been their turn to be top scoring boat on day three of the GC32 Oman Cup, the maths is not looking great for Oman Air in their fight with Alinghi to become 2019 GC32 Racing Tour champions. Going into the final day tomrrow, whichever teams comes out on top will win the big prize. Currently the ...

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China Cup International Regatta 2019

2019 China Cup International Regatta, day 3 - photo © China Cup / Studio Borlenghi

Cheche Team from Spain extended its lead in the Beneteau 40.7 one-design fleet on day three of the China Cup International Regatta. However, it was Craig Monk’s young crew on ChinaOne. Ningbo who won the last race of the day, a huge feather in the cap for this up and coming team. Monk, a New Zealand veteran of the Olympics ...

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Transat Jacques Vabre

11th Hour Racing on the charge - Transat Jacques Vabre day 9 - photo © Amory Ross

Hugo Boss said today (Monday) that after exhausting all the options, they had decided to cut the keel off their 60ft monohull after damage forced them to withdraw from the 14 edition of the Transat Jacque Vabre Normandie Le Havre on Sunday. “Last night Alex and Neal were both able to get some rest on board Hugo Boss,” Ross Daniel, ...

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Mauritius Route record ~ IDEC Sport

IDEC Sport continues to speed along in the Southern Ocean © François Van Malleghem / Alea / IDEC Sport

Mauritius Route record ~ IDEC Sport continues to speed along in the Southern Ocean The huge improvement in the reference time between Port Louis (Brittany) and the Cape of Good Hope (two days and 19 hours) achieved yesterday has not led Francis Joyon to ease off or modify the pace he has set since moving away from the coast of ...

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The Clipper Race Leg 2

The Clipper Race Leg 2 - Race 3, Day 12 © Clipper Race

On Day 12 of the Spinlock South Atlantic Showdown, the fleet are recovering from intense weather conditions as they gear up for a chance to gain extra points in the Dell Latitude Rugged Ocean Sprint towards Cape Town. David Immelman, Skipper on board GoToBermuda, reflected on the latest conditions: “We are now 110 degrees off the wind and flying along. ...

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Mini-Transat La Boulangère

2019 Mini-Transat La Boulangère © Arnaud Pilpre

It’s tomorrow, Saturday 2 November at 14:08 UTC that the start of the second leg of the Mini-Transat La Boulangère will set sail from Las Palmas de Gran Canaria bound for Le Marin (Martinique). Following the withdrawal of Hendrik Witzmann due to injury, there will be 82 women and men setting off on this 2,700-mile passage, with some very fine ...

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