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Volvo Ocean Race Leg 4

Volvo Ocean Race Leg 4, Melbourne to Hong Kong, day 09 on board MAPFRE, Akzonobel coming closer. - photo © Ugo Fonolla / Volvo Ocean Race

When the Volvo Ocean Race fleet first encountered the notorious Doldrums as they raced through the Atlantic between Lisbon and Cape Town on Leg 2, they breezed through with minimal disruption. On the eighth day of Leg 4, it seemed the Doldrums were making up for missed opportunities earlier in the race by refusing to relinquish their grip on the ...

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ACO Musto Skiff World Championship

ACO Musto Skiff World Championship © Blairgowrie Yacht Squadron

They had to wait a day for the wind to settle, but the competitors enjoyed a fantastic day’s racing on day two of the ACO Musto Skiff World Championship in Blairgowrie, Australia. It was blowing 14 to 15 knots at the start of race one, and Britain’s Andy Rice did his customary port-tack start from the pin end across the ...

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SB20 World Championship in Hobart

Day 4 - Le Grand Reservoice/Mazet and Assoicases and Export Roo crossing tacks – SB20 World Championship - photo © Jane Austin

Tasmanian sailor Michael Cooper has fought back in his bid to win the 2018 SB20 World championship, but the competition is fierce with two French and a British boat his rivals for victory on the Derwent today (Thursday). After races nine and ten yesteday, Cooper has recovered his standing to be just six points behind the young Frenchman Robin Follin, ...

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Volvo Ocean Race Leg 4

Volvo Ocean Race Leg 4, Melbourne to Hong Kong, Day 7 onboard Turn the Tide on Plastic. - photo © Brian Carlin / Volvo Ocean Race

As Leg 4 of the Volvo Ocean Race neared its halfway point on Tuesday, any memories of the freezing cold Southern Ocean had long been banished. With every mile that the fleet climbs further north through the South Pacific, so the temperature of both the air and water rise too. Gone are the days of wearing countless layers of weather-proof ...

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Bartercard Sail Paradise 2018

2018 Bartercard Sail Paradise Regatta - Day 4 - photo © Nic Douglass / www.AdventuresofaSailorGirl.com

The pressure heats up on the final day at Bartercard Sail Paradise. It may be the final day of racing but by no means has there been any easing off on the race course by competitors, the start line had as much if not more push and shove than day one. In race one both David Lambourne’s Lambourdini and Fred ...

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World ARC 2018 in Rodney Bay St Lucia

World ARC 2018 - Fleet start © World Cruising

At 1200 St Lucian local time, 33 yachts crossed the start line of World ARC 2018 in Rodney Bay St Lucia. The start marked the culmination of a week of preparatory activities as the yachts and crews readied themselves for the adventure of a lifetime. Four late starters will follow on their 815 nautical mile passage to Santa Marta in ...

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Bavaria C50

Bavaria C50 © Bavaria Yachts

Following the successful launch of the Bavaria C57 last season and the approaching world premieres of the Bavaria C65 and Bavaria C45, Bavaria Yachts now present the fourth sailing yacht of the new C-line, the new Bavaria C50. Elegant design full of dynamism The design of the Bavaria C50 is setting new standards in the 50-foot class of sailing yachts. ...

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Yacht Ngoni

Sailing Yacht Ngoni - photo © Breed Media

Sailing Yacht Ngoni: An innovative weapon on water The owner’s brief; “Build me a beast. Don’t build me a sheep in wolf’s clothing. This has to be an edgy and innovative weapon; fast and furious.” The answer? A Dubois Naval Architect exterior, a Rick Baker Ltd interior, and the build credibility of Royal Huisman to birth the elegant, high-performance predator ...

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B14 World Championship

Toby Lewis receiving the Paul Smith Memorial Trophy for best international crew during the B14 Worlds prize giving - photo © Steve Miller

The dogs have finally been unleashed and the wind abated. With an oscillating 5 – 6 knots, the chance was there for the Pommie B14s to show their prowess in the light shifty NW’ly winds. The fat lady was grandly standing in the prime box in the theatre as 6 of the top 7 currently hoped that the lightweights would ...

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International 14 2018 Australian Championship

International 14 2018 Australian Championships - Day 3 - photo © John Graham

Same wind direction as the last few days, NNE. but a little stronger at over 15 knots and the sea state a little choppier and that caused a few to go for a swim. Race 5 was 4 laps of a windward & return course and Mark Krystic won comfortably ahead of Dave Alexander then Dave Hayter. Race 6 was ...

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