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Vendee Globe – video day after day

The race so far - race stats - Alex Thomson Racing aboard Hugo Boss © Alex Thomson Racing

Vendee Globe sailor, Alex Thomson (GBR) is currently lying in second place in the singlehanded race around the World. Trailing Armel Le Cleac’h (FRA) currently leads by 91nm with 2600nm left to sail. Here are three videos where Alex describes life on board and his options to try and snatch back the race lead over the final sprint. For those ...

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Jules Verne Trophy

Jules Verne Trophy - IDEC Sport maxi-trimaran © IDEC Sport

IDEC Sport will be rounding Cape Horn in a few days from now, so it might seem odd that they are heading so far south. Aboard the red and grey maxi-trimaran, all lights are green for the crew, which is continuing to extend its lead over the round the world record with an advance of 1270 miles this morning. During ...

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Viper World Championships

Day 1 – Pleine Mesure (FRA) and Viper fleet - Viper World Championships © LaFoto

Winners of the opening two races of the Viper Worlds 2017, Jack Felsenthal and Shaun Connor, shrugged off the fact they both finished different regattas in Adelaide on Sunday and found enough mojo out on Geelong’s Corio Bay to commence their world championship series the next day, and send the international field a strong message. Back at the host club ...

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Henning Harders OK Dinghy Nationals

Downwind action - Henning Harders OK Dinghy Nationals 2017 © Bruce Kerridge

Peter Horne has taken out the opening race and finished second in Race two of the Henning Harders 55th OK Dinghy Nationals to take an early lead in the event hosted by Drummoyne Sailing Club where he is a member. Horne, a pre-event favourite with his ‘Another Crack’ has started his campaign well. Meanwhile, Wangi Wangi Sailing Club’s Tim Davies ...

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Bartercard Sail Paradise Regatta

David Keep and his crew on Tonoa, sitting in first place (Trailers) after day 2 at SYC’s Bartercard Sail Paradise Regatta © Southport Yacht Club/Sail Paradise

After finishing day one in third place, David Keep and his crew on Tonoa, secured the top spot after day two of the 2017 Bartercard Sail Paradise Regatta. “After joining the regatta in 2016, we had such a great time at SYC with the fantastic hospitality provided by the Club, it was a no brainer for myself and the crew ...

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Vendée Globe Critical 12 hours for leaders

Day 65 – Vendée Globe © Arnaud Boissières / La Mie Caline / Vendée Globe

The next 12 hours could prove crucial to the outcome of the 2016-17 Vendée Globe, according to British sailing star Ian Walker. Walker, the reigning champion of the Volvo Ocean Race, has been glued to his computer following the exploits of fellow countryman Alex Thomson, currently locked in an epic battle for first place with Frenchman Armel Le Cléac’h. As ...

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47th Rolex Fastnet Race

The lure of the Fastnet Rock as captured by Daniel Forster in the Rolex Fastnet Race © Rolex/Daniel Forster http://www.regattanews.com

Entry into the Royal Ocean Racing Club’s flagship event, the Rolex Fastnet Race surpassed expectation today in record-breaking time. The 340-boat limit was reached in just four minutes and 24 seconds setting a new record. Within the first minute of the REMUS online entry system opening at midday today (Monday 9 January), the London and Cowes-based organising club had received ...

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WC ‘Trappy’ Duncan Trophy

Peroni chipped away at the leaders to take third - WC 'Trappy' Duncan Trophy © Michael Chittenden

There was plenty of excitement on Sydney Harbour as the 18 Footers returned to racing for the second half of the season for the WC ‘Trappy’ Duncan Trophy. The fleet battled in a fresh nor-easter for the first three-buoys race of the year. From the start gun, Coopers 62 Rag and Famish, skippered by Euan McNicol, and Smeg, Chris Nicholson, ...

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SYC’s Bartercard Sail Paradise Regatta

Auric’s Quest, first (first) place (IRC) after day one at SYC’s Bartercard Sail Paradise Regatta LR © Southport Yacht Club/Sail Paradise

With a 13 knot easterly breeze and rolling swell to begin with, the Gold Coast shoreline has proven perfect for sailing conditions at Southport Yacht Club’s 2017 Bartercard Sail Paradise Regatta. 25 entrants began racing today to battle on water for the crown of series champion. “The perfect weather conditions made for a brilliant performance from all the crews today ...

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America’s Cup

Racing in the AC45F (One Design) - Emirates Team New Zealand © Hamish Hooper/Emirates Team NZ http://www.etnzblog.com

Emirates Team New Zealand skipper, Glenn Ashby has confirmed that Emirates Team New Zealand will launch their AC50, in Auckland and will do a substantial build up on the Waitemata harbour before shipping to Bermuda. His comment confirms that Emirates Team NZ will use their 28-day Blackout, or no sail, period to ship to Bermuda, probably leaving sometime in March ...

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