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The 60th SAP 5O5 World Championship

The 60th SAP 5O5 World Championship

The 60th SAP 5O5 World Championship got under way on Saturday, 28 of March with two races being sailed back to back. The breeze came out of an easterly direction and conditions for sailing were great. Race 1 was started in 7 knots of breeze but this was always going to build and by mid-afternoon, was forecast to strengthen to ...

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Barcelona ready to welcome Neutrogena~Barcelona World Race

Barcelona ready to welcome Neutrogena~Barcelona World Race

It’s small Cape, a local Spanish landmark, but it could be argued that it’s the most definitive one of the Barcelona World Race. Cape Horn may be the biggest challenge of the two handed round the world race, but if you are not passing Cabo de Gata on the SE corner of Spain you are not finishing. Cabo de Gata ...

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St Thomas Int Regatta Day 2

St Thomas Int Regatta Day 2

So, the powers that control the meteorological conditions at regattas decided, rightfully, that they had achieved near perfection on the opening day, and maybe because that they decided that the behavior at the subsequent party was exemplary, to tweak it and in doing so, made it close to perfect. They had reduced the top end of the wind range to ...

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Volvo Ocean Race ~ Fleet moves fast to Cape Horn, away from ice limit

Volvo Ocean Race ~ Fleet moves fast to Cape Horn, away from ice limit

Volvo Ocean Race – The fleet has its foot to the floor, ears pinned back and heads down racing as fast as they can to Cape Horn after separating from the ice limit. The boats have now gybed their last gybe and stacked their last stack and, hopefully, had their last broken watch break to help out with manoeuvres. MAPFRE, ...

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Solo Basse Normandie 2015

Solo Basse Normandie

Despite early sunshine in Granville, it was a grey start to the 188 mile Solo Basse Normandie (Friday 27th March) with fine drizzle reducing visibility and just seven knots of wind on the start line for 24 competitors to play with. However, the gloom was soon pierced by the beaming white smile of Artemis Offshore Academy Rookie Rob Bunce (Artemis ...

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Call to Alvimedica~Two days out from Cape Horn~Volvo Ocean Race

Volvo Ocean Race: Call to Alvimedica - Two days out from Cape Horn

Team Alvimedica watch captain, Ryan Houston says the Southern Ocean Leg of the Volvo Ocean Race has had racing as close as you would expect in a Coastal Race. All the top group are within sight of each other, and there have been some close passing maneuvers with the boats sailing at 25-30kts. It remains to be seen how long ...

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St Thomas Int Regatta Day 1

St Thomas Int Regatta Day 1

If racing sailors could choose . . . it would be for consistent wind of 20-22 knots, sunshine and courses that are not of the repeated windward/leeward variety and occasional natural hazards.  Those attending the St. Thomas International Regatta had exactly that today. The natural hazards struck hard with some – beach catamarans upside down are difficult to right and ...

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Trofeo Princesa Sofia Iberostar

Trofeo Princesa Sofia Iberostar

Over 1,200 sailors from 65 countries are in Palma de Mallorca to compete in the 46th edition of the Trofeo Princesa Sofia Iberostar. This international regatta has become a regular feature for worldwide sailors who will race in the 10 Olympic events, the Formula Kite, the Dragon and the 2.4 Paralympic class, from the 28th of March until de fourth ...

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Melges 24 European Sailing Series 2015

Melges 24 European Sailing Series 2015

The first day of the Melges 24 European Sailing Series 2015 first event in Portoroz, Slovenia welcomed the sailors with a pouring rain and +12 degrees. As a result of the day three races were completed. The north/east wind called Bora, which is cold, dry and very gusty, filled the bay with the gusts of 20 knots. Heavy rain together ...

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6th Aloha Round Hainan Regatta

Aloha Round Hainan Regatta

Shenzhen based Swan82 Ubox scored an impressive second line honours, establishing also the reference time for the 280nm Haikou to Sanya leg with 27 hours and 21 minutes. Second in real time on the line was Archambault 40 Seawolf, RHN Dubois50 Sanya closing in third. IRC 3/4/5 fleet left Wanning in the morning for their final offshore race. The grey-hulled ...

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