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EFG SAILING ARABIA – THE TOUR 2015

GRIPPING CONCLUSION TO EFG SAILING ARABIA – THE TOUR 2015 AS ZAIN WINS FINAL LEG AND EFG BANK (MONACO) CROWNED CHAMPIONS FOR SECOND YEAR IN A ROW. Even more commendable is the fact that the crew consists of enthusiastic novices, formed mainly from employees of Zain – one of the Middle East’s leading mobile telecoms operators. They managed to take ...

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South Africa Hobie 16 Nationals 2015

South African Hobie 16 Nationals

The Hobie 16 Nationals 2015 – We are proud to announce that Durban will be hosting this prestigious event from Friday 3 April 2015 to Monday 6 April 2015, and would like to take this opportunity to thank our main sponsors – Point Yacht Club, Health Technology and Entek. 1. Please find the attached documents: 1) Poster for 2014 Nationals ...

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Andalusian Olympic Week – Carnival Trophy

Andalusian Olympic Week - Carnival Trophy

The 50-point Andalusian Olympic Week – Carnival Trophy has concluded in Cadiz, Spain with overall titles and Spanish national titles being awarded. The Bay of Cadiz welcomed 450 athletes across 11 classes who played out the action across three racing areas over five days. A consistent westerly breeze was present across the week in the region of seven knots. It ...

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Barcelona World Race Open Doors

Barcelona World Race Open Doors

Cheminées Poujoulat have a particularly benevolent Atlantic opening up for them, rolling back to reveal downwind and reaching conditions almost all the way to the Equator. Slighty unsually Bernard Stamm and Jean Le Cam will only sail a few hours upwind, Wednesday evening and night. They are now just north of the high pressue and have 15kts E’ly winds and ...

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Star Bacardi Cup – Race 1 finish

Star Bacardi Cup - Race 1 finish

Larry Whipple and Austin Sperry of the USA crossed the finish line first on the opening day of the Star class Bacardi Cup in Miami to the sound of silence! They were DSQ for failing to sign-­in before the start. Race 1 winners were therefore Jorge Zarif and Bruno Prada of Brazil, second Arthur Anosov and Andrey Shafranuk USA and ...

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Ready to Race RC44 Championship Tour 2015

Ready to Race RC44 Championship Tour 2015

With less than a month to go, eleven teams are gathering in Malta’s capital of Valletta for the 2015 RC44 Championship Tour season-opener from 25-29 March. The crew line up for the RC44 Valletta Cup reads like a who’s who of sailing greats and top international businessmen, guaranteeing that it will be a highly competitive fleet racing right in the ...

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Team Brunel Recap leg 4 highs and the lows Volvo Ocean Race

Team Brunel Recap leg 4 highs and the lows Volvo Ocean Race

Volvo Ocean Race – Choosing the northern route turned out to be a brilliant tactical decision. But not all decisions went so well. Because of one wrong gybe and changed weather patterns, Team Brunel lost its considerable lead. With only the Volvo Ocean Race tracker as a guide, it’s difficult for fans to understand how the Dutch team lost more ...

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Phaedo3 MOD 70 – one of the fastest sailing boats in the world

Phaedo3 MOD 70 - one of the fastest sailing boats in the world

Sitting here in Antigua airport waiting for my flight back to London, life is good having just blasted across the Atlantic in just under nine and a half days on board the new Phaedo3 MOD 70, one of the fastest sailing boats in the world… I originally joined the team just for the day to help take their race sails ...

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33 Garda Optimist Meeting

33 Garda Optimist Meeting

33 Garda Optimist Meeting New technical specifications are introduced– This event, organised by the historic Fraglia Vela Riva, is already a Guinness World record for being the largest regatta of a single class in the world and for many youngsters it is a dream come true to take part in it in the days running up to Easter, (2nd – ...

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Clipper Cordova 60 Gold Coast International Marine Expo 2015

Clipper Cordova 60 Gold Coast International Marine Expo 2015

Clipper’s new-generation Cordova 60 to make world premiere exclusively at 2015 Gold Coast International Marine Expo Clipper Motor Yachts has just announced the world premiere of its new-generation Cordova 60 exclusively at the 2015 Gold Coast International Marine Expo (21-24 May 2015). The new flagship model manifests the elegant lines of Clipper’s classic semi-displacement motor cruiser and is now complemented ...

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