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Gosport based race organisers announce London again as start and finish point for round-the-world race

The 40,000-mile Clipper Race

THE Hampshire organisers of a round-the-world yacht race have revealed that it will start and finish in London again this year. The 40,000-mile Clipper Race, which was founded by Hampshire sailing legend Sir Robin Knox Johnston, sees 12 teams of amateur sailors pay to join professional skippers on the ultimate sailing challenge between August 30, 2015 and July 2016. The ...

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ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyeres ~ Two silver medals for Australia

ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyeres ~ Two silver medals for Australia

The Australian Sailing Team won two silver medals in the Sonar and the 2.4mR on the final day of Paralympic racing at the ISAF Sailing World Cup in Hyères, France on Saturday, 25 April. The Sonar competition stirred up several ups and downs throughout the week resulting in a final race showdown in the 18-boat fleet. Australian’s Sonar crew of ...

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Maersk Line ANZAC Regatta

Maersk Line ANZAC Regatta

On Day 2 of the Maersk Line ANZAC regatta the fleet was greeted with a 18-24 Knot East to North East breeze for three more races in the series. There was an on water delay of over one hour before racing finally got under way but with the outgoing tied this caused the race committee a mountain of problems combined ...

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All In ~ Volvo Ocean Race

All In ~ Volvo Ocean Race

The fleet of boats in the Volvo Ocean Race continues to push north towards the next waypoints on the eastern tip of Brazil. Conditions have been stable with 10-12 kts of wind from between 050º – 060º that has allowed very little in the way of passing opportunity for any boat in the fleet. Although, within a small range, the ...

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Olympic sailing events may be moved

Olympic sailing events may be moved

The sailing events at the Rio Olympics could be shifted due to the state of Guanabara Bay. The world governing body of sailing has threatened to move all of its events for the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics out of the city’s Guanabara Bay if action isn’t taken quickly to clean the heavily polluted body of water that many sailors ...

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Inmarsat ~Fleet One connectivity for all

Inmarsat ~Fleet One connectivity for all

Leisure and fishing boats can now access the satellite voice and data services enjoyed by much larger vessels. Get the latest weather forecast and update charts, check your emails and call home – it’s all possible and affordable with Fleet One from Inmarsat Maritime. Broadband connectivity for all Specially designed equipment and flexible regional price plans put always-on broadband connectivity ...

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Volvo Ocean Race ~ Heading the race for home

Volvo Ocean Race ~ Heading the race for home

American Team Alvimedica (Charlie Enright/USA), who are dreaming of winning the Volvo Ocean Race’s sixth leg to their home port of Newport, RI, snatched a narrow lead on Friday. The 5,010-nautical mile (nm) stage from Itajaí, Brazil, to Newport could not be more finely balanced as, once again, the six boats are incredibly closely matched in the Atlantic as they ...

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ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyeres 2015 – Tricky day three

ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyeres 2015 - Tricky day three

 ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyeres 2015 – Giles Scott (GBR) has extended his lead over Ed Wright (GBR) and Ivan Kljakovic Gaspic (CRO), after the third day of the opening series at the Sailing World Cup Hyeres was again delayed by light winds early in the day. Race wins went to Caleb Paine (USA) and Ioannis Mitakis (GRE). It was another ...

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Barcelona World Race – New Agreement Signed

Barcelona World Race - New Agreement Signed

The first trilogy of the Barcelona World Race has just ended, the third edition completed only days ago. The organisers of the race, the FNOB, and the IMOCA – the International Monohull Open Class Association, have signed an agreement for the Barcelona World Race to continue as a key event on the ocean racing calendar for at least three more ...

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Extreme Sailing Series™ heads to Qingdao

Extreme Sailing Series™ heads to Qingdao

With less than a week to go until the Land Rover Extreme Sailing Series™ Act 3, Qingdao, there is a palpable tension in the air, as the nine-strong Extreme 40 fleet head to China’s Olympic sailing city, 30 April – 3 May. A make or break racecourse, Fushan Bay in the heart of Qingdao is a perfect sailing stadium. Surrounded ...

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