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Delta Lloyd Regatta 2015 ~ 17 days to go…

Delta Lloyd Regatta 2015 ~ 17 days to go...

In the last weeks we’ve welcomed a lot of new sailors. The 31th edition is proven one of the biggest editions in the history of the Delta Lloyd Regatta in terms of Olympic- and Paralympic boats and sailors competing. For instance the Laser class has grown over 160 boats. With only a couple of weeks to go the organising authority ...

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Wilson Trophy 2015 – Day 2

Wilson Trophy 2015 – Day 2

If Friday at the Wilson Trophy was the ‘great flood’, then Saturday was the ‘gale’ that slowly through the afternoon abated and, with the sun breaking through, transformed West Kirby’s Marine Lake into the Cote d’Azur, albeit a chillier Wirral version. After nine hours of racing with an hour long break, the 2015 Wilson Trophy has sailed 224 races. Going ...

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Gaastra PalmaVela ~ Final day

Gaastra PalmaVela ~ Final day

Gaastra PalmaVela 2015, the first big event on the Mediterranean regatta calendar came to an end with a day of light breezes, but sufficient to hold races for all 16 participating classes.Three boats managed to defend their 2014 titles. The winners of the Gaastra PalmaVela 2015 are: Open Season (Wally), Momo (Maxi 72), Azzurra (TP52), Grupo Clínico Dr. Luis Senís ...

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Bluewater Open Boat Weekend set to inspire offshore sailors

Bluewater Open Boat Weekend

Over 100 aspiring bluewater cruisers are set to attend World Cruising Club’s second annual Bluewater Open Boat Weekend hosted at Berthon Marina in Lymington on 16-17 May. They will have the opportunity to climb aboard a variety of ocean sailing boats, mingle with experienced cruisers and get expert advice to help set sail with the right boat, training, and equipment. ...

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New sets benchmark ~ Phaedo^3 Antigua to Newport

Phaedo^3 sets new Antigua to Newport benchmark

The MOD 70 Phaedo^3 completed the 1560 nm Antigua to Newport passage, reducing the previous mark by approximately 16 hours. By arriving into Newport at midnight Friday, May 8, skipper Brian Thompson (GBR) set a time of 3 days, 5 hours, 55 minutes and 12 seconds. A benchmark time for the passage was recorded by the World Sailing Speed Record ...

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There is a God! ~ Vicsail Beneteau Pittwater Cup

There is a God! ~ Vicsail Beneteau Pittwater Cup

After all the bluster, fury and precipitation of recent times around Sydney and New South Wales, there certainly was one big thank you to be proffered today. Cloudless skies, something like 21˚C and then 8-12 knots from the West to Nor’west with the occasional 15 and also less than five knots made for perfect sailing on Pittwater. Little wonder there ...

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Ginger leads MC38 Autumn Regatta ~ Just add water

Ginger leads MC38 Autumn Regatta

The advice to Andrew Hunn coming in as guest skipper on Leslie Green’s MC38 Ginger for the second stage Autumn Regatta was “just add water”. Given Ginger’s track record, the seasoned steerer but MC38 class blow-in had nothing to worry about predicted coach and peer Mark Bradford. In shifty westerly winds on Sydney Harbour, the fruitful combination of a multi-class ...

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Volvo Ocean Race – Team Brunel readjusts its objectives

Volvo Ocean Race - Team Brunel

Team Brunel will remember the sixth leg of the Volvo Ocean Race for its annoying fields of seaweed, a speared fish and a well-deserved place on the winners’ podium. Here, three Team Brunel sailors look back on this quiet leg to the American port of Newport. “We didn’t get off to a good start in Itajaí and in the first ...

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Topper Inland Championship and National Series 4 overall

Topper Inland Championship

Topper Inland Championship and National Series 4 – A British bank holiday weekend will without fail muster breeze and so with full confidence 208 sailors arrived at Grafham Water to compete in the 5.3, 4.2, 4.2 Regatta and Masters fleets. Peter Saxton, Peter Baldwin, Andy Moore and their on water teams got racing underway on time in the middling breeze ...

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Aurora carries Wild Oats XI with hopes of TransPac success

Aurora carries Wild Oats XI with hopes of TransPac success

Aurora Yacht Logistics, in partnership with Peters & May, has been charged with the full logistics handling for the transport of champion supermaxi, Wild Oats XI, which is on its way to the bluewater yacht race known as TransPac. The unrivalled Sydney Hobart champion with eight wins under her substantial belt, Wild Oats XI is the most successful yacht in ...

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