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Yacht Race start QantasLink Brisbane to Gladstone

Yacht Race start QantasLink Brisbane to Gladstone

The weather God’s were smiling on the start of QantasLink Brisbane to Gladstone Yacht Race this morning. After a night of almost constant rain, the race started in bright sunshine and a good breeze. A highly competitive start saw a number of the smaller yachts lead the fleet out, of particular note was Leeway who punched well above her weight. ...

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BVI Spring Regatta 2015

BVI Spring Regatta

Tortola, British Virgin Island (April 3, 2015) – Rain squalls ripped through the Sir Francis Drake Channel at the start of racing on day one of the BVI Spring Regatta, enhancing the trade winds to over 20 knots for most of the day. A short sea state, at times rising to three metres when the fleet was racing out of ...

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Garda Optimist Meeting ~ Day 2 of the huge Regatta

Garda Optimist Meeting ~ Day 2 of the huge Regatta

Another beautiful day of sunshine and wind on Lake Garda Trentino for the 868 Optimists from 29 different nations taking part in the 33rd edition of The Garda Optimist Meeting, organised by Fraglia Vela Riva. The younger cadets, who had been recalled yesterday for the strong gusts, today found ideal conditions starting at 9 Friday morning with wind from the ...

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Volvo Ocean Race ~ A sprint to the finish

Volvo Ocean Race ~ A sprint to the finish

Volvo Ocean Race – The enthralling, absorbing leg five of the Volvo Ocean Race will come to a climax on Sunday when any one of four boats could claim victory in Itajaí after three weeks and 6,776 nautical miles (nm) full of thrills and spills. The stage has more than lived up to its long-standing reputation as the roughest and ...

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The Vendée Globe candidates 2016

The Vendée Globe candidates 2016-2017

The aim of the first Vendée Globe Speed Dating event on Wednesday 1st April at the Naval Museum in Paris was to bring together skippers looking for sponsors with companies potentially interested in the Vendée Globe. This is a first in ocean racing circles and was a huge success as sixteen famous sailors attended in order to present their projects. ...

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Volvo Ocean Race – Dongfeng is moving again

Volvo Ocean Race~Dongfeng breaks topmast 240nm from Cape Horn

Dongfeng Race Team is moving again. The red boat casted off from Ushuaia at 10:40 UTC Thursday and is on its way east through the Beagle Channel. The boat will be motor sailed up to Itajai. The delivery crew has got 1900 miles ahead before they get to Itajaí. Carrying 1500 litres of fuel onboard it will take between 10-12 days ...

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Brisbane to Gladstone yacht race

Brisbane to Gladstone yacht race

It has been a clean start in Moreton Bay for this year’s Brisbane to Gladstone yacht race, with 30 boats competing in the event. The 67th annual event started in Moreton Bay off Shorncliffe at 11:00am (AEST). Boaties were philosophical about the weather, saying the trick would be to get as far north as quickly as possible. Organisers expect the ...

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Barcelona World Race ~ Ten Per Cent on the Brothers?

Barcelona World Race ~ Ten Per Cent on the Brothers

One hundred miles to the ENE of Madeira the breezes remain light for One Planet, One Ocean & Pharmaton as Aleix Gelabert and Didac Costa sail east. And ahead of them, as they progress towards the Moroccan coast, working towards the Straits of Gibraltar where they are expected Sunday, the breezes remain quite light and difficult. They are making just ...

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Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing Leg 5 lead ~ Volvo Ocean Race

Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing Leg 5 lead ~ Volvo Ocean Race

Team SCA (Sam Davies/GBR) were savouring a rare, poignant moment on Thursday after they had rounded Cape Horn in the brutal Leg 5 of the Volvo Ocean Race to make a special tribute to their beloved coach, Magnus Olsson. The Swede was one of most popular – and skilful – sailors ever to compete in the 41-year race and it ...

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Solo Basse Normandie – It was a challenging race

Solo&Duo Basse Normandie – It was a challenging race

Solo Basse Normandie – A challenging race with solid performances – It was a challenging race. More hours of darkness than daylight, freezing cold, wet, bad visibility rounding Jersey at 0300 in the morning and short 20nm legs that meant little to no chance of any sleep. (I managed two 10 minute naps in the 30 hour race.) I got ...

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