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Try Sailing £10,000 New Boats Boost

Try Sailing £10,000 New Boats Boost

Try Sailing For Free As Greensforge Celebrates £10,000 New Boats Boost Greensforge Sailing Club kicks off the new sailing season by inviting all comers to get a free taste of sailing and to try out their brand new Sport England-funded boats at their ‘Meet The Trainers Open Day’ on Saturday 28 March (from 11am). The club, one of the oldest ...

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MacDonald Warsash Sprinf Series 15 March 2015

MacDonald Warsash Sprinf Series 15 March 2015

Competitors in the opening races of the Brooks Macdonald Warsash Spring Series were undeterred by the heavy grey sky and chilly wind in the Solent on Sunday 15 March 2015. 12-18 knots of breeze, with just the occasional 20 knot gust, from the ENE throughout the day provided a good breeze for competitors. The wind tracking showed a 20 degree ...

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RS300 Winter Championship

RS300 Winter Championship

RS300 Winter Championship at Hykeham going on Scandinavia While the other RS fleets were at Grafham for their Magic Marine Winter Championships, the RS300 headed to Hykeham SC for their dose of a full-on north-easterly blowing straight in from Scandinavia. Steve Bolland kept it together better than most to take a seven point victory ahead of Tim Keen, with Luke ...

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747 Mirage gentlemen’s racer

As it’s a landlocked country, you might doubt Austria’s boating prowess, says Motorboat & Yachting. You’d be wrong to. The latest model from Ohlsdorf boatbuilders Frauscher, the 747 Mirage, has arrived, and “it is every inch as visually striking as we’ve come to expect”. The radical, supercar-style design “shows off Frauscher’s racing heritage”, and it has the performance to match ...

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The Leg 5 Start Is On Volvo Ocean Race

The Leg 5 Start Is On Volvo Ocean Race

“We see a significant change between leaving Tuesday afternoon and Wednesday morning in easier conditions, and this was also the preference of the majority of the teams,” commented Volvo Ocean Race CEO Knut Frostad, coming straight out of a meeting with the six teams’ skippers, navigators and weather experts in Auckland. The fleet is now leaving on Wednesday instead of ...

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R4WO: IT IS GO TIME!

Race for Water Odyssey R4WO KICKING OFF

It was a thrilling moment when the R4WO left Bordeaux today to start its round the world expedition ! Relatives, onshore teams and Bordeaux residents were here to support the R4WO crew . It is therefore full of this enthusiasm that the crew set sails onboard the MOD70 Race for Water. See you in 5 days in the Azores for ...

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Last boat rounds Cape Horn ~ Barcelona World Race

Last boat rounds Cape Horn ~ Barcelona World Race

Nandor Fa (Hun) and Conrad Colman (NZL) crossed the longitude of Cape Horn (67º 17 ’35 W) at 06:13 hrs UTC this Monday morning. The duo, which in effect between them carry the hopes of their three nationalities (Hungary, New Zealand and USA) have now passed all three great Capes of this third edition of the Barcelona World Race and ...

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SAP Extreme Sailing Team showcased a winning formula

SAP Extreme Sailing Team showcased a winning formula

SAP Extreme Sailing Team showcased a winning formula on day two at the Extreme Sailing Series in Muscat, Oman, taking four wins out of eight races. Co-skippered by Jes Gram-Hansen and Rasmus Køstner, the Danish team displayed a quiet confidence on the water and clearly had a plan: hitting the committee boat end of the start line with precision, avoiding ...

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Spi Ouest-France Regatta ~ La Trinité-sur-Mer: 2-6 April 2015

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Every Easter, the Easter eggs are hidden, but the single hulls an be seen in broad daylight at the Spi Ouest-France Regatta. A real treat for anyone who loves a regatta. It’s ages since sails were first hoisted at the Spi Ouest-France Regatta. So this may be old news but we’ll just remind ourselves of a few facts nonetheless: the ...

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Chinese mariner Guo Chuan

Chinese mariner Guo Chuan receives legendary maxi trimaran IDEC from French voyager Skipper Guo Chuan, the world solo circumnavigation record holder of Class 40 monohull from China, received the world famous IDEC maxi trimaran at the Mecca of offshore sailing in West France’s La Trinite sur Mer on Sunday. Guo Chuan In a simple ceremony, Chairman of IDEC Group Patrice ...

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