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Pinnell Wins Race But Holt Still On Top ~ SAP 505 World Championship

Pinnell Wins Race But Holt Still On Top ~ SAP 505 World Championship

Day three of the SAP 505 World Championships saw the return of stronger breezes to Algoa Bay in Port Elizabeth, South Africa. Mike Holt and Carl Smit were the pathfinder boat for the first race of the day, but the reigning World Champions found no benefit in having to sail to the right-hand side of the course, while early-out-of-the-gate Ian ...

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Team NZ takes legal action after Auckland effectively snubbed as pre-regatta venue

Team NZ takes legal action after Auckland effectively snubbed as pre-regatta venue

Team New Zealand are appealing to the America’s Cup Arbitration Panel to reinstate Auckland as a qualifying venue, after Auckland was effectively axed as a pre-regatta venue, throwing into doubt key Government funding and placing the team’s future at threat. America’s Cup teams today voted, by a majority, to change the 35th America’s Cup Protocol, including a reduction in boat ...

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America’s Cup~Majority Rules in Protocol and Class changes

America's Cup~Majority Rules in Protocol and Class changes

The America’s Cup Events Authority has announced that the majority of the America’s Cup teams have agreed to make changes aimed at significantly reducing costs for the 2017 America’s Cup. Central to these changes is the introduction of an exciting new America’s Cup Class – a wing-sailed, foiling catamaran between 45 and 50 feet, says a statement issued by ACEA. ...

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Volvo Ocean Race ~ A long time coming

Volvo Ocean Race ~ A long time coming

“How many years have we been working on getting here?” Team Alvimedica’s Mark Towill, smiles with a childlike awe on deck as Southern Ocean spray high fives his face. To his right, his skipper – and best friend – Charlie Enright laughs. “A third of my life,” he replies. “And I’m old now – 30. It’s been a long time ...

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Jean-Michel Cousteau Aboard The MS Paul Gauguin In 2016

Jean-Michel Cousteau Aboard The MS Paul Gauguin In 2016

World-Renowned Oceanographer Jean-Michel Cousteau Guest Hosts Four Sailings Aboard The m/s Paul Gauguin In 2016 Paul Gauguin Cruises, operator of the highest-rated and longest continually sailing luxury cruise ship in the South Pacific, the m/s Paul Gauguin, and the 88-guest m/v Tere Moana, announces that world-renowned oceanographer and environmentalist Jean-Michel Cousteau will guest host four sailings on The Gauguin in ...

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ORC WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP BARCELONA~A WORLD RECORDS

ORC WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP BARCELONA~A WORLD RECORDS

At the end of the second of the three possible periods of pre-registration, more than 90 boats have been accepted as participants in the worldwide gathering Barcelona ORC World Championship 2015. Barcelona will live what already will be one of the best ORC World Championships played in the last 15 years. The numbers speak for themselves: more than 90 teams ...

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Finish second in the Barcelona World Race 2014-2015 on Neutrogena

Finish second in the Barcelona World Race 2014-2015 on Neutrogena

Ghosting across the line in the inky blackness of a Mediterranean spring night, finally slicing through the finish line set on the very waters where some 40 odd years ago he cut his teeth as a young, aspiring sailor harbouring great dreams, at 01:47:00hrs local time Guillermo Altadill and his talented, ever reliable Chilean co-skipper Jose Muñoz secured second placed ...

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Commodores Cup Regatta on in Subic April 7 ~ 1

Commodores Cup Regatta on in Subic April 7 ~ 1

The Saturday Afternoon Gentlemen Sailing (SAGS) Club will stage the eighth Commodores’ Cup Regatta from April 7 to 11 in cooperation with The Lighthouse Marina Resort and Philippine Sailing Association (PSA). Hong Kong’s defending IRC Racing champion Jelik of Frank Pong and IRC Cruiser B winner Selma skippered by Ricky Sandoval are expected to compete in the two-day sailing event, ...

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Four round Cape Horn ~ Volvo Ocean Race

Four round Cape Horn ~ Volvo Ocean Race

Four out of six boats have made it around Cape Horn today. Team Alvimedica, Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing, Team Brunel and Mapfre all rounded the infamous rock all in less than one and a half hours. Dongfeng Race Team suffered a mast breakage earlier today. All sailors are safe onboard and they’re now sailing towards Ushuaia, where they’ll assess their ...

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Helly Hansen NOOD Regatta in Annapolis ~ May 1-3

The Chesapeake Bay will come alive May 1-3 as the largest national sailboat racing circuit in the United States, the Helly Hansen National Offshore One Design (NOOD) Regatta series, will make its third stop of the season five-event in Annapolis, MD. The Annapolis NOOD will have nearly 1,000 sailors among 14 or more classes competing for the event’s top prize ...

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