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Tomes Cup 2015

Tomes Cup

Tomes Cup Presented by Old Mutual Saturday 10 January 2015 The Tomes Cup pursuit race, organised by Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club and presented by Old Mutual International is the third constituent event in the Club’s annual Top Dog Trophy Series, designed to identify the most successful helm over a variety of pursuit race courses and conditions. The series includes ...

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Governor’s Cup race

Governor’s Cup race

Banjo breaks South African Governor’s Cup race record Farrier team trim five hours off speed record from Simon’s Town to St Helena Kevin Webb, Sarel van der Merwe, and Brad Stemmett sailing Banjo, a Farrier F9AX trimaran, have broken the 1,750-mile Governor’s Cup Race record from Simon’s Town to St Helena with a time of 9 days 13 hours and ...

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Redbull win their fourth World Championships

Redbull win their fourth World Championships

Redbull win their fourth ISAF Tornado World Championships Saturdays first race saw a mixture of fluky winds with big holes across the race course. This proved tricky for some of the sailors who took the wrong side of the course on the first upwind putting them right at the back of the fleet. Some sailors got stuck and 5 boats ...

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Bill Durant and team’s Relentless

Bill Durant and team’s Relentless

2015 Two Gates Pursuit Race: Bill Durant and team’s Relentless effort take win in Long Beach Bill Durant and his team raced his Santa Cruz 52, Relentless, to first place honors Sunday in the 2015 Two Gates Pursuit Race hosted by Long Beach Yacht Club. On a day that weather forecasters indicated would have little to no breeze in either ...

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Global Navigation Solutions

Global Navigation Solutions

Appointment of Paul Stanley as Global Navigation Solutions Chief Executive Global Navigation Solutions (‘GNS’), the maritime services group, is pleased to announce the appointment of Paul Stanley as Chief Executive with effect from 5 January 2015. During the last fifteen years, Paul has held a number of senior executive positions in the business information and software sectors, both within the ...

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Hungarians On Track For 11th Flying Dutchman World Title

Hungarians On Track For 11th Flying Dutchman World

International Flying Dutchman World Championship Ten times Flying Dutchman World Champions Szabolcs Majthenyi and András Domokos (HUN) are on track for their 11th Flying Dutchman world title at the 2015 Worlds in Sydney, Australia. The Hungarians have dominated, winning six out of six races to lead Enno Kramer and Ard Geelkerken (NED) by six points. On the third day of ...

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Volvo Ocean Race – Abu Dhabi to Sanya

Volvo Ocean Race - Abu Dhabi to Sanya

Volvo Ocean Race: Fishing net hazards on 1st night of Leg 3 from Abu Dhabi to Sanya Leg 3 Day 1 – Abu Dhabi to Sanya (4,670 nautical mile journey) Boat speed: 7.3 knots. Speeding up after a slow start for the fleet… Position in fleet: 1st with Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing just 1.1 nautical miles behind. Team Brunel is ...

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Barcelona World Race

Barcelona World Race

Barcelona World Race: One for All and All for One (Or Two?) If during the pre-start hours in Barcelona there were fears that one Barcelona World Race duo might conjure up a breakaway in the opening days, so far such worries remain unfounded. Among the ‘three musketeers’ who are making the pace – albeit at speeds of an Sunday promenade ...

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Hobson rises 12ft Skiff Interdominion

12ft Skiff Interdominion

Hobson rises to the challenge but Press in control at 12ft Skiff Interdominion The 12ft Skiff Interdominion is shaping up to be a humdinger between two Australian and two used Zealand entries, with the Aussies getting the upper hand today, including the Brett Hobson skippered Geotherm staging a comeback to move up to second place, but it’s Sydney Sailmakers, steered ...

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Tornado Sailing World Championships in Perth

Tornado Sailing World Championships

motional Racing at the Tornado Sailing World Championships in Perth – Top scores and a fatal crash for TeamGaebler Our single placements at the Tornado Sailing World Championships on the Swan River in Perth speak for themselves: 3-12-1-2-4-10-2-4.9-1-2. Between joy and frustration there were only a few hours. It was actually going quite well and after half of the series, ...

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