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Vendée Globe Day 74

by Vendée Globe

The race at the front of the VendĂ©e Globe is electrifying. None of the eight previous editions has ever witnessed a race finish as open and intense. Right now the leading skippers are trying to get their heads around a do-or-die sprint to the finish line in Les Sables d’Olonne which has now less than one week to run. Even ...

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Top-speed Maxi Edmond de Rothschild Jules Verne Trophy record attempt

Maxi Edmond de Rothschild - Jules Verne Trophy record attempt ©Yann Riou / Polaryse / Gitana SAMaxi Edmond de Rothschild - Jules Verne Trophy record attempt © Yann Riou / Polaryse / Gitana SAMaxi Edmond de Rothschild - Jules Verne Trophy record attempt ©Yann Riou / Polaryse / Gitana SA previous

For the past 24 hours, since they made a perfectly controlled turn to the east offshore of Brazil, the men of the Maxi Edmond de Rothschild have clearly been lengthening their stride. Constantly making over 30 knots, often stretching to close to 35-40 knots, the six sailors are ticking off the miles at very high speed, increasing their lead over ...

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RORC Transatlantic Race Multihull Line Honours for Rayon Vert

Oren Nataf's Multi50 Trimaran Rayon Vert, skippered by Alex Pella completing the RORC Transatlantic Race in an elapsed time of 9 days, 3 hours, 33 mins and 19 secs. - photo © RORC

Oren Nataf’s Multi50 Trimaran Rayon Vert, skippered by Alex Pella crossed the finish line of the seventh edition of the RORC Transatlantic Race at 13:33 UTC in an elapsed time of nine days, three hours, 33 mins and 19 secs. Racing Two-Handed across the Atlantic in under 10 days is a remarkable achievement. Rayon Vert crossed the finish line at ...

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Prada Cup Review & Hutchinson’s Mission

NYYC American Magic's Patriot back ashore with a huge hole in the hull after their massive capsizes on day 3 of the PRADA Cup © COR36 / Studio Borlenghi

Patriot goes up at speed. Patriot comes down with force. Patriot almost sinks. In a true illustration of the sailing community, all teams, organisers and emergency personnel pitch in to the rescue effort. Patriot is rescued. Patriot should be back and racing by the end of the Prada Cup. That is the past 48 hours in a nutshell. The sailing ...

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Vendée Globe Day 72

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With less than two weeks – perhaps even just ten days – until the finish of what is set to be the closest ever edition of the VendĂ©e Globe it is still impossible to predict which three skippers will finish on the podium. “To be honest we wont really have a decent idea until the first ones get to the ...

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New York Yacht Club American Magic

NYYC American Magic's Patriot back ashore with a huge hole in the hull after their massive capsizes on day 3 of the PRADA Cup © COR36 / Studio Borlenghi

The PRADA Cup so far has been enthralling and day 3 saw the drama ratchet up to 11 when a vicious squall hit NYYC American Magic’s ‘Patriot’ as she went for a tack then bear away at the final mark, had an issue with the port runner, went for a leap, then crashed down hard. Airtime and a huge capsize ...

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Americas Cup Rialto

INEOS Team UK - Waitemata Harbour - January 15, 2021 - Prada Cup © Richard Gladwell / Sail-World.com / nz

“INEOS Team UK turned in an impressive performance on Course C today in a spanking 19-21kt SSW breeze. “The jury is still out in the Brits’ light airs performance. But if the breeze comes in for the Prada Cup, which gets underway in just over a week, the Challenger Selection Series will definitely be a three way contest.” If we ...

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PRADA Cup Round Robin Day 2

PRADA Cup Day 2: Round Robin 2 - New York Yacht Club American Magic vs INEOS TEAM UK © COR36 / Studio Borlenghi

The second day of the PRADA Cup Challenger Series brought very different conditions. Staying on the foils and picking the shifts were the themes of the day. With a light north-westerly breeze forecast the Race Committee selected Course C, closest to Auckland on the Hauraki Gulf. Conditions were tricky and puffy for both races of the day and saw the ...

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Vendée Globe Day 69

Boris Herrmann on Seaexplorer - Yacht Club de Monaco in the Vendée Globe © Boris Herrmann / Seaexplorer - YC de Monaco #VG2020

Racing some 35 miles off the NE corner of Brasil, at Recife this afternoon, speeds remain very even between the top trio of Vendée Globe boats, German skipper Boris Herrmann having moved into third place overnight. The skipper of SeaExplorer-Yacht Club de Monaco has modulated his attack with the same patience and diligence that has ensured that he is playing ...

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Maxi Edmond de Rothschild in Jules Verne Trophy

Maxi Edmond de Rothschild - Jules Verne Trophy © Eloi Stichelbaut / polaRYSE / Gitana S.A

After setting sail from Ushant on Sunday 10 January at 01:33 UTC on the quest for the Jules Verne Trophy, the crew of the Maxi Edmond de Rothschild crossed the equator this Friday 15 January at 14h48’32” UTC, after five days 13 hours 14 minutes and 46 seconds at sea. Though this first passage time is a far cry from ...

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