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Day 16~Volvo Ocean Race Leg 6

Volvo Ocean Race Leg 6 to Auckland, day 15 on board MAPFRE, Xabi Fernandez stearing and Pablo Arrarte trimming, drone shot during a close batle with Dongfeng . 21 February - photo © Ugo Fonolla / Volvo Ocean Race

Caffari said she will thread her Turn the Tide on Plastic crew through the Grand Passage, a narrow gap in the barrier reef surrounding the South Pacific island chain of New Caledonia, in the hunt for the tiniest of time advantages. Turn the Tide on Plastic moved into pole position on Wednesday as the 6,100-mile leg from Hong Kong to ...

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Valentine’s Regatta

Jolly Harbour Yacht Club Valentine's Regatta © Henry Trembecki

Jolly Harbour Yacht Club Valentine’s Regatta A highly competitive Regatta with a variety of party nights bought together sailors, visitors and residents of Jolly Harbour for an unparalleled weekend. Entries came from eighteen mixed class boats. The Olympic designed courses had been fine-tuned for more challenging racing, starting outside Five Islands Bay. This year the spirited weather conditions bought an ...

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RC44

Peninsula Petroleum won the RC44 Calero Marinas Cup in November 2017 - photo © Nico Martinez / Martinez Studio / RC44 Class

Intense one design competition resumes promptly for the RC44s in 2018. With no need to wait for the weather to improve in the Mediterranean, the RC44 Calero Marinas Cup fires up off Lanzarote in Canary Islands on 1 March with practice racing the previous day. The 2017 season for the Russell Coutts-created one designs concluded off Lanzarote’s capital, Arrecife at ...

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RORC Caribbean 600 Paradox and Rambler 88

AUDIO Interview with Peter Aschenbrenner, Paradox: https://soundcloud.com/louay-habib/2018-rorc-caribbean-600-peter-aschenbrenner-paradox - photo © RORC / Arthur Daniel

In the early hours on the third day of the 2018 RORC Caribbean 600, Paradox, Peter Aschenbrenner’s American 63′ Trimaran crossed the finish line in Antigua completing the 600-mile race in an elapsed time of one day, 13 hours five minutes and 16 seconds taking Multihull Line Honours. George David’s American Maxi Rambler 88 crossed the finish line just under ...

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RORC Caribbean 600 monohull record

George David's Rambler 88 - RORC Caribbean 600 © RORC / Tim Wright / Photoaction.com

George David’s American Maxi Rambler 88 crossed the finish line in Antigua on Wednesday 21st February at 01:21:45 AST in an elapsed time of 1 day 13 hours 41 minutes and 45 seconds, setting a new monohull race record. Paradox takes Multihull Line Honours Paradox, Peter Aschenbrenner’s American 63′ Trimaran crossed the finish line in Antigua at: 00:55:16 AST on ...

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Volvo OR ~ Route to Auckland

Leg 6 to Auckland, day 14 on board Sun hung Kai / Scallywag. 21 February, . © Jeremie Lecaudey / Volvo Ocean Race

After several days of playing off one cloud against another in search of a useful breeze, the Volvo Ocean Race fleet looks set to endure those conditions for another day or so. However the routing is now starting to settle down, and the highway to the finish of Leg 6 in Auckland is becoming obvious. The boats that should be ...

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Clipper Round the World Yacht Race

Current positions – Clipper Round the World Yacht Race 7: The Forever Tropical Paradise Race, Day 21 © Clipper Race

Less than 30 nautical miles separates the top two teams, and they are nervously looking over their shoulders at the chasing pack, as a wind hole has once again appeared on Day 21 of Race 7: The Forever Tropical Paradise Race. With a tense finish into Sanya now expected, PSP Logistics retains the lead for a second day after the ...

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Volvo Ocean Race Leg 6

Volvo Ocean Race Leg 6 to Auckland, day 14 on board Sun hung Kai / Scallywag. Light winds and beautiful sunsets. 20 February - photo © Jeremie Lecaudey / Volvo Ocean Race

The Volvo Ocean Race fleet is facing another 48 hours of excruciating sailing as the teams plugged deeper into a massive expanse of windless ocean on Tuesday. Lying ahead of them is a 400-mile gulf that stretches as far south as New Caledonia, severely hampering progress towards New Zealand as Leg 6 enters its 14th day. And with the finish ...

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RORC Caribbean 600 2018

Last start of the day for the record number of multihulls in the race: Jason Carroll's Gunboat 62 Elvis and Stephen Cucchiaro's Gunboat 60 Flow - photo © RORC/Tim Wright/photoaction.com

A record 84 yachts started the 2018 RORC Caribbean 600 in Antigua today; the largest fleet assembled in the ten-year history of the race. The impressive armada set off in unstable conditions with squalls producing a wind range of over 20 knots, and as little as 10, with some big shifts in direction. High seas and strong trade winds are ...

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M32 Valencia Winter Series

M32 Valencia Winter Series Event 2 © M32 Series

14 epic races were sailed this past weekend over the three-day event which was the penultimate in the M32 Valencia Winter Series. Valencia again delivered on its promise of warm weather and glamorous sailing conditions, even throwing in a strong swell for the final day of racing. “Valencia has yet again proved it was the best choice to host the ...

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