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Transat Jacques Vabre

Transat Jacques Vabre TJV

As with Sodebo Ultim’s victory yesterday, the Anglo-Spanish duo of Phil Sharp and Pablo Santurde on Imerys Clean Energy are also showing in the Class40 that you do not need the biggest budget or the latest boat to be the leader. With 60 per cent of the race complete, Sharp and Santurde, despite their communication problems and disrupted weather files, ...

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Volvo Ocean Race

Day 10, Leg 2, Lisbon to Cape Town, sunrise on board Dongfeng. First live ever done between two skippers: Charles and Xavi talking to each other. 14 November © Jeremie Lecaudey / Volvo Ocean Race

With Monday’s Equator crossings already a fading memory for the Volvo Ocean Race crews, gone too is any respite, however brief, from the relentless action that’s characterising the second leg. Many sailors awoke on Tuesday sporting new haircuts or with the faint whiff of days-old food about them, or both. These were the only reminders of the momentary reprieve that ...

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Transat Jacques Vabre

Sodebo Ultim’ – Transat Jacques Vabre © TJV

Having match raced each other down the Atlantic after leaving Le Havre last Sunday, Thomas Colville and Jean-Luc Nélias struck a blow for experience by holding off Sébastien Josse and Thomas Rouxel on their newly-launched Maxi Edmond de Rothschild to win the 13th edition of the Transat Jacques Vabre. Sodebo Ultim’ crossed the finish line in the Bay of All ...

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Cabbage Tree Island Race

Black Jack led from the start over rival Wild Oats XI - Cabbage Tree Island Race 2017 David Brogan www.sailpix.com.au

Just months after purchasing the boat, Zoe Taylor’s Cookson 12, G.O., took the win in Race 4 of the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia’s prestigious Blue Water Pointscore – the Cabbage Tree Island Race – topping IRC, ORCI and PHS divisions. Noel Cornish’s Sydney 47, St Jude, was second on IRC and Howard Piggott’s Beneteau First 40, Flying Cloud, third. ...

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Volvo Ocean Race

Day 9, Leg 2, Lisbon to Cape Town, Equator crossing for the America's cup trio. 13 November, 2017 – Volvo Ocean Race © Rich Edwards / Volvo Ocean Race

The Volvo Ocean Race frontrunners are into the Southern Hemisphere on Monday after crossing the Equator, the latest milestone in the drag race to Cape Town. Charles Caudrelier’s Dongfeng Race Team led the fleet over the famous line of latitude at 0941 UTC with the slimmest of leads over MAPFRE, Vestas 11th Hour Racing, Team Brunel and team Akzonobel. By ...

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America’s Cup

Emirates Team NZ sailing in front of the harbour backwater to be taken over by the Halsey Street extension proposal Richard Gladwell www.photosport.co.nz

Using the same methodology as used for the 2000 and 2003 America’s Cup, leading independent consultancy Market Economics has forecast that the 2021 America’s Cup would add up to $1billion to the NZ economy – if held in Auckland. Estimates of the cost of providing a suitable waterfront facility topped out at just under $200million, showing a four-fold return on ...

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Cabbage Tree Island Race

Cabbage Tree Island Race 2017 © Nic Douglass / www.AdventuresofaSailorGirl.com

The live start from 10 November 2017 was a glamour! Sunset behind the Sydney city-scape and a plethora of yachts, with two generals, a major committee boat pile up (sorry Kearnsie!!) and maxi action! What more could you want on a Friday night….??! Black Jack Yachting currently lead Wild Oats XI by just over four miles as the fleet wait ...

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J24 World Championships Fraglia Vela Riva

J24 World Championships Fraglia Vela Riva . http://expertolympicgarda.fragliavelariva.it/

The “World Council Meeting”, held at the historic seat of Fraglia Vela Riva with the members of the international class J24 and the representatives of other world classes (including the Italian Pietro Diamanti and Fabio Apollonio), has officially disclosed that the J24 World Championship 2018 will take place in Riva del Garda from 24th to 31st August, which will follow ...

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Volvo Ocean Race

Day 7, Leg 2, Lisbon to Cape Town, on board AkzoNobel. Chris Nicolson at his early morning post – Volvo Ocean Race © James Blake / Volvo Ocean Race

With the fleet approaching the latitudes of the Doldrums, speeds are expected to drop and indeed the leading boat, Dongfeng, was down to 12 knots of speed on the 13:00 UTC position report. Boats just 10 miles further back were making closer to 20 knots. So a compression in the fleet is expected. But it may not be as severe ...

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Day 11 Clipper Race

Day 11, Race 3 – Clipper Round the World Yacht Race Clipper Ventures

The first points of Race 3: The Dell Latitude Rugged Race have gone to Sanya Serenity Coast, who crossed the Scoring Gate in first place overnight. Sanya Serenity Coast, which has also moved back into first place on the leader board, crossed the northern end of the Scoring Gate at 2103 UTC last night to collect the maximum three bonus ...

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