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Transat Jacques Vabre

First to cross the departure line on Sunday 5th November from Le Havre – Transat Jacques Vabre © Vincent Curutchet / ALeA / TJV

Pushed to the limit ~ Transat Jacques Vabre Far from being an easy ride, the Transat Jacques Vabre has not spared our two skippers Phil Sharp and Pablo Santurde from its grueling existence. First challenged by the newer and faster boats Carac, Aïna, and V&B, Phil and Pablo restored their advantage on Tuesday evening just as the weather turned hostile and ...

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CYCA’s Cabbage Tree Island Race

Wild Oats XI in Sydney Harbour © Andrea Francolini http://www.afrancolini.com/

A substantial fleet of 36 will battle it out in Race 4 of the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia’s Blue Water Pointscore – the Cabbage Tree Island Race – on Friday night, with a mouth-watering clash between Wild Oats XI and Black Jack set to be the main event. The 180nm Cabbage Tree Island race is the CYCA’s third most ...

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Volvo Ocean Race ~ Doyle Sails International

Alex Thomson (Hugo Boss) – powered by Doyle to second place and two sailing records in the 2016 Vendée Globe © Cleo Barnham Hugo Boss

Mid way through the 35th Match for the America’s Cup, one chapter closed and a new one opened for one of the world’s most substantial sailmakers. After joining Doyle Sails New Zealand in June 2011, Volvo Ocean Race winner, Mike Sanderson announced in Bermuda that a new leadership team, based in New Zealand, would be taking the helm at Doyle ...

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Volvo Ocean Race

Distance to finish: 4,437 nautical miles to Cape Town – Volvo Ocean Race Turn The Tide On Plastic

Do you think, realistically, we can be competitive this leg?’ Turn the Tide on Plastic’s Onboard Reporter Sam Greenfield asks Australian Boat Captain Liz Wardley during Leg 2 of the Volvo Ocean Race. ‘I hate that question,’ she shakes her head and pushes her hair off her face. ‘If we can get to Cape Town without any regrets, it’s a ...

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Transat Jacques Vabre

Prince de Bretagne, skippers Lionel Lemonchois and Bernard Stamm during Start of the Transat Jacques Vabre 2017, duo sailing race from Le Havre (FRA) to Salvador de Bahia (BRA) in Le Havre on November 5th, 2017 © Jean-Louis Carli / ALeA / TJV17

The Anglo-Spanish duo, Phil Sharp and Pablo Santurde (Imerys Clean Energy) extended their lead at the front of the 40ft monohull fleet, as Halvard Mabire and Miranda Merron (Campagne de France) were limping back to Cherbourg, their home port, nursing a broken port rudder. They are expected back at midday tomorrow (Thursday). Such has been the pace, complication and fatigue ...

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Mini-Transat La Boulangère

Mini-Transat La Boulangère 2017 © Christophe Breschi

These are what the regulars call the crucial days, those where you realise that from here on in there’s no way back and that there are no options until you reach Martinique. Little by little, as they get further apart, the VHF conversations become few and far between and each solo sailor enters another world and another time. Focusing on ...

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Volvo Ocean Race

Day 3, Leg 2 – Lisbon to Cape Town – Downwind fast with clouds on board Dongfeng – Volvo Ocean Race © Jeremie Lecaudey / Volvo Ocean Race

Leg 1 winners Vestas 11th Hour Racing jumped to the head of the Volvo Ocean Race fleet three days into Leg 2 as the big dive south began in earnest on Wednesday. Clever sailing from Charlie Enright’s Danish/American outfit saw them dart past their rivals with a well-timed gybe yesterday evening that put them into their own windshift. When they ...

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Clipper Race

Liverpool Clipper Race start Clipper Ventures

Clipper Race invites Expressions of Interest from host ports to 2022 The announcement coincided with the release of very positive economic impact figures for Liverpool, UK, the host of the start of this year’s global race in August 2017, of £7.5 million GBP, which reinforces the power of the Clipper Race as an impactful and highly inspirational global mass participation ...

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Finnish J/70 Sailing League Series 2017

Finnish J/70 Sailing League 2017 © Pepe Korteniem

The Finnish J/70 Sailing League completed their final event in Lauttasaari, just off the mouth of Helsinki harbor. Going into the finale, the top team was Åländska Segelsällskapet’s first team; they had a solid five-point lead over Mariehamns Seglarförening (MSF), who in turn was just one point ahead of Helsinki’s Brändö Seglarea. However, because of the racing has been so ...

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Mini-Transat La Boulangère

Mini-Transat La Boulangère 2017 © Christophe Breschi

Virtually in single file, the solo sailors competing in the Mini-Transat La Boulangère are attacking their oceanic crossing on a WNW’ly heading, slightly above the direct course. In these conditions, with the routing that has stood the test of time since leaving Gran Canaria, wisdom recommends favouring the layline. However, there already appear to be some mavericks on the Atlantic ...

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