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Yacht Ngoni

Sailing Yacht Ngoni - photo © Breed Media

Sailing Yacht Ngoni: An innovative weapon on water The owner’s brief; “Build me a beast. Don’t build me a sheep in wolf’s clothing. This has to be an edgy and innovative weapon; fast and furious.” The answer? A Dubois Naval Architect exterior, a Rick Baker Ltd interior, and the build credibility of Royal Huisman to birth the elegant, high-performance predator ...

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B14 World Championship

Toby Lewis receiving the Paul Smith Memorial Trophy for best international crew during the B14 Worlds prize giving - photo © Steve Miller

The dogs have finally been unleashed and the wind abated. With an oscillating 5 – 6 knots, the chance was there for the Pommie B14s to show their prowess in the light shifty NW’ly winds. The fat lady was grandly standing in the prime box in the theatre as 6 of the top 7 currently hoped that the lightweights would ...

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International 14 2018 Australian Championship

International 14 2018 Australian Championships - Day 3 - photo © John Graham

Same wind direction as the last few days, NNE. but a little stronger at over 15 knots and the sea state a little choppier and that caused a few to go for a swim. Race 5 was 4 laps of a windward & return course and Mark Krystic won comfortably ahead of Dave Alexander then Dave Hayter. Race 6 was ...

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Jules Verne

Yann Guichard and Spindrift 2 at Cape Horn during their Jules Verne Trophy record attempt - photo © Eloi Stichelbaut / Spindrift racing

After a long stand-by, in the main due to a very active North Atlantic, Spindrift Racing, skippered by Yann Guichard and owned by Dona Bertarelli, started their Jules Verne Trophy attempt late Monday. . However it was not to be. Yann Guichard has made the decision to return to Brest following analysis of this evening’s weather files. The weather window, which ...

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Clipper Round the World

Day 3 Race 6 - Clipper Round the World Yacht Race © Clipper Race

A gripping race to the Scoring Gate unfolded during the third day of Race 6: The Wondrous Whitsundays Race which ultimately saw Sanya Serenity Coast come out on top followed closely by Visit Seattle in second and Qingdao, which has scored points in every Scoring Gate so far, in third. For its efforts, Sanya Serenity Coast, which is also in ...

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International Australian Championship 2018

QLD Wang Wang - International 14 2018 Australian Championship - Day 1 - photo © John Graham

There was a light ESE for the first race that shifted left just before the start, requiring an AP and re-laying of the course. Short, two windward and returns saw the first boat, Mark “Meaty” Krystic, finish in just under 20 minutes ahead of David Hayter, with Roger Blasse in third. The second race saw similar conditions. An ENE of ...

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Solomon Islands in Volvo Ocean Race

Volvo Ocean Race Leg 4, Melbourne to Hong Kong, day 05 on board MAPFRE, Sophie Ciszek giving instructions from the bow during a pilling. © Ugo Fonolla / Volvo Ocean Race

The leaders on Leg 4 are still making good progress but only have about 200 miles to go until the wind starts to ease significantly on approach to the Solomon Islands.   The leaders on Leg 4 are still making good progress but only have about 200 miles to go until the wind starts to ease significantly on approach to ...

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Bermuda’s amazing regatta – Video America’s Cup 2017

Oracle Corporation were strong supporters of the 35th America's Cup - 2017 America's Cup Bermuda © Scott Stallard

For those who could not make it to Bermuda for the 35th America’s Cup this series of nine short videos outline how the various facets of the event came together to produce an unforgettable month of sailing. The population of Bermuda is around just 64,000 people, which made the effort even the more remarkable. by Sail-World.com

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Levin Memorial Miami Star Winter Series 2018

2018 Star Midwinter Championship-Levin - Day 1 © Marco Oquendo / imagesbymarco.com

A brisk and chilly northerly greeted the Star fleet for the first regatta of 2018. Winds on the race track ranged between 8 and 18 knots with a few rain showers. Three races were held for the 19 boat fleet. The wind was very shifty, not oscillating predictably but rather randomly shifting. This made for a game of “shoots and ...

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Volvo Ocean Race Leg 4

Volvo Ocean Race Leg 4, Melbourne to Hong Kong, day 4 Smiles all round as the sun goes down with Like Parkinson and Annemieke Bes on board Sun Hung Kai / Scallywag. © Konrad Frost / Volvo Ocean Race

Four days into Leg 4 the Volvo Ocean Race fleet was starting to compress again – with overall race leaders MAPFRE rapidly rising through the rankings and closing guage with the leaders. Skipper Xabi Fernandez spoke on Thursday about plenty of opportunities to improve on MAPFRE’s fifth position, nearly 40 nautical miles adrift of the leading duo of Dongfeng Race ...

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