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St. Maarten Heineken Regatta

St. Maarten Heineken Regatta – Tweaks and changes © St. Maarten Heineken Regatta http://www.heinekenregatta.com

Paul Miller, Racing Director for the St. Maarten Heineken Regatta, spoke about the tweaks and changes to the 37th edition of the St. Maarten Heineken Regatta, including free entry for the Gill Commodore’s Cup, sensational Beach Cat packages including very attractive shipping costs from Europe and a novel finale to the Caribbean’s most popular regatta. “The format of racing at ...

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Alex Thomson second in the Vendée Globe

Alex Thomson defies the odds to finish second in the Vendée Globe Mark Lloyd/ DDPI/Vendee Globe © http://www.vendeeglobe.org/en/

After 74 days, 19 hours and 35 minutes at sea, British sailor Alex Thomson reached the finish line of the Vendée Globe on his boat Hugo Boss at 7:37 UTC Friday 20th January 2017, and in doing so broke his own British record of 80 days for the fastest solo circumnavigation of the globe in a monohull. As well as ...

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Record Time Armel Le Cléac’h wins the Vendée Globe

Armel Le Cléac'h wins the Vendée Globe 2016-17 in record time Jean-Marie Liot / DPPI / Vendée Globe © http://www.vendeeglobe.org

French sailor Armel Le Cléac’h has today won the Vendée Globe, setting a new record for the solo non-stop round the world race in the process. Le Cléac’h, 39, from Brittany, crossed the finish line of the race in Les Sables d’Olonne, France, at 1537hrs UTC after 74 days, three hours, 35 minutes and 46 seconds at sea on his ...

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Quantum Key West Race Week

Interlodge blasts off the start line to help win the day in the 52 SuperSeries class - Quantum Key West Race Week © Sharon Benton

Day 3 at the 30th anniversary Quantum Key West Race Week – Mount Gay Rum Day – saw a softening of the breeze on the racecourse and a corresponding shakeup on the scoreboard in some classes. After a windy and wavy start to the regatta today’s conditions were far more manageable. Depending on the racecourse the wind ranged anywhere from ...

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ORC Superyacht Sailor Services 2017

The Superyacht Cup

The 2017 edition of the ORC’s Superyacht Designer VPP (DVP) and Superyacht Sailor Services (ORCsy SaS) is now online and available for use. The ORC Superyacht VPP (ORCsy VPP) is a Velocity Prediction Program that forms the core of the ORC SuperYacht Rule (ORCsy). The software is accompanied by the ORC Manager, an editor utility program for entering and editing ...

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RORC Caribbean 600

Rambler 88. George David is accustomed to breaking records: In 2011 with his larger Rambler 100, the monohull race record was set – RORC Caribbean 600 © RORC / Tim Wright / Photoaction.com

Next month, more than 70 yachts are expected to take part in the RORC Caribbean 600, the Royal Ocean Racing Club’s stunning race around 11 Caribbean islands. American yachts have had a winning streak in this classic offshore race, winning five out of eight editions of the 600-miler, starting and finishing in Antigua. With 16 entries, the largest number of ...

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Finish Vendee Globe Race – LIVE

Banque Populaire VIII (Armel Le Cleac'h) looks set to be first to finish in the 2016/17 Vendee Globe Race © Team Banque Populaire

French skipper Armel Le Cléac’h and British skipper Alex Thomson will finish their non-stop solo round the world race on Thursday afternoon or evening local time. The arrival of the Vendée Globe will be broadcast LIVE on January 19 at 1530hrs UTC on the event’s Dailymotion channel. Click below to view. Given that the race leader is close reaching in ...

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Farr 40 One Design Trophy in Newcastle

Estate Master Pittwater OD Trophy winner © Crosbie Lorimer

When the Sydney and Melbourne Farr 40s head to Newcastle this weekend, January 21-22, 2017, to join the local favourite, crews will race on open waters outside Newcastle Harbour, something they have tried for all season. The national body Australian Sailing gave the class pre-season approval to race offshore in a controlled environment, but each time they’ve tried to incorporate ...

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Vendée Globe Day 74

Day 74 – Didac Costa – One Planet One Ocean – Vendée Globe © Didac Costa / One Planet One Ocean /Vendée Globe

British sailor Alex Thomson today conceded that his chances of overhauling Vendée Globe leader Armel Le Cléac’h on the home strait were slim, despite narrowing the gap to just 35 miles. In the last 24 hours Thomson, 42, has halved Le Cléach’s lead of 70 miles but as the pair prepared to enter the final 300 miles of the solo ...

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GC32 Championship

Dramatic silhouettes at Marseille One Design. - 2016 GC32 Racing Tour © Sander van der Borch / Bullitt GC32 Racing Tour

A joint gathering of the international fleets of GC32 one design foiling catamarans is to take place at the GC32 Championship in Muscat, Oman over 27 February to 5 March 2017. This will be the first occasion ever that the GC32 Racing Tour and the Extreme Sailing Series™ fleets have combined to lock horns on the race course. The GC32 ...

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