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Perfect final day in the Solent ~ Vice Admiral’s Cup

Perfect final day in the Solent ~ Vice Admiral's Cup

When the Solent is on form it truly is one of the world’s great sailing venues and today’s conclusion of the 2015 Vice Admiral’s Cup, hosted by the Royal Ocean Racing Club incorporating the Royal Corinthian Yacht Club, demonstrated this perfectly. Going into the final race for the Quarter Tonners “Aguila” held a four point lead over “Alice II” with ...

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Volvo Ocean Race start Newport to Lisbon – Watch Live

Volvo Ocean Race start Newport to Lisbon – Watch Live

Volvo Ocean Race fans around the world are being given a front row seat this weekend as the fleet races in Newport, Rhode Island, thanks to a new phone app. Three teams, hometown heroes Team Alvimedica plus Dongfeng Race Team and Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing, allowed curious viewers the chance to jump onboard during the Team Vestas Wind In-Port Race ...

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Gazprom Swan 60 World Championship 2015 winner is…

Gazprom Swan 60 World Championship 2015 winner is...

The 2015 Gazprom Swan 60 World Championship has been won for a third consecutive year by Bronenosec. Igor Frolov, Executive Director at Saint Petersburg Yacht Club skippered the team to yet another victory this year at the new Mediterranean location of Marina di Scarlino. Igor Frolov has been in high spirits all week with a commendable scorecard of seven wins. ...

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ISAF – Nacra15 chosen as new Youth multihull

ISAF - Nacra15 chosen as new Youth multihull

At the recent ISAF Equipment Committee meeting in Amsterdam, Nacra Sailing’s Gunnar Larsson gave an update on the Nacra 15, which is recommended for the ISAF Youth Sailing World Championship, and outlined some recent changes the Nacra 15 has gone through. A slightly flatter mainsail and slightly flatter gennaker are now present on the multihull as well as minor changes ...

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Williams turns it around in repechage ~ Congressional Cup

Congressional Cup

Ian Williams, the current ISAF Match Racing World Champion and two-time Congressional Cup winner, found himself uncharacteristically in the bottom half of the pack after three days of Qualifying in Congressional Cup racing. But in the repechage Williams won all five matches and then a spot in the Quarter Finals. Now, after winning eight races in a row, he will ...

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Fremantle to Bali Race and Rally 2015 – Start rescheduled to Sunday

Fremantle to Bali Race and Rally 2015 - Start rescheduled to Sunday

Following postponement of the 2015 Fremantle to Bali Race and Rally due to severe weather conditions including gale force winds Fremantle Sailing Club’s event chairman Bob Kucera has announced that the event will now commence on Sunday 17th May at 2 pm subject to any further severe weather warning by the Bureau of Meteorology and advice from expert weather consultants. ...

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Edmond de Rothschild Spring Regatta

Edmond de Rothschild Spring Regatta

With 0-3kts of breeze varying from 070 to 220 degrees, Race Officer Simon Boyde was faced with some difficulties in providing a good day’s racing for the 95 boats entered in the Edmond de Rothschild Spring Regatta. As the published warning signal approached, the breeze settled predominantly into an 8 to 10kt westerly, however a storm cell over Macau was ...

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Vice Admiral’s Cup day 2

Vice Admiral's Cup day 2

After the opening day’s cold and grey conditions, the sun made a welcome appearance at day two of the Vice Admiral’s Cup in Cowes. It was joined by a lovely north westerly breeze which kicked off the day in the high teens with guests up towards 25 knots, and gradually dropped to around 10 to 12 knots for the later ...

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MAPFRE wins Newport In-port race ~ Volvo Ocean Race

MAPFRE wins Newport In-port race ~ Volvo Ocean Race

Spanish boat MAPFRE (Iker Martínez/ESP) dominated from start to finish to claim their first victory in the Volvo Ocean Race in-port series in Newport, USA on Saturday. The MAPFRE victory in the Team Vestas Wind In-Port Race Newport, achieved after they grabbed a narrow advantage at the first mark, will be particularly sweet for skipper Martínez who was returning to ...

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Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing face ‘boat-breaking’

Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing face 'boat-breaking' conditions in the next stage of the Volvo Ocean Race according to Hampshire skipper Ian Walker

Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing face ‘boat-breaking’ conditions in the next stage of the Volvo Ocean Race according to Hampshire skipper Ian Walker A HAMPSHIRE sailor and his teammates could face boat-breaking conditions during the next leg of a round-the-world race. Ian Walker, skipper of the Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing team in this year’s Volvo Ocean Race, said they expected to ...

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