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Renault Captur to Barcelona World Race finish

Renault Captur to Barcelona World Race finish

April 15, 2015; Day 105– Renault Captur have moved within the less than 100 miles to the Barcelona World Race finish zone but in the early afternoon have slowed to 4kts. The breeze is expected to fill in for them in a couple of hours from the ENE and they should them have a decent passage in to the finish ...

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Dongfeng Race Team ready for return to Volvo Ocean Race

Dongfeng Race Team ready for return to Volvo Ocean Race

A SOUTH coast round the world yacht team will return to racing this weekend just weeks after losing their mast in the Southern Ocean. Dongfeng Race Team, run by Cowes-based management company OC, were leading the six-strong Volvo Ocean Race fleet when their huge 30-metre mast came crashing down on March 30. The crew, led by Frenchman Charles Caudrelier, limped ...

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Top divisional honours for the first entry ~ Sail Port Stephens

Top divisional honours for the first entry ~ Sail Port Stephens

The owner of the first boat to register for the 2015 Sail Port Stephens regatta is “chuffed” to be taking home top divisional honours by the narrowest of margins in the completed Commodore’s Cup series. Dave Griffin and his Royal Motor Yacht Club crew on board the Titan 36 Al Fresco from Pittwater in Sydney beat John Veale and Graeme ...

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Antigua Classic Yacht Regatta 15-21 April 2015

Antigua Classic Yacht Regatta 15-21 April 2015

Wonderful yachts and passionate sailors, from all over the world, are gathering in Antigua for the 28th edition of the Antigua Classic Yacht Regatta, sponsored by Panerai. The event attracts an astounding collection of yachts from almighty J-Class and magnificent schooners to beautiful petite pride and joys. Antigua Classic Yacht Regatta is a unique event, an eclectic mix of owners ...

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Les Voiles de St Barth 2015 – Starting off just right

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Les Voiles de St. Barth 2015 – Starting off Just Right With winds whipping briskly at 15-20 knots, it was a lively show on the water for opening day of Les Voiles de St. Barth. After an equally lively opening party held on the Quay General de Gaulle last night, 70 teams in 10 classes were raring to begin what ...

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Maxi-trimaran records are meant to be broken

Maxi-trimaran records are meant to be broken

Just two weeks ago the maxi-trimaran Lending Club 2 set a new world sailing speed record on the English Channel: from Cowes, on the Isle of Wight, to Dinard, France. Driven by Renaud Laplanche, CEO of Lending Club, with co-skipper Ryan Breymaier, the 138-nautical mile passage was completed in five hours and fifteen minutes at an average speed of 26.36 ...

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Volvo Ocean Race Report Mark Chisnell B&G Leg 6

Volvo Ocean Race Report Mark Chisnell B&G Leg 6

Top Volvo Ocean Race correspondent, navigator and sailing analyst, Mark Chisnell writes a regular report for B&G on the current race and trends he sees developing. This week he looks at the first week of Leg 6. Mark Chisnell – Leg 6 Preview – Into the North Blog After the race through the Southern Ocean and back into the Atlantic, ...

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Brooks Macdonald Warsash Spring Series

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A fantastic and sometimes testing day’s racing in the Brooks Macdonald Warsash Spring Series on 12 April, leaves the overall Series results very close in IRC 1 and 2. Icarus in IRC 1 (J111 Chris Body & Andrew Christie) and last year’s IRC 2 winners Salvo (JND 35 Peter Morton) may be leading their classes, but only by a narrow ...

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Australian Women’s Keelboat Regatta 2015

Australian Women's Keelboat Regatta 2015

 Australian Women’s Keelboat Regatta 2015 – Organisers hope up to 30 teams representing every Australian state and territory plus an international team from New Zealand will head out on Port Phillip Bay over the June long weekend to mark the silver anniversary of the longstanding Australian Women’s Keelboat Regatta. Skipper Sabina Rosser, part of the first event in 1991 and ...

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Quantum Sails Sydney 38 Victorian State Title, April 18-19, 2015

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Quantum Sails Sydney 38 Victorian State Title, April 18-19, 2015 hosted by Sandringham Yacht Club Southern chapter contest Quantum Sails Sydney 38 Victorian title – A fleet of nine Victorian Sydney 38s entered for this weekend’s class state title will vie for bragging rights as the fastest Sydney 38 on Port Phillip Bay. Sandringham Yacht Club is hosting this signature ...

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