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Kieler Woche 2015 Part 2 – Day 2

2015 Kieler Woche, Part 2

The Kieler Woche 2015 until today is becoming an event for those with a favour for late evening performance. The head of organisation Dirk Ramhorst did call the fleets onto the race courses not before 2pm. There had been a silver shine on the fjord before. ‘The wind has been switched off to prevent the icing sugar to blow off ...

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Bullitt GC32 Racing Tour Cowes Cup 2015 – Day 3

2015 Bullitt GC32 Racing Tour Cowes Cup - Day 3

Westerly breeze pumping in at 20 knots and a lively sea on the Western Solent brought racing alive for the final day of competition at the Bullitt GC32 Racing Tour’s Cowes Cup 2015. In the conditions, the five GC32s were able to foil not only on the downwind legs, but occasionally upwind too. Blasting off down the reaching leg after ...

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JP Morgan Round Island Race – 70-foot ocean racers ready for its debut

JP Morgan Round Island Race

JP Morgan Asset Management Round the Island Race 2015 – The twelve Clipper 70s will be joined by four Clipper 68s on the start line tomorrow (Saturday 27 June) to compete against more than 1500 competitors. Clipper Events has mustered the record breaking 16-strong entry in the RTI for a range of clients including the title sponsor. The current Clipper Race ...

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Volvo Ocean Race – Final In Port Race, Gothenburg – Live

Volvo Ocean Race - Final In Port Race, Gothenburg - Live

Catch the live and replay coverage of the In Port race in Gothenburg, Sweden Coverage starts at 1100UTC – but check the video link below to see the countdown for the live action and then the replay. Abu Dhabi Ocean racing has already won the Offshore and In Port Trophies in the 2014-2015 Volvo Ocean Race. This race will be ...

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Massachusetts skipper can’t wait for 20th Marblehead to Halifax Race

Marblehead-to-Halifax-Race-2015

Marblehead to Halifax Race 2015 – Jeff Eberle of Concord, Massachusetts started racing from Marblehead to Halifax forty years ago. Twenty races later, he hasn’t missed one. And he’s already started to visualize himself in the middle of this year’s race. “It’s been a nightmare stretch lately in business and I can’t wait to get offshore. I get grounded by ...

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Volvo Ocean Race – Team SCA – We want to do it again – and properly

Volvo Ocean Race - Team SCA

Olivia Parker of the Daily Telegraph reflects on the achievements of the woman’s crew of Team SCA in the 2014-2015 Volvo Ocean Race. They may not have finished in first place, or even close, but the first all-female team to sail the Volvo Ocean Race in 12 years has spent nine memorable months pushing boundaries for women’s sailing It was ...

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Breeze on for start of Clagett Regatta

Breeze on for start of Clagett Regatta

For the three fleets racing at the 13th C. Thomas Clagett, Jr. Memorial Clinic and Regatta in Newport RI, the race committee set a northerly course between Rose and Goat Islands, for the five races held today. “We had an a’ typical Northerly all day. We never got the thermal warm up as the cloud cover stayed around for most ...

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Block Island Race Week ~ A really good week

Block Island Race Week: A really good week

The Storm Trysail Club’s 50th anniversary Block Island Race Week drew to a close today with two final races on Block Island Sound. This year’s fleet totaled 167 boats in 15 classes and all but the three Navigator classes sailed a total of 11 races, making it one of the more successful weeks in recent memory. Four days of windward/leeward ...

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Scottish Championship and Edinburgh Cup preview

015 Scottish Championship and Edinburgh Cup

Scottish Championship and Edinburgh Cup 2015 – The British Dragon Fleet is currently converging on Largs, Scotland for the start of the 2015 Dragon Scottish Championship and the Scottish Mortgage Investment Trust Edinburgh Cup, which get underway this Saturday 27 June. The twenty strong fleet of Dragons from across the UK and as far afield as Japan is making a ...

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Inaugural XiangJiang Cup International Regatta 20015

Inaugural XiangJiang Cup International Regatta

The first XiangJiang Cup International Regatta and Water Carnival was held in Changsha, China, over the Dragon Boat Festival weekend. The Sports and Tourism Bureaus of the Hunan Provence, the Changsha Municipal People’s Government, and local entrepreneur, Tang Wei Zheng, supported the inaugural ‘Invitational’ sailing event. Tang, a boat owner himself, is keen to promote boating and sailing in China, ...

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