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Los Angeles Harbor Cup March 13-15 2015

It was a scorcher in Los Angeles today, with equally hot competition on the course of the eighth annual port of Los Angeles Harbor Cup regatta. This intercollegiate invitational big boat competition brings together ten of the top teams from around the nation, for three-days of racing in the lively Pacific waters off Pt. Fermin. The event is raced aboard ...

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Cyclone forces Volvo Race leg 5 delay Fear or respect?

Volvo Ocean Race - Tropical Cyclone Pam delays start

The start had already been postponed from tomorrow to Monday over safety fears, but with Cyclone Pam continuing to menace the New Zealand coast with winds of more than 250 kms an hour in the last 24 hours, a second delay became inevitable. Cyclone Pam is, according to one New Zealand meteorologist, the fiercest in the South Pacific for 40 ...

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Muscat back – Extreme Sailing Series 2015

Muscat back - Extreme Sailing Series 2015

The crowds in Oman gathered on the beach at Almouj to spur The Wave, Muscat on to their best performance of the year so far and inspire Oman Air to their first outright win in the 2015 Extreme Sailing Series Muscat. Leigh McMillan’s crew on The Wave, Muscat enjoyed a stunning day on the water, dominating the racing with seven ...

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Barcelona World Race – Doldrums halts Neutrogena charge

Barcelona World Race - Doldrums halts Neutrogena charge

Neutrogena’s speeds have slowed this morning as Guillermo Altadill and José Munoz hit the first of their Doldrums. After reducing their deficit to leaders Cheminées Poujoulat from 1521 miles to 851 miles, the Catalan-Chilean dup have seen their speeds drop to just over eight knots this early Saturday morning. They have also extended their lead over GAES Centros Auditivos to ...

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Volvo Ocean Race – All-female Swedish boat wins In-Port race

Volvo Ocean Race - All-female Swedish boat wins In-Port race

The Volvo Ocean yachts took to Auckland Harbour this afternoon for the New Zealand Herald In-Port Race, and it was Team SCA, the all-female Swedish boat, that took the honours. Dutch syndicate Team Brunel claimed second spot, while Spanish outfit Mapfre rounded out the podium in third. It was the fifth in-port race of the Volvo Ocean series, and SCA’s ...

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Latest updates – Tropical Cyclone Pam

Latest updates - Tropical Cyclone Pam

As at 4pm today, severe tropical cyclone Pam was located about 200 nautical miles south of Port Vila and about 200 nautical miles east of Noumea in New Caledonia. The Tropical cyclone is then expected to move southeast over the next couple of days. Refer to the latest TC track map issued by RSMC Nadi at 2:18pm today. Once the ...

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Race for Water Odyssey – R4WO: KICKING OFF !

Race for Water Odyssey R4WO

Kicking off the “Race for Water Odyssey”, a scientific sailing expedition to safeguard oceans from plastic pollution The “Race for Water Odyssey” (R4WO) has cut to the chase by dropping anchor in Bordeaux, the expedition’s departure city. Initiated by the “Race for Water” Foundation, the R4WO aims to draw up the first global assessment of plastic pollution in oceans. In ...

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RORC Easter Challenge 2015

RORC Easter Challenge 2015

While it is always tempting to spend money on new sails or other go-faster widgets, coaching is often overlooked by amateur crews as a means of gaining boat speed through improved trim and set-up or just generally getting around the race course in a more efficient, slick manner. One option is to hire your own coach. Another is to take ...

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Duels for Duos Barcelona World Race

Duels for Duos Barcelona World Race

Cheminées Poujoulat’s lead at the head of the Barcelona World Race is being eroded the rate of over 100 miles a day by the ever tenacious duo of Guillermo Altadill and José Munoz on Neutrogena. Spirit of Hungary are less than 1000 miles to Cape Horn. But with a lead of 1165 miles and 2589 miles to sail to the ...

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OKI 24hr Sailing Race

OKI 24hr Sailing Race

OKI 24hr Sailing Race: Maloney and Heiner win the toughest yet – Many are calling this year’s regatta the toughest in the 30 year history of running the OKI 24hr race. With winds consistently 20 to 30 knots throughout the entire 24 hours and squally rain showers in the middle of the night, there were a number of masts broken ...

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