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Gaastra PalmaVela 2015 Crowns the first champions of the season

Gaastra PalmaVela 2015 Crowns

Gaastra PalmaVela 2015 Crowns the first champions of the season Today saw the twelfth edition of the Gaastra PalmaVela Regatta draw to its close. A fleet of 140 boats and 16 nationalities enjoyed a full programme of racing out on the Bay of Palma, which confirmed its reputation with favourable racing conditions throughout the four days of the championship. The ...

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Top of the Gulf Regatta 2015 – Day 3

Top of the Gulf Regatta 2015

There was some shuffling of the results overnight as the results of a series of protests on Day two made for a tense start on Day three. Fujin were DQ’d from Race three after not turning up to hear the protest against them which saw Foxy Lady VI bumped upto first in that race, while over the dinghy course a ...

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MC38 Autumn Regatta ~ Hunn fills big shoes

MC38 Autumn Regatta ~ Hunn fills big shoes

Fresh from the class’ national championship in April, the Australian and New Zealand MC38 contingent is pulling on the gloves again, this time on Sydney Harbour May 9-10, 2015 for the Autumn Regatta. Two-time Australian MC38 champion Ginger, crowned consecutively at the recent nationals on Pittwater, will have a new driver on the helm for the weekend in Hobart neurosurgeon ...

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Volvo Ocean Race ~ Watch log MAY 4, 2015, 0400 UTC

Volvo Ocean Race ~ Watch log MAY 4, 2015

All of the teams have crossed through the transition from a southwest breeze to a northeast one and are now sailing upwind around the Bermudan high-pressure system in a solid breeze. As the boats battled with the light airs of the transition zone, there was a stretching of the fleet once more. Those who broke through first extended away. Team ...

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RORC Season’s Points Championship 2015 – Cervantes Trophy Race overall

RORC Season's Points Championship 2015

With over 400 yachts crewed by thousands of sailors from over 30 different nations, the 2015 Royal Ocean Racing Club’s Season’s Points Championship has the largest fleet of offshore racing yachts anywhere in the world. This year the RORC is celebrating its 90th anniversary and a record attendance is highly likely. The first race of the series in the English ...

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Lord Nelson Trophy

Lord Nelson Trophy

Jonty Layfield’s CS40, Sleeper/U-Go : Best Antiguan and Caribbean Boat in Start Boat B and winners of the prestigious Lord Nelson Trophy Ross Applebey’s Oyster 48, Scarlet Oyster crewed by the Guernsey Yacht Club was the winner of CSA Racing 5 with eight straight wins. Scarlet Oyster was also the Best British Yacht and the Best Race Charter Yacht at ...

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Top of the Gulf Regatta 2015 – Coronation Cup

Top of the Gulf Regatta 2015 – Coronation Cup

Here we are at three-quarters the way through the Top of the Gulf Regatta. The dice are loaded and the scores are starting to sort themselves out. Scores in the divisions are close enough to be interesting. There’s a bit of sunshine, and a 6-8kts at start time. Who’s going left and who’s going right? The RO sent the Cruisers ...

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Extreme Sailing Series ~ The Wave, Muscat stage strong comeback

Extreme Sailing Series – The Wave, Muscat stage strong comeback

Extreme Sailing Series – The Wave, Muscat staged a valiant comeback to score a resounding win in the final double points race in Qingdao which hoisted them to second place overall with Oman Air coming in four places behind. More testing conditions in Fushan Bay, with zero to moderate winds spiced up with massive shifts and the occasional but vicious ...

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Derwent Sailing Autumn Short-Handed Series – Race four overall

Derwent Sailing Autumn Short-Handed Series – Race four overall

With only two more races to sail, competition is tight for top honours in the Derwent Sailing Squadron/Quantum Autumn Short-Handed Series 2015 being sailed on Hobart River Derwent. The 52-boat fleet enjoyed a good breeze in mild autumn weather for today’s race four, which produced five new winners in the six divisions and shortened the overall pointscores in each fleet. ...

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Land Rover Winter Series Race 2 ~ Rainy Day

Land Rover Winter Series Race 2 ~ Rainy Day

Another grey and wet Sunday on Sydney Harbour failed to dampen the enthusiasm of the fleet contesting the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia’s Land Rover Winter Series. Sam Haynes had a perfect start to his new grand prix campaign with the latest addition Celestial, the TP52 he purchased from Rupert Henry this year. Celestial picked up first place ahead of ...

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