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Team Vestas Volvo Ocean Race

Team Vestas Volvo Ocean Race

Team Vestas Volvo Ocean Race – Nine sailors were forced to abandon their vessel and wade to safety through shark-infested waters after they hit a reef during a round-the-world race. Danish entry Team Vestas Wind was running in fourth place in the Volvo Ocean Race when they ran aground close to the tiny archipelago of St Brandon, 270 miles north-east ...

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RORC Transatlantic Race

RORC Transatlantic Race

RORC Transatlantic Race – Derek Hatfield’s Volvo 60, Spirit of Adventure at the start of the RORC Transatlantic Race Spinnakers at the ready: RORC Transatlantic Race – Derek Hatfield’s Volvo 60, Spirit of Adventure at the start of the RORC Transatlantic Race The inaugural RORC Transatlantic Race, in association with the International Maxi Association (IMA), started on Sunday 30th November ...

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Optimist Nationals Boat Class in Hong Kong

Optimist Nationals Boat Class in Hong Kong

HKSF organizes largest Optimist Nationals in the History of the Boat Class in Hong Kong Event Co-Sponsored by Hong Kong Schools Sailing Association (HKSSA) and Hong Kong Optimist Dinghy Association (HKODA)  (Hong Kong) Ninety junior optimist sailors from Hong Kong, Taiwan, China and Macau took their places on the start line in what was a record event at the Hong Kong ...

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70th Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race

70th Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race – Beneteau leads the production pack A fleet of 119 will line up for the Boxing Day start of the 70th edition of the legendary Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race – considered among the world’s most significant blue water races. Beneteau will have 12 yachts competing in this milestone year, the highest representation of ...

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America’s Cup World Series Gothenburg 2015

America’s Cup

America’s Cup World Series Gothenburg to host event in 2015 Artemis Racing and the City of Gothenburg are set to host an America’s Cup World Series event during the last weekend of August (28th – 30th) 2015. The America’s Cup is the oldest trophy in sport, pre-dating the modern day Olympics by 45 years, and the America’s Cup World Series ...

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Sydney Short Ocean Racing Championship

Sydney Short Ocean Racing

Darryl Hodgkinson with his Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race champion, Victoire, is the latest to enter for Middle Harbour Yacht Club’s 37th Sydney Short Ocean Racing Championship (SSORC) to be held on November 29 and 30, but those yet to enter should do so quickly, as entries close this Friday, 21 November, at midnight.                      Hodgkinson was racing last weekend when ...

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Abu Dhabi ISAF Sailing World Cup

Abu Dhabi ISAF Sailing World Cup

Abu Dhabi ISAF Sailing World Cup: Final ‘Experience Of A Lifetime’ The ISAF Sailing World Cup Final in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates is set to be ‘an experience of a lifetime’ according to American Women’s 470 sailor Briana Provancha. Some of the world’s top Men’s and Women’s 470 teams will make up the individual fleets with some excellent racing ...

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Miranda Merron finishes seventh in Route du Rhum

Miranda Merron

Miranda Merron finishes seventh in Route du Rhum-Destination Guadeloupe British solo sailor Miranda Merron crossed the finish line of the 3542 miles La Route du Rhum-Destination Guadeloupe solo Transatlantic race off Pointe-a-Pitre this Thursday afternoon at 16:17:25hrs UTC 12:17:25hrs local time in seventh place from a Class 40 field of 43 starters She was due to be promoted to sixth ...

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Volvo Ocean Race: Full on nerve racking & potentially boat wrecking start to leg

Volvo Ocean Race

As Yann Riou (Onboard Reporter) described it in a direct tweet from onboard Dongfeng just 30 minutes after the start, “0 to 40 knots before we’ve even left Cape Town”. A full on, nerve-racking and potentially boat wrecking start to the 2nd leg of the Volvo Ocean Race. Table Mountain and its unstable winds that have such a reputation for ...

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Marion to Bermuda Race announces the M2M2B Yacht Rally

Bermuda Race

Marion to Bermuda Race announces the M2M2B Yacht Rally The Marion-Bermuda Cruising Yacht Race, Inc. and event host the Harraseeket Yacht Club announce a cruising yacht rally from Maine to Marion in advance of the 2015 Marion-Bermuda race. Called the M2M2B, the rally will be an enjoyable and convenient way for Maine-based yacht skippers to sail from Maine to Marion, MA ...

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