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VORace Leg 4

Leg Zero, Prologue start on-board Dongfeng. Dongfeng has a bad start and sails in the back of the fleet - 2017-18 Volvo Ocean Race © Jeremie Lecaudey / Volvo Ocean Race

For the first time in history, the Volvo Ocean Race fleet is racing to Hong Kong. Leg 4 gets underway on Tuesday afternoon in Melbourne… Leg 4 of the Volvo Ocean Race from Melbourne, Australia to Hong Kong, is a 6,000 nautical mile race north, up the east coast of Australia, with the navigational challenge of dodging islands as well ...

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Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race

2017 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race start, Sydney Australia - photo © Carlo Borlenghi

The 2017 Rolex Sydney Hobart will be remembered for many things: an astonishingly quick pace, a new record and a reversal of fortune in the contest for line honours. The race has served up a myriad of narratives that testify to the passion, commitment and pursuit of excellence typifying the participants. The overall victory of Matt Allen and the crew ...

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Ichi Ban as winners of the RSHYR

Jubilation aboard Ichi Ban after the overall win was announced - photo © Bow Caddy Media

Bow Caddy Media present this gallery and video of the presentation to Ichi Ban of the Tattersall’s Cup, the Rolex and the celebrations that ensued as the Overall Winners of the 2017 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race. Video and images of presentation to Ichi Ban as winners of the RSHYR Jubilation aboard Ichi Ban after the overall win was announced ...

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Marine Weather Symposium

Cruising Club of America Symposium - Marine Weather and Sea State: Analysis and Forecasting The State of the Art-The State of the Science, February 10 © Ocean Cruising Club

A CCA Symposium in February dealing with Marine Weather and related sea state issues will be of great interest to OCC members particularly those in the mid-Atlantic US states. OCC members are welcome to attend. A great line-up of speakers has been announced. The CCA announcement follows below. Ocean weather and sea-state affects every aspect of our sport from enjoyment ...

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North Sails 2017 Records

2017 Race Records © North Sails

North Sails 2017 Records: A memorable year for our clients and for North 3Di 2017 Records Broken. Smashed. Shattered. That’s what happened to several records in 2017, a memorable year for our clients and for North 3Di. In January, Armel Le Cleác’h sailed around the world solo in 74 days, 3 hours, 35 minutes and 46 seconds, breaking the solo ...

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Sydney Hobart

Wizard crew - 2017 CYCA Trophy Series - Day 1 - photo © Crosbie Lorimer

When he stepped aboard his new VO70 Wizard with his brother Peter just days before the start of the Rolex Sydney Hobart, American David Askew had never stepped onto one of these legendary ocean warhorses before. Now he has seen just what they can do. This was an ideal Hobart for these big, powerful cross wind and broad reaching boats, ...

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Clipper Race

Sanya Serenity Coast - photo © Clipper Race

The Clipper Race fleet is currently stuck in a parking lot off Tasman Island but the eleven boats are expected to cross the Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race finish line in quick succession in Hobart this evening. Nine of the eleven Clipper 70s are estimated to cross the finish line between 1800 and 2200, including Australian Clipper Race Skipper Wendy ...

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Sydney Hobart

63 yachts are still at sea and many parked in very little breeze 29/12/17 © Rolex / Carlo Borlenghi

This 2017 Rolex Sydney Hobart may have been a spectacularly fast one for the quick yachts at the front of the fleet, but there is still a long way to go for the rest of the fleet – at dawn this morning, three were struggling up a completely windless Derwent River while the remaining 63 competing yachts were strung along ...

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Pantaenius Pittwater to Coffs Coast Yacht Race

Auric's Quest offshore training for the upcoming Pittwater to Paradise offshore regatta. © Southport Yacht Club

Southport Yacht Club’s Auric’s Quest will be a hot contender for back to back wins in the 2018 Bartercard Sail Paradise Regatta, along with a solid chance to be named champion of the Pittwater to Paradise Series, 2018. Due to mechanical issues Auric’s Quest was unable to join the east coast offshore race, however fortunate enough to compete in home ...

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December 2017 World Sailing Show

The World Sailing Show: Programme 12 – Season 2017 © The World Sailing Show

The World Sailing Show gets aboard Phil Sharp and Pablo Santurde’s Class 40 Imerys for a full-on, double handed 4,000 mile sleigh ride south to see how the pair took the coveted overall season title. Also heading south, the Volvo Ocean Race fleet descended on Cape Town. With 7,000 miles under their belts, stomachs were starting to churn among the ...

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